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by PeterG
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Chine Trouble-Fairing Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Squirt Chine Trouble-Fairing Questions

I agree with Matt and Matt :D all is not lost, just need some finessing. Disconnnecting one or both chines from the stem will help you trim and align for symmetry and for fairing. You shouldn't have to remove the chines completely and start over unless you feel you can't quite get these just right. ...
by PeterG
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 63
Views: 5026

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

That looks great! Nicely done. Your hull is smooth, great lines. I see why you would paint the topsides after the flip, you still have a lot of work to fair the deck structure and install the deck itself, doing the final paint afterward makes more sense. Keep up the great work, I'm taking notes :D
by PeterG
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 109
Views: 22385

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

Defender Marine in CT also sells it by the foot along with many other hose types you may need. And they'll have the clamps, etc. to go with them.
by PeterG
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2503
Views: 389033

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looks great Carl! Really clever way of scribing the curvature you want. I think you have invented a tool and method that lots of us here can use.
by PeterG
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID
Replies: 34
Views: 5063

Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

Looks fantastic, shiny copper bronze bottom and great boot stripe. Well done!
by PeterG
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight

I see what your break is, that's too bad it failed but not hard to repair by the looks of it. So the plywood is connected to the beam in a way that engineers call a stress riser. The better way to make it would be to run the beam further onto the plywood, say about 6-8 inches of overlap. The way you...
by PeterG
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 416
Views: 54982

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Great work! Love the flare of the hull.
by PeterG
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

I have a similar 12x16 shed for my workshop, definitely not enough for my Malahini build. If I were to show this to my wife, think she'll let me do it too? :lol: That would be a no. We agreed I can have her 12 x 20 garage next spring... Right now it's a large boat kit. Good luck and keep us posted o...
by PeterG
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 63
Views: 5026

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

If you do a rough area, call it 100 square feet (it's not quite that much but a good figure to work with) then follow the manufacturer's coverage rate for a couple of coats. At the recommended 350-400 sq ft per gallon, you should be good with two quarts for two coats?
by PeterG
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Franklin Co. Virginia
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: New member from Franklin Co. Virginia

Good luck, ask any questions you have, post photos of your project and most of all have fun!
by PeterG
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: CNC Conversion

So I think if one wants to work in a CAD or 3D design program that's OK, especially if it's a learning experience and helps one understand the complex shapes and curves with a boat hull. It's a good tool for design and visualization as well as repetitive production. Done well it will get you really ...
by PeterG
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 27
Views: 1194

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 stem 3/8" s...
by PeterG
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 63
Views: 5026

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: 2503
Views: 389033

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: 175
Views: 35898

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...