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by galamb
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Talking Sapele
Replies: 15
Views: 6818

Re: Talking Sapele

Dave, if you are wanting a "reddish look" without stain have you considered or investigated using Red Meranti or Red Lauan (same wood, different name depending on supplier or shipper)? Both are Philippine Mahoganies (so really tropical cedars) - both are plentiful and relatively inexpensiv...
by galamb
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 1963 5.5 CD 20 C Johnson
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: 1963 5.5 CD 20 C Johnson

If all else fails contact Twin City Outboards http://www.twincityoutboards.com/

If it exists they probably have it - might cost you an arm and two legs to get it to you, but they are the "go to" for old/vintage parts.
by galamb
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Fiberglass resin prep
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Fiberglass resin prep

Yes, if you catch it while it's still "green" then it will chemically bond to itself.

If it cures then you have to sand (80 grit seems to be the wisdom from the epoxy makers) to ensure a mechanical bond.
by galamb
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outboard on a Tempest
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Outboard on a Tempest

Hello Ray and welcome aboard. Like others here I think your idea is entirely feasible. I suggest you do some "googling" for "armstrong bracket". It is how the "pro's" do exactly what you are asking about. I power my Cuddy Sport (stretched to 26' from the original 24' pl...
by galamb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Application for Pleasure Craft Licence in canada
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Application for Pleasure Craft Licence in canada

I got what was called a general/insurance survey. There was a minimum charge (don't remember what it was - I was over that) but it's based on the length. In the case of survey guys I used (Ontario East Marine Survey) it was 10 bucks a foot - so $260 plus tax. That did not include a survey of the mot...
by galamb
Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Application for Pleasure Craft Licence in canada
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Application for Pleasure Craft Licence in canada

Yes. It's actually no more difficult that licencing a "store bought" boat, with the exception that you have to include a declaration that you built it yourself. So basically, you go to the Transport Canada website and get the application. You fill out the all the boxes (name, address, tech...
by galamb
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: epoxy
Replies: 5
Views: 1991

Re: epoxy

I have used epoxy in Eastern Canada well into late October. If you use a fast hardener (or super fast if available) I have found as long as you have a couple hours above 60F it will start setting up fine. When the temp drops it does slow, but not halt, the curing process. When the nights drop into t...
by galamb
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Incorporating live well into Kokanee? Additional questions on Kokanee
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Re: Incorporating live well into Kokanee? Additional questions on Kokanee

I added a 25 gallon live well into my hull - mind you it's almost 26' so 200'ish pounds of water doesn't make a great deal of difference to the boats "on water" profile even with the well full of water. I also built in an under-deck cooler and a couple of storage lockers plus a battery loc...
by galamb
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: squirt hitting rev limiter
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: squirt hitting rev limiter

Michigan Wheel's Vortex line has props up to 14 pitch for Yamaha outboards (under 35 horses). They are also available in 3 or 4 blade configurations. So assuming the diameter is the same as your current prop (10 1/8") - because you can also increase/decrease rpms by changing the diameter (every...
by galamb
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Fir AB marine plywood 1/4" - 4' x 8'
Replies: 5
Views: 1974

Re: Fir AB marine plywood 1/4" - 4' x 8'

You guys/gals are criss-crossing two different systems for grading marine plywood. IF (IF) this is actually APA rated A/B Marine plywood, then it is more than suitable for the application. The APA ratings are for North American produced plywood. The BS system is NOT used in North America for rating ...
by galamb
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Oak
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: White Oak

$3.75 for a linear foot of 1"x4" S4S (which would be 3/4" x 3 1/2" by most finishing standards) translates into $11.25 per "board foot". Up my way 4/4 (1") White Oak goes for $5.50 (Canadian) per board foot - or $4.25 USD, so your quote sounds way too expensive. Wh...
by galamb
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: PVC lumber
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Re: PVC lumber

I never would have considered it on a boat. I did use it to trim out all my house windows six years back. It cut and machined really well - can use a variety of saws (table, band, skill) and even used the router on it with good results. It has survived 6 seasonal cycles up here in Eastern Canada (be...
by galamb
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: What size trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 2350

Re: What size trailer

Most commercially built trailers for smaller boats, say under 21 feet, can be adjusted somewhat. Usually the winch stand and keel roller can be moved forward or backward to accommodate the length of the boat within a couple of feet. So in the case of the Easy Loader that I use for my 14' Aluminum, i...
by galamb
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Can I use this wire?
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

Re: Can I use this wire?

Since you making a "home made" boat you don't really have to follow the rules for wire colours. But, if you try and stick to at least the main colours it could save a headache later on, particularly if you don't remember using brown in place of black etc. or someone else attempts to figure...
by galamb
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: SCREWS
Replies: 4
Views: 4403

Re: SCREWS

I live in a small town (doesn't even have the population on the sign, it's that small) in Eastern Ontario Canada. I got a fastener kit from Glen-L (all the silicon bronze screws/nails etc I needed for my specific model), on sale (one of their various sales) and got it shipped right to my door (ok, t...

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