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by JimmY
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback 19 in Michigan
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Barrelback 19 in Michigan

No line on a barrelback, but give me a call if you need help with the flip.
by JimmY
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 69
Views: 10621

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Looking great, Tom.

Thanks for sharing your methods, I'll refer back to this for the next boat.
by JimmY
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Tuffy build in Bremerton, Wa
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: New Tuffy build in Bremerton, Wa

Welcome! There are few of those floating around here. :D If you haven't bought it yet, get the Boat Building with Plywood. This will answer a lot of your questions and help you plan out various steps. And there is always the forums for questions. Post photos and ask away, and most of all have fun!
by JimmY
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 997
Views: 156989

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Make sure the plug is in! Good luck!
by JimmY
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Need some ideas - plywood problem
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Need some ideas - plywood problem

I tend to frown upon second guessing the designer, being an engineer. So, I would recommend not trying to change the shape of the hull. With those upright sides it looks like it would plow through the water rather than plane nicely. Have you thought about trying a different assembly sequence? Maybe ...
by JimmY
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 2673

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

My sheers are essentially triangular from frame 2 forward. They are holding up fine.
by JimmY
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 1955 Mercury Mark 55
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: 1955 Mercury Mark 55

Get on the AOMCI website, lots of information and help out there to keep these older motors running. Travis24 (zip builder) is into old mercs, and may be able to point you in the right direction. Also marineengine.com has parts lists and diagrams for old motors. This can help identify what you need....
by JimmY
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2401
Views: 335457

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Nice work. You will glad you put in all these details and took your time to do it right.
by JimmY
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini
Replies: 29
Views: 686

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

If you are doing it yourself, look at System 3 WR-LPU. It can be sprayed, but also is easy to roll and tip. The colors are semi-gloss, but you can put the gloss clear over it. It will take some wet sanding and polishing to bring it to life. It is not rated for below the waterline, but I and others a...
by JimmY
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 42
Views: 1112

Re: Stephens Zip

Welcome. Sounds like boat building will be right up your alley.
by JimmY
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt fun
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Squirt fun

Wow!
by JimmY
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 48
Views: 3458

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

Nice progress. Pick up some epoxy while you're in the States!
by JimmY
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 48
Views: 3458

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

Check out this Zip with a 25hp outboard: http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=33207

55hp seams like a lot for this boat.
by JimmY
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Atlanta, GA
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Hi from Atlanta, GA

Search out the AOMCI website. Lots of help online for these old motors. Travis has a Zip with an old Merc, and he has several of these old motors.

Welcome!
by JimmY
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: veneer reveals hull flat spot
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: veneer reveals hull flat spot

At least you'll get to see how good your epoxy job is! :lol: But seriously, Milhouse's idea is probably worth trying. I had a similar issue at my scarf joints, but is was minor (<1/16") and it took several coats of clear encapsulation epoxy applied around the dip to bring up to fair. I'm not su...

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