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by Cracker Larry
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Thanksgiving

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We sure did. I'm full of turkey for another year. Might eat some more dressing and pumpkin pie though. Our family keeps getting smaller every year :( The dogs outnumbered the people today, but at least I was still at the table :D
by Cracker Larry
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Build thread request
Replies: 42
Views: 5292

Re: Build thread request

The fish, crabs and oysters just don't care what she looks like. My goal is to protect the wood/epoxy and then enjoy the boat. That should be everybody's goal as a new builder. I've built 8 or 9 boats, and rebuilt more than that. There is a lot to be said for experience and practice in glassing and...
by Cracker Larry
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun
Replies: 1631
Views: 92958

Re: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun

But at least you won't be sweating. Seems like I mess up the timing on all my builds and always find myself fairing in the summer :help:
by Cracker Larry
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4842
Views: 307631

Re: ST21 "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Dang nice work 8) I'm finding that I need to apply thin layers of fairing mix, sand lightly by eye, then close my eyes and run my fore finger along flow lines of an imaginary water molecule to feel high spots, then sand them off. I do it the same way. Your fingertips are the most sensitive part of y...
by Cracker Larry
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1969 McKee Craft
Replies: 19
Views: 2015

Re: 1969 McKee Craft

Good advice from Fallguy. The transom is wood and probably rotten. If the transom is soft and the foam is wet, you've got a heck of a repair project for a little boat that isn't worth a lot to begin with. That hull is almost 50 years old :help: It was probably built to last 20. I hope you bought it ...
by Cracker Larry
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Putting my FL14 up for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

Re: Putting my FL14 up for sale

Excellent 8) You did a great job of building it, I'm sure the new owner will be happy. I have always disputed that old saw that the happiest days in the life of a boatowner are the day he buys it and the day he sells it. I've yet to be happy to see a boat go. I wish I could say that, I've had a few ...
by Cracker Larry
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Wood prep before fiberglass?
Replies: 25
Views: 2175

Re: Wood prep before fiberglass?

I hope not :help:
by Cracker Larry
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1969 McKee Craft
Replies: 19
Views: 2015

Re: 1969 McKee Craft

McKee is still in business and building pretty good boats. The started in 1967, so you have one of the earliest models. This was one of their first adds...

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by Cracker Larry
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1969 McKee Craft
Replies: 19
Views: 2015

Re: 1969 McKee Craft

Does it have a Hull ID number on the transom, top starboard corner? I owned a 14' and a 17 of about that same age, but I was about that same age too :D They were good solid boats, very similar to quality and construction as Boston Whaler, maybe a little better even But they have the same drawbacks w...
by Cracker Larry
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Wood prep before fiberglass?
Replies: 25
Views: 2175

Re: Wood prep before fiberglass?

I usually wet the wood first too.