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by kens
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Electric, Electric/Hydraulic, or Hydraulic Surge
Replies: 18
Views: 3535

Re: Electric, Electric/Hydraulic, or Hydraulic Surge

After much thought and internal debate I am going with surge w/disks with an electric lockout (5 pin connector). They disks are only a only few hundred more and are much easier to inspect and clean and should last a lot longer from what I hear. If your going for the lower maintenance trailer, dont ...
by kens
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Intake Strainers
Replies: 32
Views: 4016

Re: Intake Strainers

I dont have a inside strainer, but I did install a 3-way valve between engine and intake.
I swing the valve to use raw water intake, or, garden hose flush or (crash pump out the bilge).
by kens
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Intake Strainers
Replies: 32
Views: 4016

Re: Intake Strainers

Millhouse, I have the outside strainer you pictured, with no strainer at all inside. After 10years I never had a problem. (with the strainer) I HAVE run into weedlines (offshore) and grass (in skinny water) having the stuff get wrapped up in the shaft/prop to the point I could feel it at the helm. I...
by kens
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Electric, Electric/Hydraulic, or Hydraulic Surge
Replies: 18
Views: 3535

Re: Electric, Electric/Hydraulic, or Hydraulic Surge

There IS a way to back up a surge brake trailer with a 4-pin hookup, and not have to pin the surge controller.
Take the 5th pin (trailer) to the lights pin (truck) on the 4 pin connector, then turn on your truck lights.
your 'lights' power is used to release the surge brake for backing.
by kens
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 37
Views: 9636

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Here is the link to my long thread with Kevin long time ago, I finally found it.
I wanted a stand up helm, and Kevin posted a lot of good ideas from the Pacific Dory genre.
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=7763&start=15
by kens
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Support Knowledge Base - Automotive Paints
Replies: 1
Views: 2885

Re: Knowledge Base - Automotive Paints

On the subject of final wash (solvent wash), my auto body paint experience leads me to delete all solvents on the paint surface. I never used the one mentioned by OP, but my concern comes from a solvent merely spreading oils or waxes around on the surface; thin it out, yes, but get rid of it, no. Ho...
by kens
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat video directory
Replies: 27
Views: 5045

Re: Boat video directory

Paul, we hope to see you.
by kens
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What do call this type of sheer?
Replies: 15
Views: 986

Re: What do call this type of sheer?

Here is some pics of the old school classic Rybovich sheer line. This is circa 1967,,, it is a cold molded wood design,,, Classic!!! This is the sheer line that everybody else copied https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1967/Rybovich-53-Cold-Molded-Sportfisherman-3175086/Jupiter/FL/United-States?refSour...
by kens
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Varnishing Tips
Replies: 48
Views: 4964

Re: Varnishing Tips

You say it looks better from 20 feet and you got a lot of time in it,,,,,are you working under fluoroescent lights by chance?
Fluoroescent lighting shows more imperfections than sunlight, maybe move it outside and take another look,
by kens
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What do call this type of sheer?
Replies: 15
Views: 986

Re: What do call this type of sheer?

Some will say 'Carolina Flair'
by kens
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Christmas present……….some assembly required ! !
Replies: 57
Views: 24753

Re: Christmas present……….some assembly required ! !

The inside is rather difficult to clean up and fair all the strips. I made a heavy scraper from a floor scraper, and shaped the blade per one of the building forms. I had 2 blades, and made 4 different radius to use. Bolted it to a 2x4 for a handle. I did more scraping than sanding, and thats a good...
by kens
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Sensitivity
Replies: 23
Views: 1779

Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Bill, thats terrible.
didnt Ray Macke get it also?
Is it just me, or does it seem that every time I hear of the sensivtivity, it is in the hot sweaty summer?
Does the epoxy get into you thru sweat gland in your skin?
by kens
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 416
Views: 55065

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

The lines of this build is just amazing, beautiful.
by kens
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Layout Table
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Layout Table

mine was 4x8 sheet of 3/4" MDF over levelled saw horses.
I found you could rub wax into the mdf and pluck off epoxy drips and boogers.
I'm basically advocating mold release function of the table.
by kens
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Ridgid 14" bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 1532

Re: Ridgid 14" bandsaw

I got a cheap chinese import bandsaw, it is all cast iron nonetheless, with roller guides.
I have cut thick, dense wood,
cut thick deep curves,
I have cut plate aluminum,
I found that re-sawing is THE most difficult task of all.