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by vintage
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: martin 60
Replies: 0
Views: 3454

martin 60

Hi everyone . Just got a martin 60 ob. Just want to know if anyone knows about them and if it will plane a flying saucer. Hp is 7.2
by vintage
Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: transoms
Replies: 5
Views: 1336

transoms

Hi everyone. Just building a flying saucer and was curious if anyone doubled up their transom bottom and side frames to give the bottom and side ply wood more surface to adhere to to prevent leaks. I will glass the outside anyway but I'm most concerned about the bottom of my transom. Also should I l...
by vintage
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: bead board
Replies: 2
Views: 944

bead board

Hi everyone. I'm considering using exterior ply beadboard as a decking for the flying saucer and then fill the beads. Does anyone like or oppose this idea?
by vintage
Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: powering flying saucer
Replies: 6
Views: 1997

Re: powering flying saucer

Thanks for the reply. The flying saucer is already in the works and i will eventually get a bigger motor. I'm hoping a mercury super 10 will get it to plane if I can ever find one.
by vintage
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: powering flying saucer
Replies: 6
Views: 1997

powering flying saucer

Just curious if anyone knows if a 3hp outboard will push a 12 foot flying saucer and what I might expect from it. It may be a while before I can afford a bigger motor.it will be for pond use only most likely. I also plan on making the boat light as possible. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Th...
by vintage
Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: steering for tiller motor
Replies: 1
Views: 691

steering for tiller motor

Hi everyone. I'm building a flying saucer and was planning on rigging steering to a small tiller outboard. I figure if I set it up as a twin cockpit and mount the wheel in the aft section I can control the throttle from the motor. Has anyone else done this? I like the old tiller outboards and plan o...
by vintage
Tue May 19, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: bondo glass
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: bondo glass

Saving sawdust and chips. Smart. Thats the sign of a real craftsman. Thanks.
by vintage
Tue May 19, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: bondo glass
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: bondo glass

I guess that's out of the question then. I just thought that the bondo marine glass filler was better than the regular bondo and had better adhesive properties. I will just go with true epoxy and use the Mar glass filler for minor fairing if needed. Thanks for the reply.
by vintage
Tue May 19, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: bondo glass
Replies: 4
Views: 879

bondo glass

Hi everyone. Thinking of using the bondo marine glass as a glue for joints on my flying saucer. I find it easy to work with,it will fill voids, and might stay in joint better. Any ideas?
by vintage
Mon May 18, 2015 3:43 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: pine frames
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: pine frames

Thanks for the tip. Did you build GLORY Days? Beatiful boat.
by vintage
Sun May 17, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: pine frames
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: pine frames

Thanks so much Bill. I'm from Mass. By the way. I Grew up going to lake winnepesaukee in NH. I fell in love with plywood boats when I inherited an old beat up 8' minimax from a cousin. Miss that little thing. So now with a family of my own I thought the flying saucer would be a nice starter size we ...
by vintage
Sun May 17, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: pine frames
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

pine frames

Hi my name is frank tumbarello. I just recently purchased plans for the flying saucer. Due to my supplier lacking good spruce I was hoping pine would be OK for frames if well constructed. Is this ok. Thank you for any advice.

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