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by PeterG
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lake Hopatcong (NJ) Wooden & Classic boat show 6/23
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Lake Hopatcong (NJ) Wooden & Classic boat show 6/23

That's awesome Mark! Great validation of all your hard work and talent. Enjoy!
by PeterG
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mercury starter problems
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Mercury starter problems

Check your wiring against the diagram linked below, make sure your starter is wired correctly to the starter solenoid and the solenoid has the correct connections. There may also be a problem with bad insulation on the wiring as Mercury outboards typically suffer nasty insulation failures on their o...
by PeterG
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1174

Re: MI Malahini questions

Ditto what Bryan, Matt and Bill said. When you get to the sides, you'll need a little extra attention to keep the epoxy resin from running and sagging before it fully gels. Not a huge problem, just be aware it could happen, may need some occasional extra spreading to keep it in place. Great looking ...
by PeterG
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 53
Views: 4768

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Looks great! Has there been much to repair on the deck? I don't remember off hand what you used for the deck seam filler but how has that held up? Still need to start assembling my Malahini which I'll be putting the same style deck on it. I've been watching your refinishing project rather closely.
by PeterG
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Rumble seat in barrelback
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Rumble seat in barrelback

Yup, not enough room in the back of the barrelback, the space is taken by fuel tank in front of the tramsom and the engine systems are in there too. Take a look at the Key Largo, it's a barrelback form, it's the same hull as the barrelback but it's an open utility style boat with front and rear benc...
by PeterG
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1490
Views: 224330

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

That's tough, hope it's not too much trouble to repair. Seems the varnish didn't have enough UV protection for the epoxy? May be a learning opportunity here for the rest of us?
by PeterG
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Re: Combine board and batten and molded plywood constrution
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Combine board and batten and molded plywood constrution

Cold molding the planking will work great on your hull, and it'll be structurally strong. You need to determine the thickness of the original planks, then divide that into 3 to get the thickness of the layers you will apply. You can use the methods shown on the boats here with two alternating layers...
by PeterG
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 678
Views: 109698

Re: New member from oregon

Well that's a novel way of modifying a prop :lol: My damaged props were the result of unintended contact with hard things under water.
by PeterG
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 191
Views: 29057

Re: Monaco Restart

Nicely done!
by PeterG
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1174

Re: MI Malahini questions

Like Matt said, choose wisely. You can consider the grain of the wood, whether it's vertical grain (growth rings parallel to the edges) or flat sawn (growth rings parallel to the wide faces). One boatbuilding book I have says to use flat sawn wood for chines and sheers, to avoid splitting when plank...
by PeterG
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1174

Re: MI Malahini questions

Looks great! And nice recovery with the snapped chine. My Malahini is still a big stack of parts, with more parts still being added. :D
by PeterG
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 306
Views: 25051

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Wow.
Sweet lines, great work!
by PeterG
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Squirt Sheer Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 593

Re: Squirt Sheer Issue

It's probably a good repair, no stress on it now, won't be much stress after it's reattached. And it'll be stabilized by the side planking and decking too as the sheer functions as a backing for the joint between the two.
by PeterG
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Question
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Tunnel Mite Question

There is a chance the fore/aft balance is off, maybe a bit bow heavy? I don't know your equipment layout but try moving some weights like the fuel tank aft, battery too if you have one. At speed I've seen these riding on the aft third of the hull length but I have no experience driving one.
by PeterG
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Zip on craigslist
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Zip on craigslist

Whew, started to panic that you were selling. The other guy saw yours and said the heck with it, can't compete with your masterpiece...

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