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by BarraMan
Wed May 23, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: If buying used, what 50 hp 4 stroke would you buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: If buying used, what 50 hp 4 stroke would you buy?

If fresh water, go Yamaha or Suzuki. If salt water, go Yamaha.
by BarraMan
Wed May 23, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 2727
Views: 141792

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Jaysen wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:46 am
BarraMan wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:34 am
Hmmm, I have a Dymo, but can't get my head around how you would get it to print onto shrink wrap.
It's MAGIC!!!
Wow! You learn something new everyday! Thanks. Tomorrow I'll post a pic of the spagetti behind my console - you'll see that I have quite a job ahead of me!
by BarraMan
Wed May 23, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 2727
Views: 141792

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

I would have preferred color coded, imprinted shrink wrap for this application. Jaysen, by that do you just mean shrink wrap labelled with a permanent marker pen? Ideally use of the Dymo brand labeler would be better. There are other manufacturers but Dymo is pretty cheap. I would have expected the...
by BarraMan
Wed May 23, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: FAIRING MIX IN NZ
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: FAIRING MIX IN NZ

Like you said, as long as the resin is compatible with the 2 part faring mix you should be able to thin as needed. If you have access to West Systems products, the 410 fairing filler is excellent and can be mixed to whatever consistency you want depending on application. For flat surfaces like the ...
by BarraMan
Wed May 23, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 2727
Views: 141792

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

I would have preferred color coded, imprinted shrink wrap for this application.
Jaysen, by that do you just mean shrink wrap labelled with a permanent marker pen?
by BarraMan
Tue May 22, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS
Replies: 860
Views: 67583

Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

I left home in Townsville 6 weeks ago. Fished the McArthur R in the Northern Territory for Barramundi. Married off our younger son to a lovely young woman. Explored the Noosa R and the Noosa Everglades with Michael Glossie. Did a couple of days work in Longreach (the home of Qantas - google it!). To...
by BarraMan
Fri May 18, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 2727
Views: 141792

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

That has a lot to do with why I can not imagine having an inboard boat that is not made to take the ground. Exactly! :D Today was a very satisfying boat building day ........ eventually. After an early morning start, and thinking that I had completed the e-drive subsystem reconnection by mid mornin...
by BarraMan
Thu May 17, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: What and where to foam
Replies: 15
Views: 299

Re: What and where to foam

Everything under the sole of my boat is foamed except for the spaces that contain the fuel tanks - which drain into the bilge. I used blocks of high density closed-cell foam to fill the spaces then filled the gaps with 2-pack polyurethane foam. Given the way that the 2-pack foam sticks to everything...
by BarraMan
Thu May 17, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 2727
Views: 141792

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Michael, just a thought! Is a fan belt sufficient for your e-drive or should you have a “notched” belt (I don’t know what they are called) like the drive belt on a Harley?
by BarraMan
Wed May 16, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS
Replies: 860
Views: 67583

Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Not much to see on the way back to the boat ramp from the upper reaches of the river - in the dark from about half way. A moon would have been nice! :D http://www.fototime.com/9C71D2C78CD23D5/standard.jpg http://www.fototime.com/0AB8F38DDBCD9AC/standard.jpg http://www.fototime.com/095A6FF5881C0BA/st...