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by Ibrew2be
Mon May 18, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 322
Views: 130002

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: 428

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: 791

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: 208
Views: 88928

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: 44
Views: 18625

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: 5
Views: 3294

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: 5
Views: 3294

Re: Squirt Model

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

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: cracker box - is born
Replies: 90
Views: 46737

Re: cracker box - is born

Andre,
It's great to see you posting again, and I love the look of the brightwork on the hull. If you'll bear with me for repeating a question that I see I asked ~3 years ago, what stain colour have you used? And when you refer to "mahogany", what kind of mahogany did you use?

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: A boat for the danube (Donau)
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

Re: A boat for the danube (Donau)

Rowen, I think you're correct that duty costs, not to mention shipping expenses, mean that your best option will be to source materials as close to home as possible. I'm sure that's what other builders based outside the U.S. have done. When it comes to epoxy, shipping regulations in the U.S. require...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: A boat for the danube (Donau)
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

Re: A boat for the danube (Donau)

Welcome to the forum, Rowen. My wife and I had the good fortune to take a river cruise in 2014, where we traveled from Budapest to Amsterdam via the Danube, Main, and the Rhine. That was a wonderful trip, to be sure. We saw many boats along the way, and one of the things that struck me was that boat...
by Ibrew2be
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Squirt build in Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: New Squirt build in Australia

Welcome to the forum, Walter. Lots of help available here, just ask away...and post plenty of pictures!
by Ibrew2be
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Ottawa Squirt Build
Replies: 26
Views: 10708

Re: Ottawa Squirt Build

Anthony: I don't have any experience using Tapcons in asphalt, I've only ever used them in concrete. I'm wondering whether or not you don't want more holding power than you'd get with a Tapcon screw. When you start bending chines and sheers around your frames, you certainly want your building form t...
by Ibrew2be
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Removing the Sole
Replies: 5
Views: 2652

Re: Removing the Sole

Andy, I think you'll be fine without the sole. The family runabout that we got many years of good service out of back in the day had a plywood hull with no sole.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Ottawa Squirt Build
Replies: 26
Views: 10708

Re: Ottawa Squirt Build

Anthony: The approach I used for dealing with my transom is shown in the photo. I made two supports that were set at a 12 degree angle, one for each side of the transom. I then clamped a 2x4 on which to rest the transom between the two supports, and fiddled with the 2x4 location get the proper eleva...
by Ibrew2be
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member in Ottawa Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 2237

Re: New Member in Ottawa Canada

Welcome to the forum, Anthony.

What boat are you planning to build?

Barry

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