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by hoodman
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 29
Views: 1839

Re: Tom's Tahoe

That's turning out really nice!
by hoodman
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Clean Paint Line
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: Clean Paint Line

Will pulling the tape early prevent a ridge from forming?
by hoodman
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4010

Re: Rampage Update 2017

I'm sure that stain bleeding onto the ash is frustrating! But man, looking at the big picture on your boat, I love where you are going with this thing! It is really stunning. The striping is very tasteful.
by hoodman
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Geronimo Coming Soon
Replies: 592
Views: 95140

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

No, Dave there wouldn't be much room for a car in the garage if it was empty. Luckily it is fully insulated, including the door. I should be able to make progress all through the winter.
by hoodman
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Geronimo Coming Soon
Replies: 592
Views: 95140

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

I finally got all the lumber and plywood out of the boat and started back at cleaning up glue drips. I think most of the ones that will be hidden by the cockpit sole I will just leave. No one is ever going to see them and they are not blocking any of the limbers. Question: is there a consensus on th...
by hoodman
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Transom motor mount holes, before or after fiberglass?
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Transom motor mount holes, before or after fiberglass?

There's really no way to know exactly where to drill the holes until you are ready to actually install the outboard. Go ahead and do your fiberglass first.
by hoodman
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!
Replies: 346
Views: 36651

Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

Photobucket seems to be holding all your embedded pictures hostage. So I can't see your completed boat :(
by hoodman
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 159
Views: 25116

Re: modified malahini

I used the 7 inch rollers that Glen-l sells and some 9 inch 1/8" nap foam rollers from somewhere else. Both did a good job evenly distributing epoxy over the hull during the fiberglassing process. I did three coats of epoxy and went through about 10 rollers. When initially wetting out the cloth...
by hoodman
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 140
Views: 19939

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

So you actually cruised for 5-6 hours and still have 50%+ in battery capacity? That sounds pretty much ideal to me! I would imagine your boat would be amazing for trolling fishing.
by hoodman
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Solar Eclipse
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Solar Eclipse

The shadows were the most interesting thing to me. Other than it getting down to about twilight light levels for a few minutes. We were about 90% here. Hopefully we'll still be in the area in seven years for the next one. It's supposed to pass directly over Indiana. It will happen in April so the an...
by hoodman
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 159
Views: 25116

Re: modified malahini

Looks great. Even if the filled holes don't blend perfectly it will add to the character of the boat.
by hoodman
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.

I have 0 concerns about any of the white oak glue joints in my boat. Of course it's not finished and never been used. There aren't a lot of oak to oak joints anyways. Mostly we're talking plywood to oak except for maybe some laminated longitudinals. Any test joints have broken in the wood. Any test ...
by hoodman
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Laminating frames
Replies: 17
Views: 639

Re: Laminating frames

All my frames and longitudinals are white oak/epoxy. No problems yet. Just make sure your glue joints are roughed up with 80 grit paper. All test joints have failed in the wood.
by hoodman
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 467
Views: 53500

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Man that is frustrating. If you shine a really bright light and look closely at it can you tell if they are on the surface? Wouldn't scratches under the system three get filled in by the coating?
by hoodman
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 1st timer. Boat for Camping?
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: 1st timer. Boat for Camping?

I'm with you chug, the waterlodge is a pretty cool design. No curves and cheap lumber. Who's to say you can't land camp in the bo jest though?

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