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by Bill Edmundson
Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bilge Pumps
Replies: 19
Views: 4922

Bruce, I have 3 pumps w/float switches. I don't have limbers fore & aft of the engine compartment. I do have over flows at each frame. If a pump or switch fails, It goes to the next pump. In a panic, I have a dash switch that turns them all on. Hoses go up to the underside of the deck then down. Wat...
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Up date the 14' Jet Cat
Replies: 12
Views: 4207

Steve,

Sure does make a difference. That vertical face won't slide on the water. It can turn on a dime at pretty high speeds. I've watched race boats that make incredible turns.

I think that you really need to work with to learn how with out hurting yourself.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Jet-Powered Runabouts
Replies: 19
Views: 9353

It's a Topic now!
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Gathering 2007
Topic: Let's make commitments for Guntersville 07
Replies: 262
Views: 105720

Well, I'll bring my canoe anyway! And, some American BEER!

:shock: Maybe, there's a connection here! :lol:

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Drip
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

You want to use un-thickened. You want it to soak into the wood for the best bond.

If you thicken, you probably just get white buggers instead of clear ones. :lol:

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cold Molding
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

I went the direction I took. So, I could work 2 layers at a time. I did want bottom lapped over the sides. Particularly, on the last layer. My thought was that if you did have something break thru the fiberglass there would not be an "edge" to catch. Reaching pretty far there. But, I'm an engineer. ...
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Gathering 2007
Topic: Let's make commitments for Guntersville 07
Replies: 262
Views: 105720

The Chalets are about 1 1/2 miles away, up on top of the mountain. They once had great views of the lake. But, the trees have grown over the years.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Any Key Largo Builders Out There?
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Redbeard,

I don't think anybody has done the Key Largo since the KH designs have been part of Glen-L. But, it's pretty much a utility version of the Barrelback.

The same methods as the other cold molds.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cold Molding
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

John,

I did sides first, plywood. Then the bottom, then veneer sides then final bottom. See web letter 88.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Few Questions About SQUIRT
Replies: 207
Views: 60100

I've been out of town, with no Internet.

It looks great and I'm sure you got lots of comments.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 19/20 speeds
Replies: 4
Views: 2665

Carl,

KH only recommends 50 mph, as a max. The two hulls are not a lot different below the chine.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Steering, Controls, and electrical system
Replies: 15
Views: 4652

Thanks Terry! It's Web Letter #89. This is exactly were I am. And, right on line of what I want to do. I need to add 5 amp VHF, 3 separate bilge pumps (with float & manual switches) and some misc. But, this is a great help! I'm a Civil/Structural Engineer. And, I really should not play with wires! :...
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Done Glassing, what next?
Replies: 16
Views: 3734

I have epoxy paint below the waterline & Perfection on the topsides and transom. My boat is 20'-6". Three coats took a quart and a half.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: over stretch true grit and genset
Replies: 1
Views: 1100

crosscut,

Unless, you're going to power a small town. I'd say this boat is not going to be real sensitive to where you put it. A 3000 watt can weigh less than a man. Where would you be afraid of standing?

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Selection
Replies: 30
Views: 9473

:lol: :D RoyH.

Enlightening. My family tree, both sides, seems to go into oblivion in about 4 or 5 generations. After that ???

Thanks for the history.

Bil