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by Cranky Badger
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: fillet putty setting up really fast/getting hot fast
Replies: 10
Views: 2878

Re: fillet putty setting up really fast/getting hot fast

I find the same thing using microballoons during the summer. I suspect the air inside the spheres acts as an insulator, creating an exothermic runaway starting in the bottom of the pot and shortening the pot life. I keep one of those small 6-pack sized coolers with a couple frozen packs in the botto...
by Cranky Badger
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Spy Photo's from N.C.
Replies: 45
Views: 12483

Re: Spy Photo's from N.C.

Nice job Warren.
You guys have convinced me that one of these skiffs would be perfect in front of my old 18hp. I see another set of plans in my future.....

After running it, can you think of any changes you'd make if you were to build another ?
by Cranky Badger
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: probably the most unreasonable question...ever
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Re: probably the most unreasonable question...ever

If sailing is important, it might be an idea to look at sailing designs you can put an outboard on rather than trying to put a sail rig on a power hull. In a sailboat, the hull is as important in driving the boat as the rig. OTOH, you can mount an outboard onto a square box and it'll get through the...
by Cranky Badger
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bilge installation
Replies: 5
Views: 1716

Re: Bilge installation

A small ply platform bridging the keel seam will give you a flat surface to mount to but you will wind up with slightly more undrainable volume. The round-bodied pumps stick down pretty well with LOT291 or 5200 - it oozes through the slots at the bottom and holds really well but (being plastic) you ...
by Cranky Badger
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Skiff has been Launched!!!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 7359

Re: Skiff has been Launched!!!!!!!

Thanks for your impressions Wardy. As far as the thwarts/seats go, in the past I've run 1X2 along the inside of the gunwhale to allow me to slide the seats fore and aft to get the best location. What do you figure it would do to the trim on your boat if a 240lb guy sat beside the motor rather than a...
by Cranky Badger
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Argosy - Bow Roller / Anchor
Replies: 2
Views: 1668

Re: Argosy - Bow Roller / Anchor

I couldn't see it from any of the photos Francois, but why not use one of the readily available rollers out there ? Or at least copy them as a pattern to get the roller spacing ? http://www.westernmarine.com/StoreProductImages/144649.JPG I've put wooden cheek plates on this type to dress them up a b...
by Cranky Badger
Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Skiff has been Launched!!!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 7359

Re: Skiff has been Launched!!!!!!!

Nice work, Wardy ! I don't know if you recall, but you posted your thoughts in a thread I started about building a boat around a 1960 Evinrude 18hp (square cowling, 24:1 mix). I wasn't crazy about a flat bottom because of how I'll be using the boat but after seeing yours I'm not necessarily gonna st...
by Cranky Badger
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Congrats////...!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1710

Re: Congrats////...!!!!

They are, John. There are a lot of cops watching YouTube clips at the moment and the VPD have asked for any pix that people can send in. People here don't support this and want to see these clowns tarred and feathered. Police receive a million photos and 1000 hrs of video Steve, Vancouver hasn't rea...
by Cranky Badger
Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Congrats////...!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1710

Re: Congrats////...!!!!

I live just outside of Vancouver and was a fan in 94 as well What I saw on news is a bunch of young smart a__es. All over losing a championship. First off it's not hockey fans - I have been a Canucks fan for a long time and if we got upset every time they lost, the city would be nothing but rubble b...
by Cranky Badger
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Length of Circuit Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

Re: Length of Circuit Question

Just figured I'd throw out a couple of the resources I use: Bluesea.com (great products and great site for info) has recently come up with a gage calculator so you don't even have to read the charts. Looks like a handy bookmark - gonna have to play with this one a bit ! http://beta.circuitwizard.blu...
by Cranky Badger
Wed May 25, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Joplin Tornado
Replies: 12
Views: 1961

Re: Joplin Tornado

I've never seen one myself (we get waterspouts sometimes, but nothing on that scale) but to me the creepiest thing about tornadoes is how they do that - wiping an area clear except for a few pockets.
by Cranky Badger
Tue May 24, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Joplin Tornado
Replies: 12
Views: 1961

Re: Joplin Tornado

Been seeing the footage and they're saying it's not over yet.
Keep your head down and hope your families weather it well (no pun intended)
by Cranky Badger
Wed May 18, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Watch this while sitting down!!
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Watch this while sitting down!!

Note to self: when the time comes, either build a rolling cradle or rig it so I can do it with no one else around !

You could sure tell who the builder was, eh ?
The only one not laughing...
:lol:
by Cranky Badger
Wed May 18, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: boat rails
Replies: 20
Views: 3107

Re: boat rails

FWIW, the Taco tubing that's meant for rails comes in 3/4 and 7/8 aluminum with a .058 wall thickness. Clear enough, right ? Well, they also sell schedule 40 in 3/4" and 1" aluminum, which means a wall thickness of .113 and .133 respectively. They market 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 as well, but I've never used ...
by Cranky Badger
Tue May 17, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: "Utility" question
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Re: "Utility" question

Thx for your thoughts on this. It's funny that the skiffs came up - that's what I was looking at first. I discounted them because of the flat bottom - my punt tends to slap quite a bit in waves so I want to find something with a vee to cut through it a bit better. This will be a saltwater boat and t...