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by Roberta
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: lumber thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: lumber thickness

If it says nominal or lumberyard 1" that means 3/4". If you buy 4/4 or larger unfurnished lumber, you can finish it to 3/4" or leave it a bit thicker if you want.

Roberta
by Roberta
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 2480

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

Sell some of those beautiful knives and get a new(er) motor, harness, and control. :D

Roberta :D :D
by Roberta
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 2480

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

Could be bad cable, but my bet is the Mercruiser quadrant is jamming. A new motor makes for more trouble free boating, though. I would replace controls, too. Seastar makes nice controls if you don't go matching with your motor.

Roberta
by Roberta
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: cutting methods
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: cutting methods

I assume the leading and trailing edges are straight and parallel. Try using a wider piece of wood, cut the angle first, then trim to size on the trailing edge. A fence is helpful, a bandsaw safer. Any variety of mahogany, Sapele, even white oak (harder and heavier) will work. Full lengths to avoid ...
by Roberta
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Who's Going and Where

We will miss you both, but were happy to meet and get to know you. We'll have a drink in your honor. Come back soon.

Roberta :D :D :D :D
by Roberta
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member Maryland
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: New Member Maryland

Welcome aboard! The Zip is a great project and offers a nice platform for a variety of styles.

Roberta :D
by Roberta
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rudder authority
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Rudder authority

The Monte Carlo shows a 90-016 rudder from Glenwood. That rudder is 7-1/2" by 12-1/2" with a 1-1/8" rudder port shaft and will need a 1-1/8" rudder port. Glen L stocks an 8-1/2" by 13" rudder with a 1" rudder shaft and would need a 1" rudder port. Part # 90-016M You do not state what rudder you have...
by Roberta
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lake Dora, Florida
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Lake Dora, Florida

Rich and I are going to be at the Lake Dora, Sunnyland Boat Show in late March. Also doing the South Bound St. John's River Cruise prior to the show. It would be great to have more Glen L boats there to show off what we can do with wood. Attached is a link to details and the Sunnyland Chapter of the...
by Roberta
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sikaflex Caulk Question
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Sikaflex Caulk Question

I like 3m 4000 uv because it has UV protection.

Roberta
by Roberta
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: side planking width
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: side planking width

One of the nice features about using the plastic sheeting and a wall paper steamer is you can continue steaming while you bend and clamp. I'm not real sure if steaming plywood is a good idea, though. The high heat in steam could delaminate the glue. While marine plywood us subjected to boiling water...
by Roberta
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 13
Views: 2016

Re: Count Down

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Roberta
by Roberta
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Need help on finding a motor for a 20' barrelback
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: Need help on finding a motor for a 20' barrelback

The V6 should be just fine for the Barrel Back. These boats with the flat bottoms were never meant for high speeds. If Michigan motors can build one with fuel injection, you might want to consider that option. The newer V6 engines have the horsepower that the older V8 had. Enjoy.

Roberta
by Roberta
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: How to finish deck surface
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: How to finish deck surface

Epifanes products are fantastic to use, but have some crazy solvents that eat up rollers and react to certain other products. Best to follow successful practices or do tests before using on large surfaces. This advice is true of any product line.

Roberta
by Roberta
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: How to finish deck surface
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: How to finish deck surface

I used Chris Craft Red and Chris Craft Cordova from Sandusky. The stain was applied and rubbed out and allowed to dry a few weeks before sealing with several coats of System Three Silver Tip resin. Then the deck was coated with three coats of Epifanes two part Poly-U clear and buffed out. White 3M 4...
by Roberta
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: How to finish deck surface
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: How to finish deck surface

Are you planning on staining the wood to create some contrast from the decking to the cover boards? The best finish will be to stain, followed by a sealer like Pettits, then varnish. Some varnishes will attack epoxy and the finish will become gummy and not dry.

Roberta