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by John K
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: tnt power
Replies: 6
Views: 3380

Have you looked at ebay? Also, there are several internet places that have motors for sale, like boattrader.com.

You also can change some long shafts to short shafts easily. Some are just made as long shafts.

Good luck hunting for a motor.
by John K
Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 2 part foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7977

Good point Terry.

I also have been boating for over 40 years and never have been ask about flotation, either in my homemade or store bought boats. I still do not think I will add it though.
by John K
Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:03 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 2 part foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7977

If you are that worried, I would stuff some foam in areas that are not visible. I just have never worried about a wood boat coming apart that bad. The motor is the last thing I think about, if you would have an accident with the boat.
by John K
Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:03 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 2 part foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7977

I have built 2 boats and did not foam either one. I am starting a flying saucer and do not intent to foam it. Unless you completely destoy a wooden boat, the boat is not going to sink. :)
by John K
Wed May 31, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 2 part foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7977

I agree with the moisture problem. Never used the foam and that is the reason why. My kayak plans called for it and just did not do it.
by John K
Fri May 19, 2006 6:01 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: TNT Steering
Replies: 3
Views: 2691

Yes, you never want a bend in the cable at all. A bend would cause the steering not to work. If you wanted to keep the cables hidden, you would have to use the steering cable system or hydraulic. The cable system is where the cables wrap onto the steering wheel housing. The first boat I built, that ...
by John K
Thu May 18, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Stripper canoe design and build
Replies: 24
Views: 18935

I have not done a canoe, but finished a kayak this fall. I did the bottom with plywood and the deck is in 1/4 by 3/4 inch strips of cedar. Fiberglassed the cedar and varnish it for a smooth deep finish. It took about 16 hours just to strip the deck. It just takes time and patience
by John K
Thu May 18, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: TNT Steering
Replies: 3
Views: 2691

Either would work well with the size motor and boat. I like the rack and pinion. I have been watching ebay for a steering system. There are some good deals there and can order the length of cable you need.
by John K
Thu May 18, 2006 5:24 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Single Flying Saucer Cockpit
Replies: 0
Views: 2894

Single Flying Saucer Cockpit

I have decided to build the flying saucer, but with a single cockpit. I see that this has been done by a Jerry Waller. Has anyone else built this boat like that and where did you locate the cockpit?

Thanks
John