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by BarnacleMike
Fri May 31, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 784227

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, here’s my take: In the aft window, there is something — perhaps the proportion of the window’s aft curvature to the curvature of the cabin side — “something” that is decidedly more classic about the original. I can’t quite put my finger on it... but the original definitely has a more “period”,...
by BarnacleMike
Thu May 30, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 305
Views: 138174

Re: Michael's ZIP

I got the second lamination on tonight. Scarfed it all in-place, and needed every one of the clamps I own...

"Makin' good progress"!
by BarnacleMike
Sat May 25, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 305
Views: 138174

Re: Michael's ZIP

I've got all the parts ready for the second lamination. I ran out of epoxy, but more should be here soon. Like the first lamination, the second will be made of four strips & 3 scarf joints. I'll stagger the joints, so all of them will be backed by "solid" wood from the mating lamination. I'm making ...
by BarnacleMike
Fri May 24, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?
Replies: 14
Views: 6685

Re: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?

It is strange, especially since Hagerty apparently HAS insured home-built, plywood boats. I wonder if the overall value of the boat is somehow part of the equation? The little Utility isn’t (monetarily) worth all that much... the most valuable part of it is the Nissan outboard motor. I didn’t even w...
by BarnacleMike
Thu May 23, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?
Replies: 14
Views: 6685

Re: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?

...brand new Stevenson Skipjack, made of plywood. But I WAS able to get a policy with Hagerty. This was in 2015 thru 2017. Go figure. I guess I should clarify that the lady I spoke with at Hagerty said the issue was with home-built boats made with plywood. I suppose production boats are a different...
by BarnacleMike
Wed May 22, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?
Replies: 14
Views: 6685

Re: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?

My cars are insured with State Farm. I’ll give them a shot.
by BarnacleMike
Wed May 22, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?
Replies: 14
Views: 6685

What? Hagerty doesn't insure plywood boats?

After several years now of attending boatbuilder gatherings & classic boat shows, I decided to finally get an insurance policy on my boat. During all this time, at gatherings, shows, on this forum, WoodyBoater, and every related magazine I've picked up I have seen one name at every turn: Hagerty. Gi...
by BarnacleMike
Sun May 19, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 345
Views: 119915

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

That looks really amazing. Coming along beautifully!

I’m still looking forward to seeing those swim platforms go on.
by BarnacleMike
Wed May 15, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 305
Views: 138174

Re: Michael's ZIP

Finally made some progress on the port chine. I'll be laminating it, just like the starboard side. The lumber yard only had a couple of 4-1/2 foot mahogany boards when I was there. So, I had to scarf together 4 sections in order to make a 16' board to work with. So, there are 3 scarf joints in the c...
by BarnacleMike
Sat May 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 96
Views: 58158

Re: Tucker's Squirt

I’d be inclined to simply fill it with some system 3 gel magic, and leave it at that. It’s thick epoxy that finishes clear.

I know it’s really frustrating, but in all likelihood, it’ll be one of those things nobody notices except you (as the builder).
by BarnacleMike
Mon May 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 786
Views: 208773

Re: Utility build

After a few seasons of use, I've been doing some miscellaneous repairs and upgrades to the Utility. Some of this has involved sanding away messy old epoxy runs, and then repainting the sanded areas. I'm a little confused, though, because much of the newly applied paint seems to crack VERY easily. I'...
by BarnacleMike
Mon May 06, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 786
Views: 208773

Re: Utility build

Yes, I did eliminate the side seats. Instead, I simply used two thwarts (as some other Utility builders have done.) Driving it from the aft thwart with the tiller steering is no big deal. It's about like driving a typical aluminum jon boat in the same manner. I can't say that I've ever regretted eli...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 100
Views: 42413

Re: Count Down

The new owner may own other marinas... but I wonder what type of marinas, and where? Hales Bar is a pretty unique place, and I doubt ANYONE still working there is as deeply familiar with that marina and it’s clientele as Tony. The new owner would be ridding himself of one of his greatest possible as...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 643
Views: 217728

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Looking great, Neel!
by BarnacleMike
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 345
Views: 119915

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

What a great looking Malahini!

I absolutely love the swim platforms. I'm looking forward to seeing how you attach them to the transom. Please share some detailed pics when you do!

That's a potential game-changer for my Zip build. GREAT job on that!

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