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by BarnacleMike
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 134697

Re: Utility build

I’ve finally got this fixed enough that I’m hoping to install the drain tubes this weekend. Doing a little touch-up paint & encapsulation first.
by BarnacleMike
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 134697

Re: Utility build

More progress on the drain hole "fix": I realized that I could use my hole saw, aligned at a slight offset to the hole left from the first plug, to cut away a long "U" shaped shim. I coated the shim, and the lower part of the botched drain hole, with thickened epoxy... and then pressed the shim into...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 134697

Re: Utility build

you can buy a small bilge pump if it allows you not to worry to much, but it may be overkill on a small boat. I think my bilge pump, (a 500 GPH RuleMate), probably is overkill for my boat. The problem is, the bilge pump still allows more standing water than these drain tubes will. The pump doesn't ...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 3391

Re: Utility skiff build question

I used 3/4" for my transom knees. The one other Utility I've seen, and most photos of them I've seen, use 3/4". I can't offer any advice about the ED drive, as I know nothing about them. You could, fairly easily, construct similar transom knees that attach to the inner floor battens. You may have to...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1081
Views: 212626

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Saturday splash! Can’t wait!!
by BarnacleMike
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 134697

Re: Utility build

As promised, here are some photos of progress on the drain tube fiasco repair. All things considered, I think it's coming along reasonably well. As you can see in the pictures, the "adjusted" hole has a bit of a gap on the bottom. My plan currently is to fill it with thickened epoxy. As far as insta...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 5963

Re: Stephens Zip

The meranti from Homestead is exactly what I used on my Utility.
by BarnacleMike
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 5963

Re: Stephens Zip

Bill 3 should be plenty for bottom planking ? That would be great since it stated 14’ at 30” wide I was thinking it would need four I’m glad you posted the screenshot of the B.O.M. 4 sheets would probably be safest. I think your estimation of 8 sheets is about right. Even before adding an extra she...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 5963

Re: Stephens Zip

It looks like I need around 10 to 12 sheets of 1/4 and 1 sheet of 3/4” 10 – 12 sheets seems like an awful lot for a Zip. Seems like I read somewhere that 7 sheets should cover it. You should be able to easily get a transom and the stem/breasthook assembly from 1 sheet of 3/4". I'd think 2 sheets sh...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 223
Views: 50267

Re: Michael's ZIP

Thanks, Matt!

I got the topside butt blocks epoxied on today. They're longer than originally planned... 23-1/4 inches. It's all clamped up and curing right now. I didn't use any screws. Thickened epoxy only.
by BarnacleMike
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 134697

Re: Utility build

Mike! I know its not funny to you since you had to fix it but your line along with that picture of the two holes just had me cracking up. Believe it or not, I actually did find it kind of funny at the time... just to look at that mess I made, and how absurdly botched it was! Thankfully, it's alread...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 134697

Re: Utility build

I know everyone has seen this picture before but it will make you laugh at your little “oops” Boat was a week old when I had to make this repair. If you don’t have to fish her off the bottom, it’s an easy fix. Matt B Well, I've gotta say, it definitely made me laugh! I remember that, as well as how...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: jet zip
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: jet zip

Cribbsy is building one in Australia:

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by BarnacleMike
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 134697

Re: Utility build

Bill's tagline, "There can be no miracle recoveries without first screwing up" kept going through my head. I knew I needed to patch this mess up as best as possible. After that, I can re-visit this second hole. So, I went back to the hardware store and bought a slightly larger hole saw (1-1/4"). Wit...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 134697

Re: Utility build

Sometimes it astounds me, just HOW badly something can go wrong. IMG_08-11-2018-013.jpg IMG_08-11-2018-015.jpg I thought drilling the holes for the drain tubes was going to be fairly simple. Sure, there was a little hiccup on the first one, but it was workable. I made my measurement for where to dri...