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by Williamdor
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: "I Wish I Had..."
Topic: Silicone bronze vs. composite fasteners
Replies: 2
Views: 4732

Re: Silicone bronze vs. composite fasteners

JimmY,

Thanks for the feedback and for explaining where you thought Raptor composite nails had their place. I do like the idea of using SB screws instead of ring shank nails as you described.

Regards,
Bill
by Williamdor
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: "I Wish I Had..."
Topic: Silicone bronze vs. composite fasteners
Replies: 2
Views: 4732

Silicone bronze vs. composite fasteners

I'm looking ahead to building a boat from Glen-L plans, but know that I'll be weary hammering (and subsequent bending of nails and then their removal) of the silicon bronze ring shank nails. Gayle confirmed what I had concluded, collated or coiled silicon bronze ring shank nails do not currently exi...
by Williamdor
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: bronze, Monel 1" ring shank nails & nail gun
Replies: 0
Views: 1395

bronze, Monel 1" ring shank nails & nail gun

I've done a search for framing nail (I don't believe finish nail guns for 16 or 18 gauge are compatible) guns that shoot nails down to 1" and did not find one. Also, I've looked for collated bronze or Monel 1" ring shank nails to work with such a nail gun. Can anyone help me with these searches or r...
by Williamdor
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Does a Roustabout fill my needs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

Re: Does a Roustabout fill my needs?

Good point, I was not too clear here on what I want/need. I want primarily a ski boat that is stable on lake/river water when it gets bumpy. I don't want something capable of skiing through heavy chop cuz I haven't the desire, but you gotta get back to shore.... Hauling 4 people (including driver) w...
by Williamdor
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Does a Roustabout fill my needs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

Re: Does a Roustabout fill my needs?

Kens, Also good to know. I wanted justification for weight different in the h.p/lb department between these two types. Although I'm more familiar with car engines (and marine too), I'm ready to delve more deeply into outboards. The older 2-stroke high power ones blew me away and I see that they too ...
by Williamdor
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Does a Roustabout fill my needs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

Re: Does a Roustabout fill my needs?

Kens & Matt, Kens: Yeah, I neglected to consider the outdrive and the "giblets", etc. Excellent points and I'm glad you got me thinking about the extras. Yeah, the block, et al, weight a lot, but the other parts in the system also contribute a lot. Matt: Thanks for your (more than) 2 cents. Just the...
by Williamdor
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Does a Roustabout fill my needs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

Re: Does a Roustabout fill my needs?

J and Kens, Thank you so much for the clarification and advice. I will follow the advance and consider it in making my boat and construction decisions. Regarding the 302 stern drive, that is a good idea except I lost it in a divorce. That really would have been perfect. Pull the motor, outdrive, con...
by Williamdor
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Does a Roustabout fill my needs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

Does a Roustabout fill my needs?

I used to own a 17' walk-through catamaran inboard/outboard which was great for stability over a v hull-- lots of space for passengers, vests and skis. Drawbacks were the weight of the 175 hp ford 302 engine (although a tired motor was kinda helped by money thrown at the motor-- edelbrock cam, intak...

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