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by jshaley
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tow weight
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Tow weight

So what is the final tow weight of the Riviera? The hull weight seems to be just over 1000lbs, but I do not believe that includes engine and assorted other goodies.

Thanks!
by jshaley
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Ted's Zip Update
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: Ted's Zip Update

Thanks. I will poke around for info about people running with a motor over 200lbs. I am over 200lbs so have to factor that it in as well. Yes, I have looked at the Malahini but that seems like a longer build and requires a bigger motor which could be more expensive. The Zip is attractive because it ...
by jshaley
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Ted's Zip Update
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: Ted's Zip Update

Roberta, Thanks. What is the weight of your 500? Is there a wise upper limit. I think I saw another thread on this - will dig. Also - posts on your build compliment your speed. What is your timeline? Are you making design choices that quicken the build (ex: painting might be faster than a bright fin...
by jshaley
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Ted's Zip Update
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: Ted's Zip Update

Ted, Great work. Thanks for sharing. Who built the Zip shown at the top of your blog? Or are you a "two zip family"? :wink: I see the 50HP on it. Do we know what minimum horsepower would be to pull an adult skier with the Zip? Recreational - nothing fancy. All boats are a compromise and I ...
by jshaley
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Crusader price list
Replies: 8
Views: 2560

Crusader Captain's Choice 5.0 MPI

Google found one here:

http://www.marinegate.com/50.html

and another w/ pricing here:
http://www.affordablemarine.com/crusader.htm
by jshaley
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Honduran Mahogany Bought CHEAP!
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Do tell

Chris,

Can you share a little more info?

What is cheap?

Is it north of the border?

Is he making it available to the public?

Are you shipping it to Dave?

Inquiring minds wish to know.

John
by jshaley
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: How to start
Replies: 10
Views: 1619

3 parts

Chris, I think your question is in three parts: 1) Precaution - I was able to take my last little sailboat out in the big water a bit with some precaution - checking weather, wave height, etc.. But you already knew that. 2) Hull - someone who has one can add here, I'm still a wannabe gathering info....
by jshaley
Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera vs Malahini
Replies: 15
Views: 2662

On the road

Speaking of hands on help... Will be traveling FL in late April, and I have already started throwing some cities listed on the signatures into Google maps to see who is between me and there. I am not saying I am outright stalking you guys, but if you hear something rustling in the bushes when you go...
by jshaley
Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: How to start
Replies: 10
Views: 1619

Answers

Chris, I am just a few steps ahead of you - getting ready to start a project. I've done a bit of research and can offer the following advice . It is "advice" and not wisdom, since I myself am still a newbee. Three questions that I have found you can not really get answers to here: which bo...
by jshaley
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: epoxy
Replies: 13
Views: 1747

Got It

I got it, I was originally interested in MAS based on price. I am still in the research phase and am gathering prices on wood, motors, epoxy, etc. Usually pricing is readily available for this stuff. Not to be a blatant kiss up, but one thing I have not been able to price is this forum. It truly is ...
by jshaley
Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: ipe for stringers and something for frames
Replies: 17
Views: 2888

Poxy Shield & White Oak

Hmmm, I found the Poxy Shield tech manual on this site. I was going to use MAS, but felt a bit guilty about the value I'm receiving from this forum and not using their product. The Poxy shield tech manual specifically says they have not had a problem with White Oak, and offers are few simple steps t...
by jshaley
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: ipe for stringers and something for frames
Replies: 17
Views: 2888

Doug Fir

DF is suggested for the stringers, so must be suitable for the frames. I hear of splintering, but is that more with the longitudinals when you are trying to persuade them to bend?
by jshaley
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: ipe for stringers and something for frames
Replies: 17
Views: 2888

Oak

Use of oak would help with the "marketing." People are skeptical of a home built boat, especially one that may approach 50mph. Oak is a we known hardwood and they may feel more secure in a vessel framed in oak. I have a message into MAS epoxy tech support about this, will share what they s...
by jshaley
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: ipe for stringers and something for frames
Replies: 17
Views: 2888

No Ipe

Wow, that is some great feedback on the ipe. I think I will go with what the designer suggests for stringer and not boldly go where no boat builder has gone before. I know the frames are bolted but I think the epoxy adhesion plays a big roll in the entire scheme of things and want an epoxy friendly ...
by jshaley
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: ipe for stringers and something for frames
Replies: 17
Views: 2888

ipe for stringers and something for frames

Howdy, Wandered into my local boutique lumber yard and had some sticker shock over the price of mahogany. http://pittsfordlumber.com/price_list.html I have seen some builders go with ash, Mark Bronkalla says on his site that he would go with white oak if he were to do it again. I know this is a touc...

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