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by lakeracer69
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SILICON BRONZE SCREWS not working....
Replies: 31
Views: 9181

Re: SILICON BRONZE SCREWS not working....

I use maiden oil, it might be difficult for some of you to find. :shock:
by lakeracer69
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: cracker box - is born
Replies: 70
Views: 33151

Re: cracker box - is born

Ok, so I'm not that crazy after all (friends may disagree though). I'm using 4 lamination's and it'd still a bitch. I built a steamer, but temps here have averaged in the 20's. Have to wait a few more weeks to try it. I don't need to see how you did it, just how you ended up. If that makes sense. I'...
by lakeracer69
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: cracker box - is born
Replies: 70
Views: 33151

Re: cracker box - is born

Looks great! If you get a chance take some pictures of the sheers sides from around frame one to the transom. And the attachment point of the sheer on the transom (frame 0). It would be really helpful to me in my build. I'm looking at having to steam bend the sheer lamination's (vertical grain Doug ...
by lakeracer69
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Scarfing jig
Replies: 10
Views: 7144

Re: Scarfing jig

Have one that uses a circular saw too. Have to look for the pics.

The router one will put a 12" scarf on 1/4" plywood. Yes you heard right. I posted this a number of years ago here.
by lakeracer69
Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Scarfing jig
Replies: 10
Views: 7144

Re: Scarfing jig

Something like this? Here's what I made.
by lakeracer69
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: angle of breasthook
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: angle of breasthook

Are you sure it's not "hidden" somewhere in the plans? Mine had full-size patterns for the frames, transom, transom knee, stem, and breasthook. I was under the impression that it was pretty much standard for all those pieces to have full size plans. Really not sure how you could accurately determin...
by lakeracer69
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Stain tests
Replies: 7
Views: 2440

Re: Stain tests

I would try an alcohol based stain.
by lakeracer69
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crackerbox study plans?
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Crackerbox study plans?

And why not? he replied. :shock: Doug What do you need to study that can't be seen in all the pictures available here? Five frames and an inboard motor. Not much simpler than that. Other more expensive, labor intensive builds may benefit you with study plans to make your decision to build them. Cra...
by lakeracer69
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Shaft hole size
Replies: 14
Views: 2352

Re: Shaft hole size

1 1/2"
by lakeracer69
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Measuring epoxy
Replies: 5
Views: 2094

Re: Measuring epoxy

I mix by volume and have never had a problem. I also use 60cc syringes from the Vet supply house. I can accurately mix small amounts with ease.

HTH
by lakeracer69
Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trouble bending Crackerbox sheers at transom
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Trouble bending Crackerbox sheers at transom

to answer the above questions. No there is no glue as it is only one of FOUR laminations. Even one won't bend that much. Thickness is .375 per lamination.
by lakeracer69
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trouble bending Crackerbox sheers at transom
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Trouble bending Crackerbox sheers at transom

I thought that the chines were going to give me problems, but I was wrong. They went easily. My problem is the bend from the frame 1 notch to the transom frame notch. Steam bending seems like it might be needed to accomplish this. I' ve looked at all the build photos I could find and only a couple s...
by lakeracer69
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Encapsulating confusion.
Replies: 16
Views: 4530

Re: Encapsulating confusion.

I would suggest using Poxy shield for the fiberglass build up. You won't be doing gelcoat at all. Gelcoat outside of a mold is very difficult to do for the amateur.
by lakeracer69
Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lakeracers Crackerbox build
Replies: 22
Views: 8995

Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

The frames are completed. 3/4" Doug Fir with 1/4" plywood on both sides instead of gussets.
A small weight penalty, but I have 400+ hp to push it. 8)
by lakeracer69
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lakeracers Crackerbox build
Replies: 22
Views: 8995

Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

A couple of pictures. Building form and frame mock-up, and engine 350 Chevy with Brodix heads and Lunati roller cam.

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