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by JimmY
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Need some ideas - plywood problem
Replies: 2
Views: 86

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: 2608

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: 133

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: 2399
Views: 333583

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: 635

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: 41
Views: 955

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: 415

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: 3344

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: 3344

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: 282

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: 408

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...
by JimmY
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 48
Views: 3344

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

Hi Ayman,

A 1960's Johnson 40hp long shaft weighs 150lbs. So, I think if you are under that you will be fine.
by JimmY
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 965
Views: 154861

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Plenty of time to polish it at the end of the season. Looks nice in white.
by JimmY
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: 1/0 wire
Replies: 11
Views: 761

Re: 1/0 wire

According to the calculator on bestboatwire.com, 150A over a 14ft run on this size wire will drop 0.424V or 3.5%.

Are you really going to need to weld while out on your boat? :lol:

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