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by Reado
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Starting my first build with a jet TNT
Replies: 77
Views: 53066

Re: Starting my first build with a jet TNT

Hey Dave....great dreaming and planning going on here! Maybe you could get a rooster tail like this!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCDTMIJaIFU
by Reado
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new member
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

Re: new member

I'm in Agassiz BC and I,'ve been building a Bo-Jest for more years than I care to admit! Just another Canuck close by..Eh!
by Reado
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Farewell to my father...
Replies: 29
Views: 41399

Re: Farewell to my father...

Dear Gayle, My heart goes out to you and yours for your loss. I have and will continue to think about him and his work as I build my boat.
by Reado
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anyone know what a Leslie speaker is?
Replies: 14
Views: 6497

Re: Anyone know what a Leslie speaker is? Please read this to the end

I never thought of using Leslie style louvers except in a Leslie. When I was playing, I had one Leslie behind me and the other one was on the other side of the stage so I really didn't get the full effect of two Leslies swirling at the same time. I had the top rotor miked for some extra punch. I als...
by Reado
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anyone know what a Leslie speaker is?
Replies: 14
Views: 6497

Re: Anyone know what a Leslie speaker is? Please read this to the end

I was delighted to see this post about Leslies! I have a 1958 Hammond B3 and 3 Leslies. I was lucky enough to have a steady gig where played my B3 with two Leslies and never had to move them. I love the Leslie louvers. When I was looking to build my own Leslie, I talked to a cabinet maker who told m...
by Reado
Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 382
Views: 170442

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

Hey Chugalug....first of all, great job on your Bo-Jest! I wonder whether paint will stick to a salt treated wood surface. Tom Smitherman had problems with rot in some areas of his bulwarks and he felt, if memory serves, that lack of drainage and pooling water getting under the finish to the wood wa...
by Reado
Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Bo-jest changes
Replies: 16
Views: 7794

Re: Bo-jest changes

I'm following your build closely. It sounds like we are at similar stages on the Bo-Jest. I laminated up the forward cabin clamps with 7 layers of ply. I actually attached 2 by 4 supports right to the deck and clamped the laminations to the 2 by 4's. Worked like a charm. I have some pics on iPad. I'...
by Reado
Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bo-Jest bulwark question
Replies: 10
Views: 4903

Re: Bo-Jest bulwark question

Hi Chugalug..... you posted a query here about cedar usage. I didn't fully understand the question but I replied that I used mahogany for my uprights and laminated fir or mahogany for the bulwark battens. I used mahogany for the filler between the uprights. Then I must have pressed the wrong button ...
by Reado
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Porpoising help
Replies: 16
Views: 8119

Re: Porpoising help

Lots of good advice here. I built a few Minimax hydro's back when. Notorious porpoising! I incorporated some ofl the solutions suggested here with success. Especially having a dead flat planing surface. I would add one more suggestion. Make sure the cavitation plate on the outboard motor is lined up...
by Reado
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bo-Jest bulwark question
Replies: 10
Views: 4903

Re: Bo-Jest bulwark question

Excellent plan Tom, Thank a lot!
by Reado
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bo-Jest bulwark question
Replies: 10
Views: 4903

Re: Bo-Jest bulwark question

Rot...the bane of boat builders! I had to destroy about 30 linear feet of 1 x 8 Honduras Mahogany because I didn't store it properly. I degraded 3 twenty foot boards in the process. You have made me acutely aware of the importance of good deck drainage and encapsulation when building the bulwark. I ...
by Reado
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bo-Jest bulwark question
Replies: 10
Views: 4903

Re: Bo-Jest bulwark question

Hi Tom Thanks so much for your reply. I've read and thoroughly enjoyed your Bo-Jest build and your blog as well as your other frequent posts to the the forum I have decided to attach the uprights to the deck, which has been glassed and epoxied. I have thought about the water pooling problem. I'm hop...
by Reado
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bo-Jest bulwark question
Replies: 10
Views: 4903

Bo-Jest bulwark question

I'm back at my Bo-jest build after many years. I was wondering...do you attach the bulwark upright frames directly to the deck and then fill between the uprights with blocking or do you put the blocking on the deck first then attach the uprights to the blocking. Thanks
by Reado
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Question to fellow Canadians about fasteners
Replies: 12
Views: 6443

Re: Question to fellow Canadians about fasteners

Try <http://www.pacificfasteners.com>/Hopefully they would have silicon-bronze screws.
by Reado
Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Inboard Shaft Holes - (Glen-L Wants to Pick Your Brains)
Replies: 45
Views: 22562

Re: Inboard Shaft Holes - (Glen-L Wants to Pick Your Brains)

It's been a long time and I don't think it was my idea. For My Bo-Jest I mounted an alignment jig on the transom and inside the hull. Then I bored my initial hole with a hole saw on an extension bit before I mounted the first keel lamination. Then I proceeded with lamination /hole until the keel was...

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