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by kic259
Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Mystery: Flying Saucer and Zip
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: Mystery: Flying Saucer and Zip

Hi Andy, I can only comment on what I have read in other posts about horse power ratings. I believe they are based on the formula (2 X Length X Beam) - 90 = rated horsepower. thi is the formula that the US Coast gaurd use in determining the max horsepower for boats under 20ft. The horsepower ratings...
by kic259
Mon May 26, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Desperado Downunder
Replies: 7
Views: 3002

Re: Desperado Downunder

Pete, I have the plans for the Desperado but it is probably a while before I will start building. I have a new house being built at the moment with workshop in place of the 2 car garage. I have another boat I am fixing up a 6 metre fishing boat and I want to build a small skiff, around 3 metres, the...
by kic259
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My Gentry build
Replies: 653
Views: 103652

Re: My Gentry build

Hey Bill you gotta start thinking upside down. It may be fall when you leave the States, but it will be spring when you arrive in Oz

Kev.
by kic259
Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Australian Timber Options
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Re: Australian Timber Options

Mojo,

Hoop pine seems to be a fairly common choice in Australia.

Kevin
by kic259
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: stripping plywood
Replies: 11
Views: 2820

Re: stripping plywood

frencht, this method is used on the barrelbacks and other boats that have compound curves. The layup of the plywood is different but no reason why you cant finish with a 'plank' look over the plywood sheet builds as well.

kic259
by kic259
Wed May 15, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Goals from a long term lurker
Replies: 12
Views: 2165

Re: Goals from a long term lurker

One thing to keep in mind si that it is going to be your son out in that skiff. You don't need to go over the top but you do want to be sure that it is not going to break apart while he is zipping across the water.
by kic259
Wed May 15, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Miss Eliza
Replies: 3
Views: 3554

Re: Miss Eliza

It may not be in wood but that is still a beauty. Well done, hope you get those little issues sorted out and back on the water soon.

Kevin C
by kic259
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from South Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: Hello from South Australia

Hi Kic259. Thanks for the welcome. Where did you work previously? I am at the RFDS @ Adelaide Airport. I have updated my location as you suggested. I haven't cut any wood yet......I actually haven't bought any wood yet :) I have just got the plans and I am studying them to see where to start.... Hi...
by kic259
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from South Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: Hello from South Australia

Richard, I should have added, put your location on your profile, it helps people help you particularly in finding local sources.

Kevin
by kic259
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from South Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: Hello from South Australia

Hi Richard, welcome to the family. I also am from South Australia and also a former aircraft mechanic. Strange how many aircraft people build these boats. I am not currently building a Glen L boat, also due to a lack of room, unfortunately I don't have room at all so building is on hold. I do have a...
by kic259
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My Hell Cat Project
Replies: 10
Views: 3074

Re: My Hell Cat Project

Celcius, I haven't tried this but it should be doable. The two things to be careful of are the overall dimensions and overall weight. If you are reducing the thinkness of the ply and the thickness of the veneer is the same as the reduction then this should not be a problem. The weight could be an is...
by kic259
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Raised Deck crusiers---utility-fishing--camping
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: Raised Deck crusiers---utility-fishing--camping

Scotty Boy There are a few options that may fit your requirements. the 2 that come to mind are the True Grit and the Coastal Cruiser. These are both optionally powered by outboards. It may require some adjustments to the plans to have the motor in a well. If you contact glen L by email they may be a...
by kic259
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: What floats your boat
Replies: 24
Views: 4325

Re: What floats your boat

But since I was thinking of the air thing, how about someone design "air bags" for boats In Aussie we have wine in boxes, once the wine is drunk, rinse out the plastic bladder, blow it ip and then seal the 'tap' with silastic and there you have an airbag that will fit in lots of places on a boat. KC
by kic259
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building a Squirt
Replies: 123
Views: 21820

Re: Building a Squirt

Mike, I have not built a squirt (or any framed boat) yet. However I do have the plans for one. Everything I have read and seen imdicates that the frame should be assembled prior to the assembly to the build form and stem. If the frame is a mirror image on the centre line then the only adjustment tha...
by kic259
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Build speed - Stitch N Glue versus Framed
Replies: 11
Views: 2282

Re: Build speed - Stitch N Glue versus Framed

Track, I havn't seen the plans for the CS20 but I think if you try to trim 2" of the sides you need to be ready to trim a lot of other areas. The hull shape is from bending the panels around a central form. This could be trimmed by an inch either side, but it will affect the lines going fwd and aft....