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by PeterG
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Looks great, another Made In Maine boat!
by PeterG
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glen-L Party Boat
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Glen-L Party Boat

Stunning renderings! Very realistic. This makes the true styling pop right out at you. Another great design from your dad gets it due notice. I can kinda see a bass boat version of this too.
by PeterG
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scooter build - fiberglass
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Scooter build - fiberglass

You should fiberglass first, then apply your finish (paint). Then install the through hull items and attachments as you like. Many here will seal the inside surfaces of the holes with epoxy prior to installing the items, to protect the wood from water. Not sure what part of the motorboard you're ask...
by PeterG
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 30
Views: 1451

Re: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.

Cake decorating funnels are a great idea, a disposable version of that is to use Ziploc style bags with a corner cut off. You put your epoxy in the bag, snip a corner the size you need and squeeze away. That helped me a lot when I was repairing the floor of my old fiberglass boat boat and needed to ...
by PeterG
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 119
Views: 12899

Re: Monaco Restart

Yeah, anything parts related to a Chris Craft Continental is big bucks! Great look, though.
by PeterG
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2229

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

I remember those 35 hp Gale Buccaneer outboards, had one on a boat that my grandfather and my dad built back in the late '50s. It was pull start until my dad splurged for a battery to use the electric starter. The boat was the Playboy, a 14' plywood runabout design published in a Popular Mechanics I...
by PeterG
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2229

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Glad that worked out for you, hope you can epoxy those tubes in soon. Your '59 outboard sounds like a fun project, I'm betting some here would like to see that project!
by PeterG
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1439
Views: 183924

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

So sorry for your injury Bill, wishing you a speedy recovery!
by PeterG
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 199
Views: 27542

Re: modified malahini

I agree about the edge of the fiberglass telegraphing through... Could show through the paint. If you have room with the height of your bottom paint, you can try a little fairing compound (thickened epoxy) to fair/blend in the edge of the fiberglass to the hull sides.
by PeterG
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 199
Views: 27542

Re: modified malahini

Many classic style mahogany boats seemed to have the bottom paint up to about 1 inch or so above the waterline with the boot stripe above that line. Typically on smaller hulls (<18 ft) you find a 1 inch boot stripe, with wider ones for longer hulls. Many will chime in here now and hopefully you can ...
by PeterG
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Up Scaleing
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Up Scaleing

Lofting is a way to describe the shape of a hull in three dimensions. It is not much more than drawing the boat full size in three different views (Plan or half-breadth, profile, and body plan) on the loft floor using a table of dimensions created by the designer. The key reference lines are the cen...
by PeterG
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2229

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

So Mark, not to add confusion, but you can start with something like a slightly less than 1" dowel wrapped in sandpaper and ream the hole a bit bigger by sanding, then progressively add more wraps of sandpaper to get up to the final hole size you need.
by PeterG
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2106
Views: 235638

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

TomB is right, salvage a compressor from a dehumidifier, as long as the compressor still starts. There are plenty if DIY articles on the interweb for converting to a vacuum pump. That conversion usually covers building the base and some sort of reservoir out of PVC pipe. The rest is small valves and...
by PeterG
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 88
Views: 2078

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Interesting frame structure design... based on the scantlings, spacing, etc. a great example of old school methods back in the days before epoxy or resorcinol adhesives when you depended entirely on the holding power of the screws and bolts :shock: :shock: You should document this project in detail,...
by PeterG
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo's motorbox
Replies: 18
Views: 401

Re: Geronimo's motorbox

Bob you would put the primer bulb in the motor well between the engine and where the fuel line enter the motor well. No way around making a custom fuel line but that's not a hard thing. Not sure what to suggest for the fuel tank issue, you did a really nice job with the bulkhead but maintainability/...

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