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by Chenier
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 1969 Boston Whaler restoration - paint, though
Replies: 28
Views: 936

Re: 1969 Boston Whaler restoration - paint, though

Exotic Lumber, near Annapolis, carries several flavors of Mahogany.

https://www.exoticlumber.com/
by Chenier
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tohatsu fuel line size and source
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Tohatsu fuel line size and source

I'm about 600 miles from my outboards so I can't run over and check. But I know from experience that both my 20HP Yamaha and my 25HP Tohatsu have the same diameter fuel hose.

The West Marine site confirms both use 3/8" ID hose.
by Chenier
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Hybird MF14
Replies: 29
Views: 1164

Re: Hybird MF14

That's true - the Moonfish bottom panels are 174 1/4" long. The plans, though, explicitly say to begin the cut for the transom offset 16 3/4" in from the end of the sheet. Where you start has to make some kind of difference or the plans wouldn't be that specific. So I tried to figure out what I was ...
by Chenier
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Hybird MF14
Replies: 29
Views: 1164

Re: Hybird MF14

Did you consider just cutting off the extra length to make the sheets the size to match the plans? Yes, but as you mentioned it's a bit wasteful. Also, once I found the dimensions weren't what I expected my insticnt was to try to understand what was going on before cutting anything. Besides, as top...
by Chenier
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Hybird MF14
Replies: 29
Views: 1164

Re: Hybird MF14

Bottom panels. This was a bit of head-scratcher. The MF14 US plans that I’m using assume an 8’x4’ sheet of plywood. However it turned out the marine ply from my local wood junkie is metric. The widths are identical but the lengths aren't - my ply is 250cm long, about 98.5”. I needed to figure out ho...
by Chenier
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Hybird MF14
Replies: 29
Views: 1164

Re: Hybird MF14

It’s been a while. Spent the rest of the summer and early fall using and repairing other boats. Now it’s time to get back to the Moonfish! In this phase I’m working on the long, skinny parts. The 24-inch wide worktable is extended to 15 feet for cutting the side and bottom panels. I’ve also built an...
by Chenier
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: MF14 - Minnesota
Replies: 129
Views: 5654

Re: MF14 - Minnesota

Great to hear she's sailing wonderfully! A friend who has been hanging around sailboats all his life recommended the Andersen auto bailer to me. Installing it is more than "drilling a hole", but it looks like it'll create a more positive seal when closed than the float-ball style that the Sunfish us...
by Chenier
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: MF14 - Minnesota
Replies: 129
Views: 5654

Re: MF14 - Minnesota

Excellent progress - congratulations!
by Chenier
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Hybird MF14
Replies: 29
Views: 1164

Re: Hybird MF14

You are remembering correctly. According to the Gougeon Brothers book, p. 275 says 6oz cloth over both sides of Western Red Cedar strips has equivalent breaking strength as marine ply. I'm planning on cedar strip just for the deck and [top]sides. They'll be finished bright. Bottom will be painted so...
by Chenier
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: MF14 - Minnesota
Replies: 129
Views: 5654

Re: MF14 - Minnesota

Sorry, I didn't measure the cant angle or thickness. Will do that next time I get my hands on that sunfish, but it'll be a few weeks. You probably can't go too wrong with TLAR. Now here's Step 23f in the Alcort instructions for assembling a wooden sunfish (found online): "The coaming bracket (#63) i...