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by HouTexBBC
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: new guy .. few tiny titan q's
Replies: 9
Views: 5229

Now that's different.
by HouTexBBC
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Today is a great day to be alive
Replies: 9
Views: 3305

Houston - hot and humid, same as the other 364 days. Wikipedia says this about the Lyre Bird: (Nature never ceases to amaze me) A lyrebird's call is a rich mixture of its own song and any number of other sounds it has heard. The lyrebird's syrinx is the most complexly-muscled of the Passerines (song...
by HouTexBBC
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: new guy .. few tiny titan q's
Replies: 9
Views: 5229

Jimmy - Nice looking boat. Thanks for posting up the pics. You hit on all the limitations of the Spartan and Titan i.e. small cockpit, tendancy for water to swamp over the stern etc. Even with my little 15hp on the back of the Titan, water is up to the base of the motor until she gets up on plane. I...
by HouTexBBC
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Deadman Throttle
Replies: 3
Views: 3295

Phil - I'll take a stab at this question too. Glen-L sells the Keller deadman throttle. As far as I know it is excellent quality. I have bought other CMP/Keller products as well and they are all top quality. Professional racers use Keller stuff all day long. I have had a lot of trouble adapting the ...
by HouTexBBC
Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tiny Titan Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1917

I have a not so brand new Evinrude 15hp. 1975 to be exact. That's how much not brand new it is. I didn't really have tons of money to spend and in the end I only had about $500 left in the kitty so the 1975 evinrude is what I got. It runs good though. It looks like we are getting 30 mph or so and I ...
by HouTexBBC
Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tiny Titan Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1917

Yes, I did put a fin on both sides so we could turn either way. We finished the boat and took her out for her first run this weekend. My son was the test pilot and he said it was fine. There is no reason that I can think of why it would have any adverse effect, especially on the straightaway.

Dennis
by HouTexBBC
Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: what cloth weight?
Replies: 1
Views: 2672

On a boat like that, I would think 4 oz would be fine on the sides. The benefit of the larger weave would be, in addition to some added strength, a little bit tougher skin, but with a row boat, you probably aren't going to be giving it the kind of rough use that you would a powered boat. The 4 oz wi...
by HouTexBBC
Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: new guy .. few tiny titan q's
Replies: 9
Views: 5229

I would think an 18hp would do. I can’t tell you the weight difference versus a 15hp, that probably depends on the make and model but my guess is that the difference isn't much. As far as speed, I have heard all kinds of different things, but mostly everyone says the Tiny Titan goes pretty fast. The...
by HouTexBBC
Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: new guy .. few tiny titan q's
Replies: 9
Views: 5229

I am in the final phase of building a Tiny Titan. The boat is actually done but I have not been able to get my motor completely set up so it has not been in the water yet. This boat is not difficult to build and you really don't need any previous skills or experience. If you have ever done any handy...
by HouTexBBC
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: odd wood
Replies: 6
Views: 2773

Drew wrote:'The dark-red resin of the tree bark contains several hallucinogenic alkaloids'
Interesting Fact
Well, that explains a few things :D
by HouTexBBC
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Bonding Epoxy to Epoxy
Replies: 4
Views: 2556

I agree. I am certainly no expert but I would think it would not be a problem if you are putting the epoxy over already cured epoxy. There should be no problem because no chemical combination will take place. Just be sure the surface is clean as DanH said. Maybe sand it a little too. If you were lay...
by HouTexBBC
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Filler
Replies: 4
Views: 2628

I use wood flour most of the time. Its cheap to buy and it sands out easily.

For some applications, where I want a smoother finish I use silica.

Dennis
by HouTexBBC
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Finally Lanched
Replies: 11
Views: 3683

Well, at leaset they (presumably) let you run it after giving you the ticket.

Looking forward to the pics.

Dennis
by HouTexBBC
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: odd wood
Replies: 6
Views: 2773

robertmayton wrote:Has anyone else tried this wood???

would i be better off to pay the ( big difference ) money to get mahogany?
What boat are you building?

You are going to paint it, correct? Why not use Okoume?

Dennis
by HouTexBBC
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Beginner
Replies: 6
Views: 3228

What caused you guys to "fail miserably" last year? I am wondering as the answer may have bearing on the rest of the question. Also, what do you intend to use the boat for? The fact that you want to put 5 people in the boat means you need a larger boat. You didn't mention what you are going to do, i...

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