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by Flash
Wed May 21, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: building form debacle
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Re: building form debacle

Thanks Billy

Your suggestion gave me an idea. If I change out the 2X6 set up members for 2X10s, the problem should be solved without rebuilding the form.

Is there any reason that wouldn't work?

Flash
by Flash
Wed May 21, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: building form debacle
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

building form debacle

Good Morning As I started installing my Flying Saucer Frames last night, I realized that I had made the legs of the form 21" instead of 24". So, the top of the building form members is 24" which puts the sheers at approx. 2 1/2" off the floor at frame #5 1/2 and 3 1/2" at frame #4. Is this enough cl...
by Flash
Tue May 06, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stain, Fibreglass and paint
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

Re: Stain, Fibreglass and paint

Hi Keith,

I'm probably in the minority but I think your picture shows the beauty of natural wood. The unique colors and variation of the grain patterns are the reason I do this instead of buying a Sea Ray.

Flash
by Flash
Sat May 03, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer floor timber
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Flying Saucer floor timber

Thank you for the replies. That makes sense. I will recut the floor timber in plywood tonight.

Flash
by Flash
Sat May 03, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer floor timber
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Flying Saucer floor timber

Good morning,

I have noticed that some folks use 3/4 plywood, as the plan states, and some use solid wood for the floor timber on frame
5 1/2 for the Flying Saucer. I wondering what the reasoning is for each method?

Thanks,
Flash
by Flash
Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying saucer transom
Replies: 5
Views: 1188

Re: Flying saucer transom

Thanks for the help and the pictures. I think I'm ready to put the transom on the form now. I have no idea how to spell these - the hull will be Maranti and the transom is Kuruling. I can't decide on white or natural so I guess I'll wait to see how they look after glassing.

Thanks again,
Flash
by Flash
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying saucer transom
Replies: 5
Views: 1188

Flying saucer transom

Good afternoon, I searched for transom info and didn't find this. The Flying Saucer plan calls for carriage bolts through the transom and knee. It also shows the transom being screwed to the building form. This gives me about 6 large holes in the transom. Does the transom get a layer of quarter inch...
by Flash
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying saucer keels ( and a couple of misc. ques. )?
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: Flying saucer keels ( and a couple of misc. ques. )?

Hi Andy & Michael,

Thank you very much for your answers. I know exactly what I need to do and with a great deal of peace of mind.

Take care,
Flash
by Flash
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fuel vent
Replies: 17
Views: 2652

Re: Fuel vent

Thanks Guys.

That answers my question.

Flash
by Flash
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying saucer keels ( and a couple of misc. ques. )?
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Flying saucer keels ( and a couple of misc. ques. )?

Hi, It sounds like I'm at about the same point as the one who just asked when to notch. I've been wondering about that because it seems like many of the pictures show un-notched frames mounted on forms. Regarding the keel - it seems like every measurement for lumber has been for dimension until I lo...
by Flash
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fuel vent
Replies: 17
Views: 2652

Re: Fuel vent

Hi
I wondering why you need a fuel vent with an outboard? Are you talking about installed fuel tanks or the portable tanks that come with the motors? Or is it necessary when the motor well area is completely enclosed?

Flash
by Flash
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Barra's Zip Update and Qs
Replies: 160
Views: 43246

Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Thanks Barra!

That clears it up for me.
That white paint job is beautiful - I'm planning on a white hull for my Flying Saucer also.

Thanks again,
Flash
by Flash
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Barra's Zip Update and Qs
Replies: 160
Views: 43246

Epoxy

Hi,

I think I heard that some of you encapsulate the entire frame before gluing and some of you glue to bare wood at the joints. I'm wondering which way is better? I think the Glen-L Epoxy manual says pre-coat then glue.

Thanks,
Flash
by Flash
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Aussie Flying Saucer
Replies: 99
Views: 27506

Re: Aussie Flying Saucer

Thanks Barnacle,

It sounds like single gussets per plan would be sufficient. I'm not planning on Lake Superior for that little boat.

Flash
by Flash
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Aussie Flying Saucer
Replies: 99
Views: 27506

Re: Aussie Flying Saucer

Hi Mojo, Beautiful work on your Flying Saucer. I will be starting mine if and when the snow melts in Minnesota. I'm wondering about gussets? It looks like some people have gussets on both sides of the frame members and you have them in between as the plan shows. Your way and the plan way must be ple...

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