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by thudpucker
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 1962 vs 1971 Evinrude 40hp Big Twin
Replies: 1
Views: 2728

Re: 1962 vs 1971 Evinrude 40hp Big Twin

Those old motors had trouble with the Upper Main Bearing wearing out. That will give you "Ignition" Fits. It'll run well at some Rpm's and terrible at others and usually go pretty well at Hi Rpm's. But On the way getting to the High Rpm's, it will hit a very rough spot and nearly quit. Watch out for...
by thudpucker
Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Standing platform in the bottom of 8/10ft drift pram?
Replies: 3
Views: 3709

Re: Standing platform in the bottom of 8/10ft drift pram?

I fished for some years in an 8' (Kit) pram.
Fly fishing was great in that little boat. Just stand in the middle of the boat when you cast.
The bottom in my boat was 1/4" Marine ply. Painted, no Glass.
It held me standing just fine.
by thudpucker
Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Easy Starting of an Outboard Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 15862

Re: Easy Starting of an Outboard Engine

A shot of Carb Cleaner into the Intake before you crank it has always worked for me! :?
by thudpucker
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Future weaather of boating and Sailing boats.
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Future weaather of boating and Sailing boats.

I'm pretty old. I've been outdoors fishing and hunting since I was 10 in Water Crafts. Some of them were pretty dangerous too, and I proved it so! There's lot's of Babble on Global warming. Each of those opinions is somebody stroking themselves in my opinion. The Global weather cycles, in and out, e...
by thudpucker
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Re: Hello

Opinion here.l :oops: Experience from living short times in a Cabin boat. Lot's of Windows! Yes, I know wall space is precious, but Windows are like a light to highlight things that go bump in the night. Make a "Rain Gutter" at the bottom of the windows so the 'running' condensation can be caught be...
by thudpucker
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My top ten
Replies: 5
Views: 2369

Re: My top ten

I grew up poor. I learned that every smidgen bit of left over can be used for something.
Other people grew up without a sense of values.
Those poor folks need to categorize anything that does not have 'road signs'

Re-engineering is a Religion without hypocrites!
by thudpucker
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Resawing wood.
Replies: 17
Views: 4853

Re: Resawing wood.

WOW!
I didn't realize what the word "Inexpensive" meant till now!

There's a Saw mill near me. He says he can cut Oak, in 12" X 14' down to 3/8" boards. I thought he was asking too much, till I read this post.
by thudpucker
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: 14' Drifter: steam bend the chine and shear?
Replies: 4
Views: 4037

Re: 14' Drifter: steam bend the chine and shear?

How about a Heat gun and some clamps?

I've bent wood, but it takes a long time to put a Stress on the board, and come back later to add more stress till you get what you want. Patience! :mrgreen:
by thudpucker
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: HELP! what boat would suit a highschool student?
Replies: 12
Views: 5063

Re: HELP! what boat would suit a highschool student?

Zac your gonna outlive and outgrow anything you build right now.
Build that 12' Row boat and you'll learn to love boats and boating.

Git er' dun bub!
by thudpucker
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bingo finally crawling along...
Replies: 13
Views: 2739

Re: Bingo finally crawling along...

I was 16 yrs old and helped a guy build 10 or 12 Mckenzie river drift boats (knockoffs) in an Assembly line environment. He'd cut, I'd paste! :mrgreen: Later on I found it was such a luxury to have each piece cut correctly and ready to put in place. No Strain, no Slivers in my hands, and no mess wit...
by thudpucker
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bingo finally crawling along...
Replies: 13
Views: 2739

Re: Bingo finally crawling along...

C'mon Doc, that's just a pile of unpainted boards. We've seen that before! :lol: Your almost there Bub. I recall a big Plywood boat I bought. Thinking I'd have it in the Water in a week or so. When I got the Devils off I see the Ribs are bad. OK: Sister Ribs....then... it kept going until my Uncle t...
by thudpucker
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Well, I bought my first revolver.
Replies: 60
Views: 11450

Re: Well, I bought my first revolver.

More than one guy shot a hole in the roof of our range after he 'polished' his trigger.
Especially shooting when your fingers are cold!
Or your whole body is shivering.
Stick with the 8 Lbs it came with and you'll never face anybody in court over 'modifying' a weapon.
by thudpucker
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: I got to tour the BRP (Evinrude) manufacturing plant in WI
Replies: 4
Views: 3439

Re: I got to tour the BRP (Evinrude) manufacturing plant in

I got to see the OMC plant near Dalton GA just before it closed and became a part of Bombardier.
I've also been though the Chevvy II and Old's Omega plant in Miamisburg Ohio.
Those are interesting to me as I was going to be an "Industrial Engineer" which is setting up assembly lines.
by thudpucker
Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Well, I bought my first revolver.
Replies: 60
Views: 11450

Re: Well, I bought my first revolver.

I still have my Rhom .22 6 shooter I bought for $9 from a Hock Shop in Seattle in 1958.

Shoot it a lot. It's fun, and the more you get to know the gun, the better you'll become with it.
Look out bad guys, Here comes Da Judge!

You may come up short a Toe or two if you practice quick draw! :lol:
by thudpucker
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Heat gun and HDPE.
Replies: 1
Views: 2741

Heat gun and HDPE.

Regarding Tool box, Electrical Switch boards and a hundred other things. Have any of you converted a Hair Blow Dryer to blow 350 Degrees? :wink: I see we can completely Re-work HDPE. Chop up Milk cartons and other Food containers. Put them in the Oven (not your wife's oven) down in the Barn. Turn it...

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