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by Thomasbuilt
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sassafras wood for framing,chines, sheer etc, please look
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Sassafras wood for framing,chines, sheer etc, please look

Alright guys, this may raise some thoughts tonight: I stop by and talked with the guy that cut my white oak that I bought 4 weeks ago. I guess times are hard for him, because he offer to cut a sassafras tree up that he has held onto for 2 years. I told him I would let him know tomorrow weather or no...
by Thomasbuilt
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??

LOL, your right. I know how to build a clock and a motor now, :-). Thats what I love about this forum. You guys answer every question and make me think of more questions I should of been asking myself. Thanks again for all the additional info, it is alot of help. Have a good week.
by Thomasbuilt
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??

Thank you guys for setting me straight on the motor info, like always I learn alot more than I thought I should know. Even thought the plans call for 40hp max, I've seen pics of 45's and one 50hp on the Zip in customer photo section, but I notice the plans have a insert which may be something they s...
by Thomasbuilt
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: ICOMIA28-83 outboard HP rating standards
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Re: ICOMIA28-83 outboard HP rating standards

Thanks vupilot and all you guys with the help and extra info, :-)
by Thomasbuilt
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??

I was wondering which motor is better for the Zip?? I'm sure old vintage engines that are long shafted are more common. Just would like to know which preforms better, may a one helps the boat planes out quick with one or the other, I'm not sure just throwing some thoughts out, any help?? thanks for ...
by Thomasbuilt
Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ribbon African Mahogany veener
Replies: 5
Views: 1689

Re: Ribbon African Mahogany veener

This stuff is like 10 mils thick, is that close to what you used on your kayak? You wouldn't happen to have a pic of that Kayak? Thanks for the info.
by Thomasbuilt
Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ribbon African Mahogany veener
Replies: 5
Views: 1689

Ribbon African Mahogany veener

Alright, I know i'm posting this on the wrong spot on the forum, but maybe some of you guys and gals in the power boat section could shed some light on this. I order some FREE Ribbon Afican Mahogany veener samples for a really cool supplier up north: Even though the ribbon stripe looks cool as a sam...
by Thomasbuilt
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski King from Arkansas
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: Ski King from Arkansas

Talking about the pin stripes on the deck of the boat?

I'll PM you about the planer, send some pics to:thomasbuilt72032@yahoo.com, thanks
by Thomasbuilt
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski King from Arkansas
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Ski King from Arkansas

Ok this is the the beginning of my build. I got my plans yesterday and thanks to Dwain (SSSSSSkkkkiiii KKKiiiinnnngg) for talking to me last night for almost 2 hours[]= and helping me through my first day. Today I purchased 108 bf of rough sawn white oak for $50.00. Good start so far. 90% of the boa...
by Thomasbuilt
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wanting to build a Ski King 15
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Wanting to build a Ski King 15

Wow, you guys are the best, I thought after a couple of days with no reply's, I may have been getting on your nerves with all the elementary questions and thoughts. Ok, I'll take the chance and build the SKI KING. It has been my password on one of my laptops for 8 months now and since there is only ...
by Thomasbuilt
Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wanting to build a Ski King 15
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Re: Wanting to build a Ski King 15

Thanks for all the replys so far, Thanks for the motor info, I will keep my eye open for a marine motor in running condition, that can be lighten and re-built. Yes I had my eye on the Audeen for quite awhile, I like the extra room in the rear cockpit. So I'll asked you guys this questions, I would b...
by Thomasbuilt
Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wanting to build a Ski King 15
Replies: 14
Views: 2829

Wanting to build a Ski King 15

I'm from central Arkansas, I've been researching wood boat plans for the last year and have finally come to the decision that the Ski King 15 (that I would like to lenghten 10%) should be the best boat for my budget and first time skill level. But budget is one of the most important parts of the dec...

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