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by John K
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 1958 Chris-craft Cavalier
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Re: 1958 Chris-craft Cavalier

Great boat! Have fun restoring it.
by John K
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: LATER
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: LATER

Dave ever one in while I think about coming to Nashville and getting your boat and finishing it. Then I think about all the things I got on my plate and go onto them. The older I get the more time it takes to get things done.
:lol:
by John K
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pride!
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Pride!

If this was facebook, I would like all the comments. Lots of great boat builders on this site.
by John K
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: LATER
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: LATER

I have a couple of neighbors that work on the later theory. That is why they never get things done. I know when I am tired from doing something all day, I do put off things until tomorrow, which is bit difference than never getting them done. HA HA
by John K
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anyone Remember Thudpucker?
Replies: 9
Views: 1441

Re: Anyone Remember Thudpucker?

Dave I remember his posting name, but just cannot place him from 07 gathering. It is always too bad to find out someone has passed. Thanks letting us know about it Dave.
by John K
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missing 14 year old boys
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Missing 14 year old boys

This is tragedy that these boys are missing from FL. The 19 ft boat was found capsized, but boys no where around it. The boys were going fishing in the Bahamas 75 miles from where they launched. Parents stated they were very experienced boaters. I am just saying that I do not understand why parents ...
by John K
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat choice
Replies: 10
Views: 2168

Re: Boat choice

The cat handled very smooth in rough water. It was not like the cat boats you see in Florida. It looked liked a cat twin hull in the front, but flatten out at the transom. Wish I had a picture of it - long gone after several moves. I have search the internet for pictures or the original plans but ne...
by John K
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat choice
Replies: 10
Views: 2168

Re: Boat choice

When I was in Tonawanda I built a 16 ft catamaran boat that was in Popular Mechanics. Most recently I built the Flying Saucer. I used the Cat boat on the St Lawrance river when I lived in Messina NY. Growing up my dad built a 14 ft Chris Craft kit boat that we used on the Niagara River. It was a goo...
by John K
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Kicked out
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Kicked out

Must be something that you did!!!! :lol:
by John K
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I Must Confess!
Replies: 21
Views: 3392

Re: I Must Confess!

I love it.
by John K
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: transoms
Replies: 5
Views: 1494

Re: transoms

I added 3 transom braces at the bottom and 1 at each corner at the top. The top of the transom takes the most stress when you are towing or when the boat bounces in rough water.

I was never concerned about leaks as long as the transom was strong.
by John K
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat choice
Replies: 10
Views: 2168

Re: Boat choice

Hi Michael, you are in one of the best areas for wood boats. I am not going to tell you what boat to build, but thought about the resources in your area that would be willing to give you guidance. I grew up in Tonawanda. Do you know anyone that use to work at the Richardson boat works in North Tonaw...
by John K
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Best resin for sanding
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: Best resin for sanding

I never heard about wet sanding before epoxy is hard. How do you do it, Kens?
by John K
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: jack plate on transom
Replies: 5
Views: 3123

Re: jack plate on transom

I did not use a jack plate, but added a power trim unit to my flying saucer / 25 evinrude. It had a set back of about 4 inches. I did not have any problems with the transom.
by John K
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fairing questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Re: Fairing questions

Jeff, Bill has it all summed up. Just make sure your frames are not higher than the battens. You want the "skin" to sit on the battens not frames. My frames and battens were the same height.

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