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by gdcarpenter
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera build
Replies: 10
Views: 2627

Re: Riviera build

Hi and welcome. When you say power planer I think of that as a 'thickness planer', which will make the thickness constant, but will not 'straighten' a board. What I refer to as a 'Jointer' is used to straighten one edge of a board, the longer the board the longer the bed of the jointer needs to be. ...
by gdcarpenter
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 1955 Mercury Mark 55
Replies: 4
Views: 2191

Re: 1955 Mercury Mark 55

First and foremost you will need a starter with the correct number of teeth to mesh with your flywheel, then a stater solenoid, and the ancillary heavy gauge wiring to connect them, and run to a battery. If you have a tiller currently I suspect your lower cowl may not have the hole for the wiring ha...
by gdcarpenter
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 358
Views: 168039

Re: Hi from Maryland - building the Malahini

For what it's worth I used VC Performance Epoxy on the bottom of my ZIP, and as you can see in the photo it came up to the sheer line at the transom, so lots of UV exposure. Six years later, when I sold the boat, it was still like new, so UV on VC not an issue. In my books it's fantastic stuff, and ...
by gdcarpenter
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Steering for Zip
Replies: 9
Views: 4384

Re: Steering for Zip

For what it's worth I used a standard Teleflex steering system and opted for the NFB ( No Feedback System).
by gdcarpenter
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Peroba de Campos (Paratecoma peroba) Peroba Rosa
Replies: 0
Views: 5858

Peroba de Campos (Paratecoma peroba) Peroba Rosa

Think I finally discovered what type of hardwood I scrounged at a tear down. Seems it's Peroba Rosa from South America. I found it in a garage we were tearing down that was built in 1942. They were just elevated slats for dry storage. Experts on 'Lumberjocks' provided the help, Lord knows I had neve...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 17803

Re: '57 Century Redux

Have now completed 3 full frames. Not counting the frame screwed to the inside of the transom, I have done frames 2, 4, & 6. Leveled going forward to notch on stem for keel. Frames 1, 3, & 5 are only bottom frames with no side frames. The are supported by the longitudinals and fastened to the thick ...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 17803

Re: '57 Century Redux

So my first main frame rebuilt. A previous owner must have sufferedd an at sea event or trailer mishap. On one side the chine plank and the bottom plank next to it are rather severely fiberglass patched. The event must have also damaged the chine. To 'fix' it they cut the bottom of the side frame an...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 17803

Re: '57 Century Redux

Been scratching my poor brain trying to figure out how to begin the reconstruction. Boat leveled side to side and front to back keeping imaginary keel line level running from transom to stem. But where to start? Dealing with the fact that I intend on reusing most all the bottom planks. Ergo I laid o...
by gdcarpenter
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Layout Table
Replies: 10
Views: 5481

Re: Layout Table

I am lucky to have a garage with a more than 10' high ceiling. The concrete block comes up about 30" and the walls are 2X6's. I 'sistered' the studs with parallel 2X6's through bolted at the bottom, and the legs similarly through bolted at the top. When not in use it 'folds' up into the wall, when d...
by gdcarpenter
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 17803

Re: '57 Century Redux

Well, the boat has it's hull number again. The first owner replaced the original planked transom with an OEM solid transom. He did this so he could hang a behemoth of a V4 75HP outboard on it. Since the hull numbers were 'etched' into the transom they disappeared with the old transom. Not a great ma...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 17803

Re: '57 Century Redux

Side note: As I wind down my carpentry career as a stoopidviser/project manager for a residential GC we were demolishing an ancient garage in a 1942 home. There were slats nailed down to supports for storage. I started breaking them down for the dumpster when I noticed they felt very heavy. They are...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 17803

Re: '57 Century Redux

Got a bit more done. Reattached my original chine planks to keep my frames in alignment. It's a soft chine boat and the chine planks are close to 1" thick in the middle. From the photos of Palominos afloat it looks like the water line at the the stern is right at the top of the chine plank, and ther...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 17803

Re: '57 Century Redux

Slow progress, two Sunday's worth. Shaped, formed, and added a piece across the top of the transom. This is to gives me the 16 1/2" transom height I need for my Mark58. Ran the separate slabs through the planer to true, smooth, and flatten both sides. Final thickness 1 1/2". The cut 4" diameter hole...
by gdcarpenter
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Best boat for this motor?
Replies: 7
Views: 4518

Re: Best boat for this motor?

My ZIP was likely a little lighter than most, a tad under 800 lbs. fully loaded for a days outing, not counting people.
My engine was a Mark35A, 35 HP @ the crank, ergo closer to 30 HP at the prop in today's power measurement.

I could run 29-30 MPH with 2 people on board.
by gdcarpenter
Thu May 24, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 36
Views: 17803

Re: '57 Century Redux

Sent you a PM Mr. cusoak. Working on transom. The fact that it came apart in two pieces is actually good news to me. I will now be able to run the individual pieces through my planer to clean up both sides. It's 1 13/16" thick now and the bottom of the transom had been beveled considerably, I assume...

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