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by maxgsx
Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lower's FS17
Replies: 214
Views: 33292

I employed a friend as a first-fix chippy when he came back from travelling the world. He used to be a metalurgist in the tungsten-carbide industry. Showing him how to do timber studwork was fun. He kept cutting the noggins 20 thou undersize 8O :lol:
by maxgsx
Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 (Classic 17) in London
Replies: 988
Views: 186825

Tim, Boat looking great. You shouldn't have a problem with the water because they manage it all up-stream before it gets to you. By manage I mean wake my folks in rural Oxfordshire at 2 am to tell them that they have closed some sluices just down river of them and that they have about an hour before...
by maxgsx
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Fire Extinguisher mounting?
Replies: 26
Views: 3935

To reinforce Larry's point; the small fire extinguishers are pants; they just about put a fag out. I would certainly go for as large as you can accomodate. I had a very small engine fire on a tractor unit and used 2 of the 4lb powder extinguishers that came with the truck. They didn't touch it. I ha...
by maxgsx
Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Long, Narrow Designs
Replies: 26
Views: 6220

Long, narrow and elegant ??

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by maxgsx
Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: sizing for mold material
Replies: 6
Views: 1073

I think you will find1/4" osb way to floppy.
by maxgsx
Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: European boat under UK flag
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Almost all of Britain's waterways are run by three main organisations, each of which issues its own licences and registrations. British Waterways runs almost all the canals, and rivers such as the Severn, Trent and Yorkshire Ouse. The Environment Agency runs the River Thames, the River Medway, and t...
by maxgsx
Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: European boat under UK flag
Replies: 3
Views: 815

What sort of boat ???

Inland waterways or saltwater ??
by maxgsx
Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: HB28
Replies: 9
Views: 2444

Kiwi said You want something along the lines of the English canal boats - long and narrow. They are very tippy if you haven't been on board one. The only reason that a narrow boat is stable is because it weighs loads. The area under the floor on ours was covered in dense concrete slabs plus the fact...
by maxgsx
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:06 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: knots in gunwhales
Replies: 15
Views: 3330

All correct except the last two bits.

Glue the rubrail after boat is assembled.

Some builders fit before fairing, others after.
by maxgsx
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Texas LB22
Replies: 2398
Views: 203705

Dougster, I think you gave yourself more work than needed by starting way too early with the plane. 8O I would just get a little block as high as your gap, run a pencil along the length of the skeg then cut off the excess with a handsaw. If you are bedding it on epoxy, the fit won’t need to be tha...