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by PeterG
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 19
Views: 371

Re: Bolero Build

An error in the full size patterns is not that uncommon, it happened with my Malahini. The patterns were reproduced slightly undersize on two of the three sheets (1/8" shorter heights and 1/8" narrower half-breadths) and the pattern for the stem had a slightly off curvature that made the s...
by PeterG
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 46
Views: 3138

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

That's exactly what the duct tape trick is, using the edge of the tape as a cutting line. You let the epoxy cure until it's just stiff enough that cutting it with a utility knife won't lift the fiberglass. I let it get to tacky meaning you can make a thumprint in the resin but it doesn't come off on...
by PeterG
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2459
Views: 377467

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

All that sawdust and wood chips is a sign of progress :D
When you get it on you, think of it as man glitter :lol:
by PeterG
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 165
Views: 33109

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Matt is right, the fluid has some viscosity especially when cold, there is some drag that will spin the output shaft. I have two old outboards that do the same thing when i run them on the cuffs out of the water. When all together and in the water there is enough resistance to overcome the spin in n...
by PeterG
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: New member

Welcome! You have found the perfect resource for you're project, feel free to ask questions and post plenty of photos too.
by PeterG
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Cover Batten wood?
Replies: 14
Views: 966

Re: Boat Cover Batten wood?

Perfect! A clever solution, nicely done :D
by PeterG
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Double layer ply vs single...
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Double layer ply vs single...

To minimize the chance for voids between the layers of 1/4" plywood, you could try vacuum bagging the second layer on. Have a look at Bob Perkins' Biscayne 22 project: https://bperkins.wordpress.com/2017/11/18/biscayne-22-2/ You would pre-fit the second layer dry, then epoxy it in place, apply ...
by PeterG
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Mercrusier 140 ,Starts, runs, and dies !
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Mercrusier 140 ,Starts, runs, and dies !

It seems you've ruled out the fuel system as a cause, it's all new stuff! Maybe the check valve at the fuel line connection on the tank? The other suggestion is the ignition system. The coil may have a faulty winding that opens or shorts windings when it warms up, but goes back to normal after it co...
by PeterG
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 220
Views: 66737

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Looks great! Classic colors really set off the woodgrain. Can't wait to see the finished deck.
by PeterG
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 2417

Re: Utility skiff build question

Perfect! Problem solved. One thing I learned as a shipfitter (sort of carpenter with steel) is to rely on the building fixture and measure relative to a reference line or plane just like you did with the laser level.
by PeterG
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 2417

Re: Utility skiff build question

I don't know the lines/plans for this design, so I won't be all that helpful, but... We're all assuming the keel board is perfectly flat and straight stem to stern but it looks like there's a bit of upward curvature as it sits on the frames. That could make it appear to not fit properly. I can tell ...
by PeterG
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 294
Views: 36526

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Drilling after fiberglass shouldn't be a problem, especially if you use a "pilot" or "target" block like some have here. Basically like a tear out preventer but not on the back side.
by PeterG
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID
Replies: 25
Views: 4253

Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Sorry you got so much crap on another forum for your simple question. Did you try http://www.danenbergboatworks.com it's a great resource forum for traditional restoration of antique boats. I know for a fact other Glen L builders used their forum for help and were treated well. As far as the bottom ...
by PeterG
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 46
Views: 3138

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Really sharp work, I'll be making notes for my Malahini build!
by PeterG
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Cover Batten wood?
Replies: 14
Views: 966

Re: Boat Cover Batten wood?

Hi Mark, really nice boat! Those bows can be found at marine supply places for example at West Marine: https://www.westmarine.com/buy/attwood--8-hardwood-cover-support-bow--P006727325?pCode=6727333&mrkgcl=481&mrkgadid=3085587834&cm_mmc=PS-_-Google-_-GSC I have had both wood and fiberglas...

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