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by galamb
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: New Zealanders - Radiata Pine?
Replies: 2
Views: 306

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: 818

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: 818

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: 951

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: 1533

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: 559

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: 1121

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.
by galamb
Wed May 23, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Barrie, ON
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

Re: Hello from Barrie, ON

Hello from Barrie :) There is a few good sources for wood if you don't mind driving a little. There is Noah's boatbuilding in Toronto (Etobicoke) - usually have everything you might want but they are not always the most economical - but they have "everything" including epoxy in just about every bran...
by galamb
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.
Replies: 8
Views: 3378

Re: Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.

For years a buddy an I have fished in Northern Ontario, about a 6 hour drive north of Sault Ste. Marie. The last 60 miles in is on what can only be described as a logging road for a few hours after they have sent the grader down to kinda/sorta level it out. At the end of that road is a Provincial Pa...
by galamb
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wood Boat / Fiberglass Boat Weight Comparison
Replies: 11
Views: 3484

Re: Wood Boat / Fiberglass Boat Weight Comparison

Can give you a few numbers for maybe similar boats from boat test dot com: Robalo R207 - L 20' 7" B 8' 4" Dry WT 3500 lbs Tested WT 4200 lbs (with a 150 hp Yami outboard) Triumph 195 DC (ok, it's abs not fiberglass) L 20' 0" B 8' 2" Dry WT 2000 lbs (no engine) Tested WT 2700 lbs (with a 115 hp Yami ...
by galamb
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: XLNTS = Excellence NOT XL Nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Re: XLNTS = Excellence NOT XL Nuts

Welcome aboard. There a few very decent suppliers in Ontario where you can get just about everything you might need to build. Depending where you are I can point you in a direction or two. There is also a great supplier in the Buffalo, NY area if you are close to the GTA region (or don't mind drivin...
by galamb
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Main stringers
Replies: 21
Views: 6308

Re: Main stringers

Most of the plans only list a couple different wood options. My current plans list white oak or mahogany for the frames, chine, keel etc, I'm using Douglas Fir and Khaya. I can get DF super cheap so use it for any frame members etc that are "hidden from sight" and use the Khaya for anything visible ...
by galamb
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: how do I find outboard motor size requirements ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

Re: how do I find outboard motor size requirements ?

Here is the required cut-out dimensions from Merc as published for the 40/50/60 horse 4 stroke models. I would consider this "sufficient" as long as you are considering any of the "major outboard mfg's" such as Evinrude, Mercury, Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, Tohatsu etc. The Merc's powerhead is the larges...
by galamb
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 1985 mariner 90hp any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 2664

Re: 1985 mariner 90hp any good?

If you have the model year correct and the serial is all "numbers" that would make it one of the six cylinder models and I would stay away from it. If it's a "later" 1985 that was actually sold as part of the "brand new and redesigned" 1986 models, identified by an alpha-numeric serial and three cyl...
by galamb
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Douglas Fir
Replies: 12
Views: 5050

Re: Douglas Fir

On my Cuddy Sport (stretched to 25' 8") all my frames and longitudinals (chine, sheer, bottom battens) were Douglas Fir. I didn't find it particularly "splintery" (I picked far more Khaya splinters which I used for the decking/windshield frame, helm etc and a ton of Okoume/Gaboon splinters from the ...