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by kens
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 545
Views: 127404

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

G’day all, great progress Neel, I knew you’d return to your build. I am also building the palm beach 22 and powering it with a 8.1 big block. Could you give me any advise on the gearbox ratio required for this hull / engine combo? I am getting a lot of different suggestions from the local shops her...
by kens
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 71
Views: 5330

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

There is a thread under the Hankinson design section with pictures of my build. We have been watching the river banks for alligators but so far none have been spotted. We did see dolphins as soon as we hit Mobile bay. Curt I do not see alligators in the salt water nearly as much as in fresh water. ...
by kens
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: anyone followed this thread on Youtube? interesting !!
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: anyone followed this thread on Youtube? interesting !!

here another good one, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUi0gsxVHZM&t=44s this guy sailed a 23 footer, solo, to Hawaii, then island hopped all the islands. I think it is cool because he didnt just show the good fun stuff with the sun shining, he showed the squalls, the getting wet, the cooking on a r...
by kens
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Dates and Location
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

What kind of accomodations/rooms/cabins/RV is there at Harrison bay, Island cove?
boat ramp & parking?
by kens
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crackerbox conception
Replies: 77
Views: 37355

Re: Crackerbox conception

That is a cool build.
I always wondered how one of those would go with small power. Now I know.
Where did you get the windshield brackets.??
by kens
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Dates and Location
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

If we move to Chickamauga, a lunch run to Chattanooga would involve locking through coming and going. Bill I found that Blue Water resort webpage. It is on a short, side lake at mile 504.5, and Chickamauga lock is mile 471. The webpage makes that place look interesting. https://www.bluewaterdayton....
by kens
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Dates and Location
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

Bill,
where or what is the place in Chickamauga?
you have a weblink?
by kens
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 343
Views: 93511

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I can say that my little canoe build, with the strip planked western red cedar, I opted for some few planks of same wood/different color, and they did stand out as I wanted/different colors.,,,but, The designer/seller of the plans did mention that if the wood of same species, it would eventually rev...
by kens
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 343
Views: 93511

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Very beautiful work.
Those cover boards with lighter color, personnally I wouldnt worry about as long as they are symetrical left side/right side.
If you try to stain them, they might not stain equally.
Very nice work, you'r looking like one of those Van Dam boats !!!!
by kens
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: connect 18g wire to 16g
Replies: 15
Views: 1171

Re: connect 18g wire to 16g

I found these https://www.pacergroup.net/bullet-connectors/ . I could put the male on the 18 and female on the 16 and heat shrink over the entire connection. Yes, I see that would work, but if you were to remove your outer covering of heat shrink, and re-assemble it all according to color codes, th...
by kens
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: connect 18g wire to 16g
Replies: 15
Views: 1171

Re: connect 18g wire to 16g

The correct answer is a reference to "circular mil area" That is, the diameter of a wire has a cross section area, and that said cross section area has a correct size crimp for that. In order to crimp a small wire into a larger crimp barrel, the easiest and most common, is to add filler wire to the ...
by kens
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Oil Filter Relocation
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: Oil Filter Relocation

I looked at some pictures online, and it appears that chevy V6 and V8 have the oil filter on left side, low, next to bellhousing.
likely you can unbolt the (relocated) filter, and re-mount it anyplace convenient for you.
by kens
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Oil Filter Relocation
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: Oil Filter Relocation

I am not 100% sure, but that sounds like that IS a relocation kit already installed.
I have never heard of a chevy (GM) engine with oil filter on top.
Does that by chance have a filter adapter plate, with hoses leading down to a low side of the block, with a adapter in lieu of original filter?
by kens
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tiny might propeller slip
Replies: 15
Views: 1924

Re: Tiny might propeller slip

Whoaaa, NO, no. You size the prop such that WOT rpm is held in check by prop size. you have a too small a prop right now. you need bigger prop not smaller; if the engine is rated at 6000rpm, then you size the prop such that you do not exceed 6000 because of the size of the prop. Bill, the clutch sho...

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