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- Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:38 pm
- Forum: Small outboards
- Topic: Squirt Chine Trouble-Fairing Questions
- Replies: 9
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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. ...
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
- Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:58 pm
- Forum: Power Boats
- Topic: Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight
- Replies: 6
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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...
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...
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?
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 ...
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...
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...
- Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:30 am
- Forum: Power Boats
- Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
- Replies: 175
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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...