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by Mark-NJ
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 54
Views: 11595

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I am going make them out of two lams of Honduran mahogany 4/4 stock. Really? Swietenia macrophylla is darn near unavailable, and what little you can find is protected by CITES trade controls. Before you begin the work...or even buy the wood...make absolute certain you know what species you're worki...
by Mark-NJ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 54
Views: 11595

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I did the "water & sharpie" thing for a while, then I found these:

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Couldn't be easier!

Buy them here: https://www.bettymills.com/drinking-cup ... /sl-02068a
by Mark-NJ
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...

We waterski behind our ski-tow, and have a lot of fun doing it.

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by Mark-NJ
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: "I Wish I Had..."
Topic: (I wish I had) laminated chines & shears with more-but-thinner strips
Replies: 4
Views: 2878

(I wish I had) laminated chines & shears with more-but-thinner strips

Am I alone in my long-term concerns? Looking back, I'm thinking I would have wound up with a stronger, longer-lasting, wave-pounding-tolerant boat had my chines & shears been constructed with a greater number of thinner laminations. I constructed them with three pieces of 1/2" thick white oak, epoxi...
by Mark-NJ
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34034

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Just hoping to see some pictures....that's all.

Never mind.
by Mark-NJ
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34034

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

OK...someone has to say it....

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by Mark-NJ
Wed May 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Re: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Let's see how she fairs this year at the boat show. Looks like we will be there the third week of July. Stop in anytime. Count on it! ...and nice shot of the steering linkage. That took some thinking. I was caught completely off guard about how important it is to...
by Mark-NJ
Wed May 15, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Re: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!

We'll be up the last 2 weeks of July. Let's plan on meeting again...that rainstorm broke up last years' party a bit too soon! I want to see your boat in action...
by Mark-NJ
Wed May 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Re: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!

The Johnson makes it! It just wouldn't be the same with a modern motor. I thought about a modern motor. But the look would be all wrong. I wanted a classic! And I got really lucky with that... I had an Evi '53 15HP...spun bearings. Started & ran, but squealed like a stuck pig and I didn't feel like...
by Mark-NJ
Wed May 15, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Re: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!

Neither am I. Issues like this are usually in the server-client settings, mostly client-side, but sometimes a rejection from server-side.

Are you going to come to the show this year? And how's your boat coming along?
by Mark-NJ
Tue May 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Re: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!

OK...some pics from Saturday: Loaded up & ready to drive! https://i.postimg.cc/vTv2GW8r/LH5-19-2.jpg Lovin' it! https://i.postimg.cc/3NhbMLhr/LH5-19-8.jpg At the restaurant. We ate indoors; by the time we left, the outdoor seating was full and a lot of people were checking us out! https://i.postimg....
by Mark-NJ
Tue May 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Re: Ski-Tow...still turning heads!

Yes...I'll post a few tonight when I get home.
by Mark-NJ
Tue May 14, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Ski-Tow...Peg is still turning heads!

Here in NJ, the weather has been awful. "Spring"? What spring? But last Saturday was the first beautiful day we've had, so the wife & I decided to take "Peg" up to Lake Hopatcong to see if she still floats! I completely disassembled & re-built my engine over the winter ('57 Johnson 35HP Golden Javel...
by Mark-NJ
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: finishes
Replies: 11
Views: 2564

Re: finishes

In my view, a "clean damp rag" won't do it. It needs to be a solvent wash with some fairly aggressive scrubbing. You have to get the silica off.
by Mark-NJ
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: finishes
Replies: 11
Views: 2564

Re: finishes

Pin holing is often not outgassing, but rather spots with zero adhesion. After sanding, how did you 'wash' the surface? Any silica from the sandpaper that remains on the surface WILL repel the final finish, so it's absolutely essential that the washing step is done repeatedly. I used TotalBoat "Lust...