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by PeterG
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 571
Views: 91134

Re: New member from oregon

Looking great, really sharp!
by PeterG
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 628
Views: 108610

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Great job, a clever solution too! Captures the batten and deck beam without taking out too much material from the sheers. Nicely done!
by PeterG
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 78
Views: 2584

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Looks great, still moving along at a good pace, you hit that part of the project that slows everyone down a bit with detail work and figuring out the next step.
by PeterG
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini questions
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: MI Malahini questions

Not a problem, I would expect that batten to bow between frames 2 and 3 when you pull it down to 4, because frame 3 is a fixed point and the batten is bending there. The bottom plywood is relatively stiff and will push the battens back a bit between frames, this is ok too. When you are fairing the f...
by PeterG
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 1964 Mercury 850 shift problem.
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: 1964 Mercury 850 shift problem.

The shift shaft connection may not be going back together quite right. The upper shift shaft in the drive shaft housing has a plastic bushing at the lower end, sometimes these fall out when the gearcase is removed. Make sure it is in place and the shaft spline socket is visible in the center. To rei...
by PeterG
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Repairs

Should not be a problem from the sounds of it... Even the pros have had issues. I once saw a brand new cold molded replica Chris Craft runabout that had been fiberglassed up to the deck, finished with a beautiful stain and gloss. But when I got real close in direct, noontime, summer sunlight I saw a...
by PeterG
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 571
Views: 91134

Re: New member from oregon

Awesome!
by PeterG
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 86
Views: 3939

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Not quite sure what you're asking but when working with epoxy at lower temperatures are the pot life and cure time will be longer. The pot life or working time shouldn't be a problem for gluing up your stem at 40 degrees. You can just mix it and apply it but give it longer time to cure before handli...
by PeterG
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 86
Views: 3939

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Drawings or sketches will help. Some here can offer help. Food for thought: making the transom knee thicker like 4 plies of plywood instead of a typical 3 plies doesn't add much strength but making each leg deeper like 4 or 5 inches versus per plan 3 inches will make it stronger without much added w...
by PeterG
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 628
Views: 108610

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Matt, for the deck beam you might try some "knees" or corner blocks that are somewhat triangle shaped and have two faces: one that attaches to the sheers and one that the deck beam attaches to. I intend to use this approach for my Malahini which will have two deck beams. I would attach the...
by PeterG
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo - Motor Decision
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: Key Largo - Motor Decision

I think "old school" is preferred over modern because simplicity can make life easier. A carburetor and simple ignition (updated with a pertonix replacement for the breaker points) will be I think more reliable than a fuel injected catalyzed exhaust wonder engine with all the bells and whi...
by PeterG
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 145
Views: 17881

Re: Monaco Restart

Our condolences to you and your family.
Great job on your boat, this will be pretty special. The Monaco is a sharp looking design.
by PeterG
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Depending on the size of the hull and the shape, the original mahogany runabouts had 5 to 7 strakes, they were typically cut from 1/2" thick by 12" wide stock. The planks were spiled to the required shape to sort of look "straight" when viewed from the side (not upswept at the bo...
by PeterG
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 571
Views: 91134

Re: New member from oregon

Looks great! Can't wait to see the next step...
by PeterG
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO's progress report
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: GERONIMO's progress report

Looks great!

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