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by JoeTapp
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Prop shaft etc for Riviera
Replies: 13
Views: 2295

Re: Prop shaft etc for Riviera

Thank you for all your replies. I have decided to stay with the 1" shaft. Is anyone using an electric motor to provide the sea water for cooling? The problem I have is fitting a small pulley to the engine to belt drive the 5" mechanical water pump. I also need to know the volume of water needed over...
by JoeTapp
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Prop shaft etc for Riviera
Replies: 13
Views: 2295

Prop shaft etc for Riviera

I am about to install my Ford Marine 350 in my Riviera. It develops 320HP and the RPM is 3400. This is a bit lower RPM than most builders are seeing and the torque is higher due to needing a larger prop (14x18) to get over 40MPH. I have to decide whether a 1" shaft is sufficient for the torque. The ...
by JoeTapp
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Riviera Ford 351W powered
Replies: 10
Views: 3946

Re: Riviera Ford 351W powered

Thank you for your replies. I have attached more pictures. I also found the G L Plans I squirreled away. The first picture I sent of the exhaust was the first pass. It has been returned for credit to Summit Racing. I then went with a 3"wet exhaust. The exhaust ports seem to be on the center line of ...
by JoeTapp
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Riviera Ford 351W powered
Replies: 10
Views: 3946

Re: Riviera Ford 351W powered

Thanks for the reply. I assume I need the risers before the mufflers. Is that correct? I will run 3" hose all the way to the transcom. Still need to know if there is some way to determine where to put the holes in the transom without so much guessing from pictures or floating the boat to determine t...
by JoeTapp
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Riviera Ford 351W powered
Replies: 10
Views: 3946

Riviera Ford 351W powered

I am finishing up my Riviera. Started in 2012 and spend about an hour a day on it. It is powered by a fuel injected, micro processor controlled Ford 351W with 1: velvet drive. The hardest part was finding a bell housing for the Ford. They have not been made for around 30 years! If anyone has install...
by JoeTapp
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: EPOXY THERMAL RUNAWAY
Replies: 13
Views: 3989

Re: EPOXY THERMAL RUNAWAY

Epoxy does not take a lot more volume when it is colder...it is just thicker and leaves a much thicker layer (twice the epoxy) than when it is warmer. I tried the saran wrap and it left wrinkles when used in large patches. I did find 30 mil clear plastic sheet at Walmart in the arts and crafts. It s...
by JoeTapp
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: EPOXY THERMAL RUNAWAY
Replies: 13
Views: 3989

Re: EPOXY THERMAL RUNAWAY

I AM USING THE MIX BY VOLUME. THE MIX OF 5:1 IS ACCURATE IN MEASURED PAINT MIXER CUPS. I KEEP IT DOWN TO 6 OZ AT A TIME AND IT COVERS ABOUT 3 FRAMES. I ALWAYS HAVE MORE WOOD PARTS AROUND TO USE UP THE EXCESS. I READ SOME OF THE OLDER POSTS ABOUT USING 30 MIL PEP (PLASTIC SHEET) AND DID AN EXPERIMENT...
by JoeTapp
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Fiber glassing the Stem area
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

Re: Fiber glassing the Stem area

I find that making a custom scraper out of 1/8" steel plate works for me. I drill a hole ( say 3/4") and cut it in half or as needed to fit the work. It also acts as a gage. To get rid of a lot of wood I used an old fashioned rasp. There is no set up, or new sandpaper needed and it cleans up easily....
by JoeTapp
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: EPOXY THERMAL RUNAWAY
Replies: 13
Views: 3989

Re: EPOXY THERMAL RUNAWAY

The directions say either way is correct. Due to a minor senior moment I misinterpolated the two. I figured that making smaller batches word work but 6 ounce batches are pretty small. I guess the next trick is to get some bodies to coat parts faster. I like the metal cookie tray idea but think a nyl...
by JoeTapp
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: EPOXY THERMAL RUNAWAY
Replies: 13
Views: 3989

EPOXY THERMAL RUNAWAY

I AM COATING MY FRAMES. I HAVE BEEN MIXING THE EPOXY SHIELD 5:1 AS MEASURED BY WEIGHT. I USE 10 OZ TO 2 OZ. TWICE NOW I HAVE ENCOUNTERED THERMAL RUNAWAY SETTING IN THE CONTAINER. THREE TIMES IT WORKED OK. HAS ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCED THIS? ANY IDEAS ON A SOLUTION? I WILL TRY SMALLER BATCHES AS I WILL...
by JoeTapp
Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Rotary engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Re: Rotary engine

Thank you all for the replies. Probably the best way to make it sound right is to muffle it to a purr and install a boom box for $50. The new Mazda series has a pretty good power curve. I think I'll play with one but will wind up with a standard marine engine. The turbine idea is pretty good as I ha...
by JoeTapp
Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Rotary engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Rotary engine

Has anyone building a Riviera installed a rotary engine for power?
by JoeTapp
Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: builder in NJ
Replies: 2
Views: 2978

builder in NJ

Good morning. My name is Joe and I am in New Jersey. I am completeing the frames for my Riviera. I have just built an all wood Super Cub form scratch that I fly and now I am on to next the next wood toy (for my wife, of course). The similarities are interesting Same part, different name. For what it...

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