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by BarnacleMike
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 305
Views: 137779

Re: Michael's ZIP

Thanks y'all. I'm hoping to see you all in September. Hopefully, G14 won't coincide with a volleyball tournament this year. First Mate DeAnna is really excited at the idea of seeing all the boats. She and I were kickin' around at Hales Bar a couple of weekends ago. They moved the floating patio over...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 305
Views: 137779

Re: Michael's ZIP

Okay... I'd never have imagined posting this, but here we go: I have decided to abandon my Zip project. New relationship. New priorities. (Yes, those priorities DO involve more boatbuilding). I need the space. And, in short, this Zip is no longer as important to me as it once was. Is anyone interest...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 305
Views: 137779

Re: Michael's ZIP

Nothing new at the moment. I haven’t touched it in a few months.
by BarnacleMike
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 148
Views: 84105

Re: Fisherman

For my part, I would not fiberglass the spray rails & skeg. It would be a lot of extra work for very little actual benefit. Also, when the time comes to repair the spray rails & skeg, fiberglass would only make things more complicated — again, for very little actual benefit.
by BarnacleMike
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 71
Views: 33944

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

This is so common, it should really just become part of the instructions imho. Brock, yes I'd add an additional shim (lamination) on that chine curve so you've got more to work with on getting the chine-to-sheer angle. Look at it this way... in addition to achieving a good fit for the planking, you'...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 71
Views: 33944

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Based on the angles (if they are correct) I may have removed too much of the frame: IMG_6467.jpg You have not removed too much of the frame. In fact, you're going to have to remove more. As Hercdrvr mentioned, you need to widen the notch just enough for the full width of the chine to fit in there. ...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 782616

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Pictures of a dream taking shape, Carl! She’s looking great!
by BarnacleMike
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 782616

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

This looks like a newer version of the one I have.

https://www.harborfreight.com/8-in-5-sp ... 60238.html
by BarnacleMike
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 782616

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,

I use a cheap tabletop "mini" drill press to cut bungs. It works just fine, although I've found that I have to go slowly.

I haven't tried it with a hand drill... seems like it would be a real PITA to me. But then again, my plug cutters are nothing special. Off-the-shelf ACE Hardware.
by BarnacleMike
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 782616

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

That’s very impressive, Carl!
by BarnacleMike
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 305
Views: 137779

Re: Michael's ZIP

Here are some photos showing fairing progress since the summer. It's coming along... slowly, but surely. Chine at Frame #4: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QOjlQuM32EM/XaNuP5HuvqI/AAAAAAAAD2o/P5P-xmj3rLw2-g7_vqwswg6jQUL9tG6bgCLcBGAsYHQ/s400/IMG_10-13-2019_005.jpg https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_j2Mmkyabo8/Xc...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 164
Views: 104689

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Love the windshield brackets! Really cool!
by BarnacleMike
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Dates and Location
Replies: 94
Views: 45367

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Same here. I’ve had to physically stretch my XLs just to make them wearable. Even then, they’re still snug. Something was definitely wrong with that last batch of shirts... like they were mis-labelled, or perhaps they were children’s sizes.
by BarnacleMike
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Dates and Location
Replies: 94
Views: 45367

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

I definitely agree with Bill that Hales Bar is definitely a more ideal location, as long as the facilities are all up to par. I do wish the docks along the front were more protected from wakes coming off the river, though. Anyway... I made a couple of little tweaks to the design. Larger top banner, ...
by BarnacleMike
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Dates and Location
Replies: 94
Views: 45367

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

What kind of accomodations/rooms/cabins/RV is there at Harrison bay, Island cove? boat ramp & parking? Ken, Harrison Bay State Park has a considerable amount of RV space. It is definitely an RV-friendly park. It’s possible to tent camp there also, but there are no cabins or hotel-type accommodation...

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