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by Ibrew2be
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 67
Views: 32213

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Chris, I love the approach of using a doweling jig to center the bow eye. What a great idea! When I mounted the bow eye in my boat, I did two things. First, I got some epoxy into the hole in the stem. A way to do this is to soak a piece of rope in epoxy, and pull it through the hole. After the epoxy...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 672
Views: 223802

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt, I love the color combination.

What are you using for varnish?

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Fiberglass Whitehall
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: Fiberglass Whitehall

Bob, the time it takes to get to a "tack free" kind of surface will depend on the resin/hardener system you use, but 3 to 4 hours sounds like a reasonable estimate. Same thing with the time to trim. The key thing will be to keep a close eye on things as the cure of the resin proceeds. One other thin...
by Ibrew2be
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Atlas Woodworking Zip Build
Replies: 31
Views: 1367

Re: Atlas Woodworking Zip Build

For perspective, Ken Bassett's Rascal calls for a solid mahogany transom at 1 1/4" thickness on a boat that's rated at 60 hp.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Fiberglass Whitehall
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: Fiberglass Whitehall

Bob, Fiberglassing is one of those tasks where there’s more than one “right” way to do it. Here are some thoughts based on what worked for me. As a general point, you want to achieve a chemical bond (not just a physical bond) between each layer of epoxy that’s applied. This can be accomplished if yo...
by Ibrew2be
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ski king frame construction
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Ski king frame construction

PJ, I'll take a stab at answering your question, though admit up front that I may be a bit off the mark. I see that the Glen-L catalogue says that the Ski King plans come with a "fully dimensioned framework". I'm not exactly sure what that means, but I wonder if it means you've been provided with on...
by Ibrew2be
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 72
Views: 34317

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Something for you to think about: this is the bottom of the boat that you are painting, and the fact of the matter is you don't see much of the bottom much of the time. So how perfect does it need to be to be good enough? On my boat, I put 4 or 5 coats on the bottom and decided that good enough was,...
by Ibrew2be
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Sissy Do strakes and HP for outboard
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Sissy Do strakes and HP for outboard

Bob, I have a 5 hp on an Imp, which is not unlike a 10 foot version of the Sissy Do. The 5 hp pushes the Imp along nicely. When I'm in it by myself, I can get it up on plane. I think that a 9.9 would be a good size engine for the 13 foot Sissy Do.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 463
Views: 158460

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Craig, I agree with Bryan, your boat is beautiful. In terms of what to do with an older outboard, I think it depends a bit on how much fritzing around you want to do. At the very least, I suggest that you try starting it up in an appropriately sized bucket of water at home before you take it to the ...
by Ibrew2be
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new the forum and first time boat builder
Replies: 47
Views: 5040

Re: new the forum and first time boat builder

Welcome to the forum, Mac. I too chose the Imp as my first build. It is a delightful little boat. Mine is sitting in my garage on its trailer right now. It never fails to make me smile any time I walk past it. I learned a lot building my Imp, and I've learned even more over the past few years follow...
by Ibrew2be
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 672
Views: 223802

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Thanks Matt. I think a lot of us aren't nearly as flexible as we used to be.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 672
Views: 223802

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt,

Nice work.

What tools did you use? Circular saw? Jig saw? And I'm also wondering how you supported the hatch while you were cutting around it.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sun May 31, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Geronimo in the making
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: Geronimo in the making

Wood is actually less susceptible to rot in salt water than it is in fresh water. As long as you properly encapsulate the okoume with epoxy, you should be fine. It's also important that you allow your boat to air dry thoroughly after use.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sat May 30, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 27
Views: 5766

Re: Ready for glass work

All I ever do is mix epoxy by weight. Just be sure that you use the correct proportions if doing by weight. Some resins, such as System 3 Silver Tip, have a somewhat different ratio by weight than by volume.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Mon May 18, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 358
Views: 163928

Re: Malahini from MD

That is one fine looking boat! You've set the standard for how to do a wooden windshield frame, and the finish looks great.

One thing I was wondering about, as I looked at your pictures. How did you handle running lights?

Barry

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