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by Ibrew2be
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: New build
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: New build

Terry, Merc's website says that up to 40 hp, you can still get an outboard in a 15" shaft.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 343
Views: 98947

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Tom. I agree with what Neel said, I too am looking forward to seeing how your seamless deck looks when you've got 'er all finished and shined up.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 343
Views: 98947

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom, you have done really outstanding work on your build. Thanks for sharing your progress along the way with the rest of us.

I am curious about the approach you've taken for dealing with all of the staple holes. Did you do anything special to fill them?

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy around Toronto!
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

Re: New guy around Toronto!

I grew up in southern Ontario, a little west of Toronto, and agree with what Bryan said. As a practical matter, it's unlikely you would be able to do much building in the Toronto area in an unheated space past the end of November. With that said, there are some things you might be able to work on in...
by Ibrew2be
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 115
Views: 9632

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Thanks for bringing us all along, Curt. Your travelogs have always been such a great read, and this one promises to carry on that fine tradition. Here's hoping you make many wonderful memories.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 559
Views: 135835

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, this is the best news I've heard all month. So glad you'll be back at it with your build.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: fred murphy
Replies: 16
Views: 7026

Re: fred murphy

That is a very neat looking boat! Nice job, and thanks for posting some pictures on the forum.

My wife was born in Port Arthur, and spent her early years there. She and I are both wondering where you did your sea trial, and where you plan on using your boat.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-Upper Mississippi River
Replies: 12
Views: 2703

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-Upper Mississippi River

Curt, your posts of your river cruises are always a pleasure to read. Thanks for going to the effort to allow the rest of us to cruise vicariously with you.

Boy, it doesn't get much better than this. Two of my favorite things in one post: wooden boats and steam locomotives.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Small boat, outboard steering system advice
Replies: 2
Views: 3233

Re: Small boat, outboard steering system advice

Welcome to the forum, Randy. Yes, Glen-L does sell steering systems: https://www.boatdesigns.com/Steering/products/29/ The more common steering system these days is a system such as the Teleflex rotary system. With that said, a lifetime ago on the family boat, we had a cable and pulley system on a 1...
by Ibrew2be
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Biss's Malahini Launch
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: Biss's Malahini Launch

Biss, all I can say is, you really hit it out of the park. And then some. Such a great build and beautiful boat. I'd also echo what Matt B said in a separate post a few days ago. It sure would be great if you could be at the gathering in Tennessee this year.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Sissy do
Replies: 3
Views: 6153

Re: Sissy do

Sted: Welcome to the forum. I don't think you have enough posts yet to be able to post pictures. I think you need 3 posts. I'm not completely clear on what you're finding confusing, but let me offer this. The materials list tells you how many sheets of the various thicknesses of plywood would be nee...
by Ibrew2be
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 1958 Celeron
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: 1958 Celeron

Tim: Here are some suggestions in response to some of your questions. A source that a number of builders have used for stainless steel rub rail is http://www.marineind.net/index.htm In terms of varnishes, there seems to be a range of opinions on the forum as to which one is "best". I used Epifanes a...
by Ibrew2be
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The first party boat
Replies: 18
Views: 10595

Re: The first party boat

Richard, the planking for the hull is intended to be fastened (glued and screwed) to the longitudinal members (sheers, chines, battens, keel), rather than the frames. The logic here is that a row of screws along a frame would create a weak