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by chugalug
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 250
Views: 80090

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Good to see you back at it. Our Tourism last season kinda sucked.Lost alot of reservations as Canada was closed to non-essentials.We got a few of the ones that stay a month or more-they had to brave the open water on south side of lake with their own boat or take passenger ferry(30 ft Sportsman laun...
by chugalug
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Fuel tank vent
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Fuel tank vent

suppose if the loop is pretty large,fuel might get in but vacumm should suck it out enough.vent is not plugged and comes out in little fitting on tank top.bout the only time I get fuel in mine is if I overfill tank.Maybe if your cap is vented,you might not need it.
by chugalug
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Fuel tank vent
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Fuel tank vent

Good thing those holes have screens in-bottom one had big cobweb in it. :D
by chugalug
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Fuel tank vent
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Fuel tank vent

Ditto on what Roberta said .My vent had 2 screened holes.I located one straight down and other to stern.with enclosed tank,I needed vent so no vacumm was created.Most outboard tanks have a vent in the lid.
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by chugalug
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Notching bow ply
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Notching bow ply

Not sure what you mean?that's not transition joint where ply edges change? Hmmmmmmm..got a pic?
by chugalug
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3459
Views: 852656

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

:D How's it going ,Carl.Boat done yet?Looks really nice so far.Trimming can be a pita!When I built my house,theres trim on top of trim.Seems to be no end. :roll:
by chugalug
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 467
Views: 200981

Re: modified malahini

don't overfill in enclosed spaces.will pop your boards loose.Might have to up heat.They say you save money by building your own boat.I Fibreglassed my boat in January so went thru 3 semi loads of wood for heating in boiler.At 1400.bucks a pop-wheres the savings?Sure is fun tho. :D
by chugalug
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 467
Views: 200981

Re: modified malahini

Don't plan on reusing the mix container as that stuff gets really sticky and hard to get out of containers when cured.Not sure what happens in colder temps but foam in a can won't set up too much.Don't glue yourself together if you get it on your clothing :D
by chugalug
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: seat backs
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: seat backs

:D Maybe cause I have a junk 96 Ford Explorer that has that. :roll: :D Trouble is they're bucket style so would have have split seat in boat.
by chugalug
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: seat backs
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: seat backs

Wonder if anyone thought of trying a power seat base out of junk truck.Up-down-forward -back -tilt even heat to warm your buns on a cold day. :roll: :roll: :roll:
by chugalug
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rub rail alternatives?
Replies: 18
Views: 9583

Re: Rub rail alternatives?

Thanks ,Bill.I had heard that he sold "Knot-so Fast" but not the big boat(I thought that one was metal)I had also heard somewhere,that there was a fire at a marina near there.Was hoping his boat wasn't there.Also knew he had health issues before this covid crap.
by chugalug
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rub rail alternatives?
Replies: 18
Views: 9583

Re: Rub rail alternatives?

Saw this post on the web and had to search for it on here.Thought it might be a good topic to bump forward as I need the same thing on "Chug".Wonder how Tom is doing?Haven't heard anything on last e-mail quite awhile ago(before covid)Maybe Bill knows.
by chugalug
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat ballast
Replies: 5
Views: 8028

Re: Boat ballast

I've done that years ago, when I had my 24ft Fibreform boat.Chug is my slow Bo-jest boat.She just can't keep up to the waves so trials sometimes were pretty rough.Canada waters are closed this last year to recreational non-residents so weren't able to venture up there so limited to Minnesota side on...
by chugalug
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Making Curved Assemblies and Moldings
Replies: 4
Views: 2604

Re: Making Curved Assemblies and Moldings

I'm bored and looking in the unanswered files.Looking for good reads that might help to bump up. :D
by chugalug
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat ballast
Replies: 5
Views: 8028

Re: Boat ballast

Yeah! When the waves are going faster than you,tends to broach a little -alot of steering correcting.I was just out to see if I would have problems.It took me 2 hours of chugging to get to that spot.There is a few islands with cabins nearby.I never venture out to the Big Traverse as there are no isl...

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