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by Trackhappy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Australia Gathering Version 2.0
Topic: AG2 Attendees list - please add your name/guests/boats
Replies: 25
Views: 10939

Re: AG2 Attendees list - please add your name/guests/boats

This is just a shameless bump to get this into everybody's faces. AG2 very close now. I will unfortunately not be able to attend, but I am sure You will all make up for my lack of availability.

Anyone laid out a rough schedule? What's for dinner?
by Trackhappy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 645
Views: 115804

Re: New Member

There's always a way, Steve. Let not it worry you.
At least the line is above the mid deck level and just involves the top deck. Looks like it should be easy enough to make it removable, which may be a blessing in her future time anyway.
by Trackhappy
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help with vacuum bagging pump
Replies: 5
Views: 2875

Re: Help with vacuum bagging pump

CFM only makes up for losses due to poor sealing. You can pretty much use any vacuum pump you can get your hands on. 25 inches of mercury is in general too much for vacuum bagging, the "pressure" exerted over a large area is quite large. Old fridge compressors are the go, some people make a tank as ...
by Trackhappy
Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 645
Views: 115804

Re: New Member

Really nice work Steve. Good to see you getting on with the hydraulics. I didn't know they had filters rated at 3000PSI. All the systems I have seen filter on the return line. Always something to learn. Can you get the high pressure fittings in stainless? One thing I do know is that they rust quickl...
by Trackhappy
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: buildingform to trailer
Replies: 22
Views: 5943

Re: buildingform to trailer

I jacked up the two back corners and put each on blocks with nice wide pads to distribute the weight, then used the engine crane (or the Bobcat, I can't remember which) with a hefty wide strop around the hull to suspend the front. The only thing I found was the strop squashed into the sheers a littl...
by Trackhappy
Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Zip Trailer Width
Replies: 3
Views: 2364

Re: Zip Trailer Width

I found that the height limiting factor on an inboard is the prop hanging down. Mine sits about 1/2" above the guards, but if I widened the track and tried to lower her in between the wheels the prop would be dangerously low and catch on obstacles in the road. Yours being outboard you can raise the ...
by Trackhappy
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Australia Gathering Version 2.0
Topic: AG2 Gathering - Where this year?
Replies: 55
Views: 15892

Re: AG2 Gathering - Where this year?

Hi all, Unfortunately due to a work project timing slip I won't likely be making it to AG2 as we will be smack in the middle of two significant technical rollouts. I will continue to monitor this thread and add names as needed, and also help/comment where I can, but those attending will need to star...
by Trackhappy
Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Inboards and replacing antifreeze
Replies: 15
Views: 3876

Re: Inboards and replacing antifreeze

Thanks for the tip. That's a great idea.
by Trackhappy
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Australia Gathering Version 2.0
Topic: AG2 Gathering - Where this year?
Replies: 55
Views: 15892

Re: AG2 Gathering - Where this year?

Hi Tom and Peggy. Love to see you there.
Saturday 1st - Monday 3rd November 2014.
:D
by Trackhappy
Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Lancaster
Replies: 30
Views: 6046

Re: Gentry in Lancaster

Fantastic work! That's a neat stage to be at, really looks like a boat and the fairing is so satisfying.
by Trackhappy
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Side planking transition from overlap to butt
Replies: 12
Views: 3674

Re: Side planking transition from overlap to butt

Maybe this is a little strange, but my friend and I have developed our own solution (having gone past being able to do it with the "Glen-L jog". As you recall, I had already faired off the excess of the bottom planks. At the point where the angle of the edge of the side plank gets extreme, we glued...
by Trackhappy
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question about a factory built fiberglass hull boat
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Re: Question about a factory built fiberglass hull boat

Fairing compound is softer "(less durable) than epoxy, but for 1/16" I don't think it will make much never mind.. :)
by Trackhappy
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Incorrect measurements help please
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

Re: Incorrect measurements help please

Most definitely fix it now. I had a fairly small error in height at the sheer on a couple frames and it was a lot of work fairing to get the deck planking to be right. Mine were centered ok, but a little low on one side. Lay a batten along bot chine and sheer and make sure that you have a fair curve...
by Trackhappy
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: New Member from Melbourne, Australia

Welcome Anthony. Pleased you found us and hope you can make it to the gathering.
by Trackhappy
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Depth Finders
Replies: 11
Views: 3105

Re: Depth Finders

Cut the hole, use a sander to bevel the edges similar to a scarf. I'd bevel both inside and out, more on the out where most pressure will be exerted. Then cover one side of the hole with plastic cling film and cardboard or something, cut some glass patches and start building the layers into the hole...