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by BarnacleMike
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Boat Bow Wine Bar Anyone
Replies: 3
Views: 4327

Re: Boat Bow Wine Bar Anyone

THAT is really, really cool!
by BarnacleMike
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 148
Views: 85137

Re: Fisherman

I found deep-throat C clamps really indispensable for this. I think the ones I have are either 3 or 3-1/2 inch throats. Deeper would be better. (They're also called "deep reach" C clamps at various stores... for fairly obvious reasons.) These will let you reach around the exposed part of the backing...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 305
Views: 138486

Re: Michael's ZIP

Andy,

I stumbled across these photos while perusing the local craigslist this morning. Another example of “classic paint”...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Lose of Brian Dow
Replies: 7
Views: 4693

Re: Lose of Brian Dow

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dow family as well. I'm not sure I ever formally met Bruce, or Brian, though our paths may have crossed at the 2011 Gathering. I can share a happy memory and photo from that occasion. It was the first Gathering I ever attended, and Sofia was so taken with Bruce'...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 786
Views: 209155

Re: Utility build

This may be proportionately a little more sand than Bill's formula... but I believe it'll work.
by BarnacleMike
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 148
Views: 85137

Re: Fisherman

Eric When is it close enough? When you are happy. Bill Like PeterG, I can really only echo what Bill said. You’ll have to be the one to decide when it’s acceptable. 1/16” variations “here and there” will probably work just fine. That’s probably better than my Utility was when I planked it... and I’...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 148
Views: 85137

Re: Fisherman

Looking great! Coming along nicely!
by BarnacleMike
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 786
Views: 209155

Re: Utility build

Bill Edmundson wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Michael

About a tablespoon of clean dry sand per quart. Poarch paint works fine.

Bill
Building up the paint in layers, would I use “regular” paint for the first few layers, and use the sand & paint for the last layer? Or use the sand & paint all the way through?
by BarnacleMike
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 786
Views: 209155

Re: Utility build

I’m continuing with some small upgrades to the Utility. I’m going to add these floorboards. I’ll encapsulate and paint them first. I want them to have a non-skid surface.

What’s the simplest way to do that? Add sand to the paint?
by BarnacleMike
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Deck Trim
Replies: 22
Views: 10729

Re: Deck Trim

Matt,

Do you recall what brand of auto trim you used?
by BarnacleMike
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Deck Trim
Replies: 22
Views: 10729

Re: Deck Trim

For my part, I’ve had good luck with the self-adhesive automotive trim. I used the very same Protekto-trim that Bob Brandenstein used on his Malahini. I put it on a hull painted with System Three WR-LPU. I couldn’t believe how aggressive the adhesive was. So far, I haven’t had a bit of trouble with ...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 305
Views: 138486

Re: Michael's ZIP

Andy,

In case it gives you any ideas or inspiration, have you looked at the Cherubini Floridian? It’s definitely all paint with classic flair, as you mention...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip Gentlemans Racer
Replies: 62
Views: 36694

Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

(bump)
by BarnacleMike
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 305
Views: 138486

Re: Michael's ZIP

If you know you will be using it as a two person boat, consider driving from the back seat (like the very closely related Flying Saucer). You could still rope start, still build a hatch, cover, or rumble-seat as suggested and really emphasize that elongated deck you mentioned. A gentleman's racer i...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 71
Views: 49901

Re: Tuffy Build

Nice!

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