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by Newt
Mon May 15, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GK's D15
Replies: 272
Views: 50560

I am considering graphite for the bottom. As I understand it, epoxy needs to be covered for UV protection. Does the graphite give any UV protection? What is your graphite to epoxy ratio?

Thanks

Newt
by Newt
Mon May 15, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Buy the precut kit no matter what
Replies: 18
Views: 2930

Anyone remember Heathkits?

I bought a Heathkit for a tuner/amplifier. I spread the parts out on the floor. I looked at the hundreds of electronic parts & said "GOD what have I gotten my self into?" 8O It worked great for years. Even now, it only needs a relay.
by Newt
Thu May 11, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: D15 & OD16
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Anonymous wrote:Check out the study plans for each of these and click on the scaled drawing link at the top right. I think you should be able to get what you need from these.
My ruler's not that accurate. I realize there will be building differences. But, I'd like to know the design width.
by Newt
Thu May 11, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: D15 & OD16
Replies: 3
Views: 503

D15 & OD16

What is the width of the bottoms?
by Newt
Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: US vs Metric
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

gk108 wrote:The metric system has always been presented to Americans in a screwed up way. Just look at your car and you'll see what I mean.
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I had a Buick one time that had metric wheel studs on one end & SAE on the other 8O
by Newt
Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: 12v electrical questions
Replies: 4
Views: 865

When I rewired the center console on my boat, I ran a hot & ground #10 wire to the console. The hot wire went to a fuse holder with enough circuits to protect everything seperately. The ground from ea item went to the #10 ground wire. I used lug terminals on ea end & ran a brass screw through the wh...
by Newt
Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: I hurt my baby
Replies: 8
Views: 1541

You have a prop shop around. They usually weld skegs. They know not to get the seals hot.
by Newt
Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF-20 prop cavitation
Replies: 18
Views: 3480

The only hydrofoil I ever run was up in the spray when the boat was up on plane.