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by John K
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Drain holes in transom and Bow eye hole in stem
Replies: 6
Views: 3526

Re: Drain holes in transom and Bow eye hole in stem

For my transom drain holes I drill oversize holes and used a piece of copper pipe. I found the drain plug I wanted to use for the pipe, then drilled/epoxied the pipe into the transom.

You could also use a threaded pipe fitting and then use a pipe plug for that fitting. Just another thought!
by John K
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what tow truck to get
Replies: 8
Views: 3314

Re: what tow truck to get

If you ask my brother (who is a diesel mechanic), go Dodge diesel. He likes that diesel engine the best.
by John K
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Kansas
Replies: 6
Views: 2987

Re: Kansas

So you feel lonely?
by John K
Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: epoxy use on pressure treated lumber
Replies: 7
Views: 6916

Re: epoxy use on pressure treated lumber

I found some dry PT at Lowes about a month ago. Not much deck building going on, so these had dried in the store. I have the laminations all done and painted. The epoxy worked well on them.
by John K
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Happy New Year

Just wanted to wish all my fellow boat builders a Happy New Year. May you all have the best for 2015.

I think I am going back into the boat building with another kayak!
by John K
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New Members and lots of them.
Replies: 15
Views: 5754

Re: New Members and lots of them.

WOW slug that is some awesome stuff. My first love is building, like most on this site.
by John K
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New Members and lots of them.
Replies: 15
Views: 5754

Re: New Members and lots of them.

When I was about 9, my dad ordered and built a 14 ft Cris Craft boat. I would help him "sand" or so I thought I was doing great work. I guess that is when the bug bit. Then at 16 I saw a plan for a boat and dad said lets build it. He helped me with setting the frames etc, but I did all the fairing w...
by John K
Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Norwegian Zip, Riff's little dream
Replies: 9
Views: 4921

Re: Norwegian Zip, Riff's little dream

what a beautiful picture.
by John K
Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility Build Frame ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2546

Re: Utility Build Frame ?

The only problem with making the utility frame height higher will be the stem. You may have to make a cardboard or luaun template to see how the stem will fit. I suspect you will have to make the stem longer to minimize the angle or you will never get the plywood panels to bend. Just some thoughts. ...
by John K
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Porpoising help
Replies: 16
Views: 8157

Re: Porpoising help

The pics above this message is exactly what I did to the flying saucer, except I have the smart tabs. I also had the power trim on the motor, so I could change the motor angle depending on how much weight I had in the boat.
by John K
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Bronze vs Other Metals?
Replies: 15
Views: 13542

Re: Bronze vs Other Metals?

316 SS is the only stainless that resists corrosion from salt. We used it all the time for our food processing equipment that was exposed to salt.
by John K
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Bronze vs Other Metals?
Replies: 15
Views: 13542

Re: Bronze vs Other Metals?

You can also use stainless steel. Some SS can be use also in salt water. I used all SS on my flying saucer every where I could.
by John K
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Porpoising help
Replies: 16
Views: 8157

Re: Porpoising help

Mojo, You can try heavier shock absorbers on your smart tabs. Don't know if you already tried that. I am really shocked that you have not found the right combination. Smart tabs and motor angle did it for me no matter how much weight was in the boat. Just thought about it. Did you make yours the twi...
by John K
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bow Handle
Replies: 12
Views: 4602

Re: Bow Handle

have you tried ebay. that is where I found mine.
by John K
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Porpoising help
Replies: 16
Views: 8157

Re: Porpoising help

that is cheap way to fix the problem, vupilot.

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