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by craig larson
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Use For An Inboard Engine Vacuum Pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

Re: Use For An Inboard Engine Vacuum Pump?

...thanks...didn't know that...I've been part of a discussion on how to deactivate this pump on a vw diesel forum ...I have a rotary style vac pump...seems that I can remove the outer cover and take out the vanes inside, replace the cover, and there will be no vac ...so now I'm looking for a gear th...
by craig larson
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Use For An Inboard Engine Vacuum Pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

Re: Use For An Inboard Engine Vacuum Pump?

Yes, this vacuum runs the brake system. If there is no use for a vac system on a boat (instrumentation, etc.) then that's what I needed the hear. I sent Paul a PM and will wait to hear what he has to say...

Thanks very much!
by craig larson
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Use For An Inboard Engine Vacuum Pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 2562

Use For An Inboard Engine Vacuum Pump?

...on April 29, 2008 I pulled this VW 1.6L IDI diesel engine from a 1989 Jetta and began disassembling and evaluating it https://i.imgur.com/h4ZstBe.jpg ...the engine is now entirely rebuilt with the exception of the installation of the vacuum pump, which has a gear that connects the drive shaft to ...
by craig larson
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Camo Paint For DBT
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

Re: Camo Paint For DBT

VUPILOT, Thank you for this! I wasn't sure what I was looking at when I pulled up their Color Card the other day (http://www.yachtpaint.com/LiteratureCentre/topsides_colorcard_can_eng.pdf). I'll have my dealer order a can for me. This puts my mind at ease... THUDPUCKER, We just live between ice ages...
by craig larson
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Too Structurally Complete
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Re: Duck Boat Too Structurally Complete

Oyster, Thanks! I have seen duck boats and skull and box-boats my whole life...and hunted in the Atlantic for years with a friend who has TDB (The Duck Boat) - a fiberglass behemoth - when Iwas out there. But where I live there are lots of smaller marshes, but no access for a boat trailer. There's a...
by craig larson
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Too Structurally Complete
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Re: Duck Boat Too Structurally Complete

UPSand Wardy, Thanks! There are just too many lakes here that have access, but no boat launch. Years ago I used to use only a canoe for everything I did, but I'm old enough now that I don't feel like sitting in a canoe in COLD water with a retriever (and a pup at that)...we'll both be swimming I'm a...
by craig larson
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Duck Boat Too Structurally Complete
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Duck Boat Too Structurally Complete

Hi All, Just a note to say that I completed gluing and screwing my Duck Boat Too (DBT) yesterday. This was a very easy build. And the lines on it are so sweet...what a honey! It was -32 here yesterday morning so I will wait until spring before fiberglassing and painting it. For now it's set up on en...
by craig larson
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Camo Paint For DBT
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

Camo Paint For DBT

Yesterday I completed construction on my DBT: http://sisipisis.blogspot.com/ How easy and fun!!! It was -32 here yesterday morning. I think I'll wait until it warms up before doing the fiberglassing (outside)! Thinking ahead to painting (considering my closest boat building store is 600 miles away (...
by craig larson
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Using Luan Plywood For Duck Boat Too
Replies: 1
Views: 1679

Using Luan Plywood For Duck Boat Too

The Duck Boat Too specified 1/4" DF pluwood for the base and sides. Trying to lighten up the design, can I use 1/8" Luan for the sides and a doubled up luan for the bottom? DF AB is hard to get here...
by craig larson
Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Duck Boat Too As All-Round Tender?
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Re: Duck Boat Too As All-Round Tender?

Thudpucker,

Thanks for your response. What is the design for your rowing jon? What are your waters like around Cullman? :)

Craig
by craig larson
Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Duck Boat Too As All-Round Tender?
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Duck Boat Too As All-Round Tender?

I'd like your thoughts on whether the Duck Boat Too would make a good tender for the bigger build I'm working on? I do hunt ducks (dog and decs and sometimes another person), but I am generally on smaller water for this. I will probably use oars for hunting, but would like to maybe be able to also p...
by craig larson
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: introduce yourself and what type of boat your building
Replies: 45
Views: 26385

Best to keep a good topic afloat! Craig here, just finishing up on my year farming, so checking in again. I have all plans, wood and engine ready to begin to put together an Eagle, stretched to 25'. I'll start to cut out the forms and lumber this winter and get ready to start the build in the spring...
by craig larson
Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Source for Wester Red Cedar Veneers
Replies: 2
Views: 1513

...what are you looking for?
by craig larson
Sat May 24, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet - "Pikaku"
Replies: 11
Views: 3247

Another blogger...good on ya (that's a Ca-na-di-EN-ism for 'looking good/great decision/best of luck'...)

Craig

pics...wanna see pics!

PS - I just added you to a new section in my blog dedicated to builders with sites/blogs...
by craig larson
Sat May 24, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Build WebSite
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

marksa1458, Thanks for the link! I'll check in!!! I decided to keep a record of my build from planning to yearly usage. I think that there should be a listing of builds with links to blogs and webpages by Glen-L builders in a special place on the site. Craig PS - You inspired me to add a new feature...