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by galamb
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.
Replies: 6
Views: 541

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: 504

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 ...
by galamb
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: XLNTS = Excellence NOT XL Nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 226

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: 1133

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 anythin...
by galamb
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: how do I find outboard motor size requirements ?
Replies: 3
Views: 487

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 pow...
by galamb
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 1985 mariner 90hp any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 332

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 alph...
by galamb
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Douglas Fir
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

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 spli...
by galamb
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer 4-stroke horsepower?
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Flying Saucer 4-stroke horsepower?

So first I will address your battery question. A garden tractor battery will work fine. I have used one personally (and know a couple other guys as well) that have used them to start our vintage motors that don't have charge capability. If the motor starts up easily (so you aren't cranking it over a...
by galamb
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: A question about Waterlines
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: A question about Waterlines

That's kinda what I figured. With this build I'm just hoping to fully understand what and why I'm doing something. Although it's not necessary - you can build without questioning as long as you follow the plan and directions, I feel comfortable enough with the technique that I am starting to ask why...
by galamb
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: A question about Waterlines
Replies: 3
Views: 483

A question about Waterlines

So being no different then my last two builds I am pouring over the plans for my next attempt. For my last two builds I followed the plans, had great results and really didn't try to figure out "stuff" that was not necessary for what I was doing. I did make some modifications to my last bu...
by galamb
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer 4-stroke horsepower?
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Flying Saucer 4-stroke horsepower?

If you are building roughly to spec, so will have an (unrigged) 190'ish pound hull weight it will "fly" with a 25. My 14 footer, 250 pound unrigged hull weight is powered by a 15 horse and it makes 21 mph with myself (205 lbs) and the wife (just a couple pounds over half my weight and I'll...
by galamb
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Time to replace the axle?
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Time to replace the axle?

I would replace it - as noted above, they are cheap for very light duty axle like that (can find them at discount auto places - a quick google search of US suppliers turned up 2200 lb axle with 5 on 4 1/2 hub and bearing buddies for under 100 bucks). To me that looks like it toasted an inner bearing...
by galamb
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.

I have just started a new build and have been deciding "what wood". In my piece of Eastern Ontario I can get locally milled, kiln dried White Oak for less then half the price per board foot of African Mahogany (which I have used in the past and will be used on all "visible" parts...
by galamb
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 1st timer. Boat for Camping?
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: 1st timer. Boat for Camping?

Well, if you are hauling a trailer unless you want to haul two trailers (and I see that quite often when fishing in Northern Ontario) you will want a "car topper". I would be inclined to build a nice cedar strip canoe. Easy on/off the vehicle and is usually enough if you are out simply for...
by galamb
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Cantley, Quebec
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Hello from Cantley, Quebec

Welcome aboard.

There is a few good suppliers of boat building supplies in Canada and actually a couple of good sources for marine plywood at a decent price in Quebec (Montreal) and some decent wood suppliers in the Ottawa area - so you shouldn't have trouble finding materials.

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