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by raymacke
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Interesting Wood Find
Replies: 4
Views: 1688

Re: Interesting Wood Find

The only problem with that is one more boat would mean one less wife!

I'll have to give it some more thought. :)
by raymacke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Interesting Wood Find
Replies: 4
Views: 1688

Interesting Wood Find

Had a friend tell me his daughter was removing wood covering an 8’ x 20’ interior wall for remodeling. It was tongue & groove like flooring a little less than 3/4" thick. They were throwing it all in the dumpster and knowing I am a scrounger said I could have it if I wanted to go get it. He...
by raymacke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: gorilla glue
Replies: 18
Views: 8208

Re: gorilla glue

On my now 18 year old Cabin Skiff I used Gorilla Glue on one joint - the skeg. It is the only glue joint that has failed on the well used boat. In my estimation, if you don't want to use epoxy, Titebond 3 is far superior. A few years back I believe it was Wood Magazine that did glue stress testing a...
by raymacke
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why Build Boats
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Why Build Boats

For me that "memorable" moment during construction of the True Grit was when I completed the framing for the inverted hull and stood back and looked at the robust yet gracefully sweeping lines of the wood structure I had created. I have built a lot of things big and small but nothing match...
by raymacke
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why Build Boats
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Why Build Boats

I recent news item caught my interest. The story concerned the annual reenactment of Washington crossing the Delaware River in 1776. It mentioned this year boats were being provided by the Philadelphia Waterborne which is a non profit that teaches boat building skills to middle and high school stude...
by raymacke
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: In hull Transducers
Replies: 30
Views: 2597

Re: In hull Transducers

I was too cheap to buy one of the "real" through the hull units.


KENS - I already answered that! :lol:
(already had the the transom mount)
by raymacke
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: In hull Transducers
Replies: 30
Views: 2597

Re: In hull Transducers

Here is a link to a little info on my Cabin Skiff blog concerning a transducer I moved from the transom to the hull interior. Been there 16 years now and a lot of miles with no problems. Also used this method for a bow transducer on my True Grit. I was too cheap to buy one of the "real" th...
by raymacke
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1498
Views: 231094

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Not that is anything wrong with that! :D
by raymacke
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS

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by raymacke
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS
Replies: 8
Views: 946

PLEASE PROOF YOUR NAME TAGS

On Sunday the 10th I will have to cut off any new Name Tags - have to get ready to make the trip! BUT please take a look at the ones I have generated so far and make sure there are no errors. If you see a mistake, let me know ASAP about needed corrections. OR if I have missed someone please post som...
by raymacke
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: Gathering 2017 (G11) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ
Replies: 35
Views: 4159

Re: Gathering 2017 (G11) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ

Unfortunately those are also a no go. PhotoBucket has gone to a $400 charge if you want their site to do 3 party hosting. In other words, you can see your photos but no one else can unless you pay the ransom.
by raymacke
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: Gathering 2017 (G11) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ
Replies: 35
Views: 4159

Re: Gathering 2017 (G11) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ

Bluesman - Not a Facebook user so I can not access it. :(
by raymacke
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: Gathering 2017 (G11) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ
Replies: 35
Views: 4159

Re: Gathering 2017 (G11) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ

John,
Don't seem to be able to find last years tag or any info on "DEVESH". Can you provide it?
by raymacke
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Gathering 2017
Topic: Gathering 2017 (G11) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ
Replies: 35
Views: 4159

Re: Gathering 2017 (G11) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ

Bill,
Post your preferred Bartender photo and I will make new tags. AND any man or woman willing to suit up in a tyvek coveralls and spread epoxy on a hull SHOULD we listed as a co-builder!
by raymacke
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream", a True Grit design- Illinois River
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream", a True Grit design- Illinois River

Yes, Curt and I had a great time knocking around the Illinois Waterway. We covered a little over 200 miles and had just perfect weather to do it. I was looking forward to getting to see his boat for the first time and I wasn't disappointed! It is well thought out, very nicely built and truly impress...

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