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by preacher
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build
Replies: 14
Views: 4818

Re: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build

More pics: They post backwards (bottom to top) so it's hard to create a narrative.
by preacher
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build
Replies: 14
Views: 4818

Re: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build

We have our building form up! Bought our first load of wood yesterday, enough for frames and gussets, transom, and stem. Received our Poxy-Grip today, and expecting our Stiletto fastener kit tomorrow. Let's see if I can figure out how to post photos...
by preacher
Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OVER-THE-TOP FAN
Replies: 6
Views: 2800

Re: OVER-THE-TOP FAN

Install a rheostat (sp?) light switch. If your electrical outlet is switched it will wire right up. If not, you may have to wire an electrical socket in series with the switch, but it would be real simple with enclosed junction boxes. Maybe both components in 1 4x4 junction box?
by preacher
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build
Replies: 14
Views: 4818

Re: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build

Looking through the blogs and photos, I am seeing the "families" of boat designs and thinking about how each one is engineered and the performance of specific design elements. I noticed the OUTRAGE and the RAMPAGE appear to be inboard and outboard versions of the same design, while the OUTRAGE share...
by preacher
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build
Replies: 14
Views: 4818

Re: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build

Hey there Chris (right? I saw you on the "Gathering video) Yes, I read the Boatbuilding book, and I've read the fiberglass book, and I also ordered the Boatbuilder's Notebook along with my plans. Aside from a mechanical aptitude and a career in auto mechanics, first in a body shop and then an auto s...
by preacher
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build
Replies: 14
Views: 4818

Re: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build

:D Plans arrived UPS yesterday! The tube was crushed; the driver simply said "I hope it wasn't fragile!" as he walked away... :oops: What a jerk! UPS sucks anyway. So I had to cut the tube apart to get the papers out. There is less there than I expected. Spread them out on the workbench and had a qu...
by preacher
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: World Trade Center buried wooden ship in the news
Replies: 2
Views: 1613

World Trade Center buried wooden ship in the news

Found this article today. I found it very interesting and would like to learn more. I don't remember hearing about this ship back when it was found, but it reminds me of a couple of other ships I have seen, abandoned to rot somewhere, and the regret I felt that someone did not care for it enough to ...
by preacher
Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build
Replies: 14
Views: 4818

Re: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build

:D Okay so here are a couple more stupid questions; I'm certain they are far from the last I will ask! I'm reading about encapsulation, and there is a lot of talk about polyester and epoxy. From what I have seen here on the site my impression is that epoxy is greatly preferred over polyester? Which ...
by preacher
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build
Replies: 14
Views: 4818

Re: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build

Thanks again, Bob. By those calculations, it sounds like mahogany is a no-brainer. For approximately $300 on and 2-year, $10,000 project, I can build a boat that is approximately 100-125 lb lighter? I appreciate your willingness to assemble numbers I could have easily put together myself, had I take...
by preacher
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build
Replies: 14
Views: 4818

Re: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build

White oak is about half the price of mahogany and very strong, but also heavier. It is an excellent marine wood and available in most areas. Mahogany is also excellent. When you consider the total cost of the build the difference between them is pretty small. Are you saying, compared to the cost di...
by preacher
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build
Replies: 14
Views: 4818

Re: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build

Bob, that's one of the things that helped us decide on the Stiletto. It has design characteristics that will allow us to build our personalities into it a little better. Joey's step-father used to drag race; he had a 19' Laser that was a 120 mph boat (I thought it was awesome!), but she has horrible...
by preacher
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build
Replies: 14
Views: 4818

Jon and Joey's Denver Stiletto build

:D :) :wink: Well we decided! We'll build the STILETTO, and I'm planning to stretch the design to 17'. Ordered the plans today. After reading "Boatbuilding with Plywood," looking at all the designs and blogs and pics, I had narrowed my selections down to the MALAHINI, the RAMPAGE, and the STILETTO. ...
by preacher
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: When to add knee and motorboard to Malahini ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2115

Re: When to add knee and motorboard to Malahini ?

Bill Edmundson wrote:A sealed bilge is an invitation to have sealed water tank.
That was my impression too. One of the questions I had intended to ask when I got that far.
by preacher
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member PA
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: New Member PA

How young, Aaron? I'm 48 and young :lol:
by preacher
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: When to add knee and motorboard to Malahini ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2115

Re: When to add knee and motorboard to Malahini ?

Bill, this might be a stupid question, but where would you cut limbers in the Malahini? Is that something that will be in the plans? I've seen several photo blogs of Malahini builds but have not noticed them cut in prior to planking... I guess I kind of assumed it to be a sealed-bilge. Blessings, all!

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