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by gdcarpenter
Thu May 24, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 26
Views: 3146

Re: '57 Century Redux

Sent you a PM Mr. cusoak. Working on transom. The fact that it came apart in two pieces is actually good news to me. I will now be able to run the individual pieces through my planer to clean up both sides. It's 1 13/16" thick now and the bottom of the transom had been beveled considerably, I a...
by gdcarpenter
Wed May 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 26
Views: 3146

Re: '57 Century Redux

Yes, the ZIP is gone. The boat came with a monstrous Johnson V4 75 HP, that I was actually able to sell. The second owner that I bought it from said the first and original owner got a replacement Century thicker transom for the boat to put on the 75. Should handle one Mark58, or two if I ever have t...
by gdcarpenter
Wed May 23, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 26
Views: 3146

Re: '57 Century Redux

Hi Mr. Cusoak, long time no hear.

Debated it for a long time but finally committed to a 5200 bottom. That will be trickier than most with the soft chine, but figure it's doable. Miss my ZIP at times but it's gone to a good home and time to move on :)
by gdcarpenter
Tue May 22, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 26
Views: 3146

Re: '57 Century Redux

Hi,

Short crude video of where I am now with my 1957 Century Palomino project.

Trying again: Got it!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... 6_lyaz29e0
by gdcarpenter
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project

Thanks, I have installed a larger diameter tilt tube on the engine to accommodate a standard Teleflex steering system, but also have a 'Ride Glide' system, or may stay with original steering cable system. So many choices, so little time :) Also an Johns Old Mercury member and I have another 3 44 cub...
by gdcarpenter
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project

Hi All, Finally sold my ZIP and cleared out the new dedicated third garage bay for my 1957 Century Palomino Project. Seems it's been over a year since I first posted about it. Now have her down to a skeleton. Will eventually be doing a 5200 bottom. Amazing how tedious and time consuming carefully re...
by gdcarpenter
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Waterproof wood glue
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: Waterproof wood glue

Back in 207 Fine Woodworking did a test on glues, great read if you can find a link. The glues they tested: "Selecting glues, woods, and gaps To see whether an open-grained wood bonds differently from a tight-grained one, we chose white oak and hard maple. dense tropical woods have a reputation...
by gdcarpenter
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Which Side Backing?
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Which Side Backing?

I always have the left/port side on the inside of the turn when backing up if at all possible. A habit that comes from having done a year of long haul trucking, backing up 53' trailers into narrow loading bays and truck stop parking areas between two adjacent 53' trailers. That is the only way, bein...
by gdcarpenter
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?
Replies: 17
Views: 1852

Re: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?

What a beautiful piece of eye candy, congratulations! Your skeg looks like it should be fine. Mine terminates very close to the transom but is only 3/4" wide and 3/4" tall with a very gradual taper that goes from full profile to nothing nothing over 12"-14" of length on either en...
by gdcarpenter
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member in Cary, NC
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: New Member in Cary, NC

Hi and Welcome,

I built the Squirt's bigger brother, the ZIP. I live ITB (Inside The Beltline) in Raleigh. Be happy to talk your ears off about boats and give you a tour of my build.
Nine one nine - five three nine -1371
gdcarpenter@yahoo.com

Garfield
by gdcarpenter
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Transom saver with manual tilt outboard
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: Transom saver with manual tilt outboard

I leave the tilt latch off and use the transom saver to support the engine.
by gdcarpenter
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.

I will stick my nose into this question. There is a lot of hearsay regarding this issue and opinions will vary. I built a ZIP with white oak for all framing, transom, and deck cover boards. I used Titebond III to glue my half lap frame joints and the two horizontal slabs of 8:4 white oak that make u...
by gdcarpenter
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Alternate Inboard Power?
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Alternate Inboard Power?

As a project manager for a General Contractor I was supervising the installation of a 22 KW home generator. Being a boat builder and gear head seeing the innards of a generator set up for the first time got me wondering! It is a totally enclosed compact Vee engine set up in a small insulated compart...
by gdcarpenter
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.

I wonder if the total length would be an issue? Ram truck-18', trailer-18', and airstream 32' (including allowance for hitches) Total length of about 68'. Tractor trailers run about 70' total length with an average sleeper cab, so you might be okay. Just hope you never have to back up! There is a ZI...
by gdcarpenter
Tue May 16, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: increasing trailer length
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: increasing trailer length

Looks like a Jet Ski Trailer. By time you lengthen it and put your boat on it you will likely have to push down like heck to get the tongue down o to the hitch cause she's going to be VERY back end heavy, negative tongue load, not a good towing situation.

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