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by goodwyrd
Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: kill switch installation
Replies: 10
Views: 5443

Re: kill switch installation

thanks for the help! I got it to work!

for any one reading that had the same questions I did. All I did was touch the battery circuit to the ground. Easy as pie
by goodwyrd
Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: kill switch installation
Replies: 10
Views: 5443

Re: kill switch installation

upspirate, the link you added doesn't seem to work for me :( The motor I am using now is a 35 hp johnson. no need to tell me: I know I'm over powering this boat severely...but I got a great deal on it so until I get the funds this is what I have. This also explains why I refuse to put the boat in th...
by goodwyrd
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: kill switch installation
Replies: 10
Views: 5443

kill switch installation

Ok I am almost ready to launch my Pickle Fork and I have decided that before I put it in the water I will need to install a lanyard style kill switch... but I don't know how. I know its a fairly easy process but I don't know which wires to connect the kill switch to. I'm confident that there are sev...
by goodwyrd
Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: new build
Replies: 0
Views: 1272

new build

So I screwed up my Bullet (more posts on that to come shortly) and the fixing of it is going to take quite some time and a lot of tedious things are on the list to fix. As I'm working on that I'd love to have another project that I can (hopefully) make bigger strides at completing I'm looking to bui...
by goodwyrd
Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Used Sneak Boat questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

where are these cracks? thats confusing because I don't believe that the epoxy should crack...not if its being used as a sealer over the wood you should have no problem sanding down and applying fiberglass. but remember fiberglass doesn't add much structural support it adds some toughness to the hul...
by goodwyrd
Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: When to buy engine
Replies: 15
Views: 5249

oh for the love of God get a table saw! if I could do anything better in my build thus far (besides taking more time with the allaround project) would be to get a table saw...its incredibly more difficult without it.
by goodwyrd
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: When to buy engine
Replies: 15
Views: 5249

when I started building the bullet I didn't know what motor I wanted...I actually bought one and traded it for a smaller one later. You may want to know whether or not you'll have a shortshaft or longshaft before you get too far because you'll have to make a cutout in the transom for a shortshaft Co...
by goodwyrd
Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Finally ordered plans
Replies: 24
Views: 8034

Hey! good to see you're comitting to the progess! I'm actually the one using 5200 (on some parts). later I switched to epoxy. I've gotten a chance to use both and both have their advantages. epoxy is stronger and sets faster but 5200 allows for you to correct mistakes and is easier to apply I'd say ...
by goodwyrd
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: adding seating in front of a bullet
Replies: 5
Views: 2788

thanks. I'll look at pictures of those. I sat down in the area I was planning on modifying...its a lot smaller than what I originally thought! I may only be able to get one seat in there. or maybe use it for storage instead
by goodwyrd
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: adding seating in front of a bullet
Replies: 5
Views: 2788

adding seating in front of a bullet

I'm thinking about adding a removable section on the deck of my bullet between frames 2 and 3 that would house a bench seat. It would be cramped but it would be nice to be able to seat another couple people if necessary. The goal would be for me to be able to replace this piece and make it look like...
by goodwyrd
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bandido - Transom Progress
Replies: 1
Views: 1870

glad to see you made the plunge...by not making one : ) it looks nice. you can tell you put the time into this step. keep it up and you'll have a great boat!
by goodwyrd
Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bullet Build Complete!
Replies: 15
Views: 6409

Oh man! look at that boat!! I'm so happy you finished it! you've been such a great help lately as I work on my bullet and I can only hope it turns out as well as yours did! these pictures will help me out incredibly in the next few weeks. I'm truly speechless as I look through these pictures and see...
by goodwyrd
Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: How to finish
Replies: 2
Views: 2200

could you just tape off the sides of the boat to avoid the dripping...or stain/paint the whole rail after you take it off (you have to take it off before you epoxy anyways right? I think that this would be the easiest method. its a lot easier to clean up stain off of the garage floor than off your b...
by goodwyrd
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: just finished planking!
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

haha after this much work I'd be hard pressed to take it for anything! I'm hoping to get the majority of the sanding done tomorrow and friday. what sander did you use? I feel like a belt sander will take off way too much
by goodwyrd
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: just finished planking!
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

just finished planking!

I just finished the planking on my Bullet (well mostly, I need to do some sanding but all the pieces are in place and epoxied on!) Thanks largely in part to my friend Nico (who is not on this site yet but hopefully I got him hooked on building) but thanks also in part to the incredibly helpful advic...

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