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by North
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum

Had the boat out briefly when I put it in a couple of weeks ago (haven't been able to get out since). With some pitch taken off the prop, Iam now able to get 3000rpm WOT (max intermittent rpm for the engine is 2800rpms which delivers 150hp). So, I think i am good- engine should not be overloaded thi...
by North
Fri May 31, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 49877

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

Hi Kevin, I will likely not make any rash decisions or purchases.. if one of my feeder cabinets sells, i may just keep the other feeder and push-pull gun for my xmt304 - i do like having 300 amps (on single phase) and high duty cycle. I could then opt for a mid range ac/dc tig, with adequate power b...
by North
Thu May 23, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 49877

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

Thank you both for the input on these machines. Lots of options if i can free up some cash by selling one of my feeder cabinets and guns.. and possibly the XMT304...but, i do need to do a fair amount of Mig in the next 6 months, and don't want to leave myself with no power supply until i can get a n...
by North
Mon May 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 49877

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

Question for Kevin or Yofish - I see above that Yofish (easliy_connected his) XR feeder/ push -pull cabinets to an Everlast DC MIG model. I am currently running a Miller XMT304 CC/CV power source and run 2 Miller XR feeders and push pull guns (only needed one,. but the 2nd one was a great deal..so I...
by North
Fri May 17, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 119
Views: 21933

Re: 25' Skiff Build

Hi Kevin - sure - fair points you make. My point though, if not that guys should buy cnc cut plans to facilitate a "good enough" attitude. To your point, either way, they still should put in the hood time in advance. The big reasoning though, that I guess I did not mention, but is likely apparent on...
by North
Thu May 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 119
Views: 21933

Re: 25' Skiff Build

Hi Kevin - I agree with all of your points... with lots of hood time now.. for an amateur... I would certainly agree that i would have less distortion if I were to do it again.. Now have more skill and patience that when i started. I did build the Double Eagle and no, I do not think it is available ...
by North
Mon May 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 119
Views: 21933

Re: 25' Skiff Build

Yofish - really enjoyed watching your build and seeing how you and Kevin approach many aspects of the builds. Ss an amateur, first time builder I would have bee happy as a pg in sh$t if I had only had a 1/4" or hogging/ distortion.. but I see and understand that you guys build to a MUCH higher level...
by North
Mon May 13, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum

Hi Ken - the boat ran well last year, as I had finally found my antifreeze leak (crack in water cooled exhaust manifold... put on an aftermarket one at a reasonable price, and been good for the entire last summer). I found the boat was overpropper last year when we had extra (but now typical) weight...
by North
Sun May 12, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum

One more pic.
Note. No sanding disks or grinding after welding as in a hurray today. May clean up if I have time or may live with it this summer..
by North
Sun May 12, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum

Hi Folks, Haven't posted in a while.. been using the 25' Double Eagle for 3 summers now.. this will the the 4th. It may not look like much, but as the boat is still not complete (may put some type of cabin on next winter..), we have come a long way in the last 3 years.. first summer was really just ...
by North
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Where to obtain plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 6175

Re: Where to obtain plans?

Kevin I agree with your ability to make roughly $70 per hour cutting out the frames and hull panels yourself as opposed to having someone else do it with a CNC router because of your level of experience and expertise. However in my case I would be lucky to have paid myself five or $10 an hour becaus...
by North
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Where to obtain plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 6175

Re: Where to obtain plans?

Kevin I agree with your ability to make roughly $70 per hour cutting out the frames and hull panels yourself as opposed to having someone else do it with a CNC router because of your level of experience and expertise. However in my case I would be lucky to have paid myself five or $10 an hour becaus...
by North
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Where to obtain plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 6175

Re: Where to obtain plans?

As a newbie builder of a (somewhat nearly) finished and useable Glen L Double Eagle - love the deign and am really enjoying the boat. But, after Hand cutting all frames and hull sections, etc, mostly with a worm-drive skill saw, If I were to build another boat, especially as a 1st time builder, I wo...
by North
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods
Replies: 81
Views: 47262

Re: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods

Thanks for the additional comments/ affirmations Yofish. In hindsight I should have welded in some "sides" to make potential airtight/ watertight compartments earlier in the build, so I could then do minimal work and pressure testing. The hull is welded to stringers and the stringers are welded to t...
by North
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods
Replies: 81
Views: 47262

Re: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods

thanks for the advice Kevin - I will more than likely forgoe the foam..
I have read many, many of your posts on this forum and others, but it has been a few years since I read much of it, so I had forgotten your stance on foam. thanks again for being generous with your time to reply!