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by xlsport
Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: PK78 Motor
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Kurt, That's exaclty the kind of info I was curious about. I've been looking at those Honda 4-stroke motors, but the cost doesn't seem to make sense when their smallest motor is way too much for what the PK's hull needs. I'll have to keep a closer eye on ebay, garage sales, classifieds and other sou...
by xlsport
Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: SH-14...home stretch
Replies: 4
Views: 956

I know the blue tape is just masking, but I kinda like it on there...

The boat looks nice.

Matthew
by xlsport
Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: PK78 Motor
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Kurt, I've got an eBay "favorite" search setup already. I know how bad CA can be, as I'm a quite happy ex-patriate of the Peeples Republik of Kaliforneeya (born in Sacto, spent the last 10 years in Santa Barbara before moving to NC in '03). I've also been looking for a Seagull outboard if the right ...
by xlsport
Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: PK78 Motor
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

I can't really answer your questions too well, but I can't imagine a 1.5hp outboard producing enough thrust to damage a 1/2" transom. It looks to me like you have it well braced. I'm sure someone with some more expertise will have a better answer... I'm really interested in how the boat works with t...
by xlsport
Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:02 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: PK-78 in NC
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

The way I figure it, if I keep a tally running here I can have it written down somewhere at least. I'm trying to keep the receipts for major materials with the boat plans, in case I decide to mount an outboard on it and I need to get registration on it, so I can show some cost for the boat.
Matthew
by xlsport
Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: PK-78 in NC
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Ok, got my camera figured out at home. I now have some shots in the gallery.
by xlsport
Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: PK-78 in NC
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Well, Got the sides and bottom panels cut out today. I took pics, but the old camera I used won't work with my WinXP box at home, so I'll have to get the pics off the camera at work in the next couple days... No big problems today. Added a couple expenses: new saw blade= 8.99 new ruler/straight edge...
by xlsport
Tue May 31, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: PK-78 in NC
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Jim, I took a look at your webpage and it's looking like your PK78 is coming along nicely! I'm anxious to hear how things go with a Honda 2hp 4 stroke as well, since that's one of the motors I'm very interested in also (though it would be a while down the road with the current budget...). I don't re...
by xlsport
Tue May 31, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: PK-78 in NC
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

PK-78 in NC

Ok, I bought the plans last year and just got part of the wood today. I say part because I only picked up 2 sheets of 6mm Okume from *** A local supplier*** (edited out in deference to Jacques and his wonderful website) I paid $130 with tax, and that's a good chunk to take out of the current budget,...
by xlsport
Sun May 29, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Massively overly heavy modern hulls
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Just a thought, but it wouldn't be that most manufacturers are moving away from having any structural wooden parts in their boats these days, would it? I imagine the wood free stringers and transoms weigh a good bit more than the wooden ones. I also imagine that you would have to do a good bit more ...