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by Mark-NJ
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: For those of you who will make a mistake.....
Replies: 6
Views: 3864

Re: For those of you who will make a mistake.....

I have a friend who's an expert Lyman restoration craftsman and owns/runs a really nice shop. While i was neck-deep in my build, I told him that I was trying to avoid mistakes. I was surprised to hear him say "you think we don't make mistakes?" It was reassuring to hear that we're all human after all!
by Mark-NJ
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 242
Views: 105942

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Blue LEDs are annoying...and it's not just your imagination; there's science behind it:

https://blog.codinghorror.com/blue-led-backlash/
by Mark-NJ
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 3827

Re: Insurance

Thanks! I love it, too! I really like the way the "texture of the water" was captured. My daughter took this with an iPhone. She said "speed up...slow down...little more...hold that! ...and captured the sun & the water & wake just perfectly! (The restored '57 Golden Javelin doesn't suck, either...IM...
by Mark-NJ
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 3827

Re: Insurance

Hi Baron, I called Hagerty, they asked about my boat, my boating experience, who'd be driving it, etc. I filled out a simple questionnaire, and they promptly got back to me with a VERY favorable quote. I'll PM you the details... I live in NJ, and do some day-boating on Lake Hopatcong (same-day trail...
by Mark-NJ
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 3827

Re: Insurance

I entered my boat in an ACBS show...but it turned out that participation required insurance. I called all the names you know, but as soon as I said "homemade"....*click*. Then someone told me about Hagerty, and they were great! Remarkably affordable, too! https://i.postimg.cc/NjjDWywD/sunset-crop.jpg
by Mark-NJ
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 9413

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

Well, the guys in the weld shop did a good job. They ground away half the material on each piece and made lap joints, so there's a lot of overlap of material. They TIG'd it and got great penetration. I ground & flap-wheeled the finished product clean enough that the assembly would slide into my bow ...
by Mark-NJ
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plug For The Boat Building With Plywood Book
Replies: 5
Views: 3168

Re: Plug For The Boat Building With Plywood Book

Have to agree... My plans, in retrospect, were little more than "the details of my hull" that dovetailed into the book's larger message. Without the book I'd still be in the garage wondering what I'm supposed to do! IMO, you can't build a Glen-L boat w/out the book. Even if you decide to deviate fro...
by Mark-NJ
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 9413

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

Do the cracks in the bow eye radiate out from the threaded hole? Could they be seen before removal? Yes and yes Did the whacking cause more damage to the bow eye, as well as the shackles? Did it make the cracks worse? I didn't take that close of a look at it, but it didn't break apart. The cracks *...
by Mark-NJ
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 9413

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

My thoughts? Here ya go... This picture is all over the internet...I'm sure you've all seen it before. Point is: you can't predict what will happen on the highway, and if you're in an accident, NOTHING is more important than keeping the boat on the trailer. So what went wrong here? https://images.fo...
by Mark-NJ
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 9413

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

Now here's the "full circle" question: When inserting the new bow eye, what do I seal with? Thinking I'm NOT using 4200 again! :) :)

Suggestions?
by Mark-NJ
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 9413

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

It's a beautiful day here, so I figured I'd just plow on through and get working on the installation of the new bow eye. All I have to do is drill a 2nd hole through the bow, but the holes need to be parallel....how to best insure I don't mess this up? Step one: The bow eye, as bought, isn't paralle...
by Mark-NJ
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 9413

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

I confess: I over-think stuff, especially engineering-based stuff. It's just who I am & what I do... Still, there's always been this nagging notion in my head: "this boat cost me about $5K to build, and it's held on a trailer with pot metal?" Sorry, but that just never fully computed in my brain. I'...
by Mark-NJ
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 9413

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

I like the idea of using nuts and plates to jack it out. I would have tried that, had I read your reply...but I lost my internet connection shortly after I posted this morning. I'd prefer "force" over "impact" any day... That said, my internet is just now restored (thank you VZ, I guess...), and in ...
by Mark-NJ
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 9413

Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.

OK, folks....hard to believe that this is our third year of boating! Seems like it was only yesterday that I was sourcing wood for my building frame! Time moves fast, I guess. Anyway, after 3 seasons, it's time to make some modifications & repairs, and I discover that I have a "situation" on my hand...
by Mark-NJ
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 222
Views: 97557

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I am going make them out of two lams of Honduran mahogany 4/4 stock. Really? Swietenia macrophylla is darn near unavailable, and what little you can find is protected by CITES trade controls. Before you begin the work...or even buy the wood...make absolute certain you know what species you're worki...

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