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by TomW1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)
Replies: 3161
Views: 205399

Re: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)

Looking good Casey.

Tom
by TomW1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Glass and foam?
Replies: 16
Views: 237

Re: Glass and foam?

Do not use foam from the box stores. It is guaranteed to delaminate as Silentneko points out. It just doesn't have any structural integrity and is not made to stand up to the rigors of anything but insulation in a non-violent environment. People that do use it successfully cover it with wood. I reme...
by TomW1
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3317
Views: 167987

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

GB my father in law had a prop similar to yours they called it a folding blade variable pitch prop here in the states and provided little drag when sailing or racing, which he did.

Tom
by TomW1
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 468
Views: 12188

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

OQ you can do that with any of Jacques boats just keep the frames at least 3" wide to the top of the sheer. I like the side decks wide enough to walk around the boat when I am fighting a fish. On a small boat they of course look better smaller.

Tom
by TomW1
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CX19 images
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: CX19 images

Piperdown I also provided a prop that's pitch would slow down that boat another 4-5 mph. :lol: His dang client had demanded that Larry put aa 90HP on it when if you look at the plans Jacques suggested is a 40HP. It wasn't long after Larry turned it over that the client came cringing back for repairs...
by TomW1
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM 18 First Time Build
Replies: 300
Views: 12573

Re: LM 18 First Time Build

That Seadeck looks great John. Looking forward to working with you on the prop. Know what the FS18's are using in general, so it will be interesting to see what the LM will deviate from them.

Tom
by TomW1
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 468
Views: 12188

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

OQ I would also move that cleat as far forward as you can. You don't want your cast nets catching on it positioned where it is.

Tom
by TomW1
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: GF16 North Texas
Replies: 16
Views: 558

Re: GF16 North Texas

Don't forget to check out Nauticus self leveling trim tabs they have been around since 1999 and have an excellent recommendation. They have more sizes and all there tabs have pressure adjustment settings by way of placement of the mounting point. Check them out here http://www.nauticusinc.com/ Tom
by TomW1
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Black walnut for trim pieces?
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Re: Black walnut for trim pieces?

I love black walnut have some 100 year old planks out in my garage. If you use it make sure you coat it on all 4 sides before mounting it. I would also use one of the 2 part clear finishes from Awlgrip or EMC not just a marine varnish that you have to redo every year or two. OQ this is an article I ...
by TomW1
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Fastener Fail
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Fastener Fail

Ron you are on the right track. Having fixed a number of these small boats when I lived in Cleveland at the YC my wife taught sailing at. I see stress cracks going forward a foot or more and you will need to cover them to keep them from getting longer or bigger. Drill a hole at the end of it also to...