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by Ibrew2be
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 66
Views: 27474

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: 243

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: 148881

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: 37
Views: 1931

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: 634
Views: 203156

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: 634
Views: 203156

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: 912

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: 3813

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: 149315

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
by Ibrew2be
Tue May 05, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Transfer pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Re: Transfer pattern

Corey, I like it! Thanks for posting.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Speed of squirt with 4hp 4 stroke Mercury
Replies: 6
Views: 1628

Re: Speed of squirt with 4hp 4 stroke Mercury

Welcome to the forum. With a 4 hp on a Squirt and ~300 lb on board, I doubt that you will be get the boat to plane. I have a 5 hp Merc 4 stroke on an Imp, and with just myself on board (~160 lb) I can get planing and guesstimate that I am moving at close to 20 mph. With two people in the boat (300-i...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 254
Views: 108016

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

To keep the limbers from getting clogged, what if you were to do this: First, increase the thickness of the battens between the transom and the adjacent frame, to maybe 2X the existing thickness. That should then give you some latitude to cut the limbers deeper than is currently the case. If the lim...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 52
Views: 25074

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Chris: I'm not sure that you need to stain. Here's a look at the side of my boat in the area of the butt block. The plywood is okoume, and it is finished with about 4 coats of epoxy followed by about 4 coats of varnish. If you enlarge the picture and zoom in on the area right above the wheel, you ca...
by Ibrew2be
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Squirt Model
Replies: 10
Views: 4327

Re: Squirt Model

Bill, My plan at this point is to power my boat with a 4-stroke 60 hp Merc. I love the look of the older engines (such as yours), but I am no mechanic and want the reliability, lower noise, and smoke-free operation that come with a modern 4-stroke. I am still in the very early stages of my build, an...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Squirt Model
Replies: 10
Views: 4327

Re: Squirt Model

Bill, regardless of what you do from here, your model looks great! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

Barry

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