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by gdcarpenter
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member Barrelback 20’ Build, Lake Gaston, NC
Replies: 5
Views: 2051

Re: New Member Barrelback 20’ Build, Lake Gaston, NC

Hi and welcome, I am down the road from you in Raleigh and built a GlenL 'ZIP' some years ago. I sourced my Joubert marine plywood at Hood Distribution in Knightdale outside of Raleigh. Ostensibly they wholesale only, but for serious woodworkers they will sell direct. Once you have sufficient posts ...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Removing the Sole
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

Re: Removing the Sole

For what it's worth I ran my sole boards side to side, and they were thin (5/16") and light, secured to tee stiffener on top of hull batten. They were then about 3 1/2" below the floor frames in the middle of the hull.
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: 'Caulk' Options
Replies: 7
Views: 2614

Re: 'Caulk' Options

A bit pricey and a bit fastidious to use in that it must dry for about a week before sanding, but Boat Life Caulk is very reputable product. Used it on my Boat Bow Wine Bar.
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 1961 Mercury 400/450 Value
Replies: 3
Views: 3710

Re: 1961 Mercury 400/450 Value

As a 400/450 it will not be a 'dock buster', those are in line 6 cylinders.

I would say price a tad on the high side but not out of range. Sold my rebuilt and restored 1958 Mark58 for $850.00 complete with controls if that helps.
by gdcarpenter
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Biscuit joining frames
Replies: 12
Views: 5739

Re: Biscuit joining frames

Having been in carpentry/construction for that last quarter of a century, and having built a ZIP, I will add my 2 cents. If you butt joint frames and they are 3/4" thick material, and the joint is 4" long, that gives you 3 square inches of surface area to bond together. Add biscuits and you help ali...
by gdcarpenter
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from Central New York (Syracuse, NY Area)
Replies: 4
Views: 1855

Re: Newbie from Central New York (Syracuse, NY Area)

I too was a finish carpenter when I built my ZIP, and felt like I had to forget most everything I learned as a carpenter, as nothing is plumb, level, or square in a boat. The 283 should be a sweet engine. All the best.
by gdcarpenter
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3164
Views: 662698

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Sorry for the set back. When I ran my shop I was ripping dense hardwood on my table saw and my employee start trying to get my attention. I was busy and essentially ignored him until I saw the smoke. There was no thermal breaker and the motor's windings were burning and smoking while still running. ...
by gdcarpenter
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 309
Views: 114081

Re: Malahini from MD

Looks a lot like an old 'Gator' trailer I had for my ZIP. Is that 55lb anvil for tongue weight?
by gdcarpenter
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3164
Views: 662698

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Don't know the actual dimensions of the windows in question, but would 2 hinges be strong enough? Also wondering if you might run into nterference with the exterior trim at the top of the window possibly hitting the wall unless the hinges 'pop' the window out before tilting, and there is nothing to ...
by gdcarpenter
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 429
Views: 150691

Re: modified malahini

I bleached the deck planking on my Century Palomino Wine Bar. It gives you much more uniformity in the final stain, I went with an OEM Blonde stain. It took several applications of the acid to get a uniformly bleached deck.
by gdcarpenter
Thu May 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?
Replies: 14
Views: 5184

Re: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?

Sold my ZIP last year but had it insured with Hagerty's fro 5 years with no issue.
by gdcarpenter
Sun May 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: ZIP & Mercury Mark 35A - Steering
Replies: 12
Views: 7799

Re: ZIP & Mercury Mark 35A - Steering

Hi, I bought a SS tilt tube of the right diameter and thread and drilled and reamed larger diameter holes in my Mark 35A and a Mark55. I fabricated my own bracket to connect the link to the engine, other options are available.
by gdcarpenter
Mon May 06, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tachometer for Mercury Mark 55
Replies: 1
Views: 2516

Re: Tachometer for Mercury Mark 55

The $64,000.00 dollar question is do you have a charging system on your Mark55. If you do no problem. Since these are magneto ignition engines if you have a charging system you can get a marine tach that 'reads' the impulses from the charging system stator. The tach signal feed needs to be connected...
by gdcarpenter
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: looking to re-power the runabout
Replies: 19
Views: 10128

Re: looking to re-power the runabout

Ferguson-Poole Marine in Atlanta.
by gdcarpenter
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Boat Bow Wine Bar Anyone
Replies: 3
Views: 3853

Boat Bow Wine Bar Anyone

Not sure which topic to put this in but since this project started life as a smallish wooden outboard boat here goes. Moderator welcome to move it if it's more appropriate in another topic. Almost a decade ago I purchased a 15' Century Palomino and sold the ZIP I had built. Plan was to resurrect the...

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