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by jprice
Mon May 19, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Best first boat?
Replies: 21
Views: 5062

Re: Best first boat?

I sold my 96 speedster to start my boat build. At the very least, the speedster should give you a good idea of what you want and don't want in the boat you build. I agree with the others here. Build the boat you want the first time. A "starter boat" is only going to be smaller, not necessarily easie...
by jprice
Tue May 13, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo - bottom planking
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

Re: Geronimo - bottom planking

Thanks Jeff. Lots of good pictures on your build site, it's helpful. I like the idea of getting the planking on with screws and washers then later removing them after epoxy sets to replace with countersunk SB screws. What kind of screws/washers did you use? Any trouble getting them back out after e...
by jprice
Mon May 12, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 227767

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

wow, another spotless shop. I don't know how you guys do it. :shock:
by jprice
Mon May 12, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building the Chinnok, Add 25% in Length?
Replies: 9
Views: 4570

Re: Building the Chinnok, Add 25% in Length?

The recommendation is usually 10% max. (for designs that even support being extended)
What about a similar model that's already close to the size you're looking for? Like the Olympian, True Grit, or Nor'Wester?
by jprice
Mon May 12, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo - bottom planking
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

Re: Geronimo - bottom planking

i did all my planking from the stem back. no issues with it.
by jprice
Fri May 02, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Stumped on wiring my Stiletto
Replies: 10
Views: 8465

Re: Stumped on wiring my Stiletto

Thanks gd, those are some great diagrams. I've saved them off for future reference. (i'm not quite there yet, but getting close :) )
by jprice
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building the Celerity
Replies: 104
Views: 37640

Re: Building the Celerity

1) I extended mine to 16'. If you go with the plans as is at 14.5', then two 8' panels should be sufficient. 2) Frames, chine and sheer are all white oak. I don't remember the exact dimensions off hand, but they were per the specs in the plans. 3) Yes, you have to twist the chines to get them to the...
by jprice
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in Philadelphia
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Re: New member in Philadelphia

Sweet! Another celerity builder. :D
Not many of us around here.
by jprice
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Latex Paint
Replies: 21
Views: 13486

Re: Latex Paint

Interesting. I always thought it would be fine for topside, but never for a bottom paint.
Since I will be doing some topside painting relatively soon, I think I will try this. Certainly can't beat the price. :D
by jprice
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: recommended high build primers?
Replies: 10
Views: 6282

Re: recommended high build primers?

The only reason I'm fiberglassing the decking is to prevent the checking that I know will occur in the fir ply, not because I'm trying to make it harder or more durable. My thinking was using the primer to fill the weave. Not because priming was really necessary as a pre-paint step. Plus I'm not sur...
by jprice
Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Travelling or camping in a Tubby Tug
Replies: 3
Views: 1812

Re: Travelling or camping in a Tubby Tug

Interesting idea.
But I think it would really depend on where you use it. A nice calm river could be nice, but I imagine it could get dangerous anywhere the water gets rough.
Also, you'd likely need 2 trailers to transport it. And it seems like launching and retrieval would be quite awkward.
by jprice
Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Reliant 49
Replies: 25
Views: 12287

Re: Reliant 49

Impressive stuff.
I still can't imagine building one that big. Seems so daunting. Sometimes I get overwhelmed just thinking of all the stuff on a little 16 footer. :shock: :lol:
by jprice
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: recommended high build primers?
Replies: 10
Views: 6282

Re: recommended high build primers?

You are not only filling the weave but building strength, no primer is designed for adding strength only to fill pinholes, sand marks. Bill is totally right. This is for topside work, I'm not looking for building strength or extra durability, I just want it smooth. My assumption was that a primer d...
by jprice
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Hull finishing on Geronimo, epoxy or wood putty?
Replies: 4
Views: 2675

Re: Hull finishing on Geronimo, epoxy or wood putty?

I use System Three QuikFair. It's a 2 part putty, easy to mix and spreads smoothly. Dries very hard, but is easy to sand.
The downside is that you wouldn't want to use it under a clear finish, because it's pink.
by jprice
Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 803
Views: 261574

Re: New Member

Wow! Impressive as usual Steve.

Maybe it's the angle in the picture, but is that rub-rail (or whatever it's called) extending beyond the transom?
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