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by BruceDow
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Monte Carlo on the water
Replies: 10
Views: 4757

Re: Monte Carlo on the water

Verrrrrry Nice!
by BruceDow
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Exhaust Hose Surprise
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Re: Exhaust Hose Surprise

I've been tracing a leak that seems to be coming from "back there"... I'll need to drain and pull the fuel tank to get a good look at what is going on. (sigh)... I don't know if I'll get in the water this summer. I am running out of days.
by BruceDow
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: The Official launch of "Tossin & Turnin"
Replies: 20
Views: 8074

Re: The Official launch of "Tossin & Turnin"

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

What a great surprise to have your son join you.


We'll watch for the videos!
by BruceDow
Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Super Spartan First Launch
Replies: 28
Views: 9116

Re: Super Spartan First Launch

Congrats, Roberta. That looks like FUN!!!
by BruceDow
Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: +1 Aussie
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Re: +1 Aussie

Hi Trent.

Welcome.

It sounds like you have some great ideas brewing.

We look forward to seeing how it all comes together.


PS... The Aussies are really giving the Canadians a run for our money these days. Keep it up!
by BruceDow
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Indiana!
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: Hello from Indiana!

Welcome.

I managed a "Two Generation" build. This may be our first "Three Generation" build.

Please take lots of pictures and share lots of stories... There might just be a newsletter article in the making!

Good luck with your build... Don't be shy about asking all of those questions.
by BruceDow
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: News alert.. Bo Jest crosses the Atlantic..
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: News alert.. Bo Jest crosses the Atlantic..

The headline of this post made me think you DROVE it across the Atlantic... :wink: :wink: :wink:

(Great teaser!)
by BruceDow
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Tools for cutting
Replies: 23
Views: 5882

Re: Tools for cutting

The first thing Bill Edmundson tells a new builder is to "Throw away the little red saw"... (We have all been there) I, too, had to go out and buy a pro grade jigsaw. I used a Freud. Others swear by Bosch. Another approach takes a few steps: - cut precise templates from thin plywood (Luan), - Rough ...
by BruceDow
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Scarf Joints
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Re: Scarf Joints

Another "trick" when you are glueing is to have a "backboard" so that the two members are in a straight line.
by BruceDow
Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Scarf Joints
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Re: Scarf Joints

Do a Search on "Five Minute Scarf".

The secret is to put the facing surfaces side by side, and then plane them together. Then, even if your angles are slightly off, they are the same.

Good luck.
by BruceDow
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Epiphany
Replies: 88
Views: 22836

Re: The Epiphany

That is a brilliant idea. A lot of us have been looking for the rear engine vee drive plan. I like your logic.... I hope you don't mind some "friendly challenges" to help you build confidence that you have everything thought through. I have a monaco (shorter version of the Riv). If you plan to be Ri...
by BruceDow
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anyone remember?
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Anyone remember?

I just did a forum search on "Marshall Islands".

I think the chap you are looking for is gregggrundon.

Maybe a PM will flip notice to his eMail.
by BruceDow
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 1957 Trojan sea queen
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Re: 1957 Trojan sea queen

Welcome to the forum.

For "respectful restorations", a great book to check out is "How to Restore your Wooden Runabout" (vol 1) and (vol 2) by Don Danenberg.
by BruceDow
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Calm Spirit's Zip under way
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Re: Calm Spirit's Zip under way

To add a picture or "avatar:....


In the upper right, click "User Control Panel"

Over to the left, click "Profile"

Over to the left, click "Edit Avatar"

follow the instructions to attach a picture from your computer.
by BruceDow
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 6051

Re: Old Black Rum - Malahini Launch - June 16, 2012

Great video.

I love the closing credits.

Congratulations on the launch!!