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by Winger Ed.
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New...soon to be in Virginia
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: New...soon to be in Virginia

Welcome back to the world. I spent 4 years stationed at Quantico, VA after a tour on Okinawa myself. (I got to spend a Christmas at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. Gosh their weather was awful!) I'm not a East Coast guy; but, I just loved the duty, countryside, and the folks up there in Virginia. After helping...
by Winger Ed.
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat moving help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1177

Re: Boat moving help?

The most economical way I can think of is to get enough cheap 2x4s to put under your form. Run them stem to stern, nailing each frame leg to them. Each 2x4 will need to be under at least 2 form legs. If the ground is really rough, lay down more 2x4s on the ground as tracks. Put 2 sections of plastic...
by Winger Ed.
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 364
Views: 56239

Re: SEA KNIGHT

I may have to wait a couple of weeks when my daughter and my son in law come over that would give me enough help along with a couple of her friends.Craig I think you're on the right track. Something ya might want to get before the 'flip' is a few 2x4 boards, and about a dozen heavy duty 'C' clamps,...
by Winger Ed.
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 364
Views: 56239

Re: SEA KNIGHT

In years past, I've used stacks of old car tires as a pad or cushion to move boats on and off a trailer, and turn them over.
I also learned that if ya put a old blanket over them, you don't get big black marks on the hull.
by Winger Ed.
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Bow modification for Hunky Dory
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

Re: Bow modification for Hunky Dory

While digging around looking at boat stuff one night, I found a guy who builds- and sells plans for front ramp boats. He even has one that's a nice cabin cruiser that you can carry your car on. He's more or less done a 'new and improved' Higgins boat design from WWII. And, there's lots of info and p...
by Winger Ed.
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle

Those late 40's, and 50's era cruisers are about the ultimate classic designs for what they were. Like a restored antique Rolls Royce, or '34 Ford, one in nice shape still draws a crowd wherever it is. Before then, most motor yachts looked like something that had been converted from something else; ...
by Winger Ed.
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle

I spent about 200 hours here digging through all the 20-ish ft. cabin cruiser designs before I arrived at my decisions without trying to reinvent the wheel, or getting into uncharted waters. My hoices were limited to what was recomended to build in steel, you probably have more options than I did. A...
by Winger Ed.
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: Vaera Cruise/Double Eagle

I've got a few home projects left to do before I can get started on a steel 'True Grit'. What I did, was find & buy the full plan set for the hull I wanted. True Grit in my case. I had a few specs. I wanted from different boats too. I'm gonna do my next build in Steel. For that, the TG is the pe...
by Winger Ed.
Thu May 30, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner
Replies: 26
Views: 7570

Re: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner

Everything, including the lakes and rivers being upside down in Australia is workable.
I'm glad they don't just fall off into outer Space.
by Winger Ed.
Tue May 28, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: New member

Looking forward to seeing your build.

Oh,, ya weren't supposed to actually EAT the turnip green recipe...
Its used to attract rabbits.... Then ya eat them.

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by Winger Ed.
Thu May 16, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Norwester
Replies: 15
Views: 3623

Re: Norwester

Something I consider now that I've gotten 'bit' a few times:
When buying a piece of equipment, see how close to home you can get it worked on.
And, how easy or convient it is to get parts, consumables, and accessories for it.
by Winger Ed.
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Dallas
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Hello from Dallas

Thanks. Studying the plans, WOW! This thing looks like it'd be a good ice breaker up above the Artic Circle. I might be trimming it down a little since its only going to float around in one of these East Texas mud holes. A big storm for us will generate 4-5' waves that last about a hour or two. I wo...
by Winger Ed.
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Dallas
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Hello from Dallas

What an amazing sight the Glen-L folks have. I've restored a few fiberglass and Alum. hull boats. I've built a 12' "Ben Hur" 'D' hydro in (MIGed) Alum. from the wooden plan set. The last project was the Aeromarine Special, also a wooden 'D' hydro on the boat plans site- but I built it in (...

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