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by Amm
Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Sleeping in Boat
Replies: 14
Views: 2876

Re: Sleeping in Boat

Judging by the pictures in the customer archives, it looks like the seat is not structural. Modify the seat to a different arrangement, add a tarp over a center line, and it should work great. I would sleep it with feet toward the bow.

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by Amm
Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sad, Sad, Sad Story...Really want to Scream!!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 5617

Re: Sad, Sad, Sad Story...Really want to Scream!!!!

Glad to hear you are optimistic. Keep at it. We all want you to succeed. Some of it is so we know that we can recovery from the same misfortune. I am starting to think that 1/2 thick laminations is the only way to go. Its just too bad it is hard to generate 1/2 thick material. As a side note, on my ...
by Amm
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wakeboard boat - Torn between two
Replies: 25
Views: 4106

Re: Wakeboard boat - Torn between two

Books: Must have for building - http://www.boatdesigns.com/prodinfo.asp?number=12-430 Must have for pondering - http://www.boatdesigns.com/prodinfo.asp?number=12-450 You can get new v-drive hardware from glen-l, just search the site a little more. Used stuff show up on ebay and on different forums(l...
by Amm
Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wakeboard boat - Torn between two
Replies: 25
Views: 4106

Re: Wakeboard boat - Torn between two

There seems to be 3 types of wakeboard boats. They are basically: Ski boat(inboard) with wakeboard tower Sport boat(io or v-drive) with wakeboard tower Deck boat(io) with wakeboard tower. So I would recommend: Ski king if you want the inboard style, http://www.boatdesigns.com/products.asp?dept=258 T...
by Amm
Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ZIP utility or Fisherman
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: ZIP utility or Fisherman

http://www.glen-l.com/designs/outboard/zip-notes.html http://www.glen-l.com/designs/outboard/dsn-fisc.html Zip is 5 degrees deadrise at transom. The fisherman looks the same. If you want deep V, it looks like you probably want the Celerity. https://www.boatdesigns.com/products.asp?dept=312 Of cours...
by Amm
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Whatsit
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: Whatsit

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_makin ... ulbous_bow
Makes you wonder what speed the people who had it put on where going for.

Can you test drive it before you buy it?
by Amm
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Whatsit
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: Whatsit

I am going to guess highly modified Kona Kai
https://www.boatdesigns.com/products.asp?dept=401
by Amm
Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What is a buttock
Replies: 9
Views: 2055

Re: What is a buttock

the waterline for me, on the Bandido plans, is the setup level and very important!
by Amm
Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update
Replies: 10
Views: 2190

Re: Rampage update

Nothing wrong with a butt block. If you don't have a power planer or other way to make a good scarf joint, then you will probably do better with a butt block.

The only reason I bought my power planer was to do scarf joints.
by Amm
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Transom bevels?
Replies: 20
Views: 3871

Re: Transom bevels?

I am sure you won't have major troubles. I doubt I would be able to tell the difference on mine when its all finished. And you can always glue extra material back on an bevel it.
by Amm
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Transom bevels?
Replies: 20
Views: 3871

Re: Transom bevels?

I just wish I had understood it before I cut my transom. At one spot its 5 1/2 inches thick along the side. I put everything up on the building form and when sighting along the side, I realized the need for the bevel. I plan on gluing on a strip of wood and then planing a bevel in before I start pla...
by Amm
Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: First build RAMPAGE
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

Re: First build RAMPAGE

Small Lakes and rivers: check Haul a few kids: check Low freeboard fast boat: check Rampage is probably your best choice. Besides the outboard, the jet is has to be the easiest to install and probably is the least expensive of the inboard options. In my opinion jets are the most reliable of all the ...
by Amm
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Just double checking....staining question
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Re: Just double checking....staining question

4) No its not enough, epoxy needs something covering it to protect it from UV's. I think most guys are using many coats of marine varnish for that.
by Amm
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Transom bevels?
Replies: 20
Views: 3871

Re: Transom bevels?

Sorry, I am hard of hearing. To your original question on why you need a bevel along the side: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2570/3683456240_09b350e8c1_o.gif 2 1/2 inch thickness transom at 6% bevel is a difference in 1/4 inch per side, or a total of 1/2 inch difference. My guess is they are having...

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