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by galamb
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

Re: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??

I don't have a calculation but can give you the (theory) that with maybe a little time on google would give you such a formula for calculation. What you are looking at is the difference in "leverage" between the "shorter" short shaft and the "longer" long shaft and how much more stress/pressure it w...
by galamb
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: DryLok masonry paint For bilge paint
Replies: 1
Views: 1482

Re: DryLok masonry paint For bilge paint

I would suspect that it would need to penetrate (soak in) to the surface (since concrete is porous). So are you suggesting using this on the "bare wood" in the bilge area? Personally, I have coated the entire bilge area of both my (self built) boats with epoxy and don't know if this product would st...
by galamb
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: question about wire harness
Replies: 9
Views: 3657

Re: question about wire harness

Oil Pressure and (block) Temp are not "typically" included in the main harness and there may not even be a (harness connection) for them at the outboard end of things. While their is a temp sensor for the (guardian/motor protection system on board the motor) it is generally not equipped to send info...
by galamb
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: question about wire harness
Replies: 9
Views: 3657

Re: question about wire harness

I used to "prep" boats for sale and am trying to envision what you are describing here. The only (gauge) that needs to be fed from the main harness on an outboard is the tach and the auxilary power (to power gauges etc). The remainder of the harness is connected at the control box. On every control ...
by galamb
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Mas epoxy temps
Replies: 4
Views: 2978

Re: Mas epoxy temps

I have never used MAS but do use East and West System - live in Canada. With the fastest hardener available I can generally get it to cure as low as about 10C/50F. The temp can drop below that overnight (a bit) and it still cures but I look for a good three or four hours at (that temp) to allow it t...
by galamb
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: To prime or not to prime
Replies: 1
Views: 2962

Re: To prime or not to prime

If it will be stored inside - away from sunlight - I would leave it just glassed.

Then when you get back you can rough up the last coat of epoxy, go with one more coat and carry on with however you will finish it.
by galamb
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD
Replies: 17
Views: 7304

Re: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD

You asked about the stem, breasthook and transom in particular. On my 26 footer and my 16 footer both of those got built with BB-Marine because they are straight and laminated so didn't figure the cost of going with 1088 Okoume would provide any advantage. Yes, similar thickness marine has less plie...
by galamb
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy around Toronto!
Replies: 5
Views: 2546

Re: New guy around Toronto!

Noah's Boatbuilding (on six points drive in Etobicoke) litterally has "everything" you could ever need to build a boat, canoe etc - wood, plywood (multiple marine grade choices), epoxy, hardware, fiberglass cloth etc. Some of their items are maybe a touch pricey but when you factor in shipping from ...
by galamb
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Best choice between 3 types of "Mahogany"
Replies: 10
Views: 5241

Re: Best choice between 3 types of "Mahogany"

I have used both Khaya and Sapele (as well as some of the Philipine Mahoganies which are actually cedars) - I have no first hand experience with genuine mahogany. I found both easy to work with, both glue up well, machine well and fasten well - the Sapele is "prettier" in my opinion so if I was doin...
by galamb
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Small boat, outboard steering system advice
Replies: 2
Views: 4344

Re: Small boat, outboard steering system advice

Having had both steering systems over the years (cable and pully and the "new style" from Uflex, Teleflex etc) my advice would be - unless you are going for a classic or period correct "look" that the cables would give you, I would go with one of the "steering in a box" kits. You could still (fit) w...
by galamb
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from Central New York (Syracuse, NY Area)
Replies: 4
Views: 2052

Re: Newbie from Central New York (Syracuse, NY Area)

Welcome aboard.

Since I'm just north of Kingston, Ontario, accross the "pond" from you, I guess that makes you a "southerner" :)
by galamb
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Need Battery Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 5735

Re: Need Battery Advice

There is only a couple of "manufacturers" that build every battery on the market. Clarios is the largest - (formerly Johnson Controls who bought out Delphi who used to be the biggest) and East Penn probably account for over 95% of every battery out there regardless of what brand is on the battery ca...
by galamb
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Grumman canoe question
Replies: 3
Views: 3157

Re: Grumman canoe question

Of course the Grumman website is under re-construction :) I have a 15' Coleman (pointed both ends) with one of those side motor mounts and a 14' Sportspal Wide Transom square stern. Both are rated at 3 horsepower although some 15' canoes we have sold (I'm a vendor of hunting/fishing stuff) have had ...
by galamb
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...
Replies: 9
Views: 4719

Re: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...

Just went through the same decision process last year myself. The Zip was a little too small for my "want". Looked carefully at the Ski Tow, Rebel, Malahini and finally decided on the Nimrod because it looks quite a bit like the Peterborough we used to have when I was a kid. Sorry - only threw one m...
by galamb
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Major problem applying sides
Replies: 7
Views: 3942

Re: Major problem applying sides

Are you forgetting there is some (bend/bow) in the sides of the hull. You should have to "bend" the straight edge (and the panel itself while installing) to make full contact with the chine and the sheer. If you could lay an (unflexed) straight edge and get perfect contact you end up with a very str...

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