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by Iggy
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Kool Youtube Vid of wood boats .
Replies: 4
Views: 2845

Re: Kool Youtube Vid of wood boats .

I am still amazed at just how many classic boats are out there. The only woodie I've seen on the water in my local lakes is mine, the rest are fiberglass or metal. I have to get out to one of these shows, not to show off my creation but rather to bask in the glory of the craftsmanship of others!
by Iggy
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Skegs Fiberglass or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 2206

Re: Skegs Fiberglass or not?

I fiberglassed my skeg, it was a bit of a pain in the arse but nothing major. Honestly my boat has not touched bottom yet on anything so far (knock wood), the skeg hasn't even touched the boat trailer bunks.

Almost all my 'wear' is on the sides of my boat, from stupid boat docks!
by Iggy
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Re: New

Hi and welcome.


If you have the wood and the epoxy... you're pretty much started ;)

And while Dave is certainly a great resource for us here, there are plenty of builders still active here on Glen-L to help you bounce ideas and suggest solutions as they come up.
by Iggy
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plywood Selection
Replies: 11
Views: 2276

Re: Plywood Selection

I hope Andy's experience is the exception, not the rule, on BS 1088 Hydrotek Meranti. I can testify that Meranti sliver's are nasty, but no more nasty than the douglas fir or Sapelle lumber. I was able to get nice crisp cuts on mine, and the Meranti didn't have any weight variances like Andy did. I ...
by Iggy
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 289
Views: 108546

Re: Tahoe 23

Needs more sawdust! I remember how uncomfortable it was to do the shears, and how nerve-racking it was to do the chine. I also remember how much relief I felt when I got past those points. Everything looks good to me. Next you get to fuss over fairing... it was my least favorite part of the build, b...
by Iggy
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plywood Selection
Replies: 11
Views: 2276

Re: Plywood Selection

Meranti worked well for my project and the BS1088 Hydrotek I got was good quality.
by Iggy
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: One more Canadien
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: One more Canadien

Hi and welcome.

New or restore, its a labour of love!
by Iggy
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Outboard Transoms - Let's Talk
Replies: 16
Views: 21705

Re: Outboard Transoms - Let's Talk

So far, my 90HP Mariner hasn't done any damage to my 2" thick transom on my Malahini. My transom is made of the outer 3/4" Meranti Ply, then I added 1/2" douglas fir and another 3/4" Meranti to the interior, everything epoxied together, to form the 2" transom. I extended the width of the reinforceme...
by Iggy
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: epoxy instead of nails
Replies: 7
Views: 8295

Re: epoxy instead of nails

For me it about bearing area... how much area of epoxy will be holding how much stress? For example: When I butt-jointed the sides for my 1/4" Meranti plywood sheets I didn't use any fasteners, just weight. The splice plate has a lot of area for the epoxy to hold and the spot where I put my joint ha...
by Iggy
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Australian Zip
Replies: 9
Views: 2361

Re: Australian Zip

Wait a minute... I see it now... you made build-outs to extend beyond the transom so you wouldn't loose any interior space. I am betting that extended length will add more buoyancy to the stern to offset the engine weight. I see what you did there... clever... now I can't wait to see how it looks on...
by Iggy
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini: Limited space
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: Malahini: Limited space

I am going to kiss my garage when I get back home today! I had room to spare for layout/prep and I could heat up the space. Then again, we have a few feet of snow on the ground already... so there is that ;) Glad to see folks in the wamer (but wetter) regions of this lovely planet can still build a ...
by Iggy
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Australian Zip
Replies: 9
Views: 2361

Re: Australian Zip

Definately different. I am guessing you are going to keep the fore deck very shallow to allow for more seating? Your rear transom layout is a bit of a mystery to me, are you making rear-facing seats beside the outboard? Why did you decide to move the outboard inward instead of leaving the transom fl...
by Iggy
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sleeping area on the Malahini
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Sleeping area on the Malahini

I'd be more inclined to suggest some kind of bimi-cover rather than trying to fit under the front deck. I could lay a sleeping bag between my two front seats and lay down, however my feet would stil stick out from my knee's down. Its not that big a space unless you make the deck deeper, which would ...
by Iggy
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee Build ( Melbourne )
Replies: 105
Views: 34735

Re: Pee Wee Build

And another Pee Wee is born! Congrats. Any ETA on when you might float her the first time?
by Iggy
Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 9.9hp vs. 15 hp
Replies: 7
Views: 3543

Re: 9.9hp vs. 15 hp

I can't comment on performance, however licensing might be a factor. At least in Canada, kids can't operate anything 10HP or over. It might not apply to your build, just something to put out there just in case.