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by kens
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FL Tahoe 23
Replies: 33
Views: 5070

Re: FL Tahoe 23

if I remember correctly, I used all-thread rod for that, to get the length
and watch so that your fairing doesn't hit the bolt in the deep Vee of it
by kens
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cadillac inspiration in Boats
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Cadillac inspiration in Boats

the Sea Lark looks like it was on the set of the TV show Fireball XL5, or Thunderbirds, or Supercar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l412qlmBJxI
by kens
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: How much you guys spending on Topsides topcoat??
Replies: 0
Views: 41

How much you guys spending on Topsides topcoat??

How much you guys spending on your topsides paint? I am refinishing Double Eagle, and I always preferred spray painting. I put together a laundry list of everything I needd, sandpaper, primer, top paint, masking tape, paper, solvent, the whole works, and the price for a pallet full of stuff scared m...
by kens
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WithDrew's Ski King
Replies: 27
Views: 2225

Re: WithDrew's Ski King

this is just thinking out loud, but these guys do a lot of exhaust fabrication, see how much twist/turns/snail curves they get by using mandrel bent tubing. yaa it is diesels, but perhaps you may take ideas downsize for the little ford, https://www.sbmar.com/featured-article/everything-you-need-to-k...
by kens
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Oak for Belle Isle
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: White Oak for Belle Isle

Oak is not as tenacious at holding epoxy as some others. then you have to pre-drill for screws, then, if you break off a screw,,,you are screwed. Oak is so dense that epoxy pretty much sits on top and glues only a shallow bit on the surface, not a really DEEP bond. Cypress on the other hand, is a so...
by kens
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WithDrew's Ski King
Replies: 27
Views: 2225

Re: WithDrew's Ski King

Quite interesting that there is 3 possible exits. Are they interchangeable left/right depending which end you put the cap on? That is such a low installation, I don't see anything to talk about, the risers in my opinion is a must. It's just a matter of how. Osco had several flavors of generic risers...
by kens
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WithDrew's Ski King
Replies: 27
Views: 2225

Re: WithDrew's Ski King

I see it differently. You do not raise the engine up to compensate for a lack of a exhaust riser. What you gonna do with the shaft angle & CG at that point? The OP did mention about fabricating his own exhaust, so I would assume he could possibly fab a good riser. All those youtube videos did not ad...
by kens
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Oak for Belle Isle
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: White Oak for Belle Isle

Sapele is a by far better choice than any form of oak.
by kens
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WithDrew's Ski King
Replies: 27
Views: 2225

Re: WithDrew's Ski King

Definitely need more pics of that.
All the log style manifolds I have seen have one end plate tapped for water INLET, and the water exits out the elbow/riser.
Need pics to determine if that is a dry stack or wet exhaust.
Either way, you need the elbows for that
by kens
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Oak for Belle Isle
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: White Oak for Belle Isle

I guess I'm the lone holdout. I don't like oak.
by kens
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Gathering 2021
Topic: Who is coming and where?
Replies: 37
Views: 1227

Re: Who is coming and where?

WE have RV spots #31-36 blocked out in the name of Glen-L Boatbuilders. There is a couple still vacant, not reserved.
If they are not yet reserved Sept. 1 they get released to the general public.
by kens
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Gathering 2021
Topic: Who is coming and where?
Replies: 37
Views: 1227

Re: Who is coming and where?

Glad to see new members, guests.
A good time to be had for sure.
by kens
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 902
Views: 291073

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

updates on swim platform ?? :?:
by kens
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: What should I have on board a small power boat?
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: What should I have on board a small power boat?

I don't know where you are boating, but, emergencies in your locale would take precedence for me. example: I am in south Georgia, and water & shade is very high on the list of emergency supplies. When it is 100degrees outside, and sun is reflecting off the water, and your motor crapped out, the VHF,...
by kens
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3556
Views: 930378

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I did not draw a wire diagram for my boat, and I wish I did. Admittingly it is a rats nest of wires. Over the years as a technician/mechanic, I noticed there was one particular manufacturer that had wire diagrams that stood out as easy to read. They always brought power into a diagram page on the le...

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