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by JimmY
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 168
Views: 32598

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

@ Footer, By screwing to the frames, you have basically perforated the plywood. The plywood has a significant bending and stress across the frames, so there is now a weak spot there and you risk cracking the plywood across the frame. Of course it is ok to screw to the side edges of the transom, but ...
by JimmY
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 274
Views: 82661

Re: Tahoe 23

Bill Edmundson wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:01 pm
How often or can you, do you want to run 50?
At least once! :lol:
by JimmY
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Anybody ever set up solar power on their boat? Any ideas what would be needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: Anybody ever set up solar power on their boat? Any ideas what would be needed?

I just have a small panel setup to trickle charge my small 12V starting battery while the boat is on the lift. The panel is approximately 6" x 12" and has a regulator to prevent draining the battery when the sun isn't shinning. This works great and I don't have to worry about charging the battery ou...
by JimmY
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 71
Views: 10160

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Looking Good!

$200 in caulk! I'm glad I just used epoxy and micro balloons.
by JimmY
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 17
Views: 1540

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Looking forward to your build.
by JimmY
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Deck Trim
Replies: 21
Views: 1025

Re: Deck Trim

I had a problem bending 3/4" SS rub rail to fit my Squirt. You don't notice it when look down at it, but it bothers me. You would be surprised how much the bow of a boat curves "down" as well as "in". One suggestion that I got was to put the rub rail inside a PCV pipe with another smaller pipe to ho...
by JimmY
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS

Hi Mark, I was hesitant to mention "flocking" which is just cotton fibers. I wasn't sure if it was a good idea in boat building, since exposed fibers might absorb water and promote rot. I've used flocking elsewhere, and it is great for filets on joints, and adds to the strength of the epoxy. I'm not...
by JimmY
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 168
Views: 32598

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Very cool design. Looking at the rake of the transom, the length of the platforms look fine to be able to sit on them.

Your build looks very clean and well though out, don't rush just to get in the water in what is bound to be just one of many years enjoying this boat.
by JimmY
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 380
Views: 112155

Re: Aussie Belle

Nice work on the cutwater.


When installing it, do you fill all of it with sealant, or just around the screws?
by JimmY
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Deck Trim
Replies: 21
Views: 1025

Re: Deck Trim

You mean like rub rail? If so, there are several options such as stainless steel rub rail (http://marineind.net/) or self adhesive rubber or plastic auto trim.

If you mean around the cockpit, I used thin strips of matching wood and laminated some to bend around the corners.
by JimmY
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS

If you are using an already thickened epoxy, like Poxy-Grip, you should not need to add fillers or fibers. On a few joints I was out of Poxy-Grip, and used the much thinner System 3 Silver Tip with micro balloons to help it stay in place and span any gaps. Like Bill, I mixed it like wet applesauce, ...
by JimmY
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: finishes
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: finishes

Once I learned to work with it, I really like the System 3 WR-LPU. It can be rolled and tipped or sprayed, water clean up, no smell, dries fast (multiple coats in one day), is clear (doesn't yellow caulk lines), and has held up so far. I was putting this over System 3 Silver Tip epoxy, so I knew eve...
by JimmY
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 276
Views: 70160

Re: Michael's ZIP

I like.
by JimmY
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: Newbie

Welcome, there are a few other "speed freaks" here. Look forward to you posting progress.
by JimmY
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Indiana Pee Wee
Replies: 9
Views: 2408

Re: Indiana Pee Wee

Sounds like a nice family project. Keep it up!