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by Soloboat
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Honduran Mahagony
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Honduran Mahagony

the moisture level will fluctuate in all woods it all depends on the current exposure
by Soloboat
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: boating woes
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: boating woes

Kens bonita is great table fare especially if its iced immediately they tend to get mushy if left in the gunny sack too long. I do also have a working boat and hope to keep it in reasonable condition. and gap988 I get it with that link but I will bet they do not have the 99% perspiration nor the 1% ...
by Soloboat
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: boating woes
Replies: 12
Views: 493

boating woes

If you saw my boat now you wouldn't believe the variegated paint scheme. I have hit the docks so often and so hard that I have had to repair the rash. The damage to one area on port side bow, deformed the plywood but the glass did prevent abrasion. I ground out about an 8in circle buttered in a scar...
by Soloboat
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Farewell to my father...
Replies: 27
Views: 1576

Re: Farewell to my father...

Glen made it possible for me to realize a childhood dream. by the time I was ready to build a boat most plans had just lofting details and I thought I would have to find classes for me to understand this stuff. I happened upon this site and the simplicity of not having to loft made this dream a poss...
by Soloboat
Fri May 19, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Catastrophe
Replies: 44
Views: 2889

Re: Catastrophe

many have built mobile building forms initial leveling is important establish reference points and you are good to go unless the form is racked severely so build it stout
by Soloboat
Fri May 19, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Plane or cut first?
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: Plane or cut first?

What Kens said. I built with white oak and pound for pound I think it is stronger than mahogany the genuine and all the other varieties so there is no need to have 1 inch net, save some weight net 3/4 is adequate for white oak also it steam bends better than most
by Soloboat
Thu May 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Grounding Fuel Fill and Fuel Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Grounding Fuel Fill and Fuel Tank

Using a through bolt to the underside to attach a ground wire is the way to go I did just that however just make sure that there is continuity from fill to your ground verify by using an ohm meter. Connecting to a neg. bus is ok too
by Soloboat
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Southern California
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Hello from Southern California

welcome from a fellow left coast member. the boats you are looking at look very similar, go back and look at the Key Largo check the notes it shows several power options based on achievable speeds. Pics on the La Paz shows one builder with a 150 Hp outboard.I think 400LBS would be the weight of each...
by Soloboat
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1415
Views: 177177

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

I live in So Cal so didn't have to winterize not withstanding I have a freshwater cooling system so I did all my Spring launch checks put her in the water started ok but the idle was off the charts sticking throttle plate a few squirts of WD 40 fixed it but so much anxiety until it is fixed. the one...
by Soloboat
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 225207

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

You might take the round bar to a trailer or truck suspension shop they should be able to bend and cut threads I used Betts Spring in So Cal.
by Soloboat
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS
Replies: 17
Views: 1728

Re: PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS

Thanks Ray the pic is really nice all is A OK
by Soloboat
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: Alumni?
Replies: 18
Views: 6275

Re: Alumni?

ok Ken but who has been to the rendezvous & all 10 gatherings and maybe 1 Australian Gathering, see not one of you guys have been on the pacific coast except to visit Gayle at Glen-L :) just a dig we will talk about it next week
by Soloboat
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: Gathering 2016 (G10) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ
Replies: 22
Views: 2857

Re: Gathering 2016 (G10) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ

Denzil Duncan
Vida Duncan
A-Lure
Jamaican canoe
by Soloboat
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: G-10
Replies: 330
Views: 47289

Re: G-10

Bill I didn't even bother to task Ray with making us name tags because I figured My wife and I may be the only people of African descent at this here gathering may be wrong but those who already know us will know who we are those that don't we will introduce ourselves. Looking forward to the awards ...
by Soloboat
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Electronics Upgrade for Cruising
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: Electronics Upgrade for Cruising

I am really impressed with Rays Kens and others ability to understand all this stuff and to actually use it, I am at a "lost" if I go out and cannot see land the hard part is, whenever I go boating I am loathe to play with electronics because I just wanna fish When I see Ray he will have t...

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