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by PeterG
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wet Plywood Stitch and Glue Hull - will it dry?
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Wet Plywood Stitch and Glue Hull - will it dry?

You might try warming the hull too, to help drive out the moisture. A space heater maybe under the hull with a tarp to trap the warm air, and dehumidifier should draw out the moisture. Once dry, I might consider using CPES on the interior, to soak into the wood and protect it. The CPES will keep the...
by PeterG
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 143
Views: 4186

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

OK so this should be the platinum standard for how to build frames. The pairs of wood "straps" holding each piece to the construction board, the use of biscuits at the joints is genius, and the clamping arrangement. Nicely done!
by PeterG
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 93
Views: 6308

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Too bad about the boat, probably too much work to fix it, but the engines are probably worth salvaging for a period correct install. They would be perfect for a 20 ft Glen L runabout. Not too small, not too big, easy to rebuild. Just not something I need.
by PeterG
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Deck Caulk
Replies: 9
Views: 141

Re: Deck Caulk

Don Danenberg recommends Sikaflex 291 LOT (long open time, or slow setting) which can be found in white, black or mahogany brown colors if I remember correctly. He applies it AFTER staining and varnishing to make cleanup easier. He recommends sealing the seams with varnish to seal the wood from mois...
by PeterG
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: monaco planking thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 282

Re: monaco planking thickness

By Topsides do you mean the side planking of the hull? I am not familiar enough with the Monaco, but the Barrelback, Key Largo, and Belle Isle have 3/8" thick topsides made up of three 1/8" (3 mm) layers. Typically the layers are plywood/plywood/solid wood but can be solid wood for all thr...
by PeterG
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 145
Views: 24375

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Jim that looks great! Lots of work. But, you have the visual appeal of a traditional planked deck which for me makes it worth all that effort. And you now have the skill set to tackle a real mahogany runabout. This is a confirmation that my thought to do a traditional planked deck on my Malahini wil...
by PeterG
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 79
Views: 8918

Re: Michael's ZIP

I think Roberta and Bill are right, I've seen this happen with a couple of epoxy paint systems on ships undergoing blast and paint... There was amine blush on the surface, could have been caused by a few different things but sanding it smooth and cleaning with solvent like denatured alcohol should c...
by PeterG
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 32
Views: 765

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

I see you have already fallen down that slippery slope of boat building, already thinking about the next builds. Go for it. It's all fun! I hope to have my Malahini on Mousam Lake near Sanford, ME by spring 2019. Got an enormous kit of parts right now, waiting till spring for my space to assemble it...
by PeterG
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 143
Views: 4186

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

... As far as strength of the transom goes, the side to side battens are almost 3/4" thick material, laminated in three 1/4" pieces. Also the keel, stringers, and the bottom battens do attach to the bottom transom side to side batten which will make it very strong, I think. The method you...
by PeterG
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 143
Views: 4186

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Hi Ken, in the photo on the grass, the lower part of the knee "L" points forward. The top curved member curves aft. The way you see it in the photo, you are standing on the starboard side looking to port.
by PeterG
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 143
Views: 4186

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Nice job, lots of custom tweaking. What I find interesting is it would have been so much easier if there was a bottom curved/bowed member between the transom and the bottom, it would have followed the same curve of the top member, just longer. It would have meant minimal twist in the port and starbo...
by PeterG
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Gear ratio....i'm so lost
Replies: 26
Views: 500

Re: Gear ratio....i'm so lost

True the fine print on the GM brochure, they are couching their claims as they don't control what the subsequent vendor (like Mercruiser) will equip the engine with. Too many variables such as a carburetor or fuel injection, intake and exhaust efficiency and ignition system used, or installed access...
by PeterG
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 145
Views: 24375

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

As far as bungs are concerned, Don Danenberg has a great method in his book: Using a drill press, make rows of bungs along a board down to about 1/16" short of going through the board. Space each bung so the circles overlap, space each row the same way. Leave the bungs in place after your rows ...
by PeterG
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Gear ratio....i'm so lost
Replies: 26
Views: 500

Re: Gear ratio....i'm so lost

A bit behind the posts on this thread, but saw kens mention above that power/rpm curves are not available for the GM 3.0L marine engine. But, I found this from GM: http://www.gmpowertrain.com/Libraries/Marine_Engines/Vortec_3_0L_I-4_Marine.sflb.ashx Okay I be quiet and read the rest of the posts... ...
by PeterG
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 32
Views: 765

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Looks great, another Made In Maine boat!

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