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by JimmY
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Okoume vs Meranti for clear finishing
Replies: 13
Views: 797

Re: Okoume vs Meranti for clear finishing

Hi Brock, My Squirt is 10' 10" and I bought 5 sheets of 1/4" Okoume and 1 sheet of 3/4" Okoume and I have significant scraps left over. I used 4x8 sheets and did a 3" scarf joint on the sides and bottom. This was also enough to do the deck with Okoume. If I recall, use 1 sheet for half of the bottom...
by JimmY
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 330
Views: 87838

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I simply love that stern! 8)
by JimmY
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: BARRELBACK BUILD FROM TOLEDO
Replies: 14
Views: 544

Re: BARRELBACK BUILD FROM TOLEDO

From LL Johnson in Charlotte, MI: PLYMMP1/2-12MM 1/2" 12mm 7Ply BS-1088 Lloyds $132.58 (1 to 3 pc) $128.79(4 to 6 pc) $125.00 (7 to 9) $121.22 (10+) So, $150/sheet sounds high. Marine grade plywood is specified with no voids. Voids are a problem when you are bending the plywood around the frame. You...
by JimmY
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage progress
Replies: 35
Views: 2850

Re: Outrage progress

It is two part filler, then warmer = faster cure, cooler = slower cure. You can always add a small space heater under the hull if it is cool at night. Even a few 100W light bulbs can help.
by JimmY
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Beach dolly a squirt?
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Beach dolly a squirt?

The bare Squirt hull weighs about the same as a Laser (I used to own a Laser), but the motor adds some weight (~100lbs), so the dolly you are looking at should be fine. The Squirt is still much lighter than a typical PWC. I use a modified jet ski trailer for my Squirt with no issues (moved winch pos...
by JimmY
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Choice of wood filler color on okoume under west system epoxy
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Choice of wood filler color on okoume under west system epoxy

Have you considered stain or dyes on the wood/filler prior to encapsulation? Might be easier to blend them with dyes and stain.

Or would saw dust from the Okoume and epoxy be a better filler? This should match the surrounding wood in theory.
by JimmY
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage progress
Replies: 35
Views: 2850

Re: Outrage progress

Bill Edmundson wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:38 pm
One of the nice things about silica bronze is that a belt sander will take it right down.

Bill
But a hand plane will lose that battle! :(
by JimmY
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another pee wee build
Replies: 18
Views: 1249

Re: Another pee wee build

10 days from cutting frames to planking it, not bad. Retired?

You may be able to launch it this year!
by JimmY
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 60
Views: 14293

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Is that decking part of the kit?
by JimmY
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 330
Views: 87838

Re: Tom's Tahoe

8) 8) 8) 8)

Simply beautiful!
by JimmY
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 60
Views: 14293

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Where is the photo of you sitting in it making motor boat noises? :lol:

This has got to be one of the fastest start to Zip flips ever.
by JimmY
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Which MAS hardener and question on adhesive for frame
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Which MAS hardener and question on adhesive for frame

Hi Brock, Looking at the MAS website: https://masepoxies.com/faq/ At 50F the slow hardener gives you over an hour of pot life, and sets in 15 hours, but takes 15 days for a full cure. the medium hardener gives you 40 minutes of pot life, 9 hour setup, and 10.5 days for full cure. the fast hardener g...
by JimmY
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 330
Views: 87838

Re: Tom's Tahoe

What's your plan for the rest of the deck? Are you doing a "utility" layout?

Dash will be as unique as the transom.
by JimmY
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 515
Views: 115948

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Lookin' good Matt.
by JimmY
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera seaworthiness?
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: Riviera seaworthiness?

Didn't someone here build a Tahoe or Riviera by grafting it to a deep-v fiberglass hull? I've seen a few potential builders who looked at Glen L designs and wished they had a deeper V. Would it be possible to have a naval architect reshape a hull to a deeper V? I know the performance is different be...