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by fallguy1000
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Black walnut for trim pieces?
Replies: 13
Views: 130

Re: Black walnut for trim pieces?

Limb stock is notoriously unstable and not used.

The only limb stock used is crotches where the feathergraining is unbelievably gorgeous.
by fallguy1000
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Black walnut for trim pieces?
Replies: 13
Views: 130

Re: Black walnut for trim pieces?

Black walnut is a fairly rot resistant, dense wood. It has excellent machining qualities and is very stable when rift or quartersawn.

I have lots, but hesistate to use it for the weight.

Maybe.

I have a video on youtube on how to stain walnut to be red.
by fallguy1000
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 690
Views: 16796

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

I like milled fiber n epoxy for those repairs.
by fallguy1000
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 282
Views: 9201

Re: Reefie's LB26

The rules for nosecone crumple zones have the stringers stop wel before the bulkhead. For the swim platform; you would create a weakness or design it to break up above the WL versus down below it, if that is any help.

This is all more relevant for marina boats as well.
by fallguy1000
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Shoebox hatch waterproofing.
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Shoebox hatch waterproofing.

I want to build a waterproof shoebox hatch. Is that an oxymoron? I have a large forward locker and want to stow golf clubs in them. The space is right at the bow. The reason for customizing is so I can solar vent the lid and maximize the opening to within 2" of the edges of the hull. I planned a 1.5...
by fallguy1000
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 282
Views: 9201

Re: Reefie's LB26

When you say beam, I envision something very strong. A crumple zone is a place of weakness. Foam boats sometimes have this in the nose or bow even. They will generally bolt on the nose and the tape joins are absent or outside only. It is hard for me to determine your intent in words, but I trust you...
by fallguy1000
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 690
Views: 16796

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Those sockets are made many ways.

The Perkos have a sliding plastic cover. My Lund had the chrome lid that twists break off on the front and I replaced it with the Perko. It has a drain iirc.

The sockets are replacable.

Put the light sockets where they can drain to the bilge or sole.
by fallguy1000
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Foam Plans
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Re: Foam Plans

I am a super nit and would be glad to proofread.

I am meeting with two hip surgeons this week, so might have some time available soon as well.

I am also proofreading for my father in law.
by fallguy1000
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 690
Views: 16796

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

I have two mountable sockets in my boat.

The light for the bow has a holster near the bow and the stern (all around) light is kept in the rod box bottom.

I keep the front post hot and unfused. Light is on in the socket. Aft light is switchable. Good wiring would have them both fused/switched..
by fallguy1000
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 690
Views: 16796

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Use LEDs

Internal lights are super nice; especially when you don't have them. Need one at the helm and another at a forward seat.