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by lakeracer69
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: 1/0 wire
Replies: 11
Views: 3589

Re: 1/0 wire

Try a welding supply house. The ground wires for MIG/TIG welding are in that size range.
by lakeracer69
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3873

Re: Tunnel Mite Question

Sorry, I didn't realize that was an issue. When running these things I've found myself hanging all over them. Especially when getting up on plane I am usually waaaay forward until the bow settles down on plane. Lower center of mass is definitely better. You can also google "rev sticks" to fine tune ...
by lakeracer69
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3873

Re: Tunnel Mite Question

Little Hydros are not designed to sit "on" them. Get rid of the seat and get a thin pad to kneel on. You move your body weight forward and aft and side to side to adjust handling on the fly. That seat has got to go. It will also get you center of mass lower in the boat when it's removed. Try it, I'l...
by lakeracer69
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum repair, can I glass over it?
Replies: 15
Views: 9405

Re: Aluminum repair, can I glass over it?

Why are you posting in a thread that is 11 years old?
by lakeracer69
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Peel Ply
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

Re: Peel Ply

I don't think it was peel ply, but a very thin plastic laminate sheet. Mylar comes to mind and google says yes. 8)
by lakeracer69
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Barrel Back Build
Replies: 88
Views: 23608

Re: Barrel Back Build

Try World Panel. I think they are in Baltimore. Get all you need shipped. "Buy once, cry once"
by lakeracer69
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Interior Waterproofing
Replies: 8
Views: 2806

Re: Interior Waterproofing

Add this to the discussion, I've been using Herculiner after doing a bit of research. It adheres right onto bare wood like nobodys business. It looks good ( hides a multitude of sins), provides an impermeable layer, and doesn't require any sanding. I think it wins just because of that. :mrgreen:
by lakeracer69
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Overwhelmed Newbie from Georgia
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

Re: Overwhelmed Newbie from Georgia

+1 Buy Glen-L's "Boat building with plywood". Many of your questions will be answered there. It is an invaluable reference.
by lakeracer69
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lakeracers Crackerbox build
Replies: 22
Views: 8085

Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

another picture.
by lakeracer69
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lakeracers Crackerbox build
Replies: 22
Views: 8085

Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

I haven't posted in a while. All ready to put on the bottom layers.
by lakeracer69
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Best way to make frame templates
Replies: 32
Views: 8215

Re: Best way to make frame templates

Use brown masonite board from Home Depot. It's like 3/16" thick or so. Sands easy and holds up to the router bearing. I make "L" shaped pins out of 1/16" TIG wire. Drill through the pattern and work piece strategically. Use the pins to hold it there for routing. The finished part can then be pinned ...
by lakeracer69
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Screw thread pitch on wood screws
Replies: 2
Views: 5993

Screw thread pitch on wood screws

I am building a Crackerbox which has 2 plywood laminations on the bottom. I will be using my nice square drive silicon bronze screws for the final fastening. All the holes are drilled to depth in the sheers, chines and battens with the appropriate taper point bit. the holes are also pilot drilled in...
by lakeracer69
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things to do in Michigan
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Re: Things to do in Michigan

Go do your business and leave as fast as possible. That is the best tip I can give. :lol:
by lakeracer69
Tue May 31, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Pine for framming
Replies: 10
Views: 4251

Re: Pine for framming

Wow, talk about a necro-thread reply!
by lakeracer69
Tue May 03, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Silicon Bronze...Frearson vs. Square Drive
Replies: 20
Views: 6138

Re: Silicon Bronze...Frearson vs. Square Drive

kens wrote:I think McFeeleys sells them
or Jamestown Distributors