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by Ibrew2be
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 10' IMP
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: 10' IMP

Mitch, I built an IMP in 2013 - 2015 (yes, life got in the way sometimes). Getting the chines right was the biggest challenge I had during the build. I had at least one chine snap on me overnight (fine when I shut things down in the garage for the night, snapped by next morning). Could you say l bit...
by Ibrew2be
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 476
Views: 69438

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Jimmy: Thanks for posting about your work rebuilding your outboard. I have a real soft spot for 1957 Johnson and Evinrude outboards, and it's great to see someone like yourself investing in bringing one back to tip top shape. I look forward to reading future details about how the work progresses. Ba...
by Ibrew2be
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 4194

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Mark, thanks for posting this. I'd love to see the story continue as you make further progress.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 4194

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Mark, I'll second the motion on what Peter just wrote. I'd love to see some in-progress shots of your work on your Javelin. Love those 1950s Johnsons.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 160
Views: 6931

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel:
Best of luck with your build. I'll be following your story with great interest. As others have said, if anyone can pull this off with excellence, you certainly can.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dream Builder
Replies: 16
Views: 1226

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: 936

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: 1226

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: 868

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: 1756

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: 476
Views: 69438

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: 476
Views: 69438

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: 456

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: 199
Views: 31843

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: 199
Views: 31843

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...

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