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by parsj1957
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Looking for input on scaling down slightly
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: Looking for input on scaling down slightly

Thanks all, ill look at trailer sizes and ways to widen the garage entrance rather then scale the boat I built a sailboat with a 6'8" beam (6'10" with rub rails) - so I assumed no issue in getting it out of my 8' wide doors. So when it came time to look for a used trailer to modify for my boat, I l...
by parsj1957
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 21
Views: 5229

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

IMG_1906.jpg First coat of epoxy on the fiberglass -- two big learnings for me. I haven't done fiberglass for over 40 years so all the folks who are more experienced can start laughing now... 1) I thought the epoxy usage would be similar to what it took to encapsulate the plywood...I was only off b...
by parsj1957
Wed May 27, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: BB Frame 1
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: BB Frame 1

Tom, good tip I didn’t even think to look at the build form for info as I’m not there yet, but today I’m taking a look. Thanks again for the help. I'm about 1/2 through a Sweet Caroline build which is an order of magnitude simpler than the BB. This is also my second boat project. From that experien...
by parsj1957
Mon May 25, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 21
Views: 5229

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

IMG_1826.jpg Side panels are on, bottom rough fit -- encapsulate and attach... Had a quick thought - I'd like to have two drain plugs (one each side of motor well) to drain as I pull it out onto a trailer. Probably easier to drill the holes now prior to attaching the bottom panel. But I'm also a bi...
by parsj1957
Sun May 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: VHF Radio?
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: VHF Radio?

I've wanted to get one mainly for weather radio. Especially for the lakes near here where there's no cell service. Sometimes in the summer you never know when those thunderstorms might pop up. Any recommendations for a decent handheld? I like my Model # 14078562 VHF160 Floating 6W Handheld VHF Radi...
by parsj1957
Sun May 17, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: VHF Radio?
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: VHF Radio?

Still use a VHF hand held -- lots of commercial traffic in the San Francisco Bay where I do most of my sailing, and you hear Coast Guard alerts as well. Also there are spots on the bay where I don't get cell service, but the VHF would still get me assistance if needed. Not my most critical piece of ...
by parsj1957
Sun May 10, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Motorwell on Sweet Caroline
Replies: 5
Views: 2221

Re: Motorwell on Sweet Caroline

IMG_1756.jpg Wanted to share proof that I did finally get my brain to work right. Here's the motor well all made up and ready to take back apart, prep for glueing and install/glue in place piece by piece. Had thought about increasing the angle on the motor mount, but then realized that would have s...
by parsj1957
Wed May 06, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 21
Views: 5229

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

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Time to start the scarf joints - first of four...
by parsj1957
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Sensitivity
Replies: 30
Views: 12937

Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

I cannot prove this, but I do believe that using solvents too clean up makes the epoxy absorb into the skin, we all use solvents, right? Well plain kitchen vinegar will wash off resin if its still liquid. For some reason I feel that plain vinegar does not absorb into the skin as does solvents. I al...
by parsj1957
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 21
Views: 5229

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

On this Sweet Caroline plan, it calls for a 1/8 x 1" strap around the corners of the motor board and the motor well secured with (5 or 6) 5/16" carriage bolts. So I'm curious on folk's approach here around these issues: 1) I'm concerned long term with the square 'lock' of the carriage bolt working t...
by parsj1957
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 21
Views: 5229

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

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Well the test fit of the motor well is successful - tomorrow I'll start the formal glue-in install. I made it the maximum width of 18", and learned that the reason for the 'maximum' is the side cleats are right against the bottom battens -- makes perfect sense now.
by parsj1957
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie # 2 from Montana
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: Newbie # 2 from Montana

Welcome - love the name!
by parsj1957
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 21
Views: 5229

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

OOPs -- didn't mean to start a screw vs nail disagreement. I have nothing against nails, but I had a large number of useable (right size) Silicone Bronze screws from a previous project (miscalculation when ordering...) so it makes sense for me to just use them, and augment as needed versus buying a ...
by parsj1957
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: New Sweet Caroline build started
Replies: 21
Views: 5229

Re: New Sweet Caroline build started

IMG_1669.jpg IMG_1671.jpg So with the chine blocks and the sheer strakes in place, the shape is revealed -- so then I started on the motor well - the cut out in the picture is obviously a rough cut - which allowed me to get the side blocking in place. Clean up cut tomorrow when everything has setup...
by parsj1957
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Instruments - what's needed?
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Instruments - what's needed?

I'm in progress on my Sweet Caroline -- plan to use it for fishing both fresh and Salt water and have already settled on a 40hp EFI Mercury short shaft to power it. I plan to have remote steering at a center console -- and when I'm not installing sheers and fairing I'm starting to think about what d...

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