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by thudpucker
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fracking and oil drilling in North Dakota.
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Re: Fracking and oil drilling in North Dakota.

I didn't get notified of these Posts. Am I a persona non Grata now?
by thudpucker
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fracking and oil drilling in North Dakota.
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Fracking and oil drilling in North Dakota.

http://www.emeraldoil.com/williston-basin

Put together by Emerald Oil, it explains the process.
by thudpucker
Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A great little Pram or Jon boat trip.
Replies: 0
Views: 2513

A great little Pram or Jon boat trip.

A good reason to own one of these handy little boats. My Son, Ricky and his Buddy at Rattlesnake Lake. Ricky was 7 or so and one of his Buddies asked to go fishing with us. Great, those two would have a good time no matter what. I had my Uncle Jiggs Pram. It was home made from a Popular Mechanics pl...
by thudpucker
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Do we have anything like this in our plans?
Replies: 7
Views: 2763

Do we have anything like this in our plans?

I took a ride in several wood boats at the Gatherings. I was impressed the most with Ken's good fishing and Bad water boat. For me, that would have been the most useful boat I saw at the Gatherings. Now a friend asked (challenged) me over this Tin Boat, when I told him he could build one in his Gara...
by thudpucker
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Construction Barn Started
Replies: 36
Views: 10855

Re: Construction Barn Started

I grew up in Seattle. We had low Temps occasionally.
Right after I got Married, moved into a New to us, house, the temps in West Seattle went down to single digits.
I wondered at the time if all that was connected? :twisted:
by thudpucker
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: wooden masts
Replies: 2
Views: 2757

Re: wooden masts

I'm not a Whiffer, but my Hunting partner was. He did build a Wood composite mast. It was back in the 70's. I think you can find photos and drawings on the net. His mast was 12' or about that. Then only trouble he had was making the pieces all straight grained, and making the joints all the same. Th...
by thudpucker
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to find a place to build a boat if you live in an apt.
Replies: 6
Views: 1999

Re: How to find a place to build a boat if you live in an ap

Check the water fronts for some of those old dowdry sheds.
You'll have to keep all your tools etc in the trunk of your car.

Also some small farms belong to "upper crust" biz people. A Blue-Tarp building might not upset one of them if you make the right approach.
by thudpucker
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Drift Boat Inner Sheer Issue.
Replies: 18
Views: 15593

Re: Drift Boat Inner Sheer Issue.

Please Post a Photo.
I don't know what an inner shear is. :wink:
by thudpucker
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SCARFING PLYWOOD
Replies: 5
Views: 2276

Re: SCARFING PLYWOOD

In another century I built a Drifter in AK. I made all my Scarf Joints with a Belt sander and a Straight edge. :roll: What I learned is: If you get plenty of "Glue area" with no starving, you'll WIN! None of my Scarf joints failed. The boat worked great. A guy bought the Boat and trailer from me at ...
by thudpucker
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: HELP! what boat would suit a highschool student?
Replies: 12
Views: 5070

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

Remember you don't need a really large boat to catch big fish! :lol:
Here's a pair of Butter Dish's with Paddles and a Catfish about the Right size to bring on board.
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by thudpucker
Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hydraulic steering helm
Replies: 5
Views: 1736

Re: Hydraulic steering helm

You can do this on your own with 'stuff' locally available.
Lowka showed you the good stuff. Store bought stuff.
Hyd Stick steer.png
by thudpucker
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Choosing the right boat, 11' Power/Row or 12' Power Skiff
Replies: 4
Views: 2656

Re: Choosing the right boat, 11' Power/Row or 12' Power Skif

I grew up in Seattle. I got stories.... :lol: You might be better off with the V-bottom boat. Those Flat bottom boats can be a hand-full in bad water. For a 12' Boat, a 10 hp motor is the right choice. Idle's slow enough to troll, and drives the boat just about as fast as you can handle it if the wa...
by thudpucker
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Drift Boat Inner Sheer Issue.
Replies: 18
Views: 15593

Re: Drift Boat Inner Sheer Issue.

I don't mean to Monkey Up somebody's good plans.
But... :D Maybe you'd get more of the boat done if you used a Butt Joint with a Back board at the Butt.

Also, how are you doing your Glassing? I'd guess that's the real problem.
by thudpucker
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Alaska Flying Saucer
Replies: 13
Views: 4377

Re: Alaska Flying Saucer

Moose come out in big bloody chunks. Some the size of Children. Just where are you going to hide those from your wife in a nice pretty boat like that? :lol:
(Formerly from Chugiak)
by thudpucker
Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: motor for 15 ft Play Pen
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Re: motor for 15 ft Play Pen

I'm betting 25 Hp will do you just fine! :D

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