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by bklake
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Radar on a C17
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Radar on a C17

Lowrance 3G puts out less wattage than a cell phone. Limited to 24 mile range. Might be enough, might not.
by bklake
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Unique question for Jacques and the builders
Replies: 19
Views: 539

Re: Unique question for Jacques and the builders

I found a 2007 Skeeter advertisement brochure. They claimed the sole, transom and stringers were composite. So don't dig into the sole just yet. Drill some pilot holes to see what is really there.
by bklake
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Unique question for Jacques and the builders
Replies: 19
Views: 539

Re: Unique question for Jacques and the builders

I've know people that can completely strip a boat hull down to a shell and rebuild it. There are a lot of people that start these projects but very few that can see it through to completion. I don't know the Skeeter boat but I searched google for Skeeter projects. It might be an all composite framed...
by bklake
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plywood for Pangas
Replies: 7
Views: 2395

Re: Plywood for Pangas

If you are buying from CLC in Annapolis , great guys. I don't think you could get a better wood except for here. They know their plywood. If it is somewhere else in the area, head to CLC first. I would never take business away from here but Glen Burnie is right down the street from CLC. When I built...
by bklake
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: PH15 thoughts and questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1145

Re: PH15 thoughts and questions

Thanks. The pattern was in the plans so I thought I would need it. It took me awhile to wrap my head around building it flat instead of on a strong back. The whole process for the Phantom is starting to make sense. I think I will build a scale model first. That doesn't count against my one build per...
by bklake
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: PH15 thoughts and questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1145

Re: PH15 thoughts and questions

Bow mold question for Jacques. The plans don't have dimensions on the bow mold, just a full size pattern. I've looked at all the available extra documents and searched the forum. Can I get these dimensions so I can verify the full size pattern? Does it not matter enough to worry?
by bklake
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: PH15 thoughts and questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1145

Re: PH15 thoughts and questions

I can't justify buying the materials until the economy gets back to normal. I can buy a piece of poster board and build a scale model. It will give me practice laying out and cutting. I built 2 S&G kayaks that were CNC kits. I want to take it to the next level and lay out the parts.
by bklake
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Balsa core repair
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Balsa core repair

He got some of the balsa out. It was just short planks of wood. Not end grain balsa. I'm guessing compression strength is not a concern. It's just to put space between layers. The fiberglass lamination looked like a few layers of thin mat and a layer of roving on top. The repair instructions he has ...
by bklake
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Respirator mask during the pandemic?
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Respirator mask during the pandemic?

I wouldn't spray two part paint outside with hurricane force winds without a respirator.

Forced air breathing equipment? People would have to be pretty desperate for germ free air to buy up all of those.
by bklake
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: PH15 thoughts and questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1145

Re: PH15 thoughts and questions

All flat or almost flat bottom hulls will skid in turns. My boat, which has 18o deadrise ar the transom and 2x fairly aggressive strikes will skid in a turn! :D You just have to take a stick to its 250 horses !! :lol: My other boat has a 22 degree deadrise. I pull Gs in a turn and tracks like it is...