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by JimmY
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 74
Views: 14706

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Looks fine to me. A little filler, a little sanding, and fiberglass over the top and it will be perfect.

Are you doing butt blocks to join the aft plywood?
by JimmY
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Hello from Ireland

Welcome, I have a feeling that you will become good friends with Carl(Mr Intense)
by JimmY
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: best glue for vertical bonding
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: best glue for vertical bonding

BruceB wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:57 am
Any suggestions on what has worked for all of you?
Gloves! :lol:
by JimmY
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation foam
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Flotation foam

I believe the displacement includes people, which float, so you don't need foam for them. I would try to estimate the weight of the stuff that doesn't float and add a little extra. 3000 lbs of flotation would be 50 cubic feet. That would be a block 7' x 7' x 1'. That sounds like a lot compared to To...
by JimmY
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation foam
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Flotation foam

One cubic foot of water weighs about 62 lbs. Say a cubic foot of foam weighs a few lbs, so estimate about 60lbs of flotation for every cubic foot of foam. If your boat is wood, the wood will be naturally buoyant. So, the flotation just needs to float the non-wood stuff on the boat (e.g., motor, batt...
by JimmY
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2707
Views: 490685

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, What about cedar, like they use in strip canoes? It is light color, light weight, and it will bend. Most strip canoes are 1/4" thick strips, and they have no issues bending. I think the African Mahogany will bend as well at that thickness( I just checked on some scraps). Also, you will prob...
by JimmY
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Whitmore Lake Classic Boat Show
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Whitmore Lake Classic Boat Show

A few more from the show...
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by JimmY
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 274
Views: 51945

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Looks great. I'm glad you were able to cut the hatches with no issues.
by JimmY
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Vermont
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Hello from Vermont

I used Sapele for my Squirt frames, and it is very nice to work with and looks great.
by JimmY
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Vermont
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Hello from Vermont

Welcome Timmy Girl! +1 on the Okoume plywood, it was very nice stuff to work with and is worth the price. I think you may have meant Aquatek, which is made from Meranti. From the link I found, it appears to be a low cost marine plywood that is to compete with Fir plywood and is lower cost than hydro...
by JimmY
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: At a loss.... fairing
Replies: 20
Views: 928

Re: At a loss.... fairing

My power planer has a slot for an edge guide. I made up a long rod that fits the slot and used it to help keep the planer at the right angle. When planing the chine, the rod rested on the keel/stem or on the sheer.
by JimmY
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Wizard WA-25 1956 Magneto removal
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Wizard WA-25 1956 Magneto removal

Try checking on the AOMCI website, there should be someone there who can help.
by JimmY
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 446
Views: 130203

Re: Aussie Belle

Looks great.
by JimmY
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 448
Views: 105601

Re: SEA KNIGHT

If you go to bestboatwire.com , or other websites, there are calculators to figure out the gauge wire needed to be able to supply the Amps for a given length. Not a real issue putting the battery forward, you will just need a little heavier wire.
by JimmY
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2707
Views: 490685

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

What if you made the tracks parallel aft of the vertical support? The the window would wedge into the track when closing it. When the window is open, the forward top edge would be unsupported, but I don't think this would be a big problem.