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by BillyV12
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Clarkcraft Dinghy 12 same as V12?
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

cplschnapps One thing you can try is to build a false daggerboard. I built the V12 a few years ago, and made a daggerboard that is flush with the bottom at the keel. There is a piece of ply with rounded edges fastened to the top of the daggerboard. I took an old innertube, and slit it lengthwise. Th...
by BillyV12
Wed Apr 07, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Lobster Boat
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Lobster Boat

I can not set a date but since I want one of those boats for myself, it shouldn't take too long. Note that we have several 25' power boat projects. One will be a CS25: sportfishing center console, another one a moderately fast boat classic styling for inboard mostly but OB OK and the last one, the ...
by BillyV12
Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:29 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Oars for the v12 dingy
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

V12 Oars

I ended up buying oars from Academy Sports. I don't know if you have those where you live. They were Cavanaugh brand but painted gray. Had to pick through several to find two 7' oars that were the same length. Must have been rejects from the expensive line. These were 11.99 each. Sanded the gray "pa...
by BillyV12
Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: d12 - finished
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

John,

Congrats on the D12. It looks like a great job!

Have fun with it. I'll bet it goes better than my V12 on oars. It's rock steady but kind of slow.

Billy
by BillyV12
Thu Feb 19, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: pre-coat and fair all the plywood before I make the cuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 1933

I can only answer the fourth question. If you want to use marine fir plywood, McCauley's on FM 525 (Aldine area, North Houston) has that. Kind of expensive, though, and fir will require more finish work. Some of the Home Depot's near Galveston, League City... have marine fir ply, but I thought they ...
by BillyV12
Fri Dec 05, 2003 9:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Where to get fuel tanks???
Replies: 30
Views: 4123

Thanks Richard.
by BillyV12
Fri Dec 05, 2003 9:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Where to get fuel tanks???
Replies: 30
Views: 4123

Does any of the gas available now cause problems with stainless? I have also been looking at getting a tank built for another project (a jeep), and have read several cautions about avoiding certain materials because of the way gasolines are being blended now. Hopefully, when I get some floor work fi...
by BillyV12
Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:32 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: METRIC VS IMPERIAL PLANS
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

John,

That would be a 7.3152 meter boat! :D (if you're doing everything else metric). I agree, it doesn't sound as good as 24'.

Billy
by BillyV12
Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Where to get fuel tanks???
Replies: 30
Views: 4123

Then just calculate from the drawings, and make allowances for the glass laminations, allow some for the rubber mounting strips, fittings, lines, and some foam, and there there you have it.
by BillyV12
Wed Dec 03, 2003 9:32 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: New updates & pictures.
Replies: 18
Views: 5773

40-60 psi sounds about right for a regular pressure cup gun, but not HVLP. Is the HVLP one of the air turbine kind that has it's own air pump? Supposedly these work much better than the HVLP running from a standard air compressor.

Billy