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by Jimbob
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Resawing veneers
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Re: Resawing veneers

I wouldn't recommend a drum sander. I have a 16/24 Proformax (jet) drum sander, and it is more for finish work than thickness planing. It would take FOREVER to bring down to dimension. (many passes) I have a Dewalt three blade two speed thickness planer that does a nice job. Very little snipe. It al...
by Jimbob
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: flex coupling question
Replies: 6
Views: 169

flex coupling question

Has anyone had any experience with a flex coupling. It goes between the transmission and the prop shaft coupling. They say it eliminates vibration, protects the gears, and works like a u-joint if your alignment is slightly off. Good idea? or a waste of money?
Pic below:

Thanks,
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353258

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl,
How's this for an idea? Cover the whole top up with a molding that is a couple of inches wide. It would hide the seams and the end grain pieces. You could continue that molding down the sides, sort of like a raised panel door would look. Similar to the piece in the picture below.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat Cover Question
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Boat Cover Question

Thanks Rich! I think that's the way I will go. I just can't see spending $300 - $400 for a cover. The cover will be mainly used to keep the inside clean and be softer on the varnish than the tarp I use now. I plan to throw a tarp over the cover to keep the rain off. Had a similar cover on the runabo...
by Jimbob
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat Cover Question
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Boat Cover Question

I am shopping for a boat cover for my barrelback.
Any recommendations?
Would the barrelback use the same style as a tournament ski boat?
Any types or brands to stay away from?

Thanks,

Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue

Hi Bob,
I make sure you have a good electrical connection, and then coat the connectors with silicone glue, and then wrap the whole thing with electrical tape while the silicone is still wet. I did this for years, anytime I made an outdoor sprinkler connection, nothing ever got to the connection.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 88555

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Don't laugh, but here's another idea. (consider this just brainstorming) What if you mounted a small lazy susan between the bracket and the transom to allow for the up and down movement. You still might need to cut an elongated hole.
Jim
by Jimbob
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 434
Views: 88555

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Hi Craig,
Perhaps something like the item in the picture would work for you. I'm using this on my setup, but I think the swivel holder is more for outboards. The tube is in a socket that rotates in any direction.
Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: ACBS - Delta Cruise October 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: ACBS - Delta Cruise October 2018

GREAT!

I will be looking forward to seeing you there. I will be coming in Saturday morning, and leaving Sunday afternoon.

Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Touching up stain
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Touching up stain

I have been touching up my boat because of small imperfections, and where I have sanded through the varnish and gotten in to the stain in a couple of spots. I came up with a something that has worked well for me. I picked up a hvlp touchup gun at HFT for about $30 that works great. I thin down the s...
by Jimbob
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: ACBS - Delta Cruise October 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 283

ACBS - Delta Cruise October 2018

Anyone going to the ACBS Delta Cruise in northern California in October?

Jim
by Jimbob
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 75
Views: 13602

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I want to learn, what color I like best, if can I minimize the striping between light and dark boards, if FamoWood takes stain, if the “filler” in the stain fills the staple holes (if not, what is the effect of water on the holes), and what do the Raptor staple legs look like after stain and epoxy....
by Jimbob
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 258
Views: 31738

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

My stain thoughts. I would use one color straight out of the can without mixing with other stains. If you have to make a repair later it might be difficult to get a perfect match. I have had to re-stain in a couple of areas, and even with the single color stain, it is difficult to get a good match. ...
by Jimbob
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Finish Line
Replies: 17
Views: 2583

Re: Squirt Finish Line

She's a beaut!
Well done.
Jim
by Jimbob
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353258

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl,
With everything you have tried, I'll bet it's the router bit. I have had great success with whiteside carbide bits. HFT bits are ok too.
Jim

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