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by slug
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why Build Boats
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Why Build Boats

I remember sitting inside my completed bare hull on my steel Kaiulani 34 foot sailboat. It was an awe inspiring moment, as if I was inside a giant whale. I'll never forget that moment.

Doug
by slug
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5568

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Nee; Been following this build from the start and I have just realized something.(Other than your incredible workmanship!) This in not so much a tutorial on building a Palm Beach, but a first rate detailed tutorial on building a wooden boat....Period. ANY wooden boat. Readers will be thankful for ye...
by slug
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5568

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks for posting Neel. Will definitely be a classic show winner. I'm assuming epoxies will be the new casien (sp?) glue? BTW; I added a 3/16 x 5" epoxy shim to the rear edge of the Gentry and got rid of the porpoising but also cut down on the top end a little. Maybe a little too much shim? Doug
by slug
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Which Side Backing?
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Which Side Backing?

Bill; Just to throw you a curve, when I'm parking my Gentry in the garage (3" clearance!) I use the FRONT trailer hitch I installed on my Ranger!
Easy Peasy!

Doug
by slug
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1456
Views: 196592

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

Looks real nice Bill!

Doug
by slug
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Filling old deck seams article
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Filling old deck seams article

This article was featured in the summer edition of the TrentSevern ACBA newsletter. It is by Dwight Boyd, retired builder of Clarion Boats in Campbellford Ontario. Very informative.
Doug
http://www.trentsevernantiqueboats.com/ ... mmer17.pdf
by slug
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando
Replies: 97
Views: 21694

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Just my input here; Both times I built my own garage/workshop, I clad two trusses both sides with 1/2 " plywood. This allowed me to fasten steel plates to them with eyes protruding through the ceiling. (I always built my own trusses!) Pick your locations carefully for this and you will use the ...
by slug
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 7025

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Deno; I use automotive finishing tapes, usually 3M. The 8" discs are Norton, again available from good automotive paint suppliers.

Boat is looking really good in spite of your concerns!
Doug
by slug
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 7025

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Denon; I have great luck with a CP 8" random orbital air sander. It seems to smooth everything out nicely. Problem is it uses a lot of air.

Doug
by slug
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 7025

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Coming along really nice now Denon.
Doug
by slug
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 41st Ottawa ACBS show
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: 41st Ottawa ACBS show

Graham; We drove through Inverary on our way!
Would have been great to meet you.

Doug
by slug
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 102
Views: 10389

Re: Michael's ZIP

Some people pay big money for that appearance :shock: :shock:

Doug
by slug
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cutting Exhaust Hose Question
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Cutting Exhaust Hose Question

I used a zip cut wheel in my angle grinder. Messy but works good.

Doug
by slug
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 41st Ottawa ACBS show
Replies: 4
Views: 547

41st Ottawa ACBS show

Thumper took People's Choice Award at this show held Saturday in Westport Ontario. Quite an honour. Also saw two matching Squirts there from Quebec, built by a couple young friends. Had a long visit with a Cracker Box owner also.
Sorry, camera died on us.

Doug
by slug
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 108
Views: 7771

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

PeterG is correct about grain orientation. I would suggest that to make your edge fit easier you use a compass to scribe the next piece to the fixed one Just lay the new one close to the fixed one and scribe a line parallell (sp) to it.

Doug

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