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by china
Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: the quest, engine advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

wow. thanks alot all. i realy appriciate the help you are giving. it realy is showing me that this boat is possable and fit for perpose. thanks fdmsiv, thanks dale mattson,thanks amm. if when i get this boat built and you are ever in london, get in touch and i will show you around london on it. chee...
by china
Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: the quest, engine advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

has anyone got any good ideas on how to strenghen the quest speed/houseboat. i am going to have 200 pounds extra weight over for the engines and i would like to strenghen it so it could take up to 12 passengers. it wont be kitted out like a houseboat so water and plumbing wont be needed. basicly jus...
by china
Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: the quest, engine advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

thanks amm. i realy appriciate it. i might have to write to glen l and see if i can reinforce the boat to take the extra weight of the engines. i dont want to fit it out with beds and all that stuff, but also i would like to put twelve passenger seats too. it would need a lot of strenghening, i wond...
by china
Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: the quest, engine advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

thanks am , just what i wanted realy. weights and sizes, hhmmmm, i realy did want twin inboards as i want to use diesel instead of petrol and did'nt want anything hanging off my transom. plus i wanted twin inboard as i wanted to put on one reverse and use ploughing action to help sidways mooring/ber...
by china
Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: the quest, engine advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

the quest, engine advice.

hello, i am building the quest. a houseboat with the hull of a speedboat. the question is instead of an outboard i am using two inboards. if the recomended power of 200 hp outboard is recomended, what is the suitable size engines equivelent inboards i can use? ie, what size inboard engines are equiv...
by china
Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: how do you prepare wood?
Replies: 140
Views: 59853

ten years ago i was in a miserable time after coming in from the range traveling around britain with a group of hippy anacists and settleing down in london. i was stuck in private rented acomodation and was feeling quite desperate but to cheer myself up i used to listen to a consious pirate radio st...
by china
Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: houseboats.
Replies: 0
Views: 1389

houseboats.

i hope some one can answer this question. does anyone know anything about the new houseboat advertised in the catologue section called the water lodge and waterlodge too? they look like mark twains or huck finns but i am unsure on the hull design. can anyone please explain the hull design/constructi...
by china
Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: volunter work in negril, jamaica for offer.
Replies: 17
Views: 8556

i prefer the term boucaneer or filibuster actully. :) yeah still stuck in london waiting on an apartment move, once that is done we will be going out to carabean to start the boat build. once again if amyone wants a holiday then please just get in touch and we will see what we can do in return for s...
by china
Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: help with the mark twain.
Replies: 6
Views: 3267

well i have put off my build untill october.it can't be helped realy so i have the summer in essex,england and while i am waiting i have decieded to build scale models of the boats about two foot long, i want to build using cardboard or hardboard and glue. hopfully it will help with the building pro...
by china
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: bubble buster, how to use?? AKA mat roler
Replies: 3
Views: 5343

i used to use one when fibreglassing roofs in london. we used to do a polyester roofing on flat roofs. there is not much to it realy. i used to use a six inch one and one about eleven inches fixed onto a broom stick. just used to stand there rolling the metal corrigated grooved roller onto the fibre...
by china
Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: help with the mark twain.
Replies: 6
Views: 3267

i am thinking of ordering the plans for the huck finn. they look good and it would be like building a smaller version of the mark twain exept the cabins roofs look like they might be made in a different way as i dont think the huck finn roof is designed for standing on. still it would be a good prac...
by china
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: A new table saw
Replies: 8
Views: 6101

just thought i would give my two'pennith worth, chopsaws as we call them in england are very cheap at the moment, with mitre angles, blade guard, etc. there are expensive ones but there also cheaper ones. i would buy a cheaper one than try to rig up somthing that could lose on of my digits. all the ...
by china
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: It was a Silly thing really...........
Replies: 9
Views: 4324

thats good karma man! :)
by china
Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: help with the mark twain.
Replies: 6
Views: 3267

cheers dave, i got home last night and looked in the boatbuilding with plywood book and studied the marc twain plans. it all seems to make sense now and i feel i understand alot more about the construction now concerning the bulkhead frames with the logitudal members. i hav'nt understood the plankin...
by china
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: help with the mark twain.
Replies: 6
Views: 3267

yeah, thanks dave, no problem. i was hoping for stich and glue but it need'nt be a problem. so do i use epoxy fillet type glue and screws to build up and fix and waterproof these boxes in line for the pontoon? is there any pages of information somewhere i can read up online maybe. or would it be in ...

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