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by Oyster
Wed May 09, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: homemade fuel tanks
Replies: 12
Views: 7136

Re: homemade fuel tanks

Getting a homebuilt boat insured varies and rarely depends upon the type of fuel tank. This is an area that scares the heck out of me, no matter how good of a woodworker a person is and does when building their own boat. In small craft there is no real advantage in building your tank, especially if ...
by Oyster
Mon May 07, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: ZIP - IT LIVES
Replies: 24
Views: 13311

Re: ZIP - IT LIVES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcGLHbkT ... e=youtu.be

Nice job, I posted a working link for the sea trial.
by Oyster
Mon May 07, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Curious about a particular Zip...
Replies: 4
Views: 1897

Re: Curious about a particular Zip...

This shows the finished pine thats located at the bottom of the transom. If you click on the photo and take a closer look inside the boat, you will see a flat sawn plank thats not favorable for much of anything in even small boats unless you cut it up into small bits and pieces. Buy the widest solid...
by Oyster
Mon May 07, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Curious about a particular Zip...
Replies: 4
Views: 1897

Re: Curious about a particular Zip...

This is a local sailboat project that I recently replaced pine with honduras mahogany for the transom and number one5/4 PT pine thats avaliable for decking for the new keel and skeg. I hand picked the pine so that I could create quarter sawn lumber in the new parts that used the pine. This reduced m...
by Oyster
Wed May 02, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: West System pumps with PoxyShield
Replies: 12
Views: 3714

Re: West System pumps with PoxyShield

I would clean it or buy a new set of pumps. I see you are in Big Canoe, we have a place on Lake Chatuge on the GA side in Hiawassee. What boat are you building? Hi Jeff. Yeah, a new set is best I'm sure. Just means a 3 hour r/t drive to Atlanta to get 'em. I'm building a Bullet. Coming along nicely...
by Oyster
Tue May 01, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Leaving on a tugboat cruise to the Mobile/Tensaw Delta!!
Replies: 29
Views: 6010

Re: Leaving on a tugboat cruise to the Mobile/Tensaw Delta!!

Tom, FWIW, this is coming up this weekend down in your area, a real collection of diverse wooden boats.
http://www.perdidowoodboat.org/
by Oyster
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A TNT HAS A NEW HOME
Replies: 79
Views: 17349

Re: A TNT HAS A NEW HOME

OK Guys, Why do I always get hyjacked? I thought the dancing chickens were funny, but Mike you need to fatten the skinny ones up some before I can use them. Now the two of you are talking about clams and fish. I'm a good sport, but you forgot my plate. Huh? You CEOs, never appreciate us grunts. We ...
by Oyster
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A TNT HAS A NEW HOME
Replies: 79
Views: 17349

Re: A TNT HAS A NEW HOME

my your slacking i figured you would be out fishing or claming I guess you can just get to much of it. never Does the sun come up in the east and set in the west? Oh I dug several dozen of clams and caught more than my limit and had to throw back bunches of trout, bluefish and hogfish before noon o...
by Oyster
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Possible/worthwhile to restore 45 yr old Sea Knight?
Replies: 12
Views: 2237

Re: Possible/worthwhile to restore 45 yr old Sea Knight?

Possibly a great find! First step is to get the stuff out and see what you have. Is there a title? My mother-in-law said she might have it. If not, is it THAT hard to register a home built? You may have an advantage here since you already have hull numbers. If the boat is indeed still in the family...
by Oyster
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A TNT HAS A NEW HOME
Replies: 79
Views: 17349

Re: A TNT HAS A NEW HOME

"Grand Chillin

Nice art work!!! :D Thanks for covering up all the bugs stuck in the paint. :shock: :roll: :wink: :lol:
Anytime, I had some free time to do some community service this weekend. :P
by Oyster
Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A TNT HAS A NEW HOME
Replies: 79
Views: 17349

Re: A TNT HAS A NEW HOME

Black, White, blue, greens,,,, Such boring paint jobs these days,,,,I think you need to step things up a notch feller...



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by Oyster
Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Woodenboat Magazine Looking for Maine Builders
Replies: 5
Views: 2885

Re: Woodenboat Magazine Looking for Maine Builders

For reference...
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by Oyster
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: glazing
Replies: 9
Views: 1846

Re: glazing

I used 1/4" plexi in my boat for the sake of saving some money while getting the boat in the water and had no problems for three years. Just be mindfull of cleaning it with freshwater and a clean chamois so that you do not scratch it when you come in and you should be fine for several years. Do not ...
by Oyster
Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Life changes
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Re: Life changes

If you have yet to put any skin in the game to close the deal, maybe speak with the sellers and see if you can do a tit for tack keeling two birds with one stone, and both of you can still enjoy life's pleasures in both locations.
by Oyster
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New wood boat fanatic, Merton WI, Near Milwaukee
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: New wood boat fanatic, Merton WI, Near Milwaukee

Some 3m 5200 mixed in with copper rivet nails. (AWESOME write up on the riveting process in Wooden Boat copy #191!) I.M.H.O I believe is the best thing to do. Epoxy will certainly crack due to not enough flex additives,(tried that once on the bay head skiff!!! Riveting is a seperate issue than caul...

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