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by 283
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 302
Views: 24404

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Cart looks stout....

Little late now but the thru lock’s fastemaster sells are pretty slick. They work on any size timber lock and install pretty quick. You get the best of carriage bolts and lags. With no pre drilling.

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by 283
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 92
Views: 6740

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Mike Down here if you are too near the water table, or you have poorly draining soil. You will have to go to a raised bed system. That basically means a sand bed build up on top and maybe a pump to get the crap up to it. It can be done. Be careful! This damn place is amazing what you can find out! ...
by 283
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 92
Views: 6740

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

We had a soils guy take a look. Good news is there is plenty of room for a replacement leach field since we would own the back lot as well. Bad news is the soil conditions are poor. Basically because there is an existing system that has failed it can be replcaed with a non conforming design $$$$. Th...
by 283
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 92
Views: 6740

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

This is on Lake St. George. If we end up buying it we probably won’t be on Androscoggin this year... have to get everything settled by May 1 when our seasonal lot fee is due for the campground. We will ask the sellers today to make a price concession to pay for a replacement septic and see what happ...
by 283
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 92
Views: 6740

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Well might have jinxed myself. Disclosure said the leach field and septic tank were in good working order. But the holding tank and leach field is a foot below the ground water level. And the line going to the tank from the house was replaced with PVC but the connection leaves a little to be desired...
by 283
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 92
Views: 6740

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Mark-NJ wrote:Long overdue for an update!!!

Haven’t done too much more. :oops:

We started looking for a lake house and got focused on that. Spent weekends driving around looking instead of working on the boat. But we found the ‘one’ and will hopefully close by the middle of May.
by 283
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 72
Views: 5990

Re: UK Zip Build

Use screws, mostly for clamping/assembly.

Make sure you set them back far enough so they are in the way when you start fairing.
by 283
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 72
Views: 5990

Re: UK Zip Build

Use screws, mostly for clamping/assembly.

Make sure you set them back far enough so they are in the way when you start fairing.
by 283
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 72
Views: 5990

Re: UK Zip Build

Very interesting! Yes, this has been done before. I think there was more than one brand name, but one that I seem to recall was "Fageol". This picture came up when I Googled that name. This one looks like it incorporates steering; maybe not.] That fageol engine looks like an early pod dri...
by 283
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: How to make a Honda bf6b 8hp?
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: How to make a Honda bf6b 8hp?

I’m pretty sure the 6hp is a single cylinder and the 8hp is a twin. So you can’t. You *might* be able to increase HP on certain models if they share the same block by removing restrictors in the throttle or getting a different carb etc. 5 to 6 hp or 8 to 9.9 for example. Assuming there are not ECU d...
by 283
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Mini Laser-Cut Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 1315

Re: Mini Laser-Cut Boat

Or just draw the puzzle joint line on one sheet, overlap the two pieces edge to edge by the width of the join and cut thru the 2 pieces on your line. But why limit yourself to puzzle joints,... this could be a new way to add a little customizing. You could use your EKG graph. Or the DJIA chart, you...
by 283
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Mini Laser-Cut Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 1315

Re: Mini Laser-Cut Boat

Interlocking foam mats would be a good pattern if you want them all symmetrical.

(Anyone with young kids probably has a play mat that would work)

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by 283
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Mini Laser-Cut Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 1315

Re: Mini Laser-Cut Boat

I would just be interested in a pattern that you could clamp to the end of each sheet. Then rout it with a pattern bit. Seems like it would be much easier than a scarf joint (if you have a pattern). Maybe there's a way to print the pattern and paste it to a sheet of plywood. It would be fiddly to m...
by 283
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Mini Laser-Cut Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 1315

Re: Mini Laser-Cut Boat

Bateau offers the puzzle joints as well. $20 per side on a 4’ sheet.
by 283
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: midengine
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: midengine

Can you move other weight forward to offset the differing engine weights? Maybe the fuel tanks?

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