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by Ibrew2be
Sun May 27, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 505
Views: 80853

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: 505
Views: 80853

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: 181

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: 13
Views: 829

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: 360

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: 643
Views: 105088

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: 2720

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: 265
Views: 18978

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: 18
Views: 1246

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: 176
Views: 25213

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
by Ibrew2be
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 10' IMP
Replies: 4
Views: 415

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: 505
Views: 80853

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: 5779

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: 5779

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: 265
Views: 18978

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

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