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  1. I just had a chance to scan your thread. You did quite the job and your final product stands tall, as they say in our little corner of the world here. Please give us some speed results and fuel efficiency if you get a chance. And hopefully you can get some in water profile shots with it underway.
  2. Ken that's just too cool. You surely defied the odds while creating a fine craft to enjoy for years. Egbert I have not had to create any trip tracks or tried to do it. Hopefully the trip on the bay region will also be mostly poking around in the creeks and tributaries and done on the fly, where its not really needed. .
  3. FWIW, with my 115 with a three blade prop at 7 to 8 mph this is my average fuel burn. At 4,200 I am averaging 4.2 gph at 22 mph. . At 5,700 rpm. I am running 29 and burning 7 gph. This is the only picture I have showing my NMEA 2000 reading. Maybe you can convert that and compare it when you get your set up like you like it.
  4. There is indeed a trend that we all must think alike these days. But the bigger picture is who should be the final arbiter? I care not to heap scorn or judge someone as less of a seaman for using a time honored measure such as mph. or when talking distance speak about stm. Just this past week I received the new waterway guide for the Chesapeake bay and low and behold right there in their planning page of distances the miles were listed in statute miles and nautical miles. They even listed the cumulative distance in statute miles.
  5. There is absolutely nothing wrong in using mph. Running inland and thru winding rivers, streams and across small bays to creeks, where distance is measured in statured miles, and you are not transiting in a direct route., you do measure your distances over ground. So this is where numerous old pharts accept the terminology. Personally I measure my speed on all inland waters in mph. Of course I still shave with a single edge razor on most occasions. Operating in open water calls for the knot methodology. I still on occasions use dividers when measuring running distances on my charts. And yes I use "charts" in both instances. By the way the ICW charts are in STM.
  6. I know you retired from your day jobs, but as long as you own a boat you never quit working. You guys down that way got hit with the serious winds while Houston was hit with the water that was so slow to move away. My son lost two vehicles and his entire house goods. He paddled out of his house in his son's kayak with a small backpack. It was a time. Thankfully with tons of help he has fully recovered even as his lost tons of family memories. It was a time. We have been boating ourselves as my wife retired a bit early with severe arthritis .But at least we are still able to get on and off the boat on our own. Will chat again in the future and probably will be making a trip to see the grandkids in the near future,,, So maybe if you are up his way we can get together for a hamburger.
  7. Greetings its been a while since we have seen you around these parts for sure. And I am just getting back up to speed myself . I hope you get some time on the water this year without any storms. Keep in touch and give us any updates on any sailing adventures when you finally retire.
  8. It looks like Two Beers is about 16 hours ahead of Alan in the Class 4 group at the second checkpoint.
  9. I am surprised that you have not heard back from the group. Alan and the designer normally logs on here several times of day too and pretty good with feedback.. I will personally call them this morning as it gets to be our local business day. Its still dark on this side of the waters.
  10. Thanks for the info. I looked up the area and it does look pretty, probably more so in the summer time for me anyway not being a snow and cold weather person.
  11. I personally only use Kiltz as my go to primer, white can with red lettering. Its the oil base and for 25 plus years now. It is not easy to apply in any windy conditions. But I always roll it and use a small brush in the corners. I use a short nap roller and can apply multiple coats, allowing a coat to dry to touch . I normally get two coats in a day depending on the temps. And in the warmer times three coats. I then allow to cure fully for three to four days minimum and then sand. It sands very hard and properly sanded its a slick as an onion that's been peeled. And yes I use it for a primer for two part awlgrip paints and it works just fine for most all home built boats. Just make sure you wait about a week in warm weather to apply. I also wait about two weeks in the cooler times to sand and then apply. I have had no problems with lifting. And a gallon of it costs around 15 bucks or so. The oil based birds eye primer is similar in make up. Just my pennies worth anyway......And if you are unsure about it, take a scrap piece of plywood and try a sample on it using the above method before going this direction on your bigger boat project..
  12. Thanks for taking the time to revisit your boat, in particular. But a few additional comments as it relates to your shots, the boat ramp looks like a nice facility for launching. Is there a link your general region with additional information of boating in that area? Do you have any regional power boats in wood??
  13. Great detailed video of the parts for other potential builders to view, and even motivate folks to geturdone. FWIW I use vinegar for a much cheaper and non-toxic cleaning liquid for my epoxy cleanup of spreaders and putty knives too.
  14. I think this is fitting for this thread if someone is interested in a new build. And this section needs a refresh for the new year from the master himself. Its always nice to sneak in a trip on New Years day, blessed with shirt sleeve temps to boot. And even if you age out of sailing, you can still rig it with a sail too.
  15. Personally I use two types of insolators along with never seeze compound on threads of dissimilar metal applications. This can apply to the masts or trailer parts where you use aluminum trailers. Go to your hardware store and get the flat sink faucet washers and use between the heads of panhead fasteners if you use screw threads. For machine threads use small hexhead fasteners. I also use nylon flat washers too if you cannot get the correct size of the rubber washers for the hardware. Of course if you wish to use permatex Loctite, you can do this also . You don't have a lot or surface area to worry about not being able to remove them down the road.
  16. Purty work indeed!!! I now will go back to my corner and git me a sawzall and begin cutting away at my mess after your most recent update...... Your touches far exceed anything I would have attempted for myself. The amount of work that's involved in creating roundness and follow up trimming and finishing takes some patience. But at least we were on the water yesterday and you are not far behind now.
  17. Well that's not a real issue for some of us. The ones of us that's already sweet enough do not require additional additives to deal with it.
  18. I will add a couple of comments that may or may not apply to this particular build, even though the subject has been covered well over the course of many threads in the past. The issue of wetting down thru and wetting up thru fabric does have some if, ans and butts from my observation. Certain glass types like combo matt biaxall do not always wet down as easily and can starve the wood if you are not careful and mindful about a possible need to rewet another coat while in the wet stage. This is where I personally wet the plywood after dry fitting the fabric and then reroll it on a tube or a pvc cone to reapply after a wet out coat of resin. Meranti plywood will require more resin as the grain is more course than the fancier plywood. Its more durable while being small amount heavier, but not objectionable IMO depending on the design and what you plan on doing with the boat. Of course dainty boats that reside on trailers and used on sunny days in rivers and big sounds and bays and yes even Bay River will not see the abuse as when a boat is used in rocky regions of the world and beached on a regular basis. So types of glass and certain plywoods can be to your advantage. I like this type of glass and I have been considering using it in an application where I have used thinner plywood than I would normally use in a like build before. Please let us know how it wets out. That's my story and I am sticking to it.
  19. You mean laughed at some of the old geezer posters like that feller Chick? I agree . What type of sailing hull do you own? Heres hoping that you along with the rest of the bunch will have a good Christmas too..
  20. If nothing else can you draw us a map of your ventures, backwards as it may be.
  21. Very typical these days.,, Maybe on your next rodeo use bronze machine screws if you have to order them in and just put some epoxy or varnish over the heads to keep them from tuning green, if you want to be anal about it. They would come closer to matching the wood too. Of course you can cut them off to fit the thickness needed since its hard to buy the fasteners that's probably short enough. If nothing else you should be able to just relocate the new fasteners offset from the current ones with new and even counter bore the back sides of the ring, allowing the leftover threaded shanks to just be hidden. If you need to, use a bit thicker wood for the ring to achieve that. And I have great success with the Loctite[formailly PL products] Roofing and Flashing Sealant which is black to bed the rings to the plywood with just about four fasteners . And for removal, you can just use a sharp flat putty knife with some heat to get the ring started and then just razor knife the bedding if you need to remove it. But you surely would not need as many if you use thicker wood for the wings. Oh and by the way clock your heads please for your finished product.
  22. Now I am not capable of really stretching the truth like the master OP. But one thing is for sure, Mr. Harland disclosed his amateur ability early on in the area of yard bird culinary arts when he attempted to cut up a chicken. Does anyone know how many pieces he gets out of one chicken? Because the establishment manages to sell some mighty strange pieces from what Granny came up with, which was the authority of lard and iron skillet chicken that I grew up on. And yes we would wring the necks and then hang them on the outdoor clothes line to bleed out. Now back to the movie series of "Chick goes out on a limb without a leg to stand on."
  23. Fantastic pictures and report. I wonder if there can be a spring messabout, next year. This will give some from the north a jump on their boating season by coming down during a more predictable weather while even wondering out a bit further. We have a great region for poking around so many undeveloped regions.
  24. Thanks for this great write up and photos. When you get to rebuilding the bow pulpit, do that is some hardwood for the next time. But that will do double duty for "ballast while not folding up the next time you get side tracked. We all have done that from time to time. I know, I know, the designer cringes when we talk about adding additional weight. Between that and the cooler for the tea up forward you never know you may increase your speed and lower the trim angle too and even remove the whale tail.. [okay running for the hills now.]
  25. I don't know of another, but I have not explored the idea because I have not heard of anyone speaking about another one. Just look for the dead tree. LOL This is a current video that shows someone has placed a cross on the beach marking the entrance of the graveyard.
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