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by JimmY
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Caper
Replies: 87
Views: 16166

Re: Monaco Caper

Nice job! Enjoy the Summer.
by JimmY
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 190
Views: 27295

Re: Monaco Restart

Best of luck on a smooth launch! Looks great.
by JimmY
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

You can always cut down longer bolts. If you are embedding countersinking the bolt head and nut in the wood, go ahead and buy shorter bolts. If you are going to burry the bolts in epoxy, use bronze or double hot-dipped galvanized. Stainless will corrode in the absence of air. I used double hot dippe...
by JimmY
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 817
Views: 131909

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Hi Matt, I found some rubber at big orange in the plumbing isle, there is a red (terracotta), and black color available. I used it to protect my transom from the outboard mounts. You might just tape off around the light, lay down a bead of caulk or sealant, screw down the light, and wipe up the exce...
by JimmY
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 817
Views: 131909

Re: Matt's Geronimo

hoodman wrote:I told her and she didn't even question it. :lol:


My wife is the say way, she doesn't even look twice now. I've used her electric griddle to vacuum form parts and her seal-a-meal to vacuum bag stuff.
by JimmY
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Team
Replies: 14
Views: 576

Re: Team

On the Stem, I don't think you need to be too concerned about void in the plywood, since it will not be bent. Voids are more of a concern on the planking (sides and bottom) where they will be bent significantly and a void can cause the plywood to crease or break.

Best of luck.
by JimmY
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Squirt Sheer Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Squirt Sheer Issue

I'll second the opinion that your crack repair looks sound. I would re-drill the screw hole and counter sink it before epoxying it in place to limit the stress and avoid re-cracking it. You might consider a different screw with a washer to temporarily hold it or find a good way to clamp it in place,...
by JimmY
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Upholstery lessons
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Upholstery lessons

Good for you! It is not that hard, you just need to go slow and plan things out. My wife's Husqvarna Viking was not very happy, but did a decent job on my cushions. I used a leather needle which is sharper and didn't have much problem going through 3 or 4 layers of marine vinyl. I did need to hand s...
by JimmY
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 105
Views: 9269

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Nice job, looks great.
by JimmY
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 510
Views: 83933

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

I finished up the back cushion today, it was a little more difficult than the rectangular bottom, but it came out ok. Now I need to figure out a way to secure them to the seat. I've got plenty of extra material, so maybe a small cushion or two for under my feet. :D 20180603_130202.jpg Yesterday, I s...
by JimmY
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 176
Views: 21955

Re: Michael's ZIP

Epoxy and bilge paint cover a multitude of sins. :D
by JimmY
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member - Walter from League City TX
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Re: New Member - Walter from League City TX

Welcome, I hear a lot of good things about that design.
by JimmY
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Team
Replies: 14
Views: 576

Re: Team

What about exterior grade Douglas fir plywood? That is an alternative listed in the Glen L materials list.

Can you list out what materials are available to you, and maybe we can help you identify an alternative.
by JimmY
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 302
Views: 22933

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Really nice progress. I hope you will get the Gentry out and blow the dust off it this Summer.
by JimmY
Tue May 29, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 510
Views: 83933

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

I got a couple of hours on the Squirt over Memorial Day weekend. It was a scorcher here in Michigan, and when not on the lake I was able to finish up the bottom seat cushion. I order all of the materials from Sailrite including 2" foam, piping, thread, basting tape, Velcro, and batting . I went...

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