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by AMC
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Cheap Canoe / Nice canoe
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Re: Cheap Canoe / Nice canoe

About a gallon and a half for epoxy inside and out. I put a layer of 3.25 oz glass on the outside, and it doesn't seem to take any more epoxy then just a plain coating, and light glass like that is very cheap, I think it was less then $20.00 for the glass. edit: 11 yards of 30" 4oz is about $41.00, ...
by AMC
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: a question on switches...
Replies: 19
Views: 1386

Re: a question on switches...

This single pole would require the diode, which would add another component.
by AMC
Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: a question on switches...
Replies: 19
Views: 1386

Re: a question on switches...

A single pole will suit your needs.
by AMC
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF18 foam ?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: GF18 foam ?

There was some discussion on here a while back about how in small boats (canoe and kayak) that the space needed to be full or there needed to be vent holes, but that in larger boats that was unnecessary.
by AMC
Fri May 31, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: All-Glass Drift boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Re: All-Glass Drift boat

JM will have a expert opinion, but anyone who has seen an all fiberglass boat cut up knows that it is very think, and not 1 layer. Without the wood providing support, you need lots of glass for structure. When I have watched boats being made in this manor (there are some good videos online) they hav...
by AMC
Thu May 30, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 78 Glastron T160 Sportser
Replies: 73
Views: 10466

Re: 78 Glastron T160 Sportser

With the 16 pitch prop it tops out right at 40. Lighly loaded it WILL slighty go over the redline of 6000. I am thinking that with a 18 to 19 pitch prop might do 45mph. At least, and it would keep it under the redline, AND should provide better economy. The boat itself looks good, but that interior...
by AMC
Thu May 30, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Garvey 13 choosing transom navigation lighting
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: Garvey 13 choosing transom navigation lighting

The bow lights (sometimes called running lights) are generally run off one switch, and the stern (sometimes called anchor light) is run of a separate switch.
by AMC
Thu May 30, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mark's PH18 in Toronto
Replies: 387
Views: 38976

Re: Mark's PH18 in Toronto

Those are some good looking seats. I get where the three will for a 'bench' like unit, and I understand the two 'stools', but what is the other full seat for?
by AMC
Fri May 24, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Garvey 13 electrical concerns
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Garvey 13 electrical concerns

I thought they were generally run off the 'switched' power to the engine, not a separate instrument switch. (but that goes back to what I remember from cars, your results may vary)
by AMC
Wed May 22, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: NC16 in Wyoming
Replies: 21
Views: 4906

Re: NC16 in Wyoming

Sounds similar to what I did, I did overlap the 4 oz at the seems, so all the seems have two layers on the outside (3 or 4 at the corners), and then the tape on the inside. I would almost bet, that it would hold together with just the fillet material, if sealed properly, that is tough, hard stuff.