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by PeterG
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 900
Views: 144375

Re: Matt's Geronimo

That looks awesome Matt, great progress!
by PeterG
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 43
Views: 5397

Re: Tucker's Squirt

Agree with Matt B, a plate or other "interface" can be used between the motor bracket and the transom to take the punishment instead of the transom. Bolted or clamped, those ridges on your bracket want to bite into the transom. I suggest something like a 1/4" thick plywood or 1/2"...
by PeterG
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 212
Views: 39676

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Really sharp!
by PeterG
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2384
Views: 321630

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, sorry you're having to endure that, hope you get better soon. Your cabin layout and shape are looking great, keep up the great work (when you can, don't overdo it).
by PeterG
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 129
Views: 16400

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Of course! The ports on the housing! Duh. I missed that! I got nothin except a different shape fill/vent tube. Matt - the engine oil is circulated by the oil pump which sucks it up from the oil pan and pushes it through the oil passages in the block to the crankshaft, camshaft and rocker arms and sq...
by PeterG
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 339
Views: 32285

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

And beer does make for a great flaw detection fluid!
by PeterG
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 339
Views: 32285

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Love the lines, love this part of the build. The frames and longitudinals give the 3D version of the lines in the drawings. Great craftsmanship too Neel!
by PeterG
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 129
Views: 16400

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I'm not seeing any useful purpose for that housing tab on your engine. Maybe grind it to clear the breather pipe? Otherwise like you said a custom made breather pipe is needed. OR, maybe replacement valve covers with breather connections and a plug for that spot? Sorry, reaching for suggestions and ...
by PeterG
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Problems with a dark paint color on hull?
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Problems with a dark paint color on hull?

I'm keeping tabs on this discussion... I planned on a dark blue hull with red mahogany deck for my Malahini. May have to rethink the color? That or plan on dealing with print through at later refinishing.
by PeterG
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: 3M 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: 3M 5200

And, to add confusion to the subject, I plan on using 5200 on my Malahini.
I'll be installing a traditional planked deck (not laminated ply/mahogany) and will bed the planks with 5200 to keep the joints protected from moisture intrusion.
by PeterG
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 37
Views: 1542

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

You have a great start with setting your chines. I do agree with JimmY's suggestion that you may want to finish installing the sheers and then fit your chines. The angle of the chines wants to align as close as practical with the upper outer corner of the sheers (bottom outer corner when upside down...
by PeterG
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: 3M 5200
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: 3M 5200

Ditto on what Matt and Tom said. I have seen 5200 and epoxy both be used improperly and the fixes are expensive. Basically, epoxy is the best material for cold molding and plywood builds. The hulls are designed with glued and screwed frame joints and plywood planking. There isn't any expected flexin...
by PeterG
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 228
Views: 23468

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Nicely done! Clever method for applying the famowood, I'm filinf the away for future use!
by PeterG
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 900
Views: 144375

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Lots of dull sanding, but think of it this way: lots of hand craftsmanship and attention to detail! It'll be worth it all later when you paint and your finish looks awesome.
by PeterG
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Ridgid 14" bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 440

Re: Ridgid 14" bandsaw

I have a Grizzly 14" 1 hp bandsaw with a riser kit to resaw up to 12" wide. I'm using a 1/2" carbide tipped 3 TPI Lenox TriMaster blade. It resawed 6/4 x 10" x 11' african mahogany boards like butter! Patience, proper feed rate and good support and the work came out great!

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