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by Mark-NJ
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lake Hopatcong (NJ) Wooden & Classic boat show 6/23
Replies: 16
Views: 5739

Re: Lake Hopatcong (NJ) Wooden & Classic boat show 6/23

I'd be willing to wager if statistics were kept on the number of people who started building a boat and actually finished, the number would be 10% at the very highest. I have to admit: there were a few moments during the framing process where I thought " the fire pit is right over there... " Glad I...
by Mark-NJ
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lake Hopatcong (NJ) Wooden & Classic boat show 6/23
Replies: 16
Views: 5739

Re: Lake Hopatcong (NJ) Wooden & Classic boat show 6/23

Being handed a plaque by the club president was surreal! https://s20.postimg.cc/r8omwx59p/LHACBS_2018_Awards_Dinner_Mark.jpg These were the "official pics" that the show took.... https://s20.postimg.cc/ehagqf37h/LHACBS_2018_Boat_Show_249.jpg https://s20.postimg.cc/7qtzgzvh9/LHACBS_2018_Boat_Show_251...
by Mark-NJ
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lake Hopatcong (NJ) Wooden & Classic boat show 6/23
Replies: 16
Views: 5739

Re: Lake Hopatcong (NJ) Wooden & Classic boat show 6/23

Wow, wow, wow! First of all DrBryanJ, thanks for stopping by!! Great to see you! Hope you had a good time at the show. Awesome boats, huh? Next: I almost didn't go. The weather forecast was simply ghastly. Thunder & lightning all day. But aside from a 5 minute sprinkle around noon, there was no rain...
by Mark-NJ
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lake Hopatcong (NJ) Wooden & Classic boat show 6/23
Replies: 16
Views: 5739

Re: Lake Hopatcong (NJ) Wooden & Classic boat show 6/23

Well, I sure hope you can make it!
by Mark-NJ
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lake Hopatcong (NJ) Wooden & Classic boat show 6/23
Replies: 16
Views: 5739

Lake Hopatcong (NJ) Wooden & Classic boat show 6/23

Anyone attending? Anyone showing?

My little boat is entered! I don't expect to win anything, I'm just looking to have some fun with fellow boat enthusiasts.....
by Mark-NJ
Mon May 28, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Where to buy boat insurance?
Replies: 19
Views: 11732

Re: Where to buy boat insurance?

Haggerty.

I called 12 insurance companies......when they heard "home made", the conversation ended. By contrast, Haggerty was happy to discuss my boat! I have ample insurance for a very reasonable cost. Give them a call!
by Mark-NJ
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 1958 18 hp Evinrude fastwin rebuild
Replies: 16
Views: 21561

Re: 1958 18 hp Evinrude fastwin rebuild

You might also want to check out the AOMCI forum. Tons of great info on vintage engines! Free to register; you don't need to be an AOMCI member to participate.

http://aomci.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=2
by Mark-NJ
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 116
Views: 54861

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Where is this house? Are you staying on Androscoggin?
by Mark-NJ
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Tongue weight / gross weight questions
Replies: 11
Views: 5458

Re: Tongue weight / gross weight questions

Update: I've never liked my trailer's bunks: too short, too narrow, and covered in that cheap "rat fur" carpeting that traps water against the hull. So I made new bunks: treated 2x6, capped with 3/4" vinyl, and they're longer, extending a foot further forward & 10" further aft. That allowed me to mo...
by Mark-NJ
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 116
Views: 54861

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Long overdue for an update!!!
by Mark-NJ
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Tongue weight / gross weight questions
Replies: 11
Views: 5458

Re: Tongue weight / gross weight questions

Driving the GMC Acadia with the trailer doesn't feel any different at all from driving without the trailer. The truck doesn't seem to even notice that there's a trailer attached. Nor is there any noticeable downward movement of the rear of the truck. If there's a problem here, I can't find it. Yes, ...
by Mark-NJ
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Tongue weight / gross weight questions
Replies: 11
Views: 5458

Re: Tongue weight / gross weight questions

Yeah I get the math.....and at the ball, I have 300lbs. (4' arm, ball at 1', scale at 3' from the ball.....reading 75 pounds.) For my boat, 10% would be about 85-100 pounds. I would have to move the boat WAY back or the axle WAY forward, neither of which I can do to the required extremes. I know the...
by Mark-NJ
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Tongue weight / gross weight questions
Replies: 11
Views: 5458

Tongue weight / gross weight questions

OK...confusion reigns. Last year I finished my Ski-Tow. I bought a Load-Rite 14F1000WT (1000 pound capacity), on the recommendation of the local dealer, based on the specs of my boat. I asked him about tongue weight & balancing the load, etc., and he said "this is a small boat....you'll be fine just...
by Mark-NJ
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Chine bending
Replies: 51
Views: 16296

Re: Malahini Chine bending

I did the "towel + boiling water" thing, too. It helped a lot. Not nearly as effective as steaming green wood, but with KD it definitely offers some strain relief.
by Mark-NJ
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini Chine bending
Replies: 51
Views: 16296

Re: Malahini Chine bending

That picture of the split wood....is that one, thick piece? If so, that's at least some of your problem. You'd be far better off to laminate several thinner pieces. My chines were 2 pieces of 5/8" thick.......put on the first one, then walk the second one over top, with a lot of glue in between. My ...

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