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by lakeracer69
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Tools for cutting
Replies: 23
Views: 7087

Re: Tools for cutting

+1 on this approach. Easy, precise and fast.
by lakeracer69
Sun May 06, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Finish for wood steering wheel - varnish or urethane?
Replies: 5
Views: 4778

Re: Finish for wood steering wheel - varnish or urethane?

How about tung oil? Works great for gun stocks, and can be reapplied over and over with no surface prep.
by lakeracer69
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lakeracers Crackerbox build
Replies: 22
Views: 9050

Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Transom mock up almost complete. I just need transfer punches to arrive so I can drill the holes for the outboard rudder bracket. I'm liking it, 3 1/2" dual exhaust.
by lakeracer69
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fairing Compound for Gel-Coat deck
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: Fairing Compound for Gel-Coat deck

Gel coat won't cure if left exposed to the air, you'll need to spray it with PVA mold release after applying it, if I remember correctly.
by lakeracer69
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lakeracers Crackerbox build
Replies: 22
Views: 9050

Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Transom mock-up, cavitation plates and turnbuckles. Probably more precision hole locations than on the whole boat. 8)
by lakeracer69
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lakeracers Crackerbox build
Replies: 22
Views: 9050

Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Ok having a MAJOR problem with 350 Chevy intake manifolds. The new consensus is that the big manufacturers cut the carburetor mounting flange at an angle that is not parallel with the intake or heads. I need to use a carb tilt shim to accommodate the angle that the engine is installed and allows the...
by lakeracer69
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Any interest in a rebuilt Graymarine engine/transmission?
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Any interest in a rebuilt Graymarine engine/transmission?

Went to my engine builder today to see how my Crackerbox engine is coming along. He showed me a rebuilt Graymarine Continental 4 cylinder motor with exhaust manifold to had rebuilt for someone a while back. Guy paid for about 1/2 the work and never came back. Repeated attempts were made to reach him...
by lakeracer69
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cracker box with a light weight engine
Replies: 33
Views: 7974

Re: Cracker box with a light weight engine

Dude you are rockin' on that thing, Looks great! I need to get my a$$ in gear to catch up to you guys.
by lakeracer69
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: scarf attachment for skill saw
Replies: 6
Views: 3117

Re: scarf attachment for skill saw

ttownshaw wrote:lakeracer,

My scarf jig is essentially the same as your circular saw jig...works great. I stole the idea from another site.

Me too! :lol: those pic's are probably 10 years old.
by lakeracer69
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lakeracers Crackerbox build
Replies: 22
Views: 9050

Lakeracers Crackerbox build

About ready to get this project going again.
by lakeracer69
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: scarf attachment for skill saw
Replies: 6
Views: 3117

Re: scarf attachment for skill saw

Or another version with a router that I have used.
by lakeracer69
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: scarf attachment for skill saw
Replies: 6
Views: 3117

Re: scarf attachment for skill saw

A couple of pictures of one that uses a skill saw. Note: use an ultra fine blade, not one like that is pictured.
by lakeracer69
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: scarf attachment for skill saw
Replies: 6
Views: 3117

Re: scarf attachment for skill saw

Make one out of scrap plywood. I'll have to find the picture of the one I made and post it.
by lakeracer69
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: battery cable wire?
Replies: 6
Views: 2466

Re: battery cable wire?

If you find you need a long run that isn't available off the shelf, you can get one made up at a welding supply house by using the cable they use to ground with. It's multistrand copper and in the #0 or #1 range. I'll be going that route on the Crackerbox, as the battery is near the transom and the ...
by lakeracer69
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: crackerbox trailer
Replies: 8
Views: 3902

Re: crackerbox trailer

I think you need some bunks underneath where the stringers will be. It will keep the bottom of the boat from deforming while it sits on it for extended periods of time.

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