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by JimmY
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy and UV
Replies: 4
Views: 5025

Re: Epoxy and UV

Yes, epoxy needs UV protection. Is your hull outside in the sun? If not, there is no concern the epoxy should be fine indefinitely if not exposed to UV directly.
by JimmY
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 426
Views: 146503

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Nice work on the seat sides, I really like how they pivot.
by JimmY
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Modifying the Tahoe 23 design
Replies: 19
Views: 6307

Re: Modifying the Tahoe 23 design

Others will chime in, but the Tahoe is designed for an inboard motor, and moving that much weight back for an I/O is not recommended. Look at other designs that are intended for an I/O and modify from there. Boat designs can typically be stretched (10%), but widening them is not recommended either. ...
by JimmY
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3197
Views: 692159

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl,

It is really coming together, and very nicely I might add. It has been a lot of fun checking in on your progress, especially with more snow on the way in Michigan. It is 9:00 at night and they have already called off school for tomorrow.
by JimmY
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 242
Views: 57405

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

Great update, looks like a real fun time.

That red swamp buggy is a racer, the thin front wheels help is cut through the mud and steer. If there is rough terrain, a redneck will figure out how to race in it!
by JimmY
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Prop selection
Replies: 8
Views: 3546

Re: Tunnel Mite Prop selection

Not an expert, but you might look into the AOMCI (Antique Outboard Motor Club). In the local Michigan group there are some speed demons who raced small boats like this and they may have some props you could try or some suggestions on what to try and where to find it.
by JimmY
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: boat weight
Replies: 12
Views: 4257

Re: boat weight

Can you get it to a local junk/scrap metal yard? They usually have scales for weighing vehicles/trailers
by JimmY
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3197
Views: 692159

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Truly amazing workmanship fitting that all together.
by JimmY
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 235
Views: 99141

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Very Art Deco, and functional.
by JimmY
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Fletchers Malahini
Replies: 153
Views: 85602

Re: The Fletchers Malahini

Lookin' Sharp! 8) 8)
by JimmY
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 235
Views: 99141

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Yes, but we really appreciate it when the ice melts! 8)

Ice fishing? I'm not sure I can drink that much any more! :lol:
by JimmY
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Circular Saw
Replies: 4
Views: 5519

Re: Circular Saw

+1 on getting a good blade.

Contractors can be hard on their equipment, so check them out in operation (i.e., bring something to cut). I've had good luck on Craigslist in general.
by JimmY
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Fiberglass on Chines
Replies: 16
Views: 6787

Re: Fiberglass on Chines

I second the comment on heavy cloth being difficult to keep wetted out and in place. I used System 3 silver tip epoxies, and you can recoat without sanding within 24 hours. So, you could lay 3 or 4 layers of cloth in short order.
by JimmY
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: New member

Welcome!
by JimmY
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Fiberglass on Chines
Replies: 16
Views: 6787

Re: Fiberglass on Chines

On my boat, I used 7 oz. (Glen L kit) and it bent fine over about a 1/8" radius (pencil). If the weave is on the bias (45 degrees to chine) it may lay down better, and you will have the advantage of all the fibers crossing the edge. Do you want to keep the chine as sharp as possible? If so, you can ...

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