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by galamb
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy around Toronto!
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: New guy around Toronto!

Noah's Boatbuilding (on six points drive in Etobicoke) litterally has "everything" you could ever need to build a boat, canoe etc - wood, plywood (multiple marine grade choices), epoxy, hardware, fiberglass cloth etc. Some of their items are maybe a touch pricey but when you factor in shipping from ...
by galamb
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Best choice between 3 types of "Mahogany"
Replies: 10
Views: 1707

Re: Best choice between 3 types of "Mahogany"

I have used both Khaya and Sapele (as well as some of the Philipine Mahoganies which are actually cedars) - I have no first hand experience with genuine mahogany. I found both easy to work with, both glue up well, machine well and fasten well - the Sapele is "prettier" in my opinion so if I was doin...
by galamb
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Small boat, outboard steering system advice
Replies: 2
Views: 2653

Re: Small boat, outboard steering system advice

Having had both steering systems over the years (cable and pully and the "new style" from Uflex, Teleflex etc) my advice would be - unless you are going for a classic or period correct "look" that the cables would give you, I would go with one of the "steering in a box" kits. You could still (fit) w...
by galamb
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from Central New York (Syracuse, NY Area)
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: Newbie from Central New York (Syracuse, NY Area)

Welcome aboard.

Since I'm just north of Kingston, Ontario, accross the "pond" from you, I guess that makes you a "southerner" :)
by galamb
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Need Battery Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2902

Re: Need Battery Advice

There is only a couple of "manufacturers" that build every battery on the market. Clarios is the largest - (formerly Johnson Controls who bought out Delphi who used to be the biggest) and East Penn probably account for over 95% of every battery out there regardless of what brand is on the battery ca...
by galamb
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Grumman canoe question
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

Re: Grumman canoe question

Of course the Grumman website is under re-construction :) I have a 15' Coleman (pointed both ends) with one of those side motor mounts and a 14' Sportspal Wide Transom square stern. Both are rated at 3 horsepower although some 15' canoes we have sold (I'm a vendor of hunting/fishing stuff) have had ...
by galamb
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...

Just went through the same decision process last year myself. The Zip was a little too small for my "want". Looked carefully at the Ski Tow, Rebel, Malahini and finally decided on the Nimrod because it looks quite a bit like the Peterborough we used to have when I was a kid. Sorry - only threw one m...
by galamb
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Major problem applying sides
Replies: 7
Views: 1976

Re: Major problem applying sides

Are you forgetting there is some (bend/bow) in the sides of the hull. You should have to "bend" the straight edge (and the panel itself while installing) to make full contact with the chine and the sheer. If you could lay an (unflexed) straight edge and get perfect contact you end up with a very str...
by galamb
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: New Zealanders - Radiata Pine?
Replies: 6
Views: 2846

Re: New Zealanders - Radiata Pine?

Over on the wooden boat forum there is a gentleman named Bob Smalser who has probably forgot more about wood than any dozen of us will ever know. He was asked a good number of years back and made the following comments: Compare the numbers side by side with Doug Fir. Radiata is just as heavy but is ...
by galamb
Thu May 16, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt with a long shaft 9.9
Replies: 8
Views: 2419

Re: Squirt with a long shaft 9.9

I'm certain there is no mechanical reason that it won't work well. In fact, if you didn't know that a long shaft was installed I would bet that no one at that dealer would be able to tell if they were on the water underway. I advise on another website (marineengine.com) and we have flogged to death ...
by galamb
Tue May 14, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt with a long shaft 9.9
Replies: 8
Views: 2419

Re: Squirt with a long shaft 9.9

The only "danger" in running a long shaft on a short transom is the extra 5" of lower unit down in the water. As long as you are careful in shallow water and remember to tilt "early" if you are beaching it there is no "measurable" disadvantage to running the long shaft and there is no mechanical imp...
by galamb
Tue May 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: bending and attaching chines
Replies: 5
Views: 2113

Re: bending and attaching chines

Yes, trying to bend full sized stock can sometimes result in an unintended consequence :) shattered chine.jpg The (replacement) did go on fine but I soaked them in water for almost two days (save the end that needed to be fastened to the stem) and I fastened at the stem "first" - gave me a ton more ...
by galamb
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: transom vs. well mounted
Replies: 3
Views: 5523

Re: transom vs. well mounted

Since you are talking fresh water you won't have corrosion issues (well mounted outboards are sometimes difficult to get completely out of the water unless you build the boat around the motor). In a well it can be more difficult to get at for maintenance without removing the entire motor from the we...
by galamb
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 105 4 stroke Chrysler outboard
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

Re: 105 4 stroke Chrysler outboard

Disclosure - I never made my living working on outboards but my Dad had a shop and have worked on them for the better part of 45 years. I suspect you meant that it's a "2 stroke" 105 horse. They were made for 5 model years (inconsistently) between 1976 and 1983. I wouldn't put a Chrysler outboard on...
by galamb
Thu May 24, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Barrie, ON
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Re: Hello from Barrie, ON

I agree Roberta but many products are not easy to get across the border, plus the exchange rate, duties and taxes.

And right now the Canadian dollar is sucking pretty bad.