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by thudpucker
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Coastal Cruising Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Re: Coastal Cruising Question

My opinion here. I lived in Washington state and Alaska most all of my boating life. The thing I missed most about my "big" boats was room around the transom. Those I/O's got in the way. Even now, I like the engine up in the center so the back deck is open for fishing and other forms of Rec, includi...
by thudpucker
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Stem material substution
Replies: 1
Views: 1851

Re: Stem material substution

I can't answer that question. But....I made a Drift boat which called for a 3" X 3' piece of Oak. By the time I had everything screwed to that piece of Oak, I knew it was the Right choice. Oak will hold a screw pretty good. I got my Oak from a used Pallet board. Find the one you cannot lift by yours...
by thudpucker
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Building wood on the west coast ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2213

Re: Building wood on the west coast ?

Maybe you guys have some Local Saw mills, sometimes Band saw mills?
by thudpucker
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 4373

Re: Overheating

And what is overheating? The boat engine will run at 200 Degrees without hurting, but should run a little less than a Car engine. About 160.
That's why boat engines need to change oil more often.
You need a known-good gauge.
by thudpucker
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Depresion After the Turn
Replies: 30
Views: 10470

Re: Depresion After the Turn

Bill, you can call me if you need someone to watch you move stuff around. :lol:

I still have some long PVC pipes that belong to somebody at G-4. Should I bring them to this gathering?
I forgot what they were for, and I still don't know how I wound up with them.
Is anybody missing them?
by thudpucker
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mirage Cost
Replies: 1
Views: 1399

Re: Mirage Cost

If you gotta ask..... :lol: http://boatbuilders.glen-l.com/mirage-design/?album=190&gallery=906 Looking at those pictures, it looks like a great boat to Week end in. What engine would you put in it? How much Hp did you want to run? In my boats (Like that one) I used Coolers instead of a Fridge. Stuf...
by thudpucker
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Gathering 2013
Topic: Cabin Available
Replies: 11
Views: 6472

Re: Cabin Available

How many parts of that can I buy Bill.
I need electricity to sleep (CPAP).
Let me know if I can share with somebody.
by thudpucker
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New little aussie
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

Re: New little aussie

Oh she'll sleep well on that boat!
What fun those little guys are!
by thudpucker
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mark your calenders!
Replies: 0
Views: 2259

Mark your calenders!

Especially for all of you who live out on the water.
Meteror showers a'comin! Git out yer sop & towells.
http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors

There's other dates to look at in that link too.
by thudpucker
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anybody heard from Jimmy70 lately?
Replies: 0
Views: 2181

Anybody heard from Jimmy70 lately?

Has he holed up with a Girlfriend somewhere?
Maybe a great big boat to work on?

I'm sure admiring people of that age that can be busy all day. I'm outta gas just writing this little bit! :(
by thudpucker
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Glen L Driftboat
Replies: 2
Views: 3526

Re: Glen L Driftboat

In my 16th year I built Drift boats most of the spring (after school was out) and into the summer. I think we built 20 or so. Then I spent some of the summer going down some of the Rivers (as the Drift boat commander) in Western Washington. So I can tell you from experience those Drift boats will ta...
by thudpucker
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

Re: Newbie

Good on ya, from Hammond way down in the swamps. What waters are you going to fish with the Flats? We lived in DeRidder and Lake Charles and she's from Jena LA. We just came back from a Vacation near Jonesville LA. I asked her if she'd move back....Nope! Not without her Chilllerns and Grandchrrens! ...
by thudpucker
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: CDX plywood as top rail?
Replies: 8
Views: 5331

Re: CDX plywood as top rail?

Think of it this way. The Stuff you use will probably out last your use of that boat! :lol:

You put what you want in it and on it.
Next boat you build, you'll know more and it still wont be the last boat you'll build! :lol:
by thudpucker
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Small welded Al boats
Replies: 2
Views: 1213

Re: Small welded Al boats

Even N'yakkrs are welcome on this site. I'm been ashamed to say it in print, but I have an Aluminum boat too.
Maybe you and I are the only ones?

Try to make the 'gathering', you'll really be well versed after a couple days with all these builders.
by thudpucker
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Carolia skiff gets swamped and overturns?
Replies: 4
Views: 3368

Carolia skiff gets swamped and overturns?

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/post/man-swims-five-hours-to-save-family-after-boat-capsizes/ One heckuva feat for this 50 yr old guy. :D Am I confused about a Carolina skiff? Can't they be Bailed pretty easily? I'd heard they are a good rough water boat too. I'd sure like to know more abo...

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