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by Lowka53
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chugalug's BoJest
Replies: 382
Views: 170038

Re: wood and materials

:D Noticed on plans for outboard version-there is no call-out for a transom knee.Is that because of lower hp motor?or should I glue one in anyway?can't screw through the bottom cause of fiberglass but one mentioned in Glen's workbook is made of laminated ply-fasteners don't hold well in edge of ply...
by Lowka53
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings From Ohio
Replies: 19
Views: 5256

Re: Greetings From Ohio

:lol: most any of these build can be giving the classic look by doing a clear finished decking and sides and veneering with wood
by Lowka53
Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahani Frame Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Re: Malahani Frame Questions

Frame complete and gusstes assembled with Poxy-Grip, questions: 1. I know the plans call for batten notches to be cut after assembly on build frame but should I pre cut maybe undersize first, it seems it would be difficult to cut notches when assembled on build frame. 2. If I encapsulate with Poxy-...
by Lowka53
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sherwood Queen? How does it handle?
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Re: Sherwood Queen? How does it handle?

I am very interested in building the Sherwood Queen but I would like to know how it handles. I live in an stretch of Canada where the wind comes up rather quickly and we can be dealing with a 2 to 3 foot chop. It seams like a boat that should be able to handle it but I was wondering if anyone who h...
by Lowka53
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: The Tool I hate!
Replies: 13
Views: 9021

Re: The Tool I hate!

:? I hate jointers I lost up to my first joint on my right hand to one after having a kick back. All these years latter I do not own one. With any tool safety first and don't take short cuts. And primary rule never get over confident with the power tools they will bite you end the end.
by Lowka53
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: metric conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Re: metric conversions

:? I don't know about there but the lumber is always smaller that what they claim it is here. a 2x4 is 1-1/2 by 3-1/2 the group down your way might be better help for you. they will pop in I am sure nice bunch of mates :wink:
by Lowka53
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Here's Hoping For Fleet Of Cabin Cruisers
Replies: 15
Views: 4575

Re: Here's Hoping For Fleet Of Cabin Cruisers

:lol: I am not quite a cabin cruiser :? being a house boat with cruiser supper structure lol
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that cabin on this hull
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:roll: :twisted: :wink:
by Lowka53
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: metric conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Re: metric conversions

8) he is a conversion link provided by Glen-l http://www.glen-l.com/resources/tablesindex.html
by Lowka53
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Ripping stock for bird mouth mast
Replies: 9
Views: 3803

Re: Ripping stock for bird mouth mast

:lol: One last try on how it should be sorry about the quick drawing
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I hope this answers your question
by Lowka53
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Ripping stock for bird mouth mast
Replies: 9
Views: 3803

Re: Ripping stock for bird mouth mast

8) I stand by my statement quarter sawed lumber has the less shrinkage and warp-age I am a carpenter/cabinet maker with over 40 year experience with a degree in wood working. GD carpenter will probably tell you the same I think we both are about the same lvl of wood workers he maybe better than me e...
by Lowka53
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Ripping stock for bird mouth mast
Replies: 9
Views: 3803

Re: Ripping stock for bird mouth mast

The top one you do not want 8)
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the circled one is what you want :wink:
by Lowka53
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: RV-houseboat mash?
Replies: 4
Views: 2763

Re: RV-houseboat mash?

8) Think it has been done before this picture is from Glen-l by the way
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by Lowka53
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 781142

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

8) as some one who has been delayed for years now on my build this work of advise either do some research or do some tasks that can be brought into the house. any progress is that much farther into your build. Myself I have been gathering tools and equipment that I will be needing to do my build and...
by Lowka53
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Bonding/Grounding an AC System
Replies: 22
Views: 12645

Re: Bonding/Grounding an AC System

:? I worked in navel electronics while in the navy I have read and reread all these book on systems and it is Greek to me no one person seems to have the same answer and all go into mulitpul details trying to explain themselves. bottom line is do you want to have the chance of throwing an 110 ac cur...
by Lowka53
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Bo-jest changes
Replies: 16
Views: 7767

Re: Bo-jest changes

:D knew that cedar wasn't as strong as some lumber so hopefully 3-1/2 inches wide strips laminated to full3/4 inch thick will work for carlings cabin clamp will probably be laminations of 1/4 ply wider yet.maybe a thin last layer of cedar.tho maybe just a trim piece on the top. :D sounds good to me...

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