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by kens
Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Holes drilled through transom to hang outboard motor
Replies: 9
Views: 5962

I took a wood dowel rod and cut grooves in it like one of those honey dippers from the Kitchen supply store, the kind of thing that holds lots of honey on itself. then I worked that thing thru the hole with epoxy on it. after the stuff dries you clean out the hole with a drill. you can soak a rope w...
by kens
Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Looking for someone in Southern Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 4497

Have you searched the 'project registry' ? it is in the left column on the home page, it lists a great number of our builders.
by kens
Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Muffler or Not, That is the Question.
Replies: 7
Views: 6933

I believe that when Yanmar says "quiet" engine, they really mean it is a quiet diesel as compared to a Detroit , Caterpiller, or industriel Cummins. Quiet meaning quiet valves, quiet diesel injection and combustion. I still think the exhaust note could not be made quiet without a muffler.
by kens
Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Renegade power options -- what to choose!?
Replies: 15
Views: 11037

The vee drive configuration with over transom exhaust simply has the look of meaning business that the outboards/outdrives just do not have.
by kens
Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Renegade power options -- what to choose!?
Replies: 15
Views: 11037

It is your project, build it to your own satisfaction. But here is what I found from my own project research. The outboards and outdrives handle better than a single inboard at slow speeds. (as in docking). The outboards are the more expensive horsepower than outdrives or inboards. outdrives are the...
by kens
Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Shop Crane
Replies: 9
Views: 6881

I got one of those Harbor freight cheapie shop cranes. I hate it. It is junk. When I pick up aload it twists and sets on 3 wheels, with one wheel off the floor, real shakey. I would avoid the Harbor Freight thing. I even took mine back for an exchange, and the next one was the same.
Try another brand.
by kens
Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: TOOLS - Hand Power Plane Suggestions....
Replies: 15
Views: 11010

I bought one of the cheapie imported power plane. It turned out to be one of my favorite tools. It is of good quality, regardless of the price, and works well. I think I paid about $50 for it, and would still be a good tool at $150. I used it to build my Mahogany transom, for scarfs, and fairing my ...
by kens
Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Transmission Ratios and Speed Question
Replies: 7
Views: 5413

What size runabout? How heavy? If you looking at a 20foot boat, then a light gear reduction could be in order. You choose the gear reduction according to the expected speed the boat can attain with the power installed. Generally about 100 shaft RPM per mile an hour boat speed. Yes, if you use gear r...
by kens
Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Band Saw or Jig Saw
Replies: 49
Views: 32231

There is a article in the newsletters on Mahogany Transom, several issues back. I did that by ripping on a bandsaw, then finishing with a electric hand plane. This article may help you a little.
by kens
Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:12 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Band Saw or Jig Saw
Replies: 49
Views: 32231

OH, so that's it.
I have restored an MG and a Jaguar, and I thought you guys didn't have cold beer because you had LUCAS refridgerators.
by kens
Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Band Saw or Jig Saw
Replies: 49
Views: 32231

I work out of my standard 2 car garage, about 19 foot sq. I got a tablesaw on a moveable bench. 2 wheels on one side and the other has 2 fixed legs. I just pick up one side and move it around, plop it down and it stays. I would have thought that all the hurricane destruction would have lowered the p...
by kens
Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Band Saw or Jig Saw
Replies: 49
Views: 32231

Hey Grahm, I didnt know about you guys paper plates, but do you guys really drink warm beer?
I heard that is a preferred style of beer, is that true?
by kens
Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Band Saw or Jig Saw
Replies: 49
Views: 32231

IMO, I prefer the bandsaw to the jigsaw for cutting out the frames parts. If you think you like the Ryobi .5 HP then by all means go and buy it. Save the reciept and try it. If it dont hold up, then take it back, tell them it wont do the job as described (they will always tell you it will do the job...
by kens
Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Band Saw or Jig Saw
Replies: 49
Views: 32231

by kens
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Band Saw or Jig Saw
Replies: 49
Views: 32231

what size wheels are on that bandsaw you mentioned, and what size blades does it handle.? My bandsaw is a cheapie import with 14" wheels and handles up to 3/4" blades. I generally use the 1/2" blades for general work. the 3/4" blades work well for the resawing. You mentioned the jigsaw can cut crook...

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