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by chugalug
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 227098

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:D Looks good ,Carl.What are you doing with the berth edge along hull?I went ahead on Chug and put cloth and epoxy.After seeing my Dad's Chris-craft interior a few years ago when I went to get her and clean her up,there was opening on sides that allowed all kinds of thing to slide down into the bilg...
by chugalug
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Seeking Information & Assistance
Replies: 21
Views: 888

Re: Seeking Information & Assistance

:D Sorry about that.the 260 is a Mercruiser 5.7 350 cu.in.I/O .the 302 was a v8 also but lacked power with lots of passengers( I used it for guiding years ago)What was nice was even if rough out(4 ft whitecaps on the angle bay)it would cut right through without bouncing.the hull was made pretty good...
by chugalug
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 227098

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:D Looking good ,Carl! don't make it too nice or it'll live its life on a trailer in a boat show.Add a scratch somewhere so you won't be afraid to use it.
by chugalug
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Naming your boat, bad luck?
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Naming your boat, bad luck?

:D The name for my boat is my name here.I'm used to bad luck.(better than no luck)I used Red oak in my hull.Coarse ,the shipright on Jamestown skiff build used some too.
by chugalug
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Seeking Information & Assistance
Replies: 21
Views: 888

Re: Seeking Information & Assistance

:D Years ago,I used to own a Fibreform fibreglass boat,24 ft. similar to the Bolero.Had v-berth up forward but no cabin (was big open boat) motor box in stern with seating on each side and back-to-backs fold out ones for passengers and driver.Had 302 Ford Mercruiser(188hp) which was sufficient for 1...
by chugalug
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Troubles with Lincoln Magnum Pro 100SG
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Troubles with Lincoln Magnum Pro 100SG

years ago,when I was operating Miller robot at work,I would have problems with tips burning off too quickly so remedied by grinding off 1/4 inch of tip off.gotta make sure to grind a chunk of wire inside tip as well.otherwise the tip would melt hole closed.seemed to help.shortened burnback as well s...
by chugalug
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: single wire or duplex
Replies: 17
Views: 1219

Re: single wire or duplex

:D Well,got most of my wire now.still need to get heavier wire to run from breaker to fuse box as well as a few other parts(acr and other misc.fuse parts)Was wondering if a heavy section of wire meant for tractor with ends on would work?Can get them custom made to length at tractor supply store woul...
by chugalug
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 279
Views: 48982

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

:D When I put bow eye in,I used big steel eyebolt thinking that I'll have to replace later to avoid rust.it had to be long enough to go through all the oak used that for front support during flip and now with chainhoist up to ceiling beam consisting of 2 2x10's.lifting and blocking as I go .lifted u...
by chugalug
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 279
Views: 48982

Re: Chugalug's BoJest

:D kinda in a quandry -do I lift boat up in boat shed and stuff trailer under?or build longer bunks on trailer extending into boat shed and winch boat onto trailer using lots of dawn.each has it's own merits and faults. :roll:
by chugalug
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Photobucket mess
Replies: 23
Views: 1015

Re: Photobucket mess

:( That's a bummer -Ray as I had your blog set up as a short-cut on my laptop so i could easily get on so as to see construction of your boats and see adventure photos.
by chugalug
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!
Replies: 346
Views: 37463

Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

:( That's too bad.all my photos are on my card in my digital camera.so i use the attachments on this place.I'm not sure about editing photos but can edit the script.I really enjoyed your posts and wish there is a quicker fix. :roll:
by chugalug
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: How can I get my varnish to dry?
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: How can I get my varnish to dry?

:D I had brushed Epifanes over epoxy-shield and after 2 weeks,it was just the same as when I brushed it on.used a water based zip strip to take it all off.wouldn't touch the epoxy but sure took care of varnish.heard a 2-part finish works better.I was so disappointed that used paint instead.
by chugalug
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outboard vs Inboard with same hp on similar hull
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: Outboard vs Inboard with same hp on similar hull

I've always wondered about a liquid cooled snowmoble engine using a clutch setup somehow.
by chugalug
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!
Replies: 346
Views: 37463

Re: I'm a Boat Builder! G-L Ski Tow under construction!

:D Just don't get in a hurry to launch boat and undo strap to bow eye before backing up .I saw a few guys at the folk's launch ramp do that and boat rolled off trailer,landing on concrete ramp.nothing touched the water.ouch.helps that there is alot of watchers. :lol: just too big of a hurry.
by chugalug
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Manitowish Waters
Replies: 21
Views: 1560

Re: Manitowish Waters

:D See ,I told you: you're gonna need a bigger place to hold all your trophies.Well deserved. :D

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