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by rleete
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Kid's Toy 4 Wheeler Conversion to Kid's Toy Boat
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Kid's Toy 4 Wheeler Conversion to Kid's Toy Boat

Those motors will survive being wet just fine. Not sure about the batteries, but they're sealed, so probably fine.

Biggest problem will be rust, and they are fairly well protected from that, as they are outdoor toys. Just keep the bushings lubricated and they will hold up well.
by rleete
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 225
Views: 51169

Re: Tahoe 23

A 2x4 railing on one side might be a good idea. I don't know about you, but I seem to get more clumsy as the years go by.
by rleete
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!
Replies: 346
Views: 53603

Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

PB Blaster is pretty good, but if you want a miracle, you need to make your own. A 50/50 mix of acetone (available at auto parts stores) and automatic transmission fluid (ATF) works wonders. As a car guy in the rust belt, this stuff has saved my sanity more times than I can count. Harbor Freight use...
by rleete
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Mal's Malahini down under
Replies: 10
Views: 1080

Re: Mal's Malahini down under

Proprietary name for a brand of pressure treated.

And the word is "tanalised", from "TANALITH E", which is the brand name of the chemical compound used. Similar to copper based pressure treated here in the States.
by rleete
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 364
Views: 65842

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Canvas/material is going to take up as much space as a door, and be less secure. It's also going to end up being a pain in the butt to roll it up all the time. Not sure many female guests would feel very comfortable with only a cloth barrier when "powdering their nose". Make the bi-fold ou...
by rleete
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 227
Views: 55480

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Very nice. Looks professionally done.
by rleete
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 364
Views: 65842

Re: SEA KNIGHT

A temporary solution is to use some sort of gasket. I suggest the pipe insulation sold at the big box stores. Highly conformable, easily cut and cheap. At least it will keep out any wind whistling through the gap.
by rleete
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Cover & fair over 18oz fiberglass seams Int/Ext
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Cover & fair over 18oz fiberglass seams Int/Ext

Lots of epoxy. Fill, sand, repeat.
by rleete
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Syringes
Replies: 11
Views: 1203

Re: Syringes

I use these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5mL-Disposable-Sampler-Plastic-Syringe-For-Cubs-Measuring-Nutrient-Hydroponic-X5-/382208988060?hash=item58fd6e539c:g:UlYAAOSwP6pZoL7T I usually buy about 20-25 at a time, so I don't run out just when I need them, as shipping is slow at best. I also use them for m...
by rleete
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2214
Views: 283082

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

mrintense wrote: So I can clamber over the side of the boat with difficulty and that's what I have been doing.


Just do it safely. No point in risking a fall!
by rleete
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Chris in Winchester, KY
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Chris in Winchester, KY

Nice work.
by rleete
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 142
Views: 27791

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Is this all off a single battery?
by rleete
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Time to replace the axle?
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: Time to replace the axle?

I've seen worse. Heck, I've cleaned up and rebuilt worse, and it lasted for years. One the other hand, a competent machine shop could fix that in under a day. That's if you know where to look. Lots of places don't do piece work like that anymore; too many headaches dealing with the general public. D...
by rleete
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: What Glass for "Glass Bottom"
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: What Glass for "Glass Bottom"

This site: http://www.hydrosight.com/acrylic-vs-polycarbonate-a-quantitative-and-qualitative-comparison/ may be of some help. After review, you probably want acrylic. Although harder to work with (it can chip), it's much more resistant to UV, and it the typical choice for aircraft windows. Not as im...
by rleete
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: What Glass for "Glass Bottom"
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: What Glass for "Glass Bottom"

I would use lexan, but 1.25" seems quite excessive. Depends on the size of the window, I suppose. For a small one as shown, 1/2" is probably sufficient. If you want it bigger, go thicker.

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