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by Bill Edmundson
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 36
Views: 814

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Mike

As I said, easy to fix now. When you go to run it, and it starts porpoising it will be more work. You'll have to pull the engine, flip the boat, sand the paint off, fill the depression, fair, repaint, flip, remount the engine... Get the idea?

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Quebec
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: New member from Quebec

Bernard

That engine seems physically to large for a Riviera. My Tahoe is 20'-6". I run a Yanmar 125 HP (metric) diesel. It weighs 675# I think. I can run 38 MPH at WOT. The problem is getting a gear/prop combination. I think you can swing a 13" prop with the Riviera.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Peel Ply
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Peel Ply

Tom I have never used "Peel Ply". There has been discussion of it here. Seems to me that you just get the illusion of a good surface because it's shiny. It's still uneven and you will have to sand it to get it even. And, you have to sand to get a surface for the paint to stick to. Just my ...
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 137
Views: 14584

Re: Monaco Restart

Jim

There are several methods. This is alternating woods. You glue a thin piece of wood to the thick piece. Then cut your planking from the combined piece.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee in Maine
Replies: 36
Views: 814

Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Mike

Looks good! At this point make sure the bottom is good and flat the last several feet. It's easy now. It will be a PITA later!

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 137
Views: 14584

Re: Monaco Restart

Tom

Yes, that is how you do it. All the wood is run through a sizer. Then you glue them together and rip them. Don't think you can put all those narrow strips together.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Stretching out the beam?
Replies: 31
Views: 522

Re: Stretching out the beam?

I started teaching myself CAD in about 1992. The team I worked with was the first in the SE USA to do an entire power plant in 3D. That is the only way they will do it now. That said, there is no substitute for the human eye. The computer can't say that that just doesn't look right. As you work thro...
by Bill Edmundson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback design
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Barrelback design

falconer

I don't know of any association with Clark.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Let's be silly or maybe not!
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Let's be silly or maybe not!

Steve

Without a lot more info, I don't have a good Idea. I could make a good tugboat, limited to hull speed at 8.5 mph. Or, a trawler at about 18-20 mph. In planning hull maybe 25 to 27 mph. Gearing and prop are going to be a trick. It will be hard to get enough shaft rpm to get much speed.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 533
Views: 83289

Re: New member from oregon

Joshua

She looks great! Sure is fun when you get that first clear coat on and you step back! You think, "DAMN! I did that!".

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 41
Views: 869

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Jim

I don't know what kinds of water you run in. But, our depth can change quickly. I sure feel better with a simple depth gauge as you're showing.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 245118

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Suck it up Carl! :lol: It happens to us all.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 34
Views: 809

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

You can't have too many clamps! :lol:

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: plans arrived
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: plans arrived

Searay85 I think the 351 will work fine. Inboards aren't too sensitive to engine weight. Many people run more HP than I would. These boats were designed to run, mostly, under 40. Under rough conditions and too fast they can get dangerous. Have fun with the build! And, post often with pictures! We li...
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello and a ignorant (sort of) question
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Hello and a ignorant (sort of) question

Brad

Sorry that no one has jumped in on this. YES, you can do it! We'll be here all the way. Look at my Tahoe link below. It will pretty much walk you through the whole build! Have fun and post pictures!

Bill

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