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by Bill Edmundson
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: So many epoxies
Replies: 17
Views: 7444

I just had to find something to do with all that extra money that was piling up on the floor. Just changed it to piles of saw dust, old mix cups, used gloves and scrap wood... and a BOAT. I does give me something to do between beers. :roll: I like unique things, too. This will be the only one in the...
by Bill Edmundson
Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy and Pressure Treated Lumber
Replies: 7
Views: 5656

Two problems with PT:

1. Moisture content is extremely high. So, the bond will probably be poor.

2. As it dries out it really warps.

I'd stay away from it. In a marine environment, I'm told, salt water actually kills the rot spores. Rain will set them off though.

Good Luck,

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Electrical Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2800

Archibald, Somebody, Please, correct me I have no business playing with electricity. :roll: I'm not saying it won't work. Just that on a boat, power management is a must. A small microwave draws 850 watts at 110 volts & 7.7 amps. The inverter would draw 850 watts / 12 volts =70.8 amps If you have a ...
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: location of the steering wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 3946

If you want to sit to port, you need to use a left hand prop. (counter-clockwise rotation). Dave is right. The torque of the prop, and the prop walk, will try to lift one side or the other. Your drivers position needs to be on the high side to help counter the movement. This is particularly true in ...
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Muffler or Not, That is the Question.
Replies: 7
Views: 6944

Dwain & kens,

Thanks for the input. As you can tell, it is about an even split on the question. When I mentioned a muffler the dealer looked at me like I was nuts. He said if I did use one that I should go up a size on the exhaust. They would check back pressure at sea trial.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Electrical Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2800

Archibald, I've forgotten the exact conversion. But, the inverter is wire thru the battery, not the altenator. So, the amp hour rating of the batteries becomes important (more voltage & more amps drain = faster battery drain). The output from the motor will affect the recharge rate of the batteries....
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Life Aboard
Replies: 18
Views: 9062

The 27' is a great daysailer or overnighter. Probably, a 33' or 34' for going out for a week or two. Threshold for live aboard is about 36'. The Hunter 37' '76 to '83 is nice for having a separate shower. We have a condo with a boat slip just behind it. So, for now, the 27' will do. Some body will d...
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Life Aboard
Replies: 18
Views: 9062

I was looking in yachtworld.com and did a search. It was then a process of elimination. I'm wanting to boat up from an 1983 27' Hunter. But, right now it is Break Out Another Thousand on the runabout I'm building.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Life Aboard
Replies: 18
Views: 9062

kyozoku,

Is that the "Fairwind" you're buying? Nice lines! That's a lot of boat for the money. :)

Good Luck,

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My epoxy won't cure...
Replies: 15
Views: 14854

Birmingham reports 65 Deg. Clear and Sunny. Looking for a high today of 74 Deg. F (23 Deg C) :lol:
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Muffler or Not, That is the Question.
Replies: 7
Views: 6944

Matt

I'm probably not going to use one. But, I'll try not to block myself out. So, if I change my mind later I won't distroy the boat.

Thanks for the input.

Bill :D
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Muffler or Not, That is the Question.
Replies: 7
Views: 6944

Thanks for the comment, Matt. A little more info: This boat is mid engine with a cockpit behind the engine. Exhuast is 3" at the engine. A single muffler would be 5" pipe w/muffler 11" dia. x 30" long. Twin mufflers would be 3 1/2" pipe w/mufflers 8" dia. x 23" long. Or, twin muffles 4" pipe w/muffl...
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Renegade power options -- what to choose!?
Replies: 15
Views: 11067

I vote Outdrive. A few hundred dollars buys a new prop., then a top-end boat becomes a ski boat. I've been around boat a long time. A standard marine engine and outdrive, on this type of boat, seems to be the choice of boaters everywhere I've been. There is probably a reason. Good luck with your bui...
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Shop Crane
Replies: 9
Views: 6922

Dave,

If you'll let me know about how much you're going to lift, how wide (span) your frame will be, and if you want to put a hoist trolley on it, I can size you're top beam for you.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Muffler or Not, That is the Question.
Replies: 7
Views: 6944

Muffler or Not, That is the Question.

I'm building an inboard runabout. I'm going to use a 125 hp diesel. I'll be in and out of a condo/marina. I've seen pictures both ways. I don't care to be loud. I'm told the Yanmar I've picked is "quiet". The muffler in the West Marine catalog is so large it would be a problem. Problems, Problems, P...

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