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by John K
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Freebie Zip
Replies: 40
Views: 17674

Re: The Freebie Zip

Might sound strange, but how about an air cooled VW engine. I have read someplace about them being used for inboards.
by John K
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Getting A Few More New Tools To Begin My Build, Which one?
Replies: 14
Views: 2986

Re: Getting A Few More New Tools To Begin My Build, Which on

Do you have a good woodshop close to you? Like at the high school? That would be where I start. There are shops where you can rent equipment on a time basis. I bought rough cut lumber and planed/sized it myself with a table saw. I saved a lot of money this way, but it takes more time. I did the same...
by John K
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Help with porpoising
Replies: 16
Views: 10304

Re: Help with porpoising

Doug, I did wedges and smart trim tabs on my flying saucer. I made the wedges from oak to try them and then a friend made them with Aluminum. I never had a problem after adding both, but I did not add them one at a time. Just wanted to do everything to correct it and not have to do one more thing la...
by John K
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CYPRESS FOR FRAMING
Replies: 6
Views: 1710

Re: CYPRESS FOR FRAMING

I know that and was wondering who would comment. Should have know you would! :lol:
by John K
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CYPRESS FOR FRAMING
Replies: 6
Views: 1710

Re: CYPRESS FOR FRAMING

I used white oak also, but lots of boats have been built in LA out of cypress. If you can get it at the right price, I would use it!
by John K
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Planking the deck
Replies: 86
Views: 15358

Re: Planking the deck

I used screws with washer heads to hold the decking in place, but others have used plastic staples to hold them. I filled the seams with epoxy mixed with microballons that were white. When I coated the deck with varnish, the seams turned a slight cream color. To keep the seams correctly spaced, you ...
by John K
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cable and Pulley Steering Helm Help
Replies: 17
Views: 4982

Re: Cable and Pulley Steering Helm Help

Have you tried knocking the pin out and unscrewing the flanged end. It also looks like it is rusted and wont come off easily.
by John K
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: BENDING QUARTERSAWN OAK
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: BENDING QUARTERSAWN OAK

I would wait until you can get some regular white oak with straighter grain. I think the quarter sawn would be more prone to breaking. I have never worked with it even in furniture. I am sure some else has more experience with quarter sawn. BUT I used all white oak on my Flying Saucer and another bo...
by John K
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Outboard size on a Flying Saucer
Replies: 5
Views: 2429

Re: Outboard size on a Flying Saucer

I had a 25 HP Johnson on my FS. It would do about 22 MPH with just me. My Johnson was a 1999 model and seemed heavier than most 25 HPs. I felt that the motor was about right for the boat. I did have to add the smart trim tabs as the boat did porpoise. The tabs eliminated the problem. I built mine wi...
by John K
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Just had to post this....
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Re: Just had to post this....

That's a good idea slug. I think I will put it in the shop and office for my wife to see. :lol:
by John K
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stiletto Porpoising
Replies: 13
Views: 3572

Re: Stiletto Porpoising

I had the same problem with my flying saucer. I added the smart trim tabs. If you search this site you will find posting about the smart trim tabs. I did go a slightly higher shock absorber on the tabs than they recommended. The company will swap absorbers with you for free, if you buy ones that are...
by John K
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Interesting Boats & Stuff on Kentucky Lake
Replies: 7
Views: 3548

Re: Interesting Boats & Stuff on Kentucky Lake

The first boat reminds me of an old Thompson. Don't know that for sure, but do know that it is pretty.

Glad to hear that no one was hurt on the sailboat.
by John K
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: $62,000 BASS fishing boat?
Replies: 7
Views: 2926

Re: $62,000 BASS fishing boat?

My neighbor had a bass boat that could do 70 MPH. I told him that I could catch just as many fish with my flying saucer than he could with that $50K boat. He did not take well to the comment. We do see the fishing contests all the time around Weiss Lake. Some of the contests start down toward the po...
by John K
Tue May 14, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 45
Views: 17780

Re: Prayer request

Hey Tom,
Hope this finds you feeling better!
by John K
Mon May 06, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fuel Gauge in plastic tank
Replies: 2
Views: 3364

Re: Fuel Gauge in plastic tank

Thanks for the heads up. I am going to install the same type fuel gauge in my UTV, so I will have to think about assuring no static.

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