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by MikeyGnz
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1418
Views: 109068

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

fallguy1000 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Too bad it doesn't have a paperless mode.
  • Squat on the boarding platform/swim step.
  • Insert backside into water (check for sharks and other large fish first, I'm told the danglies look appetizing).
  • Hit the gas.
by MikeyGnz
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Project TW28
Replies: 448
Views: 45752

Re: Project TW28

Thanks for the help I got an email from another source saying that 16mm equates to 3/8th BSP how that works I am not sure but as BSP is based on the Whitworth thread and that was old when my Dad started his toolmaker apprentiship and hes 90 now who knows I will buy some 3/8ths hose tails and see if...
by MikeyGnz
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1418
Views: 109068

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

fallguy1000 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:30 pm
Helm is awful heavy. Am I going to boat builder hell for it?

20 lbs..shudda cudda wudda used a lighter core

Gonna build on.
One day in rough seas using the wheel to stay upright and steer you'll appreciate the extra strength that usually comes with extra weight.
by MikeyGnz
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane
Replies: 898
Views: 46336

Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Loving this build, that is one sexy hull. I have been showing the photos to some of the woodworkers at the office and suggesting a team building project.
by MikeyGnz
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Stop and Start Project
Replies: 188
Views: 56482

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Fuzz wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:22 pm
Well if you are trapped at home it is good time to melt some metal :D
I wish I was free to work on the boat. I've had to take computer and everything home and set up an office there.
by MikeyGnz
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Stop and Start Project
Replies: 188
Views: 56482

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

With covid-19 now hitting NZ the whole country is going into isolation for 4 weeks starting tomorrow. Did some welding last night to use up the rest of my argon so I could get new supplies today that will hopefully be enough the finish the boat. The last little bits of the chine and keel seams are n...
by MikeyGnz
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Stop and Start Project
Replies: 188
Views: 56482

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Fuzz wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:54 pm
It looks like you are getting it together and still fair. That has to be a tough thing to do.
A lot of distortion in the bottom panels but I have plans. First I need to get the holes filled and all welds ground fair then I will be attacking some areas with a power hammer.
by MikeyGnz
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Stop and Start Project
Replies: 188
Views: 56482

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Life has been getting in the way lately but I finally managed some build time this weekend. Got the stringers welded in the forward section. They are only light 12x12x1.6mm angle. I needed to go light so I could bend them to the hull profile but with the stitch welds every 50mm/2" they should still ...
by MikeyGnz
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 in New Zealand.
Replies: 61
Views: 2419

Re: C17 in New Zealand.

OneWayTraffic wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:41 pm
MikeyGnz wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:06 pm
What part of NZ you in OWT?

Amberley. You are welcome to drop by and have a look sometime. PM me.
That's about an hour from me. Give me a yell if you need a hand with anything.
by MikeyGnz
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 5152
Views: 355674

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

my only thought was adding a paper filter post cyclone to get the fine silt/organic matter that is common in the oyster flats SkinnyD will be building. May not be needed. I have seen those cyclones local but i can't recall if they needed/had paper post cyclone. That is still the exact thing I was t...