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by DrBryanJ
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 30
Views: 2807

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

I have never used cpes before, but does it get an amine blush? That is what it looks like. The surface needs to be cleaned with warm soapy water.
by DrBryanJ
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Frame Wood Selection
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Frame Wood Selection

As far as frames and transom material, I don't think there is any list of specific lengths and widths of boards. You will get random lengths and widths. Then you lay out your patterns to get as much out of the boards as possible. I think the ski tow is 40 board ft. To figure board ft use the width o...
by DrBryanJ
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 511
Views: 166419

Re: Aussie Belle

Gorgeous!
by DrBryanJ
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2914
Views: 571849

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Jimbob, I think he is trying to create a stop for the entire window frame onto which he can put a gasket to seal the window shut. Kind of like a door stop on a door jam
by DrBryanJ
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2914
Views: 571849

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, if you decide to go with the router, Harbor Freight also has a kit for $16 with 5/16 in., 3/8 in., 7/16 in., 1/2 in., 5/8 in., 3/4 in. and 1 in. diameter bushings.
by DrBryanJ
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2914
Views: 571849

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl: There are router guide bushings of various sizes that fit into your router. Amazon has a set "POWERTEC 71051 Router Template Guide Bushing Set w/ 10pc Brass Precision Machined Components and Molded Carrying Case: for about 20 bucks. This should do what you are after.
by DrBryanJ
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Blue Fin Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Blue Fin Restoration

Welcome Elbro. THis should be interesting. I don't think I've seen anyone build this design.
by DrBryanJ
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member, figured I’d introduce myself
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: New member, figured I’d introduce myself

Welcome. Not many ski tows built, but I believe the ski tow and malahini are the same hull design. DO a little at a time. Don't worry about how long it takes. Many here are going slowly but surely.
by DrBryanJ
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 402
Views: 119629

Re: modified malahini

Thanks Chug. That's the plan.

This light fixture doesn't currently have a light socket in it. Any suggestions for what to use? Would like LED.
by DrBryanJ
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 402
Views: 119629

Re: modified malahini

Today I decided to get out my windshield brackets. Here are picture of both the bow light and brackets.
bowlight3.jpg
bowlight4.jpg
With the brackets on the boat, the light seems much better. I think this one will work fine.
by DrBryanJ
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 402
Views: 119629

Re: modified malahini

At Carl's request, here are pictures of the light on the boat.
bowlight1.jpg
bowlight2.jpg
It looks just a little too big for my boat.
by DrBryanJ
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another pee wee build
Replies: 34
Views: 4020

Re: Another pee wee build

I think the smiles tell it all. Very Nice!
by DrBryanJ
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: What fasteners for bow light?
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: What fasteners for bow light?

Thanks Bill and JimmY. SS it is.
by DrBryanJ
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: What fasteners for bow light?
Replies: 5
Views: 669

What fasteners for bow light?

I have an old bow light that is probably chromed pot metal. DO I use stainless screws or something else? (Will there be galvanic reaction?) What ever I use do I send them to the chromer as well so it will match the light?
by DrBryanJ
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: EPOXY STRENGTH TEST- ON YOU TUBE
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: EPOXY STRENGTH TEST- ON YOU TUBE

I have planned on going to their open house for the last two years, but something always comes up that weekend. As I watched their struggles, I kept here Kens' tag line in my head.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!!

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