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by hoodman
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Texas Malahini "Now"
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Re: Texas Malahini "Now"

I had some life changes during my build also. The important thing is to get back at it and it sounds like you're in a good place for that. Good luck and keep us posted.
by hoodman
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2581
Views: 441586

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl I thought it was a Change Station at first. But, Oliver is getting a little big for that! OOPS! Oliver is Matt's son! Bill He is too big for that! The helm design looks great, Carl! You'll need a pretty wide area for a Teleflex/Seastar helm. I can get you the measurements if you need them.
by hoodman
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 714
Views: 153255

Re: New member from oregon

I love how they make the guy wear safety glasses for that. :lol:
by hoodman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2581
Views: 441586

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

There is a product called "Star-Tron". It is like Sta-bil but treats a lot more gas per bottle. I use it or sta-bil in my gas for the boat and the mowers and never have problems with the gas. I don't worry about keeping the tanks full. I don't know how it works, but the gas treatments mitigate the p...
by hoodman
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question about Instrument clusters
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Re: Question about Instrument clusters

I like having a tach, trim gauge, and fuel gauge. You may want more for an older engine so you can monitor volts, temps, etc...
by hoodman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 379
Views: 59781

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

You didn't choose the barrelback because it was easy. You're pushing the envelope. You can do it.
by hoodman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bravado build...fastening upright stringers at transom ( h
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Re: Bravado build...fastening upright stringers at transom ( h

So do those uprights help frame up the motorwell sides? If so, you'll want to double check how wide you want your motorwell to be.
by hoodman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bravado build...fastening upright stringers at transom ( h
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Re: Bravado build...fastening upright stringers at transom ( h

Without ever having seen the bravado plans... I would suggest that you probably should notch those uprights around the transom frames so you get solid contact over the whole transom. Also, you can fasten through the transom. Just countersink the bolt heads. You can fill in with epoxy later and sand ...
by hoodman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 38
Views: 6127

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Yeah, that's the main thing. You're not going to run one of those heaters all night or even unattended. I used to use the propane heater to ease the chill and then an electric heater on low to help epoxy cure if needed.
by hoodman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 33
Views: 4707

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

You had me fooled that the sides were finished bright until you mentioned painting them!
by hoodman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 346
Views: 76615

Re: modified malahini

Moeller sells a kit with the fill hose, deck fill, vent hose, vent, all the hose clamps, etc. It's pricey but it has all the stuff you need. It's ideal to go straight up with the fill hose. It really doesn't like to bend at all. I don't know about the supply hose to the engine. My dealer did that. E...
by hoodman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 379
Views: 59781

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

They can bury you in it when you're gone.
by hoodman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 33
Views: 4707

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Congratulations on the flip! It looks great!
by hoodman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 239
Views: 62213

Re: Michael's ZIP

The careful fairing will pay off later. Get the aft third of the hull as flat as you can. That's the most important part.
by hoodman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 469
Views: 78117

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

When I first looked at that picture it almost looked like you are putting radiant heating in the hull.