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by JoeM
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Faria LED replacement bulbs
Replies: 7
Views: 1722

Re: Faria LED replacement bulbs

Bob, yes I am a physicist. Actually, a RETIRED physicist! Instead of working on atomic projects, now I get to work on wood projects! However, I am still trying to figure a way to incorporate a flux capacitor or nuclear power generator in the Monaco. :D Skip Flux capacitor :lol: Can the Monaco reach...
by JoeM
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Stretching out the beam?
Replies: 26
Views: 362

Re: Stretching out the beam?

Hi Kevin, Well what can I say? An amazing reply thank you. If it is PDFs format to start with would it make life easier? Would you need cad? To go to DXF? I am thinking up skaleing it 25% 1.25? Thanks Steve. Ps An old timer trying to get his head around this is hard! I'm in my 30's and i'm lost. So...
by JoeM
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from southern Indiana
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: New from southern Indiana

Sounds like you've done your share of research on weight distribution. I just got through doing that for my upcoming build (the True Grit with many changes) so I know how much is involved in that. You working with materials (carbon fiber and kevlar) that are completely foreign to me so I can't give ...
by JoeM
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from southern Indiana
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: New from southern Indiana

Welcome! I don't know that platform well at all but sounds like a nice boat. Would love to see some pictures.
by JoeM
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: In hull Transducers
Replies: 30
Views: 756

Re: In hull Transducers

Was a flush thru-hull that was busted. He cracked the assembly (his words), no damage to the hull but he had to replace the unit as it would no longer function. While damage in this way is maybe not likely to happen, it is possible. I agree, the same thing does apply to fiberglass windows. Though in...
by JoeM
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: In hull Transducers
Replies: 30
Views: 756

Re: In hull Transducers

Guys,,,,,C'mon STOP it !!! on a thru-hull xducr there is nothing 'sticking out' to break off. Look it up, please. They are available with about a 1/8" height, and even then, they are faired/blended out about 1/2" around. there is nothing there to catch nor hang up on anything. Yes, there ...
by JoeM
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: In hull Transducers
Replies: 30
Views: 756

Re: In hull Transducers

I definitely understand the need for a "window" in a plywood hull if you choose to use an in-hull transducer. After reading through your Overnighter build, I understand why you want no holes below the waterline. You intend to beach regularly. I also would be wary of having a transducer or ...
by JoeM
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ventilation Info
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: Ventilation Info

I think that's a good idea Jimbob. I'm planning on using hose/ducting for intake and exhaust as well. Exhaust hose/duct is most important to be placed in a location so the air in the lowest part of the bilge is being exhausted first since that's where fumes will settle. In the Inboard installation b...
by JoeM
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1448
Views: 188469

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

As a retired Navy corpsman, do your ROM exercises religiously no matter the pain. The Physical therapists are there to help you recover fully. As a chronic pain patient, pain can kiss my *#^! I swear the physical therapists are sadists. :lol: Wish you the best as you recover! p.s. No offense to any ...
by JoeM
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ventilation Info
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: Ventilation Info

Thanks for the instruction sheet. Definitely illustrates things for those (like me) that are better with visual aids rather than a wall of text (that, ironically because i'm more of a visual person, I think i'll be known for by the time my build is complete).
by JoeM
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: In hull Transducers
Replies: 30
Views: 756

Re: In hull Transducers

I personally don't see the reason to go through the trouble to create a window so you can use an in-hull transducer unless you are planning on running in very skinny water or routinely beach and are afraid of a thru-hull sheering off and opening a big gaping hole in your boat. To each their own thou...
by JoeM
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ventilation Info
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: Ventilation Info

Blowers are supposed to be ignition protected for the very reason you brought up. For that reason, there should be no issues as far as "ka-boom". Their whole purpose is to get rid of the explosive fumes so they are supposed to be built to avoid ignition. The exact position to mount blowers...
by JoeM
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 139
Views: 23964

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Maybe it's my younger ways, but I need a "like" button for posts. I have absolutely nothing to contribute except to say that I like you're progress. It's looking great!
by JoeM
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Stretching out the beam?
Replies: 26
Views: 362

Re: Stretching out the beam?

I can't give an answer as far as if you can or can't. Still too new at this. Are you planning on trailering the boat or keeping in a slip? While many municipalities don't pay attention to the 8'6" max width now, it's on the books so if you plan on trailering it I would look into what permits yo...
by JoeM
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy from Jersey..
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: New guy from Jersey..

Welcome! I look forward to following along and learning from your experience as I'm new to this hobby.

What boat design did you build before? Any pictures?

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