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makenmend last won the day on May 10 2016

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  1. Very interesting, what are the power requirements, performance, cruise speed and estimated fuel usage, ?? mm
  2. Good decision, use the boat have fun and make a thorough job in the off season. I've had good success on all my boats using Epoxy/graphite, easy to see any problems and quick to repair, if you disregard curing time. MM
  3. Some build pics here http://messing-about.com/forums/topic/8025-hull-342/ Completed the Texas 200 the past 2 years in her, she took good care of us.
  4. My Core Sound 17 is up for sale here http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/classified.htm
  5. I have found that if your going to re coat the next day or real soon putting the roller in a zip lock baggie then in the freezer,I can re use that roller when it thaws out. MM
  6. I glassed my decks primarily because I used Western Red Cedar, both sides with 6 oz cloth MM
  7. beautiful build, congratulations. Ready in time for a full season of pleasure.
  8. well 1st impression is pretty good, the inner lip is a tad over 1.5'' so through my application (3/8'' ply) I"ll have to remove quite a fair amount (1'') for a flush fit. The seal looks to be good, wouldn't say water tight but certainly splash proof. Only time will tell. A good amount of sealant will be needed to install as well.
  9. Just ordered 2 of those oval ports for my Strike 18' build, will let you know what they're like when they arrive. Five Oceans is a Baron company, there products seem to be well priced as far as I can see. MM
  10. Jim regarding breakage from fore/aft stress as Steve W points out, with after tension straps and the tension from the fwd attachment, again I don't think you'll have a problem. this is just being held with mashing tape very sturdy. In my case, the addition of the after canvas meant no straps were required, with lashing hooks fixed around the combing and bungee cord passed through the hem my dodger can be erected/ folded in seconds. My requirements were full sit up headroom ( I"m only 5'6'' ) to dress, potty privacy, even boil water when raining ect. The sail will pass across no problem, although I haven't tried to sail with it up yet (Texas is mostly dry )
  11. I added a zipper to enclose completely, with long enough flaps to reach and seal the bottom with fishing weights sewn in the hem to keep in place. Works well but lacks ventilation. A camp fan works but thinking on Velcro mosquito mesh netting, maybe challenge my sewing skills and add front facing window plus net. Only problem I had was water build up in the boat, hence that boom tent lash up that made huge difference, except ease of access. MM
  12. Jim, looking at the radius of your poles I don't think you'll ever suffer a breakage. Whilst experimenting with camping/dodger setups i tried using fiberglass tent pole, I deliberately bent some to failure, they went far past the curvature you have. I eventually settled on a dodger, using 1/2'' sch 40 pvc bent using a heat gun around a mandrel ( coffee can ). The pvc was only meant to serve as a template for making Aluminum hoops but after assembling using Bimini fitting they seemed sturdy enough and have been in use for a couple of years and weathered some pretty nasty storms. Your version is more suitable for sailing though, mine more for sleep aboard,
  13. Did a similar thing a few weeks ago,but not as severe as yourself, for me a big reminder to be more attentive. So quick so easy,healed fine (happily ). Hope you have a speedy recovery to, and I know you'll be back at it soon and more causious to. MM
  14. Well done Hal, some useless information,those jets gum up quite easily. That motor is also made in 4 and 5 hp,the only difference is the carburetor,which is available complete. 2 Phillips screws 2cables swap and your done. MM
  15. Great ! "We plan, God laughs!" How true, apart from that I'll be at Eufala come October. Have done the last 2 years Tx 200 in my core sound and both times with non sailing crew that took to it like a ducks out of water, had difficulty getting to helm myself !! makenmend comes from my old Royal Navy days, used to mean in old sailing days time off to make repairs ect, in modern days the afternoon off for shore leave. Appropriate for just taking off to build ones boat or go sail.
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