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by Mark-NJ
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 59
Views: 28195

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: 59
Views: 28195

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: 1634

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: 1634

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: 1634

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: 1634

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: 1634

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: 1634

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: 1634

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: 1807

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: 1807

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...
by Mark-NJ
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Mixing Epoxy
Replies: 6
Views: 3631

Re: Mixing Epoxy

During the time I was building my boat, I had a family member spend some time in the hospital. Drinks of all sorts were served with the same type of cups. All day, all night...the same style cup. After a few days, something in my head went *BINGO*, and I started retrieving these from the garbage! Th...
by Mark-NJ
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Tranferring plans to wood
Replies: 8
Views: 5261

Re: Tranferring plans to wood

By no means am I saying that what I did is "right" or "better"....just that it worked for me. First, I started with carbon paper & making lines method. What a mess. I abandoned that immediately. Then I started to poke with pins. Nope. So I bought a roll of tracing paper, and laid it over my plans an...
by Mark-NJ
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Cover Batten wood?
Replies: 14
Views: 2789

Re: Boat Cover Batten wood?

Oh yeah! 1/2" Sched40 for the win! https://i.postimg.cc/tJ0z3ymS/battens-sched40_-_1.jpg I heated the ends with a heat gun, then pressed the softened pipe between 2 metal plates. As it was hardening, I lifted up on the pipe to give a slight bend to the now-flattened end. Then I sawed the ends to len...
by Mark-NJ
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Indiana Pee Wee
Replies: 9
Views: 3404

Re: Indiana Pee Wee

Welcome!

Good luck!

Buy the book!!!