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by Rickk
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane
Replies: 775
Views: 41470

Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

In the original MC frame it was liquid cooled - any thoughts to how you're going to keep it cool? Ought to be bad ass though - 115hp.
by Rickk
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Oscillating Tool recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Oscillating Tool recommendation

Jaysen wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:43 pm
Buy cheap unit but go spendy in blades. The motor isn’t as important as the cutting surface. 90% of the time getting multiple cheap units is cheaper than a festool but no one has ever said “I regret buying a fez” in my presence.
Especially since my Son in law gave me the Fez
by Rickk
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 5051
Views: 342384

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

How hot are we talking here GB?
by Rickk
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 5051
Views: 342384

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

It's hurting my head trying to understand thermoelectric cooling. :help: Gonna try harder to make air cooling work. :wink: In a simple design, a raw water pickup with a pump with screen on the input. The water is pumped through a copper 1/2" or twice as much 1/4" tubing that is wrapped around the m...
by Rickk
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 5051
Views: 342384

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Is there a way to use fresh water copper piping around the motor (close wrap) plus the fans already there, to cool this motor? Like a thumper or final stage for moonshiners?
by Rickk
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: 23 ft Hartley Cabin boat repair/rebuild and hull extension
Replies: 105
Views: 2821

Re: 23 ft Hartley Cabin boat repair/rebuild and hull extension

Maybe I missed it but are you doing any grinding of the base glass before gluing in the bulkheads in the original hull? Regardless what you are using for resin, a good scruffing of the surface, to at least 80 grit, will make the bonding. Wherever you're gluing and tabbing should be scruffed up and t...
by Rickk
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 5051
Views: 342384

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Your boat and the links show a cool boat. I remember the time I flew into Sydney and spent a couple days at a hotel across from Bondi Beach to get upside down in time (I think it was 15hrs ahead) - too bad I miscalculated and arrived during winter in AUS :( Now I know why it was so easy to book that...
by Rickk
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 5051
Views: 342384

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Boy does she look good!!!
As for spray rails, I'd start at the prow to about the point you're thinking, so the 1-2 ft chop doesn't soak you. Like the Pulsifer Hampton launch (bummer for a wedding - maybe it means something good for a maritime couple?). My $.02
by Rickk
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 5051
Views: 342384

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

She looks great GB - a superb job. Are you going to leave her on a mooring for 2-3 months? I would imagine she'd be in danger of being molested by all the pelicans and seagulls in the area.