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by John K
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip transom height w/ short shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 3213

Re: Zip transom height w/ short shaft

I found a short shaft that also was 17 inches. I installed a lift so I adjust the lift to make sure the motor was not too far into the water.
by John K
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Stability
Replies: 4
Views: 2331

Re: Flying Saucer Stability

A 12 foot boat is always going to be unstable in rough water due to the short length and light weight. I did add smart tabs onto the transom which will help it plane better and be somewhat more stable. Do an internet search on Smart tabs and watch the video of the difference on the boat.
by John K
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Steam bending timber made easy
Replies: 13
Views: 4152

Re: Steam bending timber made easy

That is great!!!

Did you notice he was using an old 5 gallon gas can.
by John K
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Transom
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Re: Flying Saucer Transom

I used 1 inch plywood with 1 inch oak framed on the inside. The dash was also made from 3/4. Not sure how long or wide the boards were. I actually started with 1 & 1/8 rough cut. Planed made it 1 inch.
by John K
Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Weather
Replies: 18
Views: 3309

Re: Weather

:lol: Agree that it is awesome. I lived in Messina New York for 2 years. That diary sums up the winters there. I left in May and there was still snow on the ground. There was a 28 inch snow fall in early April that was too much even for that area. Nothing around there made up for the winters.
by John K
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heart Attack!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3782

Re: Heart Attack!!

Glad to hear that you are OK and thank God you got to the hospital. Hope you have a speedy recovery.
by John K
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Weather
Replies: 18
Views: 3309

Re: Weather

Well it is over here in Leesburg and no where as bad as predicted. I also have lived in Niagara Falls, Outside Chicago, Minneapolis, and Cedar Rapids, but never experienced how bad the "snow" can be until moving here. Like Bill stated ... starts out as freezing rain and then the snow. While the temp...
by John K
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Weather
Replies: 18
Views: 3309

Weather

Here we go again. Not sure how today is going to turn out for the southeast. Here in Northeast AL the watch is on for after lunch. Just hope we don't loose power due to ice on trees and power lines. It is getting boring having to sit in the house so much. Even the shop has been too cold for the heat...
by John K
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Landing craft Jon boat
Replies: 13
Views: 5032

Re: Landing craft Jon boat

That Century is an interesting boat. Never seen or heard of one before. It probably would be worth lots of money, if one was still around. Wonder how many were built?
by John K
Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Pneumatic tool repair
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Re: Pneumatic tool repair

He was actually cheaper than ordering the rebuild kit. Kit was cheap, it was the shipping that was as much as his labor. I did order the piston bumper, which I could have gotten from HD cheaper too.
by John K
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Pneumatic tool repair
Replies: 2
Views: 1551

Pneumatic tool repair

Just thought I would let forum know that Home Depot repairs pneumatic tools (at least the nailers). Check Homedepot.com for locations that have it. Most of them that rent tools also do repairs. They were a lot cheaper than sending it to the repair center. Just the cost of shipping was more than what...
by John K
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Rotary Shaper
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Re: Rotary Shaper

I have used these in a hand drill and they worked very well. In strong woods, like oak and walnut, they do take longer, but still faster than sanding.
by John K
Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help !Sheer fairing at transom on Zip
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Help !Sheer fairing at transom on Zip

I had the same problem with the flying saucer (same frames). I had some bar clamps the width of the transom and got the bow down onto the transom. It did leave a slight hump between the transom and frame 2, but not noticeable once painted, etc.

Hope this helps you!
by John K
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Future weaather of boating and Sailing boats.
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Future weaather of boating and Sailing boats.

I love to sail and today would be a good day for it (at least with the wind we are having). BUT the temp would freeze you to the bone. Bad part of sailing is places on the lake are expensive to store a sail boat or you wind up having to raise the mast every time you want to use it. AND it gets old r...
by John K
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Summit Racing
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: Summit Racing

I have used them in the past also and found them to be very helpful and knowledgeable of their products.