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by bob smith
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wood on a fiberglass hull
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Wood on a fiberglass hull

Read about my project "The Epiphany" in the power boat thread. Might work for you.
by bob smith
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Exhaust Tube Question
Replies: 17
Views: 988

Re: Exhaust Tube Question

I used SS elbows and wrapped them with heat wrap from my local hot rod store. They work fine. Also note that corrugated exhaust hose is quieter due to its ability to absorb exhaust pulses and the ribs act as mini baffles. The effect is to dampen the higher frequencies and reduce the annoying "b...
by bob smith
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 120
Views: 5355

Re: Who's Going and Where

We hate it but we're not able to make the Gathering this year. Scheduling conflicts just can't be resolved. Rest assured we are with you in spirit and wish all a great time.
Bob & Linda Smith
G-12 or bust!
by bob smith
Thu May 25, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Part out a ski boat
Replies: 26
Views: 1658

Re: Part out a ski boat

As far as disposing of the hull, I took a sawzall to it and in 10 minutes reduced it to manageable pieces that were accepted at the local recycling facility
by bob smith
Tue May 23, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Part out a ski boat
Replies: 26
Views: 1658

Re: Part out a ski boat

I recommend it. You will have not only the big parts but all the little jimcracks that cost like crazy if you buy them separately. Not to mention a trailer! Also, you have a full size example of "how it's made" as a guide.
When you're all through you can sell the carcass or junk it.
by bob smith
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 225823

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,
Check these out:
http://plastic-domes-spheres.com/
http://www.eztopsworldwide.com/domes.htm
Just a couple of suppliers of Acrylic domes
by bob smith
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Side planking questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Re: Side planking questions

I suppose you could cut some shallow longitudinal kerfs in inside of the 3/8" and fill them with epoxy.
Just thinking....
by bob smith
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 49
Views: 3549

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

Does that pylon attach with more than the screws thru the flange? The torque on a ski pylon is enormous. Mine is attached to an aluminum tube structure attached to the stringers. It doubles as a lifting point for the boat. I'd definitely recommend "overengineering" the mounting of a ski py...
by bob smith
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: towing your boat behind a house boat
Replies: 12
Views: 1310

Re: towing your boat behind a house boat

Put the wife at the helm of the houseboat, station the kids and pets at the bow and climb in the Riviera for a few precious quiet moments.
by bob smith
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO -whoops
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: GERONIMO -whoops

Are you referring to the "scratch" between the tach and speedo hole? Looks like it would probably sand out.
I'd put a steaming hot towel on it to swell it up then sand after it drys. Or cover it with a bezel of some sort.
by bob smith
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera powered by v12 jaguar
Replies: 333
Views: 92353

Re: Riviera powered by v12 jaguar

I've always liked the area where the Torque and HP curves intersect. Looks to me as if 5 grand and a 3 blade 12x15 are going to be hard to beat. Jay Leno says, “Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races.” While the principles are the same, a boat experiences significantly greater fluid friction and t...
by bob smith
Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Waxing philosophical and boat building
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: Waxing philosophical and boat building

Perhaps the most meaningful comment about my boat came from a then 15yr old grandson.
"Paw, you need to put that in the will."
by bob smith
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO's progress and questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3913

Re: GERONIMO's progress and questions

I started with a router but was concerned with the lightning speed that it can do great damage. I ended up sanding the overhang down, starting with a 7" disc sander (careful with this) and finishing up with the random orbit palm sander.
Go slow!
by bob smith
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: G-11
Replies: 50
Views: 9319

Re: G-11

Happy memories.....
Saving up to take a bicycle ride to the hobby shop on Saturday to buy a can of Testors glo-fuel. My hands still smell of castor oil, methanol and nitromethane!

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