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by jprice
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1515
Views: 352086

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Some woods, like oak, can be more prone to splitting like this. If you make multiple passes and only shave off a little each pass, it can reduce the risk of blowouts. Also, I know kens said 'never', and I would agree that it's not a good practice in general. But there are times where certain woods w...
by jprice
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Can Ski Tow Support weight of 4-stroke engine
Replies: 3
Views: 2518

Re: Can Ski Tow Support weight of 4-stroke engine

Well, the ski-tow details page says it can handle up to a 70hp outboard.
I don't really know what an older 70hp 2-stroke weighs, but I can't imagine that it would be lighter than a 40hp 4-stroke. So I think you'd be fine.
by jprice
Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: buildingform to trailer
Replies: 22
Views: 6921

Re: buildingform to trailer

I used an engine hoist to lift the front, and a car jack with a custom brace under the transom (wish I would have taken a pic of the aft setup) Once the boat was up enough, I moved the form out and rolled the trailer underneath. Although i did have to sawzall the form in half to be able to get it ou...
by jprice
Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Trailer w/Keel support
Replies: 1
Views: 3864

Re: Trailer w/Keel support

I just rebuilt a trailer and put my boat on it. Four 2x6 bunks. The 2 interior bunks are close to the keel, but not directly under it. My understanding is as long as the bunks are under the longitudinals, you should be fine. Honestly not even sure how you'd support the keel directly. Maybe with roll...
by jprice
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Would you buy outboard with low compression or "needs work"?
Replies: 2
Views: 2276

Re: Would you buy outboard with low compression or "needs wo

Depends on how 'risk adverse' you are. You might get lucky, but there's also a good chance it would be a money pit. Fix one thing and find out another thing is bad. I personally wouldn't mind trying something that needs a little work, but I would avoid one with poor compression. In my understanding ...
by jprice
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 727
Views: 210951

Re: New Member

I was wondering why I hadn't seen him around here in so long. :( Hope he has a full recovery.

Thanks for the link Steve. They look nice, but sure are pricy! :shock:
by jprice
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 727
Views: 210951

Re: New Member

Always fun to see the latest progress.
You and the crazy guy building the 74' steel sailboat, are my two favorite projects to follow. :D

Steve, do you have any more details on those hinges? They look like they'd be perfect for my application as well.
Thanks.
by jprice
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: SS-rubrail over mahog strip
Replies: 4
Views: 2301

Re: SS-rubrail over mahog strip

I'm curious to see how this turns out. Please post some pics when you start doing this. I'm planning on doing the same on mine. ...at least in my head I think it will look good. ;) Although my thought was to go wider on the mahogany strip. 1" strip with 3/4" SS, and you're hardly going to see any of...
by jprice
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: "new" trailer... best paint for refinishing?
Replies: 5
Views: 7196

Re: "new" trailer... best paint for refinishing?

Well, after much internal debating, I decided to go with a simple oil based enamel. All the "fancy" paints seemed to require perfection in terms of surface preparation, and really seemed more geared towards a new project, rather than a refinishing one. Plus, they're really friggin expensive. The oil...
by jprice
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello All from Sharpsburg, Georgia..... Newbie-Newbie here
Replies: 13
Views: 2196

Re: Hello All from Sharpsburg, Georgia..... Newbie-Newbie he

Wow, that's a heck of a project. I'll be looking forward to the pictures. :) As far as increasing the length is concerned, you'd be fine, but Glen-L never recommends messing with the beam dimensions, so you'd be on your own there. Also, unless you plan on doing this full time (with help), a project ...
by jprice
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 186
Views: 111299

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

I'm far from an expert on the subject, but I think it would be too unwieldy. I'm not sure what panels you've looked into, but from what I've seen, to get that kind of output it would be close to a 4x8 sheet worth of solar panels. :shock: Can't imaging any way to make that look good on that little bo...
by jprice
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Texas Scooter Build
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: Texas Scooter Build

Maybe i missed it, but I couldn't find any build called 'scooter'.
What's a scooter?
by jprice
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Trailer for Malahini with cutwater - no bow eye
Replies: 4
Views: 5120

Re: Trailer for Malahini with cutwater - no bow eye

I wouldn't expect a rubber roller to dent a stainless steel cutwater. Maybe one of those padded 'V' blocks would be better?
by jprice
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Flexicat softboard!?!?
Replies: 3
Views: 4668

Re: Flexicat softboard!?!?

interesting product, but holy cow are they expensive!
by jprice
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: "new" trailer... best paint for refinishing?
Replies: 5
Views: 7196

Re: "new" trailer... best paint for refinishing?

Thanks Bill. From what I'm reading, Polyester Polyurethane is preferrable (over Acrylic Polyurethane). All my searching is coming back to AwlGrip paint. I'm all for a quality product, but the application instructions are a little ridiculous. Special cleaner, special thinner, two different primers, a...

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