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by PeterG
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Gear ratio....i'm so lost
Replies: 26
Views: 229

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: 123
Views: 22767

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: 229

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: 9
Views: 253

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: 12
Views: 226

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: 64

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: 1466

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: 122
Views: 13072

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: 2262

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: 2262

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: 1443
Views: 184477

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: 27656

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: 27656

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: 5
Views: 190

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: 2262

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.

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