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by sands35
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Tracing plans onto plywood
Replies: 10
Views: 4738

Re: Tracing plans onto plywood

Lay out the plans on a worktable. Surface should be flat and clear. Something softer like birch. Place small nails, 4d or so, with the heads on the line you want traced. Gently set into the plans/worksurface with a hammer. Place the board to be traced onto the nails and hammer down with a rubber mal...
by sands35
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Spray rails
Replies: 5
Views: 3870

Re: Spray rails

Suggestion: Screw from the outside, then cap with a stainless 1/2 round. Spray rails are semi-sacrificial. If you hit a dock too hard, you want to be able to replace them and not spring a leak. So when you drill the hole to mount them, drill out the hole, then epoxy in an oak or mahogany dowel, then...
by sands35
Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monte Carlo Swim platform
Replies: 66
Views: 10996

Re: Monte Carlo Swim platform

Have you done the math on how much load the swim platform can take? Having designed industrial steps (in my younger days) it's pretty easy to get 2x load on something like that by just stepping on a step or (relatively lightly) jumping up and down. The basic sort of loads a step will see when walkin...
by sands35
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Gentry
Replies: 281
Views: 116578

Re: Aussie Gentry

Bags of sand probably cost less than a box of staples!

Nice work!
by sands35
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer options
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

Re: Trailer options

Most trailers have bolt on parts.

You can get new bunk braces for not much and even move the axles if you need to.
by sands35
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco
Replies: 5
Views: 2043

Re: Monaco

It is a protected waters boat. Smaller lakes and such. It really depends on where you live and what you intend to do with it. Many ski type boats have a 2-3 foot freeboard and are successful with the design.
by sands35
Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 369
Views: 108636

Re: modified malahini

Very cool. that is what I thought was going on. The fence on the router is set to be flush to the already attached board and trim the not attached board? It makes sense to have the clean cut on the visible side of the board and use a file or rasp to take the lip off the hidden side. Although if you ...
by sands35
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 369
Views: 108636

Re: modified malahini

I'd love to see a step by step spiling process with the router!

Nice build.
by sands35
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Center of balance
Replies: 10
Views: 2460

Re: Center of balance

Slightly back is simpler to trim out. Simple to move weight forward or add trim tabs. But if the CG is too far forward, it can't be trimmed out with trim tabs.
by sands35
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Center of balance
Replies: 10
Views: 2460

Re: Center of balance

If you need to adjust the CG of the boat, you have a big battery you can move around as well.
by sands35
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 196018

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Take care with the water inlet routing over the stuffing box. Make sure there isn't contact. Vibration from the stuffing box will slowly eat away at the water hose. Rubber hose should either be held fast or left to hang in the air - not rub against something. If you need to pull the tank once the re...
by sands35
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 196018

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Looks like you have some fabrications skills, might want to put in a brace to tie either side of the cutout together.

There are also shallower and wider oil pans out there.
by sands35
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1515
Views: 327144

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

Bill, A coworker recently let his son borrow his new Toyota Tacoma with the TRD V6 package to tow a trailer out to Colorado from CT. The trailer weighed in at around 6000# which is more than the Tacoma was rated for. He brought the truck in for a check up after the trip and the dealer didn't identi...
by sands35
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 272
Views: 110481

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

alycat wrote:How much did you offset your rudder?
And the direction of the prop rotation?
by sands35
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Bronze vs Other Metals?
Replies: 15
Views: 8834

Re: Bronze vs Other Metals?

Yes, stainless if OK. If possible, use 316 with matching 316 grade fasteners.