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by Ibrew2be
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Indiana Pee Wee
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Indiana Pee Wee

Welcome to the forum, and best of luck with your build!

If you haven't done so yet, I'd recommend you buy a copy of Boat Building with Plywood. It's an excellent reference.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-Gathering 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-Gathering 2018

Thanks for posting, Curt. I always look forward to reading your accounts of travels on the rivers and lakes.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"
Replies: 70
Views: 4886

Re: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"

Alas Neel, Rosemary and I will not be able to make the gathering this year.

Here's hoping for next year.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 216
Views: 55021

Re: Monaco Restart

That is one fine looking boat!

Could you remind us, please, what you used for paint on the bottom. I really like that shade of blue.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Tue May 29, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Tampa Fl, Checking In.
Replies: 10
Views: 1374

Re: Tampa Fl, Checking In.

Jeff, I've made some progress coming to decisions about what I want to do, but don't expect to begin my build until late fall 2018 or early winter 2019. I do plan to build a Roustabout, stretched to ~18 1/2 feet. That's about all the boat I can comfortably fit into the space I have available in the ...
by Ibrew2be
Sun May 27, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 515
Views: 109116

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Jim, she looks awesome! It's kind of like stepping back in time, seeing a '57 Johnson looking the way it did when it was brand new. Thanks for keeping us updated on how your engine rebuild has gone.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sun May 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 515
Views: 109116

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Jim:
Indeed, worth it! Looks great. Can hardly wait to see what it looks like with all of the decals.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Mon May 07, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new member from canada
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: new member from canada

Welcome to the forum, Donald. Once upon a time, we were all new. I'm sure you'll find all the help you need for any questions that come up during your build. Best of luck, and feel free to post lots of pix of your progress.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Wed May 02, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Nimrod
Replies: 19
Views: 5865

Re: Building the Nimrod

You are doing a very fine job with your build. Thanks for keeping us updated on your progress.

What kind of wood did you use for your floorboards? And what is the thickness of the wood you used?

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from North Carolina - building the Imp
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: New member from North Carolina - building the Imp

When I built my Imp, I followed Glen-L's instructions for fiber glassing, and everything went pretty smoothly. The one thing I found I needed to watch out for was when applying epoxy to the sides of the boat. If you apply coats that are too thick, it can tend to sag, and leave wavy marks. The way I ...
by Ibrew2be
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 704
Views: 139510

Re: New member from oregon

Josh, I love it. De-lengthened lumber. I've seen way too much of that. I was thinking of replacing my table saw, but I may get one of these first.

Thanks for posting.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: How can I get my varnish to dry?
Replies: 16
Views: 5044

Re: How can I get my varnish to dry?

That squares with my experience. I used Epifanes over epoxy (Glen-L Poxy-Shield) with no problems. In my case as well, the epoxy had had at least 2 weeks to cure prior to my applying the varnish.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 462
Views: 64830

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

:lol:

Neel, you provided a good laugh for Rosemary and me this evening. Building a boat sounds like a great way to spend a snowy day. Glad to see you back in PA safe and sound, and really looking forward to following your progress.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roustabout build in progress
Replies: 20
Views: 4788

Re: Roustabout build in progress

Welcome to the forum, Elliot. I look forward to following your build; the Roustabout is one of the boats I've been considering for my second build.

Are you building the Roustabout at 17 feet, or have you decided to stretch it?

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 216
Views: 55021

Re: Monaco Restart

Love the look of the finished deck, and the wooden trim is a great touch. Excellent work!

Could you please remind us which type of wood you used for your cover boards and deck planking, as well as what you used for stain color?

Barry