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by shandman
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Brightsides application questions
Replies: 7
Views: 4606

Re: Brightsides application questions

I have 3 coats of Brightsides single part primer (grey) on my Bullet hull, wet sanded w/ 320. So far so good. Now its time for the top coat. The boat will only see fresh water, and most likely will not stay in the water more than a few weeks at a time, possibly a month or two in the Summer. It strik...
by shandman
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 131662

Re: Utility build

Mike, that hull looks great. How did you apply the paint? I'm guessing roller... If so, did you tip it after rolling?
by shandman
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 131662

Re: Utility build

I had the same worry when I went to flip. The hull just didn't want to get divorced from the frame! After all, they had been living in close harmony for over a year... Crawled up under there to find a few screws that had extended into the frame nicely tacking together the whole shebang. Digging out ...
by shandman
Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Still working my Bullet
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Still working my Bullet

I'm going on 3+ years since I started my Bullet build. Only on weekends, and usually only a few hours at that. It's been a while since I posted any pics, so here's one below. For the seat, I wanted to approximate a porch swing affair, but with teak strips instead of the typical redwood found on thos...
by shandman
Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1081
Views: 206101

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

I like it. Reminds me of getting my Bullet port chine fairing angle (at the transom) visualized:

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by shandman
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bullet Boat Cover?
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Bullet Boat Cover?

Any suggestions on a connercial cover for a 11' Bullet?
by shandman
Mon May 04, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Elec powered Bullet
Replies: 1
Views: 3340

Elec powered Bullet

Closing in on completing my Bullet build. Although the boat is speced for up to a 35hp, I am hanging a Torqeedo 2.0 electric on the transom, the foremost reason being the lake authority in Big Canoe, GA on which I'll boat allows e-power only. 99% of the craft in the marina are pontoon boats, the res...
by shandman
Mon May 04, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sorting gallery pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Re: Sorting gallery pictures

Hi John, I've appended an incrementing numeric to a few pic file names in 1321, but it seems the sort order is unchanged. Do I need to edit each and every file name before the sort increments? I must be missing something. Mind taking a peek at 1321 and see what I'm missing? Thanks!
by shandman
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: SS-rubrail over mahog strip
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

SS-rubrail over mahog strip

Closing in on completing my Bullet build. I plan to paint the hull and deck different colors. Because the shear on a Bullet is quite acute, I'm thinking about forming (grinding) a 1" wide flat along the length of the shear upon which I will fasten a thin 1" strip of mahog upon which I will fasten a ...
by shandman
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Older craftsman saw dilemmas
Replies: 35
Views: 13909

Re: Older craftsman saw dilemmas

I'm 3.5 years into my Bullet build, but I am definitely getting close to finishing up.
by shandman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sorting gallery pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Sorting gallery pictures

Probably the wrong place to post this question...
How does one sort the order of the pictures in one's gallery by date? Mine originally appeared that way but over time they have become jumbled. Gallery 1321. Thanks!
by shandman
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Steering
Replies: 17
Views: 3552

Re: Steering

Roberta, your idea of a control stick (side thrust joystick?) is exactly what I thought of when he brought it up. Fore-aft = throttle, lateral = independent trim tab movement, rotational twist = rudder. :mrgreen:
I have heard about those RV's. Always wanted to build a RV5.
by shandman
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Steering
Replies: 17
Views: 3552

Re: Steering

One of my Bullet building buds was a Navy fighter pilot. Recently we were discussing the pending engineering and installation of the steering system. He suggested rudder pedals (typical fighter jock)! Absent the obvious issues of leg length in a small boat and the rigging (not very difficult actuall...
by shandman
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Super Spartan First Launch
Replies: 28
Views: 8909

Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Fabulous job, Roberta! Congratulations!
by shandman
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Finish for wood steering wheel - varnish or urethane?
Replies: 5
Views: 4070

Re: Finish for wood steering wheel - varnish or urethane?

I assembled a Jazz Bass (Fender licensed) solid walnut body from Warmoth and finished it with 10 coats of polymerized tung oil with a light 320g sanding betwen coats. It has a deep, lustrous hard shell finish. The even better news is that from time to time (once per year) I disassemble the thing, li...