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by kens
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Satin Varnish interior
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Satin Varnish interior

Hi all, I just declared my wife's stripper canoe build as complete. I used Petit Satin Varnish on the inside. I must say, I do recommend this stuff for interior areas. It is a varnish, it dries as a satin finish, and most of all, it hides a LOT of inferior imperfections. It still lets the 'natural w...
by kens
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Christmas present……….some assembly required ! !
Replies: 57
Views: 27161

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

Im in the final stages of UV protect, varnish, exterior finish.
by kens
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Gathering 2018 (G12) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ
Replies: 24
Views: 2739

Re: Gathering 2018 (G12) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ

name, Flor Schott
alias kens
husband name, Ken Schott
design: Wee Vera

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by kens
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Intake Strainers
Replies: 32
Views: 5013

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). I like that idea, i found this one that looks like it will do the trick Do you mix brass and bronze? Kinda hard f...
by kens
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Prop Shaft Diameter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1687

Re: Tahoe 23 Prop Shaft Diameter?

I scratched my head for all those dimensions on my build also. I ended up with a piece of 2x8, and drilled for the strut/rudder/shaft log so that I could actually 'eyeball' it. I hear some guys shim or fair the strut to get exact. If you got the shaft log with the rubber hose holding the stuffing bo...
by kens
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Prop Shaft Diameter?
Replies: 14
Views: 1687

Re: Tahoe 23 Prop Shaft Diameter?

Your question regarding shaft log requirement. My plans call for a 13.75 (say 14) degree strut with the propshaft and motor at 12 deg.. My thinking was the strut is a 14 deg. from keel, the 12 deg. reference is motor and prop shaft from motor stringers. Measuring the shaft, it is a fixed angle to t...
by kens
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about first build - Tahoe vs Monaco
Replies: 17
Views: 1781

Re: Thinking about first build - Tahoe vs Monaco

I been watching this thread, and reading the comments. The OP said " I’m thinking about my first build. Want a boat that won’t be overwhelming to undertake." With that said, there is absolutely NO DIFFERENCE between the 2 mentioned designs. BOTH of them are cold mold for a first time builder. the tu...
by kens
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 469
Views: 77498

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I took a hand plane, drilled/tapped 2 holes on each side face, then screwed on a extension leg of hardwood to go outward enough to land on adjacent longitudinal. (like a outrigger) The extension leg would lay on adjacent longitudinal, and I worked the plane on the other longitudinal. Draw a centerli...
by kens
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 104
Views: 18100

Re: Who's Going and Where

I might bring a stripper also.
maybe we could corral all the strippers at one cabin for some good display photos.
by kens
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power question for Monaco
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Power question for Monaco

I looked into the V6-MPI for my build, until.......I actually saw one. There was wires & plumbing and hoses and just way too busy for my taste. It even 'looked' heavy to my uncalibrated eye. I went home and looked it up. The fuel injected V6 came in at over 1,000lbs in full marine dress. A carbureat...
by kens
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Electric, Electric/Hydraulic, or Hydraulic Surge
Replies: 18
Views: 4321

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: 5013

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: 5013

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: 4321

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.