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by JimmY
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 260
Views: 48274

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Looks great. I'm glad you were able to cut the hatches with no issues.
by JimmY
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Vermont
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Hello from Vermont

I used Sapele for my Squirt frames, and it is very nice to work with and looks great.
by JimmY
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Vermont
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Hello from Vermont

Welcome Timmy Girl! +1 on the Okoume plywood, it was very nice stuff to work with and is worth the price. I think you may have meant Aquatek, which is made from Meranti. From the link I found, it appears to be a low cost marine plywood that is to compete with Fir plywood and is lower cost than hydro...
by JimmY
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: At a loss.... fairing
Replies: 18
Views: 577

Re: At a loss.... fairing

My power planer has a slot for an edge guide. I made up a long rod that fits the slot and used it to help keep the planer at the right angle. When planing the chine, the rod rested on the keel/stem or on the sheer.
by JimmY
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Wizard WA-25 1956 Magneto removal
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Wizard WA-25 1956 Magneto removal

Try checking on the AOMCI website, there should be someone there who can help.
by JimmY
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 439
Views: 126486

Re: Aussie Belle

Looks great.
by JimmY
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 448
Views: 104709

Re: SEA KNIGHT

If you go to bestboatwire.com , or other websites, there are calculators to figure out the gauge wire needed to be able to supply the Amps for a given length. Not a real issue putting the battery forward, you will just need a little heavier wire.
by JimmY
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483014

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

What if you made the tracks parallel aft of the vertical support? The the window would wedge into the track when closing it. When the window is open, the forward top edge would be unsupported, but I don't think this would be a big problem.
by JimmY
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Whitmore Lake Classic Boat Show
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Whitmore Lake Classic Boat Show

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Century Utility off the Port Bow
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A little choppy
It was a nice night on the water, I was able to talk to a few of the other boaters and make a few friends.
by JimmY
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Whitmore Lake Classic Boat Show
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Whitmore Lake Classic Boat Show

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My Tyme
This guy put on a real show in front of the crowd. Someone said the owner was in his 90's and he was doing some "high speed turns" close to shore.
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Minatare "Miami Vice" Boat
by JimmY
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Whitmore Lake Classic Boat Show
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Whitmore Lake Classic Boat Show

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Nice Chris Craft Utility
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Century Resorter
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by JimmY
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Whitmore Lake Classic Boat Show
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Whitmore Lake Classic Boat Show

Hi All, I participated in the 1st Annual Whitmore Lake Classic Boat Show last night. The lake was pretty choppy, but we all had fun and there were 22 boats on the water and a few on land. There was a viewing area on land, and a lot of local residents we anchored offshore, so we spent a lot of time w...
by JimmY
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 268
Views: 97790

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

I drilled holes and ran the wires through some flexible tubing to avoid abrasion. Bestboatwire.com had different sizes.
by JimmY
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: At a loss.... fairing
Replies: 18
Views: 577

Re: At a loss.... fairing

Just remember the goal of fairing is to shape the boat framing (Stem, keel, chines, sheers, and to a lesser extent the frames) so that the plywood skin will fully contact the framing as it is bent into position. Here are a few photos of my fairing process... 20161110_201018.jpg I divided the chine, ...
by JimmY
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 106
Views: 34460

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

I used epoxy and microballoons for my "caulking." If you go this route, you need to provide some UV protection over the caulking to keep the epoxy from breaking down. If you are concerned over yellowing with varnish, look into other clear finishes. I used System 3 WR-LPU and I'm on my second summer ...