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by Jones
Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Survey Mid-April... Advice? Concerns? Crossed Fingers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2854

Survey Mid-April... Advice? Concerns? Crossed Fingers?

I guess the moment is coming for a boat to meet its inspection. If you guys have experiences and/or warnings to share, please speak up.
by Jones
Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Tandem Axle Spring Equalizer (Dogbone) Location
Replies: 8
Views: 7835

Jones, Don't think that any question is silly. At one time or another we all get ahead of ourselves. You can rely on all that use this site to give you good opinions. Aint it the truth? Over the five years I've been building, members in this forum (and the Glen-L staff) have been very helpful. The ...
by Jones
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Fine Quality Hemlock
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

Fine Quality Hemlock

Hemlock seems to be one of those woods that gets comments that range widely. In some circles it's avoided like the plague, in others it's widely used by boat builders. The following examples are from Tsuga heterophylla and in the quality presented, is knot-free and very tightly grained: http://i177....
by Jones
Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Tandem Axle Spring Equalizer (Dogbone) Location
Replies: 8
Views: 7835

I wasn't thinking clearly about this when I posted... the hanger shackles allow the link to rotate into a funny position, especially if it's not well lubricated. It would take significant loading for the springs to exercise equal pressure to the link and make it level out. Sorry for the silly questi...
by Jones
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Tandem Axle Spring Equalizer (Dogbone) Location
Replies: 8
Views: 7835

Tandem Axle Spring Equalizer (Dogbone) Location

Hi, Interestingly, as I've been looking at various tandem axle trailers in my neighborhood, some of the equalizer links between springs are canted and others are installed level. I thought maybe the builders wanted to allow for spring movement, but isn't that what the hanger shackles are supposed to...
by Jones
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Emissions - Inboards and Sterndrives
Replies: 9
Views: 3947

Not sure if anyone is still viewing this thread, but there is a "hardship" exemption for small volume manufacturers. I can't say if this is applicable to hobbyist, but those who have registered corporations do qualify. http://www.epa.gov/otaq/imports/forms/3520-21.pdf (Item #6 under "Permanent Exemp...
by Jones
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Wishing For A Slow Speed (Modern) Engine
Replies: 0
Views: 1538

Wishing For A Slow Speed (Modern) Engine

Although I went with a Yanmar in my Bo-Jest, it surprising that we lack an import market for a slow speed diesel (or gas) to replace the void. Now made in India, there are thousands of Lister and Petter copies being made, and all of them (that I know of) are prohibited in US markets due to EPA regul...
by Jones
Thu May 17, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Trailer Cost Estimations?
Replies: 5
Views: 5081

The best way to do it is to check out some of the online trailer parts suppliers for lights, wheels, brakes, axles, springs, tongues, winches and so on. Then you go check the metal you need. It's tough to get an idea from someone that has already built one because they price keeps going up on parts...
by Jones
Thu May 17, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Trailer Cost Estimations?
Replies: 5
Views: 5081

Trailer Cost Estimations?

Hi Everyone,

I'm curious if anyone has a cost report on the Glen-L trailers. I'm looking to build a 3800 series, but other trailers in similar size would be good information as well.

Thanks
by Jones
Thu May 03, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lift Muffler Or Simply Go Below and Above DWL?
Replies: 4
Views: 3840

Looks like a Yanmar to me! I'm not completely sure I'm clear on what you're saying. But, my exaust will not be all above the waterline either. So, I'm hoping for the lift effect also. I can't get the picture to post. But, I cut and pasted it in the browser. Bill It must exceed the size limit, if th...
by Jones
Thu May 03, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lift Muffler Or Simply Go Below and Above DWL?
Replies: 4
Views: 3840

Lift Muffler Or Simply Go Below and Above DWL?

Hello and long time since I've posted, I've been very busy completing the Bo Jest. Question: My exhaust riser is located 14" above designated water line (DWL) and the deck supports you see in the picture below are just about water level. I'm planning on going straight down below deck so the exhaust ...
by Jones
Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Simple winch question
Replies: 3
Views: 6004

The strap, once it has made about 2 tight revolutions should have a very good grip on the winch spool. Unless you unwind it all the way (normally they are long enough to avoid this) they will continue to stay put. Good quality silicone adhesive can be used on the first inches of strap if you are con...
by Jones
Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: I need wood help!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6561

Sailor,

The highest quality Doug Fir is found at shops that build trusses (state building codes require certain standards). Many shops will sell some of their inventory, as low as .50/lf on 2x4 stock. Do you own a stationary planer?

Mark
by Jones
Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Question about a marine supplier named "iboats.com"
Replies: 2
Views: 3722

Question about a marine supplier named "iboats.com"

Hello Fellow Builders, I've come across a supplier named "iboats" located in Utah and I would like to know if others have done business with them. Specifically, I'd be interested in knowing if they can be recommended for the purchase of various supplies (pettit paints in my own case). Thanks in adva...
by Jones
Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:38 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxied Fiberglass Preparation...
Replies: 8
Views: 7633

Epoxied Fiberglass Preparation...

Hi All, I'm curious about what preparation is required before applying both top and bottom paint to my fiberglassed/epoxied (wood) hull. I'll be using pettit horizons ablative for the bottom and easypoxy for the topcoat. I've emailed pettit.com to no avail so thought I'd ask here. Any suggestions to...

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