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by Jimbob
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 32
Views: 1410

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

What’s this winterization thing y’all are talking about? I don’t think we have that in Florida. If the temperature drops below 32 degrees, you need to worry about winterization. I found that out the hard way. I had a 5.7 mercrusier in my previous boat. I didn't winterize the motor being in Californ...
by Jimbob
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: The benefits of proper trim
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: The benefits of proper trim

You will feel the proper trim at any speed using this technique. At speed, bring the trim "up" which will cause the bow of the boat to rise. Bring up the trim up slightly until the boat starts to porpoise, from there, move the trim back down slightly until the porpoise stops. You will feel...
by Jimbob
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1072
Views: 200420

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Here's another windshield design from today's ACBS webwatch email.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 2018 ACBS Delta Cruise pics
Replies: 0
Views: 212

2018 ACBS Delta Cruise pics

Here are some links to videos that I took. Lots of classic boats.
Jim

https://youtu.be/UG5iHLL7xWs

https://youtu.be/EC2L27LCS7g

https://youtu.be/DXTuyv8qaW8
by Jimbob
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2464
Views: 377767

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl,
I went to the ACBS Delta Cruise last weekend. Saw this boat, and thought you might like the picture.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: electrical conduit question
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: electrical conduit question

Thanks Bill! That's what I will do.
What do you mean by flair the ends?
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: electrical conduit question
Replies: 4
Views: 235

electrical conduit question

Hi everybody, I am wiring my boat and have found that it is very difficult to push/pull wires through the flexible split conduit that I installed. Now I am thinking of replacing it with the pvc electrical conduit they sell at home depot. Does anyone see any problem with using that conduit? Not sure ...
by Jimbob
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat Cover Question
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Boat Cover Question

Tab, thanks for your reply.
I went ahead and got a cover from amazon from the link that Rich gave me. Great cover, fits good, nice tie down straps, and it was only $99 bucks and free shipping.
Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Rollers or Bunks for Flats Flyer
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: Rollers or Bunks for Flats Flyer

Re: material to use for bunks I called the people that built my custom trailer (sport boat trailers) and asked them what they used for their bunks. They told me that they use douglas fir. The douglas fir conforms to the boat better. They also said don't use hardwood. In additon, they said that treat...
by Jimbob
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 295
Views: 36637

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Looks great Matt!
I really like the unstained wood. Like you say, it really "pops"
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Applying epoxy in deep holes
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Applying epoxy in deep holes

I got an idea this weekend that I thought I would share.
I was racking my brain trying to figure out how get epoxy into a deep hole that I drilled in my transom that I wanted to encapsulate . I ended up using a shotgun cleaning swab and it worked great. Pic below of the setup.
Jim
by Jimbob
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 233
Views: 48264

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Thanks!
One pint of stain will do the whole boat. You thin the stain so it goes a lot further than you might think.

Jim
by Jimbob
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Fuse Size?
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Fuse Size?

I am doing my wiring this weekend. I have a bus that has spots for fuses. I read somewhere that the fuse size should be 1 1/2 times the amperage draw for the circuit. For example: A Bilge pump with a 3 amp draw would take a 5 amp fuse. ( 3 amps x 1.5 = 4.5 rounded up would be 5 amps). Does that soun...
by Jimbob
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 46
Views: 3166

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I used some fairing compound from System Three called Quick Fair. The thing I like about it is that is can be sanded in about 3 hours.
It is also easy to work with.
Jim
by Jimbob
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: flex coupling question
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: flex coupling question

Thanks everyone for your responses!
Jim

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