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by AaronStJ
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: From making wine to... building a Tunnel Mite?
Replies: 10
Views: 4231

Re: From making wine to... building a Tunnel Mite?

Best idea I've heard yet, a floating winery. Since i am building a house boat have considered it but it would be hard to get the wine to clear well. on any case will have a wine cellar. Both wine and beer are occasionally cleared using isinglass, which a made from fish swim bladders. Just throw a l...
by AaronStJ
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: From making wine to... building a Tunnel Mite?
Replies: 10
Views: 4231

Re: From making wine to... building a Tunnel Mite?

I've been known to brew beer when I'm not chipping away at my boat. I'll bet there's a lot of crossover between the two groups.
by AaronStJ
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bought My Bullet Back Today!
Replies: 8
Views: 3386

Re: Bought My Bullet Back Today!

Seriously. It's certainly not 1 degree here, but it's definitely below epoxy curing temperature in my garage, and that's all that matters. :lol:
by AaronStJ
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glen L 15 Hardware & Rigging
Replies: 1
Views: 1416

Re: Glen L 15 Hardware & Rigging

You're posting in the power boat section. In the future, you'll probably have better luck in the sailboat forum (although honestly, all of us pretty much all read the entire site :lol:). Yes, you'll need both the rigging kit and one of the hardware kits. The rigging kit looks like it has the bits yo...
by AaronStJ
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 200hp Zip....sort of.
Replies: 20
Views: 5362

Re: 200hp Zip....sort of.

lraymond wrote:Maybe when (or if) the 2-stroke Johnson on our pontoon ever gives up the ghost I'll put an electric head on that....
By then you'll be able to power it with cold fusion. :lol:
by AaronStJ
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: wooden masts
Replies: 2
Views: 2592

Re: wooden masts

Sounds like you've already got an idea what you want to do, so feel free to ignore me. But. Eighteen meters is quite big. Have you considered a birdsmouth mast? You know, in case you wanted to spend a few more nights awake dreaming of complicated cuts. http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/04/s/articles/...
by AaronStJ
Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: A new Zip Gentleman's Racer
Replies: 15
Views: 4961

Re: A new Zip Gentleman's Racer

Roberta Hegy wrote:Were there any rebalance issues with all the weight moved aft?
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Seems to have worked out. :lol:
by AaronStJ
Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Tango
Replies: 26
Views: 12131

Re: Tango

The bill of materials specifies 12 gauge nails. As others have said, you can use screws, with some caveats. Personally, I'd stick with nails as specified. Like Stuart said, screws can pull through plywood fairly easily. You have to countersink through a couple of plies, and that considerably weakens...
by AaronStJ
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Tango
Replies: 26
Views: 12131

Re: Tango

Absolutely.
by AaronStJ
Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Choosing the right boat, 11' Power/Row or 12' Power Skiff
Replies: 4
Views: 2476

Re: Choosing the right boat, 11' Power/Row or 12' Power Skif

I'll expand on that answer. First off, both boats look like they have a fairly similar hull shape, so they should handle about the same. It looks like they can both carry a 15 hp motor. They can both be rowed. So the big difference is the construction method, which is very different between the two ...
by AaronStJ
Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Can I sail the Glen-L 10 on the ocean or just a river/lake?
Replies: 7
Views: 3806

Re: Can I sail the Glen-L 10 on the ocean or just a river/la

I wouldn't take the Glen-L 10 on any kind of unsettled water. It looks like a very shallow, low-freeboard design designed for speed on flat water. If you wanted a 10-foot boat to take on (relatively calm) open water, I'd suggest looking at the Saboteer design. It's a scaled up Sabot/El Toro. El Toro...
by AaronStJ
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Minnesota
Replies: 430
Views: 86111

Re: Gentry in Minnesota

trisailor wrote:this year got away from me. I think next year is a distinct possibility.
I've felt like that for 31 years running. :lol:
by AaronStJ
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO PLANKING - ANOTHER OPTION
Replies: 9
Views: 3546

Re: GERONIMO PLANKING - ANOTHER OPTION

A lap joint might be okay on solid lumber, but I would not do it on plywood. All the stress is reduced to one ply joint and would be very weak. I'll play Devil's advocate. Butt joints are a very well accepted type of joint on this board (and for boatbuilding in general). Don't butt joints also put ...
by AaronStJ
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ANYONE BOUGHT TEN FOOT LENGTHS OF MARINE PLY?
Replies: 6
Views: 2701

Re: ANYONE BOUGHT TEN FOOT LENGTHS OF MARINE PLY?

Well, poo. Sorry no one would order it for you. Don't sweat scarfing. Like most things in boatbuilding, it turns out to be pretty easy when you get down to it. I scarfed my plywood joints with a hand plane and patience. Enjoy.
by AaronStJ
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 786
Views: 203425

Re: Utility build

I glanced at the photo, before I read the post, and thought: oh no! OSB! You can't possibly out that on your boat. :lol:

Enjoy your plywood!

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