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by vupilot
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 695
Views: 124646

Re: New member from oregon

I agree Jeff, I never worry about in on the water, or on a good dock but every good bump in the road makes me cringe.
by vupilot
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 695
Views: 124646

Re: New member from oregon

This is going to be nice enough to store in your living room. :shock:
by vupilot
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 67
Views: 11039

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

This is neat to see. A well enjoyed boat that has held up well. 9 years, kinda helps kill the myth that wood boats are all high maintenance.
by vupilot
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 695
Views: 124646

Re: New member from oregon

Waay smoother than I have the patience for!
by vupilot
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bow notching on malahini
Replies: 12
Views: 1204

Re: Bow notching on malahini

The transition of your side planking looks ok to me. I never did exactly get a perfect "joint" it just kinda transitioned like yours does then I just made the bottom planking fit in the space not taken up buy the side planking. As for the bunching up, I like to clamp starting in the center...
by vupilot
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Zip Long Shaft Transom Motor Well required?
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Zip Long Shaft Transom Motor Well required?

For a long shaft motor on a Zip the motor will be above the motor well. Even when the motor is tilted up not much of anything will be "in" the well. The steering cable and rod would be above the deck so not a factor and no need to widen the well. You should not see water over the transom b...
by vupilot
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 198
Views: 38409

Re: Michael's ZIP

I've been really happy with no stain. I like the single coat stain sample you did also.
by vupilot
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: New Member Introduction

Welcome!
by vupilot
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 289
Views: 51016

Re: modified malahini

I use 3M scotch edge lock blue tape. Love that stuff. Big box store or paint store usually stock it. Make sure it says edge lock on the tape itself its totally different from similar looking blue tape. https://www.supplyhog.com/c/paint-painting-supplies/tapes-dispensers/masking-tape-paper/p/3m-scotc...
by vupilot
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 198
Views: 38409

Re: Michael's ZIP

Its hard to tell without seeing what exactly it looks like. I'm pretty certain I'd use it. The wood seems solid, are you just concerned about the epoxy holding from the voids? When you put on the bottom planking maybe put screws in the keel that are the same length as the thickness of the keel so yo...
by vupilot
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 695
Views: 124646

Re: New member from oregon

Ive tried a few of the different varnishes now and Captains is my favorite. I think going with varnish instead of auto clear is a good move regardless of cost. It makes it so much easier to maintain down the road. I think it gives a warmer, softer look that you expect from wood as well.
by vupilot
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Craigslist Trailer Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: Craigslist Trailer Advice

Those seem to be only minimally adjustable so they will have to be a close fit. Also, they look like they could stand to use a good bit of fixing up and maybe some beefing up. You gotta ask yourself what your time is worth and you have gotta be sure its going to fit. How far and how often do you pla...
by vupilot
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 187
Views: 44134

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

Many of those items are available right here through Glen-L. The rest you can find from various vendors online. This topic comes up quite often so you can use the search function of this forum and should find lots of info on windshield brackets, etc. The glass will be custom to each boat so you will...
by vupilot
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Oil Filter Location
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Oil Filter Location

I have both a chevy and a ford in my garage so I cant really throw stones but this seems fitting here. ...


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by vupilot
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Chine bending
Replies: 35
Views: 2706

Re: Malahini Chine bending

Yep, you don't need to do them in one full thickness. You can apply them in two lamination half the thickness. This makes it much easier. Also, try bending them a little then letting sit overnight, then bend some more. Take a couple days to do it, each day it will bend further, easier. You can wrap ...

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