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by rjw
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Does anyone have any finished Waterlodge pics?
Replies: 3
Views: 3479

Re: Does anyone have any finished Waterlodge pics?

The blog linked in the second message in turn links to a the whole series of blog entries documenting much of the build.

Click on the Next Post link at the upper right.

The builder has also been blogging his trip in his shantyboat: http://peoplesriverhistory.us/category/blog/
by rjw
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fuel Consumption and Low Speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 2012

Re: Fuel Consumption and Low Speeds

Thanks to all for the discussions and insights
by rjw
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fuel Consumption and Low Speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 2012

Fuel Consumption and Low Speeds

I'm considering building a houseboat - either a Waterlodge or, perhaps, a Huck Finn pontoon towed behind a 15' tri-hull. If I do, I plan to travel a lot, but fuel consumption and cost are a major concern. How will cruising at very low speeds (say, 5 knots or so) affect fuel consumption? Thanks Bob
by rjw
Tue May 14, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Surface mould
Replies: 6
Views: 2197

Re: Surface mould

>>I know bleach is a great killer.

It kills the active blooms, not not the spoors - so mold blooms will quickly return.

Scrubbing/scouring is needed to reduce/eliminate the spores.
by rjw
Sun May 12, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Safety
Replies: 13
Views: 2861

Re: Safety

RE: CO and Placement of CO detectors I have been trained as a Carbon Monoxide and Combustion Analyst.* CO is about the same weight as the other chemical components of air. BUT it is produced by inefficient combustion and is usually hot when it enters a living space and thus first rises to the ceili...
by rjw
Sun May 12, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Surface mould
Replies: 6
Views: 2197

Re: Surface mould

As a retired home inspector, I took a lot of classes in mold and mold cleanup. There are no magic wipe on/wipe off solutions. Bleach only kills active mold blooms - it does not kill the spores. And never spray bleach - that is essentially weaponizing it and can cause significant lung damage. I never...
by rjw
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Waterlodge Build Blog
Replies: 0
Views: 4243

Waterlodge Build Blog

FWIW - a fellow out west is building a Waterlodge and blogging the build:

The first relevant entry, where he settled on the Waterlodge plans is at: http://littleshantyboat.blogspot.com/20 ... -made.html
by rjw
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Didjahearthis?
Replies: 4
Views: 2826

Re: Didjahearthis?

Truxton wrote:Link?

I cant find any validation
Date of the post: "Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:01 pm"
by rjw
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Thinking Inside the Box[beam] -- Wood Trailer Concept
Replies: 1
Views: 2481

Thinking Inside the Box[beam] -- Wood Trailer Concept

I'm looking into building a Waterlodge Two and living aboard full time. I can foresee a need for occasional trailer transport of up to a few hundred miles. (Say from the lower Hudson to Cape Cod Bay) and have dreamed up an idea for a transportable trailer using wood box beams as (1) the trailer rail...
by rjw
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from Niagara Falls
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: New from Niagara Falls

>>I want a decent size row boat that can take a 20 hp.

A recent Wooden Boat magazine (?http://www.woodenboat.com/sites/default ... 30-toc.pdf?) had a discussion of tenders and the factors to look at - although IIRC the author wasn't keen on rower with motors - I don't recall why
by rjw
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Twin outboards
Replies: 7
Views: 2984

Re: Twin outboards

Thanks -

I'm not sure how much horsepower I need - I'm looking to move pretty slowly (Old age <G>)
by rjw
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Twin outboards
Replies: 7
Views: 2984

Re: Twin outboards

But could twins add maneuverability, a la twin screw inboards?

I'm looking to do a Waterlodge two houseboat with an 8' beam - and jave been thinking twin outboards might help with maneuvering
by rjw
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Scarfing jig
Replies: 10
Views: 8476

Re: Scarfing jig

Thanks for the link.

I've thought of that same basic technique, but with the two boards/planks to be scarfed lain side to side and cut simultaneously.

I don't know if that would help or not.
by rjw
Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: questions for the epoxy experts
Replies: 8
Views: 4898

Re: questions for the epoxy experts

Another possible concern with glassing solid barnboard. First note that I have absolutely no experience (yet) with fiberglass, but I have a lot of experience with wood. Wood is hygroscopic - solid wood will expand and contract (across the grain) as moisture and humidity levels change. Plywood doesn'...
by rjw
Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From NW Ohio
Replies: 6
Views: 1703

Re: Hello From NW Ohio

Thanks!

Out to the Cape is in one of my dreams - live aboard on Pleasant Bay in Chatham or Orleans (my old stomping grounds) although I doubt I'd try to make the run from the south Hudson through LI sound and then along CT, RI and southern MA to the Cape in a Waterlodge

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