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by J Purcell
Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter
Replies: 1
Views: 850

Overniter

Well after I am not sure how long, I have finally gotten back to building. Boat has paint and is now right side up! I have started working on the deck framing but I am a little confused on some of it. They ask for a couple of extra frames and only one of them has the crown dimensions. Can I just mea...
by J Purcell
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Nail guage for gussets?
Replies: 11
Views: 1467

Re: Nail guage for gussets?

Hey Craig,

Watch the prices at Tacoma Screw. I used to be able to buy from them with pricing through my company, but they stopped that last year. The prices for me off the street were ridiculous for the screws. Glen L. had better prices. Fair warning.
by J Purcell
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Horsepower ratings & what do they mean
Replies: 8
Views: 3814

Re: Horsepower ratings & what do they mean

what is SAV1? " 2 Power rated in accordance with SAV1 rating procedures. This rating procedure is used to certify that the engine complies with “Stage 1” Swiss Regulations. Horsepower differences shown result from differences in test rpm,allowable test tolerances, and/or installation of specia...
by J Purcell
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Terminal Connectors
Replies: 11
Views: 1432

Re: Terminal Connectors

Get the good Ancor connectors with the heat shrink and a good set of proper crimping pliers (ratcheting type) for them. Well crimped connections will not allow the solder to penetrate everywhere so IMHO soldering after crimping would just make a stiff spot prone to fatigue and failure with no real b...
by J Purcell
Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: chine logs
Replies: 10
Views: 1370

Re: chine logs

From what I understand and what I believe Pirate means too, is that bonding with epoxy is OK, it is the fasteners (aka screws) that make problems. Basically perforating the panel and creating a weak line for it to break along. If that is not right I got problems. Mine sides are epoxied to the frames...
by J Purcell
Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Empty Caulk tubes/gun
Replies: 28
Views: 5370

Re: Empty Caulk tubes/gun

Just finished putting on the epoxy with the caulking tubes. This made it easy :!: :!: :D
Caulking Tube Joint.jpg


Thanks again for the great idea.
by J Purcell
Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: More Coats?
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

Re: More Coats?

Well that makes sense. My arms and my back thank you sir!
by J Purcell
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: More Coats?
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

More Coats?

Well I have been sanding away at my hull trying to get ready for paint. Not sure if anyone else has noticed, but sanding kind of sucks :!: I still have to fill a couple of small dimples to fill, and some fillets to add to the keel strip and spray rails. I have the rest nice and smooth and fair to my...
by J Purcell
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: captains license
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Re: captains license

There are a few different types depending on what you want to do with it. They all require logged time on a vessel (does not have to be yours). You will need 360 days, four hours minimum at a time to count as a day, with 90 of these days in the last three years. Then there is the written test, physi...
by J Purcell
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Empty Caulk tubes/gun
Replies: 28
Views: 5370

Re: Empty Caulk tubes/gun

Not trying to wreck the thread or anything, but the caulking gun tubes and ziplock baggies are a great idea. I have been trying to figure how I was going to put some fillets in without making a giant mess. Thanks for the good tips. and good timing :D

By the way I like the shirt :!:
by J Purcell
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outboard Ignition Question
Replies: 23
Views: 2146

Re: Outboard Ignition Question

Charles, On my controls there is no extra wire from a fuse panel. The outboard is wired to the battery and the bundle of wires that go to the controls from the outboard has the ignition wire in it. Nothing extra. I don't know if they are all that way, but I can't see why you would need an external w...
by J Purcell
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fuse Block Q's...
Replies: 40
Views: 2915

Re: Fuse Block Q's...

I guess in the end it really just comes down to why are you putting a circuit breaker in between the battery and the fuse block? It is ABYC standard E-11.10.1.1.1. It is meant to stop a short in the wires coming from the battery. Like you mentioned every other circuit is protected. A fuse (or break...
by J Purcell
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Battery Q's
Replies: 26
Views: 2383

Re: Battery Q's

Charles, You would probably have a hard time getting a battery for your set up that would not be OK. Either one of the two you posted would be more than enough. The dual purpose battery just has slightly more reserve capacity (although neither states their Ah that I could see), and is meant to survi...
by J Purcell
Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat Shows for Glen-L
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Boat Shows for Glen-L

Hi Gayle,

You guys might want to look into the one at Port Townsend. http://www.woodenboat.org/festival/ Still in your time zone :D .

There is usually at least one Glen L design on display.
by J Purcell
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Roberta's ZIP
Replies: 1010
Views: 93255

Re: Roberta's ZIP

That is looking really good Roberta.

I am getting excited for you.

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