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by BarraMan
Tue May 29, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Inland waters and Great Lakes fishing boat
Replies: 27
Views: 637

Re: Inland waters and Great Lakes fishing boat

I gave a lot of thought to what I wanted in a boat. In the end I built the boat I wanted and was in the fortunate position of sparing no expense to achieve my dream.

1.5 yrs after “splash” I am happy as a pig in mud!
by BarraMan
Mon May 28, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Electric motor
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Electric motor

I've never seen that before. Cool!
by BarraMan
Sat May 26, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Inland waters and Great Lakes fishing boat
Replies: 27
Views: 637

Re: Inland waters and Great Lakes fishing boat

I'm no expert on this stuff, but having built a boat of similar dimensions I will offer a few comments. . The C21 with a wheelhouse looks like a very capable fishing boat. My boat (based on the Mangusta 20) design has 18 degrees of deadrise at the transom, but is VERY stable. Three bloke walking alo...
by BarraMan
Wed May 23, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: If buying used, what 50 hp 4 stroke would you buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: If buying used, what 50 hp 4 stroke would you buy?

If fresh water, go Yamaha or Suzuki. If salt water, go Yamaha.
by BarraMan
Wed May 23, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 2880
Views: 148032

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Jaysen wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:46 am
BarraMan wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:34 am
Hmmm, I have a Dymo, but can't get my head around how you would get it to print onto shrink wrap.
It's MAGIC!!!
Wow! You learn something new everyday! Thanks. Tomorrow I'll post a pic of the spagetti behind my console - you'll see that I have quite a job ahead of me!
by BarraMan
Wed May 23, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 2880
Views: 148032

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

I would have preferred color coded, imprinted shrink wrap for this application. Jaysen, by that do you just mean shrink wrap labelled with a permanent marker pen? Ideally use of the Dymo brand labeler would be better. There are other manufacturers but Dymo is pretty cheap. I would have expected the...
by BarraMan
Wed May 23, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: FAIRING MIX IN NZ
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: FAIRING MIX IN NZ

Like you said, as long as the resin is compatible with the 2 part faring mix you should be able to thin as needed. If you have access to West Systems products, the 410 fairing filler is excellent and can be mixed to whatever consistency you want depending on application. For flat surfaces like the ...
by BarraMan
Wed May 23, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 2880
Views: 148032

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

I would have preferred color coded, imprinted shrink wrap for this application.
Jaysen, by that do you just mean shrink wrap labelled with a permanent marker pen?
by BarraMan
Tue May 22, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS
Replies: 860
Views: 68156

Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

I left home in Townsville 6 weeks ago. Fished the McArthur R in the Northern Territory for Barramundi. Married off our younger son to a lovely young woman. Explored the Noosa R and the Noosa Everglades with Michael Glossie. Did a couple of days work in Longreach (the home of Qantas - google it!). To...
by BarraMan
Fri May 18, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 2880
Views: 148032

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

That has a lot to do with why I can not imagine having an inboard boat that is not made to take the ground. Exactly! :D Today was a very satisfying boat building day ........ eventually. After an early morning start, and thinking that I had completed the e-drive subsystem reconnection by mid mornin...