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by Ibrew2be
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 462
Views: 145192

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Craig, I agree with Bryan, your boat is beautiful. In terms of what to do with an older outboard, I think it depends a bit on how much fritzing around you want to do. At the very least, I suggest that you try starting it up in an appropriately sized bucket of water at home before you take it to the ...
by Ibrew2be
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new the forum and first time boat builder
Replies: 15
Views: 448

Re: new the forum and first time boat builder

Welcome to the forum, Mac. I too chose the Imp as my first build. It is a delightful little boat. Mine is sitting in my garage on its trailer right now. It never fails to make me smile any time I walk past it. I learned a lot building my Imp, and I've learned even more over the past few years follow...
by Ibrew2be
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 625
Views: 194056

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Thanks Matt. I think a lot of us aren't nearly as flexible as we used to be.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 625
Views: 194056

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt,

Nice work.

What tools did you use? Circular saw? Jig saw? And I'm also wondering how you supported the hatch while you were cutting around it.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sun May 31, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Geronimo in the making
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Geronimo in the making

Wood is actually less susceptible to rot in salt water than it is in fresh water. As long as you properly encapsulate the okoume with epoxy, you should be fine. It's also important that you allow your boat to air dry thoroughly after use.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sat May 30, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 26
Views: 2483

Re: Ready for glass work

All I ever do is mix epoxy by weight. Just be sure that you use the correct proportions if doing by weight. Some resins, such as System 3 Silver Tip, have a somewhat different ratio by weight than by volume.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Mon May 18, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 346
Views: 139440

Re: Malahini from MD

That is one fine looking boat! You've set the standard for how to do a wooden windshield frame, and the finish looks great.

One thing I was wondering about, as I looked at your pictures. How did you handle running lights?

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Tue May 05, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Transfer pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Re: Transfer pattern

Corey, I like it! Thanks for posting.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Speed of squirt with 4hp 4 stroke Mercury
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: Speed of squirt with 4hp 4 stroke Mercury

Welcome to the forum. With a 4 hp on a Squirt and ~300 lb on board, I doubt that you will be get the boat to plane. I have a 5 hp Merc 4 stroke on an Imp, and with just myself on board (~160 lb) I can get planing and guesstimate that I am moving at close to 20 mph. With two people in the boat (300-i...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 222
Views: 96827

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

To keep the limbers from getting clogged, what if you were to do this: First, increase the thickness of the battens between the transom and the adjacent frame, to maybe 2X the existing thickness. That should then give you some latitude to cut the limbers deeper than is currently the case. If the lim...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 47
Views: 21965

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Chris: I'm not sure that you need to stain. Here's a look at the side of my boat in the area of the butt block. The plywood is okoume, and it is finished with about 4 coats of epoxy followed by about 4 coats of varnish. If you enlarge the picture and zoom in on the area right above the wheel, you ca...
by Ibrew2be
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Squirt Model
Replies: 5
Views: 3660

Re: Squirt Model

Bill, My plan at this point is to power my boat with a 4-stroke 60 hp Merc. I love the look of the older engines (such as yours), but I am no mechanic and want the reliability, lower noise, and smoke-free operation that come with a modern 4-stroke. I am still in the very early stages of my build, an...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Squirt Model
Replies: 5
Views: 3660

Re: Squirt Model

Bill, regardless of what you do from here, your model looks great! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: cracker box - is born
Replies: 90
Views: 49204

Re: cracker box - is born

Andre,
It's great to see you posting again, and I love the look of the brightwork on the hull. If you'll bear with me for repeating a question that I see I asked ~3 years ago, what stain colour have you used? And when you refer to "mahogany", what kind of mahogany did you use?

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: A boat for the danube (Donau)
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Re: A boat for the danube (Donau)

Rowen, I think you're correct that duty costs, not to mention shipping expenses, mean that your best option will be to source materials as close to home as possible. I'm sure that's what other builders based outside the U.S. have done. When it comes to epoxy, shipping regulations in the U.S. require...

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