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by lone Duck
Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs
Replies: 19
Views: 12329

Re: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs

The mullet and clam skiffs in our areas run in very shallow water with motors in a well and normal lower units....although the props and skegs are usually pretty beat up!! I'll bet they are. In his first post he talked of putting a jet foot in a motor well, but it just won't work. A jet foot on an ...
by lone Duck
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs
Replies: 19
Views: 12329

Re: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs

upspirate wrote:The mullet and clam skiffs in our areas run in very shallow water with motors in a well and normal lower units....although the props and skegs are usually pretty beat up!!
I'll bet they are. In his first post he talked of putting a jet foot in a motor well, but it just won't work.
by lone Duck
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Foam Cabin ??
Replies: 16
Views: 2398

Re: Foam Cabin ??

...I sent an E mail of to a supplier tonight to.... If you haven't already, try Coast Fibertek in Burnaby. They sell in small quantities at decent prices, and they'll ship. Their products are what you find in most of the hardware stores around here, but you can buy direct from them for less. I've u...
by lone Duck
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Foam Cabin ??
Replies: 16
Views: 2398

Re: Foam Cabin ??

Hi Guy's : I sent an E mail of to a supplier tonight to find out about there product,(divinycell) and where they can ship from to N east B.C. Will let you know what happens. If it doesn't gel, then I will try oysters method. Thanks to all of you for your help. Any other thoughts on the subject?
by lone Duck
Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Foam Cabin ??
Replies: 16
Views: 2398

Re: Foam Cabin ??

Oyster; Is epoxy the right glue for the way you suggest ? If you go the good way, epoxy thickened with cabosil is the ticket. The step up foam is not cheap for sure. So you have to make a choice of how much you wish to put into the boat. The alternative wooden grid with pink or blue board has for s...
by lone Duck
Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Foam Cabin ??
Replies: 16
Views: 2398

Re: Foam Cabin ??

Oyster;
Is epoxy the right glue for the way you suggest ?
by lone Duck
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Foam Cabin ??
Replies: 16
Views: 2398

Re: Foam Cabin ??

Not all foam will hold up to the epoxy. Dont know about the pink and blue board. Like to know if it does, as I need some foam to shape a RC boat. Polyester resin and related products will eat pink and blue board. Dave compression strength relates to maintaining a bond to maintain a structual compon...
by lone Duck
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Foam Cabin ??
Replies: 16
Views: 2398

Foam Cabin ??

Need advice: Is it possible to use pink or blue construction styrofoam glued to shape I want then fiber glass it with epoxy ? I wish to build a newer more stream lined wheel house and cabin on my hunky dory. And build it lighter than it is now. The first one I built looks like a turret of an old bat...
by lone Duck
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs
Replies: 19
Views: 12329

Re: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs

Thinwater: I do not have the knowledge of boat designs that previous guys have already posted to your question. But I do have a flat bottom Hunky Dory I built from Glen-L and am pleased how it skims over shallow water with a jet foot on it . I would suggest you re think the placement of your outboar...
by lone Duck
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Small boat for cruising and rustic overnighters
Replies: 13
Views: 2592

Re: Small boat for cruising and rustic overnighters

I think the little Hunk should do it. I built the hunky dory under a tarp. It's in the archives. If you have 8'2" clearance between house and fence you should get buy. How high is the fence? Could you build up the driveway so the gunnels are higher than the fence?
by lone Duck
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Frames for Hunky Dory
Replies: 8
Views: 2063

Re: Frames for Hunky Dory

"I'd build the hull just as Mr. Witt designed it" I agree.......... Carl I agree also. If you do what you suggest with the battens and have to cut limbers for the water to get to your bilge pump, a lot of crap that gets tracked into the bolt will end up hanging against the frame helping to cause mo...
by lone Duck
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Frames for Hunky Dory
Replies: 8
Views: 2063

Re: Frames for Hunky Dory

Starting to build a Hunky Dory. I have found 2X6 CVG FIR for the frames. Is there any problem with wider frame members, so long as the planking is the same size? My second question is there any problem with inlaying the inner bottom battens into the frames, so the bottom planks, plywood, would rest...
by lone Duck
Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Forward slanting windshield
Replies: 8
Views: 4473

Re: Windscreen Angle

FDMSIV, Historically, forward cabin glass was plumb or has leaned aft as the engine driving a boat got more powerful and the speeds increased. When the old halibut schooners of Seattle, with their plumb cabins, were used to fish King Crab in the Aleutians, during the late 60's, they kept coming int...
by lone Duck
Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Forward slanting windshield
Replies: 8
Views: 4473

Forward slanting windshield

What are the advantages to a forward angled windshield as opposed to a regular tilt to the rear. I plan on rebuilding my pilot house and wondered if the forward slant is better in rainy weather. I plan on one like Don Bing made , beautiful job. Any comments welcome.
by lone Duck
Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: drift dory
Replies: 16
Views: 3131

OK, that's good to know. I still plan to have Foam floatation in my Mr Jon when I get around to it. For no other reason than it helps you to keep all that loose stuff you have in the boat. If you put flotation near the bilge it will turn turtle and float. If you put it under the gunnel it will float.