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by Ibrew2be
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dream Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 483

Re: Dream Builder

I hope that one of the books you're planning to read is Boat Building with Plywood. It is a great resource, and many builders have benefited from having read it.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spitfire
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: Spitfire

The most beautiful plane from WW II. Thanks for posting, Tony.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dream Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 483

Re: Dream Builder

Welcome, Joe. Keep us posted on what you decide. It would be great to be able to follow your build.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Michigan Squirt Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Re: Michigan Squirt Launch

Congratulations, Jim. I'm glad everything worked out well, and that you were able to sort your way through the "bugs" with the engine.

I love the look of your boat with that '57 Johnson mounted on the transom! It sure reminds me of "back in the day".

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: G-11 Food
Replies: 20
Views: 958

Re: G-11 Food

Linda, there's a Wal-Mart (complete with food department) about 20 minutes or so from Hales Bar, just about at the intersection of I-24 and US 41 (the road the Marina is on).

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 467
Views: 54134

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Utterly fabulous. Looking forward to your account of launch day.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 467
Views: 54134

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

For what it's worth, as a kid growing up, the family boat had a 1957 Evinrude 35 hp with electric start. It was a 2 button system, one for start and the other for choke/stop. The thing is, we almost never used the choke button to kill the engine. We almost always stopped it simply by moving the thro...
by Ibrew2be
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: help me!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: help me!!!!

Which boat are you thinking of doing this on, and how far do you mean when you say "well further aft"?

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 159
Views: 25322

Re: modified malahini

Bob: I had a lot of curtaining challenges when I used Epifanes varnish as well. It doesn't have any thixotrope in it, either. One thing I tried that I had some success with was to keep the varnish thinned. As I recall, the instructions said that you only needed to thin the varnish on the first coat,...
by Ibrew2be
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 159
Views: 25322

Re: modified malahini

Bryan: I'd add one thing to the good advice you've received from others. I found that when applying epoxy to a non-horizontal surface that I needed to be very careful to keep the coats pretty thin, otherwise there is a real risk of the epoxy running or "curtaining". Unlike paint, epoxy doe...
by Ibrew2be
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 467
Views: 54134

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Jim, you have really done an excellent job with your build. Thanks for all the effort you've put into documenting your progress.

Quick question: what did you use for a compressor for your spraying?

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: G-11 Friday Lunch Run to Chattanooga
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: G-11 Friday Lunch Run to Chattanooga

Neel:
Rosemary and I will need a ride to Chattanooga. I thought the Big River Grill was great, and would love to see us go there again. Not too long a walk, food was good, beer was great.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sadly, we lost a fellow boatbuilder
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Sadly, we lost a fellow boatbuilder

Neel:
I am very sorry to hear this news, and sorry for your loss of a good friend. Sincere condolences from Rosemary and me.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 277
Views: 40004

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Rollbar: To address two of the questions you raised above: Silicon bronze screws are preferred to stainless steel for marine applications because stainless, in certain circumstances, is subject to corrosion. In order to be corrosion resistant, stainless steel needs to be exposed to oxygen, to mainta...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: Proposed G11 Graphic to commemorate Glen
Replies: 30
Views: 1368

Re: Proposed G11 Graphic to commemorate Glen

Yes, Neel, it is looking good. Just the other day, I made hotel reservations at the same place we stayed at last year. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, and making some new friends.

Barry

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