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by JimmY
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 441
Views: 153589

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Getting there Tom! I went through the same process. You can get a good shine with a bit of work.
by JimmY
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dyes v's stains
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Dyes v's stains

Look into Behlen's Solar Lux dyes. They are designed to stand up to the sun and UV. I used them on the deck of my Squirt and they are holding up well after 3 years and the grain really pops with dyes. Their medium red mahogany was a bit too red for me, and I used nutmeg brown and American Walnut to ...
by JimmY
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 82
Views: 43825

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Looking good!
by JimmY
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Decoration/Structural Hull skinning
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Decoration/Structural Hull skinning

What type of boat are you planning to build? Carbon will wet out just like fiberglass cloth, and you shouldn't need any special equipment. It may need more epoxy to fully wet out. Using Peel-ply or vacuum bagging will help keep the epoxy weight down. Fiberglass is added to add abrasion resistance to...
by JimmY
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: Virginia Barrel

For most kinds of construction, you want a thickened epoxy that will fill gaps such as Poxy-Grip. You can also use a thinner epoxy and add fillers (silica, flox, microballoons, etc...). If you go the filler route, mix the epoxy, apply unthickened to both parts, add the filler, apply thickened epoxy,...
by JimmY
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aqua cat patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Aqua cat patterns

Yes. When blueprints are copied, the paper can stretch depending on which way the paper goes through the machine. Are the different frames printed in different directions? If so, they are probably a bit off. Make any corrections now.
by JimmY
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 141
Views: 50198

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Hey Roberta, do you have any information on the running gear and hardware? Where you got it and what you are expecting for performance?
by JimmY
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3245
Views: 716323

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Sounds like a good plan. That's the thing about building your own boat, you can always change things later.
by JimmY
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 141
Views: 50198

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Looks great, Roberta.

I think you'll be happy with the Ender 3.
by JimmY
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stern Light Pole Height
Replies: 11
Views: 382

Re: Stern Light Pole Height

I have not heard of this rule. I thought you just needed to be able to see it from 360 degrees around the boat. So it just needs to be taller than a seated adult or any structure you have.

How do you explain all the short plug in pole lights?

Not an expert, so do your research.
by JimmY
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3245
Views: 716323

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, I love checking in on your boat, you are really breaking new ground with this build. Have you considered either a toe-kick or angling the front of the seats? While this may close in the space a bit, you will still have the foot space to move about and handle rough water. Also think about th...
by JimmY
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 232
Views: 98368

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Hercdrvr wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:30 am
Hey, that’s a great idea. I ended up with 200 triangles laying around.
Matt B
You mean gussets? :D

Looking good.
by JimmY
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New boat project in Spain (SQUIRT)
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: New boat project in Spain (SQUIRT)

Hi Merlin,

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you are well equipped to tackle boat building. Post your progress and ask questions.
by JimmY
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Starting new build - Stiletto, looking for input
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Starting new build - Stiletto, looking for input

Welcome.

Typically, stretching a boat just involves respacing the frames. If they were 24" apart, they would now be 26.4" (+2.4" or 10% more) apart. The stem is not changed.
by JimmY
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 52
Views: 23509

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

There is a bit of slop in the steering around center, but some of that is do to my custom mount at the transom which has a wider angle from the end of the cable to the front of the motor. My vintage motor doesn't have a built in mount for the steering cable. It is not a problem at speed, only when m...

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