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by Evan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 491
Views: 147249

Re: Aussie Belle

glad everyone is ok.
by Evan
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 67
Views: 25226

Re: Tuffy Build

Thanks, it was a good couple runs. The kids were not huge fans of the wake from that cruiser, but they toughed it out to get to the bakery.

I will try and get some pictures of it in motion next trip.
by Evan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 67
Views: 25226

launch

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by Evan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 67
Views: 25226

Tuffy Launched

The boat has been in the water. Never sank, never took on any water so I going to say it was a success. With my 25 with a busted up prop speed was showing at 26 knots. Boat seems to handle well and hold a line. There was some smooth water a bit of chop and a couple wakes from big cruisers which we w...
by Evan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 4957

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Did the chine piece come like that, or is this something you made?

I like the way it looks.
by Evan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 67
Views: 25226

Re: Tuffy Build

thanks Gayle, I chose this one as it looks different from most others.

Used the one part Interlux paint. I used this paint because it is carried nearby.

There is no problem with the paint itself, I am just not good at painting.
by Evan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 67
Views: 25226

Re: Tuffy Build

Mostly painted, needs another coat.

My son picked the colour, I think I can live with it.

I had some bleed through the tape which will have to be fixed.

Out of the whole project I have found painting has been the most difficult.
by Evan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 23475

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Looks good. I think it would be easier to do the butt block where it is, you will be able to do all the fitting standing up. In one area I did not have a clamp that would work so I just screwed it in place while holding it. You could use bolts or a block behind the inside piece for the screws to bit...
by Evan
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 37
Views: 5723

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

Nice looking boat.

I really like the contrast on the deck.
by Evan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 67
Views: 25226

Re: Tuffy Build

thanks

Hopefully it be in the water soon. The first coat of paint is on the motor well and console, it is so long between coats. Turned the heat back on in the garage the paint seemed the be taking longer to dry than it said on the chart.
by Evan
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 77
Views: 23475

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

I used a crayon to mark the cut for the bottom.

I marked(heavy) the front edge of the side panel that was already mounted and tacked the bottom in place and then brought it down on the marked edge which marked where the cut needed to be.

It was either in my instructions or the book.
by Evan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 67
Views: 25226

Re: Tuffy Build

This is the second attempt with paint. On the first attempt the paint that was on the deck dried strange and some of it remained tacky. The paint on the hull dried just fine it is a mystery. It was from the same can and applied at the same time. Ended up having to sand it off and I thought I was don...
by Evan
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 67
Views: 25226

Re: Tuffy Build

Some progress. Motor well sides are on, next is the cowl. I might prime and paint before I fasten it down, see how I feel about it when the time comes.

Decided to just get a tiller extension for now. The motor needs to be switched back and forth between boats.
by Evan
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 117
Views: 28646

Re: Fisherman

I used both methods on my boat. The method described above by Bill is much better. I joined the sides using fiberglass tape before mounting them. You have to keep them flat and from moving a PIA by itself. It also takes a long time, I did both sides so I had to wait for the epoxy to cure before I co...
by Evan
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: SLX 3 build
Replies: 25
Views: 6477

Re: SLX 3 build

coming right along. Looks fast just sitting there.