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by John K
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Porpoising help
Replies: 16
Views: 5752

Re: Porpoising help

My FS did the same thing. I made a triangular shaped shim that was 1/2 inch at the top and the length of the motor mount. The shim as also as wide as the motor mount, about 1 inch. The shim I built was about 10 inches long. I installed it on the both motor mounts. That gave the motor 5 degrees more ...
by John K
Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: epoxy use on pressure treated lumber
Replies: 7
Views: 3989

Re: epoxy use on pressure treated lumber

Appreciate the information. My gluing will not be done until fall or winter, so I am going to buy the PT now and let it air dry until it gets down to 12%. I have a moisture meter to check it and have a place to stack it. I may try some different glues and epoxy on some PT that I have in the shop tha...
by John K
Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: epoxy use on pressure treated lumber
Replies: 7
Views: 3989

epoxy use on pressure treated lumber

I am working on a non-boat project and have to laminate some 5/4 treated wood. The plans call for tite bond II, but I think epoxy would be much better and last longer. I am thinking I will get the treated from lowes as their wood is not as wet and shud laminate better. Has anyone used epoxy on treat...
by John K
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fuel gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Fuel gauge

I put sending units in golf cart and UTV. They are easy to do, just have to measure the depth of your tank and buy the right sending unit. There are several different gauges, so buy the one that matches your sending unit or buy them as a pair. I found them the cheapest on ebay. I used SS sheet metal...
by John K
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Grandpa steve hidding things agian
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Grandpa steve hidding things agian

That is quit the honor steve.
by John K
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer question
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

Re: Flying Saucer question

I built the flying saucer and don't remember that being there. If it is, I guess I missed it and faired that frame just like the others. I remember that I did have to angle the front of the frame toward the bow quite a bit to make sure the plywood did not have a ledge that might break the plywood.
by John K
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Making Resin Putty to Match Mahogony
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Making Resin Putty to Match Mahogony

I use saw dust and grind it with a seasoning grinder mill (small blender). To match mahogany I blend in some white oak saw dust. This will lighten it and give it some color variations that mahogany has. I used this on some antiques that I have restored in the past.
by John K
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boating Accident in Alabama
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Re: Boating Accident in Alabama

I boat Lake Weiss and see lots of logs mostly in the spring. Weiss is a flood control lake and is drawn down 4 feet in the winter and then full pool for spring. That is why we see logs then. This story reminded me of the dangers lurking just below the water surface. Never hit anything as big as a lo...
by John K
Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Trim Tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 2336

Re: Trim Tabs

Sold the boat so cant take a pic. If you search on Smart Tabs you will see a video of a boat with and without them engaged. There might be a picture on the website of the flying saucer at the first boat outing at Guntersville showing the trim tabs.
by John K
Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boating Accident in Alabama
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Boating Accident in Alabama

Just thought I would share this about a boating accident here in Alabama. Never heard this on the news, but a friend sent it to me. There are few things that happen in a person’s lifetime that can be labeled “life altering.” Maybe it’s the birth of a child, the loss of a loved one or even a brush wi...
by John K
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Trim Tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 2336

Re: Trim Tabs

I have 60lb Smart Tabs, but I haven't installed them just yet. I think 40lbers may be better for a Zip. I had 30 lb on the flying saucer, so I agree with Andy that 40's would work great. The company will exchange them for light or heavier ones if they are not right. 20's were suggested for the flyi...
by John K
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Trim Tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 2336

Re: Trim Tabs

I had smart tabs on my flying saucer. They really worked well and kept it planed in rougher water.
by John K
Sun May 18, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: They are thinking this will be the new house boat
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: They are thinking this will be the new house boat

That is pretty neat. Wonder what it costs. Reminds me of the amphibious car from the 60's.
by John K
Sun May 18, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Best first boat?
Replies: 21
Views: 3003

Re: Best first boat?

[quote="Andy Garrett"]Tuffy and Rebel are cool designs. I really like the barrel back style tumblehome on the Rebel. The Zip and Flying Saucer are also in the same length, depth, beam, and weight category. These designs have a lot of active forum members associated with them, so support wo...
by John K
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Epoxy mystery
Replies: 26
Views: 3599

Re: Epoxy mystery

Glad your problem was solved. I had similar problems when the humidity was high and temp cool. Took a long time to harden and formed bubbles when it finally hardened.

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