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by matt167
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: CDX plywood as top rail?
Replies: 8
Views: 4699

Re: CDX plywood as top rail?

Well, this is back to the drawing board. I didn't follow the directions entirely ( misread them ) and didn't install the seat facings before putting the sides on so now the geometry is all wrong up the side of the boat. I thought that I could just cut the facings in 1/2 and then trace and 'adjust' t...
by matt167
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Glen L Decal, anyone made one
Replies: 13
Views: 4156

Re: Glen L Decal, anyone made one

There are some sign shops around, but I've never inquired with them before, but I'm sure they would have a cutter.
by matt167
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Glen L Decal, anyone made one
Replies: 13
Views: 4156

Re: Glen L Decal, anyone made one

Thanks Bill, and Gayle.. Now I just gotta work on getting the boat done.
by matt167
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: CDX plywood as top rail?
Replies: 8
Views: 4699

Re: CDX plywood as top rail?

whichever way I go, it will be wrapped in fiberglass. I did manage to find a supplier of 8' sticks of 1"x2" DF softboard for $12/ stick.
by matt167
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: air conditioning a bo jest...
Replies: 29
Views: 8455

Re: air conditioning a bo jest...

5000 BTU is likely too much for that size cabin and will cycle and become inefficient, but if that is what is available to you, it can work.. Open a window or door until it runs more consistent. Alternativly, you can create a swamp cooler with lake/ ocean water. All you need is a basic livewell desi...
by matt167
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: CDX plywood as top rail?
Replies: 8
Views: 4699

CDX plywood as top rail?

I've got a few things to finish up with my 8' drift pram before it's done. I know it says to basically use a few sticks of wood for the top rail and seat box support as per the plans, but I have not been able to find DF in anything less than a 4x4 post local. Not sure why. Also the cost to get the l...
by matt167
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Glen L Decal, anyone made one
Replies: 13
Views: 4156

Glen L Decal, anyone made one

Starting back on my 8' drift pram because the big boat has registration issues which need resolved first.. I figured that I would like to put the Glen L logo on it. One of the Burgee's would look out of place being a tiny boat and there are no decals available. Has anyone been able to make one?. My ...
by matt167
Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: motor removel
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: motor removel

Yep. Those Heartland Products flywheel puller/lift eyes are nice too.. I bought one for my Merc 650 and used my engine crane to put it on my stand. Biggest struggle was trying to get the old lift cylinder to work one more time.
by matt167
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Cardboard instead of plywood?
Replies: 9
Views: 7812

Re: Cardboard instead of plywood?

I'm thinking more into this, except bigger, as in Console/ Cabin Skiff big. someone on a hotrod forum scratch built a 1933 Ford body out of cardboard and then wrapped it up in duct tape and laid 'glass on it, then ripped the cardboard out from the inside when it was done as duct tape does not stick ...
by matt167
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Where to buy Cable and Pulley system steering wheel?
Replies: 1
Views: 2490

Re: Where to buy Cable and Pulley system steering wheel?

Cable/ drum controls have not been in production in a long time. Ebay or a boat yard is your only bet
by matt167
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: bracket mounted outboard
Replies: 8
Views: 2869

Re: bracket mounted outboard

Outboard brackets allow the transoms to remain tall and not use a splashwell. I think the first venture into that design by a manufacture was the OMC Seadrive which basically allowed an outboard version of I/O rough water boats for outboard fans and where they are practical like cold weather boating...
by matt167
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Converting an outboard engine to an inboard
Replies: 13
Views: 14414

Re: Converting an outboard engine to an inboard

In the late 1950's Mercury bought/ sponsored a race car. The engine blew, and they switched it to a Merc powerhead ( Mark 55 IIRC ) run on it's side and cooled it with a radiator, so it could be done, but at a large cost.. The Force "L" drive was a configuration that I think only Bayliner used. Not ...
by matt167
Wed May 22, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: What would you classify an 18" 25hp?
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: What would you classify an 18" 25hp?

18" is still considered a long shaft. You can probably put it higher up on the trim pins and gain a couple inches, and it would work.
by matt167
Wed May 22, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Turbo civic motor as straight inboard or V-drive
Replies: 16
Views: 9305

Re: Turbo civic motor as straight inboard or V-drive

Transmission mounting will be no big deal on a V drive or straight inboard, people make stuff fit all the time. You would need to figure out a coupler ontop of a bellhousing adapter for an I/O configuration.. The Honda BF150 runs the way it does with a 2.14:1 gear case and the BLAST system which adv...
by matt167
Tue May 21, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Turbo civic motor as straight inboard or V-drive
Replies: 16
Views: 9305

Re: Turbo civic motor as straight inboard or V-drive

Marine spec parts come with the ignition, fuel and charging systems. If you run a closed cooling setup then you can use automotive gaskets. Most Inboards or I/O's run basic automotive engines with a few marine spec components.. I don't think it will work as well as a V8 will hp for hp as a V8 has mo...

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