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by PeterG
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2554
Views: 407645

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Fascinating and worth the effort, making a mock up and checking that it works for you. You only have to build the real one once and keeps the "oh darn, didn't see that" headaches to a minimum.
by PeterG
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Texas Malahini "Now"
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Texas Malahini "Now"

Welcome back! We all have been there where life gets busy and a project falls by the wayside. I have a great big Malahini kit awaiting assembly. Soon. But now you're back working on yours, good luck! Ask plenty of questions, post lots of photos and have fun :D
by PeterG
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: MAS epoxy over Interlux Interstain
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: MAS epoxy over Interlux Interstain

Roberta has the best approach, give it a go and see how the fiberglass adheres. One thing I have seen is Goudgeon Brothers did a test with their WEST System epoxy over various brands of stain. Most did well except for Minwax stain which failed badly. Most folks here have had good results with variou...
by PeterG
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question about Instrument clusters
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Question about Instrument clusters

Short quick answer: It depends :D Really, it boils down to what you would like to have. Many have just the minimum panel like the 1960's boats had which was usually a starter button, key switch and an electric choke button (look at OMC outboard accessories), maybe a switch for running lights. Others...
by PeterG
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Woodworking bench
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Woodworking bench

This is an excellent example of a work bench for a boat project. If you have less than 48" width for the plywood top, try to keep one side and one end factory edges as these are usually pretty straight and square to each other. That becomes important later because you can use them for laying out ref...
by PeterG
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 228
Views: 71319

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Your finish looks amazing! Caulked seams are so cool... I don't know about the 3M 4000 UV but many of the antique runabout restorers use Don Danenberg's method with Sikaflex LOT (long open time) in their preferred color which is often white or mahogany though I've seen orange and black used too. A c...
by PeterG
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Really nice! Keep up the good work !
by PeterG
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Vroom vroom is gone
Replies: 25
Views: 1321

Re: Vroom vroom is gone

Good news! Now just a matter of getting it back to you. Gonna be an interesting tale to tell at the gathering?
by PeterG
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini
Replies: 60
Views: 6132

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

Bill has a great point with the screws and tee nuts. One thought I had for my boat is to install the sole in three pieces with the center one or even all three removable for inspections and maintenance. Where the pieces of the sole butt to each other there can be a flat strip of stainless or aluminu...
by PeterG
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Vroom vroom is gone
Replies: 25
Views: 1321

Re: Vroom vroom is gone

WOW. That sucks. Heartbreaking. I hope law enforcement will find it. The perps don't know who they're messing with, the entire Glen-L network will be on the lookout for this. They weren't thinking, stealing a one-of-a-kind unique unmistakable craft.
by PeterG
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Beginner Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Beginner Questions

I second Bill's suggestion of the Malahini as a great design for your needs. I am building one myself and several others have documented their Malahinis here for you to study. Though I do caution that Glen L does not recommend lengthening the Malahini by 10% I think because it is basically a Ski Tow...
by PeterG
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Fisherman

Billy C is right, double check your fixture. Also I'm thinking the best way to check the dimensions of your stem location is to duplicate how they are specified on the plans. I'm not sure your method is getting you what you want because the blue horizontal straight edge is clamped to the keel which ...
by PeterG
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 334
Views: 64016

Re: modified malahini

Always good to ask the question and preplan... You could safely use stainless bolts and nuts for the fasteners with the aluminum straps without any corrosion issues. I would avoid wood screws because of the chance of tearout. You can use a thin sheet of rubber between the tank and the plywood, to ac...
by PeterG
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini
Replies: 60
Views: 6132

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

You're moving along nicely, can't wait to see your progress on the deck and interior. Keep up the great work!
by PeterG
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 334
Views: 64016

Re: modified malahini

Wow, great job! Congratulations!