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by Feckless
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Found Motor
Replies: 17
Views: 3980

Re: Found Motor

Looks pretty clean but it's the inside that matters, wiring harnesses are easy to replace on the old mercs. Fuel pump and water pump are important must do's. for $500 I'd say it's a good find!
by Feckless
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: windshield brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

windshield brackets

Okay so I recently found a source for classic bronze Chris Craft style windshield brackets. These appear to be rough cut and require final sanding and chrome plating. However they look pretty sharp especially their riveriera style. Pictures will follow when I have time. The business is based out of ...
by Feckless
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introduction and question
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Re: Introduction and question

Welcome to the board. Sounds like a fun undertaking. Some people like the lapstrake planked look it certianly is more of a challenge. White Oak adds alot of weight, that's not alwise a bad thing for sailboats. Weight = stability, too much though makes for a poor performing boat. A good book to look ...
by Feckless
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Graphite
Replies: 11
Views: 4022

Re: Graphite

Graphite bottom coat you say? I purchased West System graphite for my boat, the can had great instructions. I wetted out the bottom fiberglass with normal mix of epoxy and added a fill coat. After it cured I sanded the entire bottom, and taped off the edges. It took 6 coats of graphite mix to get th...
by Feckless
Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: The Official launch of "Tossin & Turnin"
Replies: 20
Views: 13961

Re: The Official launch of "Tossin & Turnin"

Oh wow! that is an amazing boat, your time and efforts definately show through. Looks like you had an amazing day at the launch too!! Congrats!
by Feckless
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: It's happened!
Replies: 12
Views: 9009

Re: It's happened!

So it has been a year! Figured it would be a great time to post an update. I've been watching a few other builds absolutely beautiful boats keep up the great work! So with roughly 400 pounds payload a 70 hp 1978 Merc. pushes my Malahini at 32 m.p.h., or so says the GPS. I might be able to put a diff...
by Feckless
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: used trailer cost?
Replies: 10
Views: 5192

Re: used trailer cost?

Paid $700 for a donor boat and trailer. $250 later had a running motor outa the deal. I recommend using the cradle, it keeps the boat lower so the deck can be done without standing on a step ladder all day.
by Feckless
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage
Replies: 25
Views: 6512

Re: Building a 21 foot boat in a 21 foot garage

Alot of good ideas here, figured I'd throw my two cents in. Building my malahini I had to start out with a little over a foot of room all the way around.... It got interesting. When planking started I was able to take over a larger chunk of the shop, but couldn't leave boat in place. So I added some...
by Feckless
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Re: Help

For a crabbing boat keep it simple and use a good oil paint. Check out Harold Payson's books or even Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding. Alot of great advice on keeping it simple for workboats. To prevent rotting fiberglassing the outside of hull and encapsulating the interior is just good practice.
by Feckless
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Clear coat over epoxy = Bubble :s HELP!!
Replies: 12
Views: 7893

Re: Clear coat over epoxy = Bubble :s HELP!!

Going to agree with Bill, that could be moisture. May also explain the cracking and checking with high temp changes.
by Feckless
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Integrated boarding ladder
Replies: 8
Views: 4820

Re: Integrated boarding ladder

Not to highjack a thread but would like to add to the swim ladder question. My Malahini has a bright finished deck, expoxy coat then varnished. How did you guys solve the slippery when wet problem, and keep the nice bright finish?
by Feckless
Sun May 27, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flooring in Malihini
Replies: 3
Views: 1373

Re: Flooring in Malihini

I used 1/2 inch plywood and found it to be a bit flexible in certain spots. It required a few extra floor braces.
by Feckless
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stain and Fiberglassing
Replies: 15
Views: 7178

Re: Stain and Fiberglassing

As Oyster stated, you want to stain before you fiberglass and epoxy. Also Make sure you use a water base stain, epoxy does not adhere well with most oil base stains. As always never stain and slop epoxy on your boat without doing a test piece first (this will save you some hair pulling moments).
by Feckless
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Frames - Problem with my method?
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Re: Squirt Frames - Problem with my method?

It appears the cut you pictured is for the bottom battens. Perfect 90 degree corners are not a huge thing. You can clean the corners out with a sharp chisel if you desire. just try to get the battens to fit in frame nice and flat, thickened epoxy will do the rest. As for getting the frames perfect a...
by Feckless
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: did I screwup my build? or am I not fairing right?
Replies: 17
Views: 2238

Re: did I screwup my build? or am I not fairing right?

As you can see when plywood is mounted from stem to chine, it will have some rounded shape when finished.

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