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by PeterG
Tue May 22, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 784
Views: 126237

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Nicely done Matt, looks great. I know what you mean about the ring shank nails, they are quicker than screws and combined with driving them through the epoxy they will hold great. While I used all screws to fabricate my frames, when I laminated my keel I used the nails which worked great and will se...
by PeterG
Tue May 15, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Michigan Mahahini. Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Michigan Mahahini. Paint

The Pettit old Salem and similar hard racing bottom paints aren't really antifouling paints, weren't meant to be. They were formulated to give good protection to the hull in immersed service but are not designed to be bad tasting to organisms or ablative (wear away) like most antifouling paints. I p...
by PeterG
Mon May 14, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 643
Views: 105064

Re: New member from oregon

Amazing! You got a lot done in a short time. Seems it's pretty much ready for builder's trials! Beautiful job.
by PeterG
Wed May 09, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 78
Views: 10820

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

There can be a few issues with antique runabout fuel tanks. For example there may be internal corrosion with the steel tanks and a major safety issue if the fuel line connection is on the bottom instead of the tank top like modern tanks are required to have. Your boat plans/instructions have a recom...
by PeterG
Thu May 03, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy from Camden, AR
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: New guy from Camden, AR

Welcome, come on in and feel free to ask any and all questions you have. Lots of knowledgeable folks and info here in the forum, it's a great resource that's been very helpful. An up front suggestion is to get a copy of the Glen L book Boatbuilding with Plywood. It covers the hull construction metho...
by PeterG
Thu May 03, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 235
Views: 38684

Re: modified malahini

Thank you Bill, great resource, have it bookmarked! Bryan it sounds like you got the cutwater and trim covered nicely, I'm looking forward to seeing the new phases of your project.
by PeterG
Wed May 02, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 235
Views: 38684

Re: modified malahini

Thanks Bill and Roberta! While I don't plan on a cutwater or transom bands, I may want other appearance trim pieces in stainless.
by PeterG
Tue May 01, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 235
Views: 38684

Re: modified malahini

I'm curious what type or alloy of stainless is being used for the trim on boats. There are so many diffent types like 300 series, 400 series, duplex alloys, etc. I run across so may different types in my work and each has specific properties and purposes.
by PeterG
Tue May 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo 3rd time's a charm
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Bob's Geronimo 3rd time's a charm

Glad that's working out for you, sounds like you got a good trim with the weight. I wouldn't be too concerned about top speed and prop pitch unless the wide open throttle rpm is not within the Evinrude specified range. Enjoy! Next big decision process will be choosing all the fun places to take your...
by PeterG
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Mahogany Caulk
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Mahogany Caulk

Perfect! Nicely done.
by PeterG
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo build. Tahmoor (nr. Sydney) Australia
Replies: 32
Views: 2057

Re: Key Largo build. Tahmoor (nr. Sydney) Australia

Nice job on the plywood layout and it looks correct. I did this for my Malahini build and it paid BIG benefits for accuracy of my frames. I drew it out from the plan dimensions as my patterns were slightly inaccurate due to reproduction issues. I also have the Key Largo plans and patterns, I found t...
by PeterG
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 784
Views: 126237

Re: Matt's Geronimo

1/4" out of symmetry? Sounds to me more like it's within 1/4" symmetry, that's great! You're making great progress, awesome
by PeterG
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 643
Views: 105064

Re: New member from oregon

Interesting. Sorry there so many issues with the center bracket. Especially after you had to wait so long for them. Good recovery on such an avoidable problem. I noticed the clamp piece problem with others' brackets. I think future orders of these should specify no drilling/tapping the screws so the...
by PeterG
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - 2nd time
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Bob's Geronimo - 2nd time

Some thoughts about weight and balance with this classic design... The designer's assumptions would have taken into account the outboards and typical setups of the day. Those outboards for the most part weighed quite a bit less than modern ones, for example 250-275 lbs for a larger Mercury (65 hp an...
by PeterG
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 196
Views: 35369

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

I probably missed it in a previous post but what varnish are you using on your work of art?

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