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by kens
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 89145

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

How high is your cockpit sole above the waterline?? got a idea?
by kens
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 89145

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Wow !! 8600gph pumps...got enough battery to run that??
BTW, some builders put a Y-valve in the raw water intake side of engine, such that the engine itself can be used as a crash bilge pump, if you can keep the engine running you got a massive pump that will pump until you run outta gas.
by kens
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 89145

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

They are the two I have been looking at. Never thought of replacing the flapper with wood. If you go back to page 10 of this thread and zoom in on the boat there, you can see the holes with no flapper. Do you see a problem with the holes and no flapper? I dunno about no flapper, or a wide open scup...
by kens
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 89145

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

what about this?:
https://www.carolinaboatoutfitters.com/ ... 82168.html

maybe replace the rubber door with wood door??
by kens
Fri May 29, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 89145

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Hi, good to hear from you again. Glad to see you back. I don't have any cockpit scuppers, but I guess I should have some. I like the idea of the big wide scuppers to let the water out fast. Should you take in a big gulp of green water you certainly want to let it out fast. But, I have split green wa...
by kens
Fri May 22, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wood choice Aquacat
Replies: 12
Views: 829

Re: Wood choice Aquacat

You're a sensible man, The cost of the basic wood is but a fraction of the cost of the total build. The saving of perhaps $2 bf to oak is nonsense. Mahogany is the 'good grade' wood in ALL categories, strength, glueing, bending, longevity, weight, good looks, screw holding, etc. Oak is only good for...
by kens
Wed May 20, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Builder in Florida, Advice Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: New Builder in Florida, Advice Needed

Hi, Welcome, Keep in mind that your measurement of 19' while on the trailer will no way equate to a 19' boat. the trailer tongue, plus winch stand, attached to bow eye, deduct all that front end trailer, you might get 16' boat, in a 19' space. A boat that size is more than likely an outboard, so you...
by kens
Tue May 19, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wood choice Aquacat
Replies: 12
Views: 829

Re: Wood choice Aquacat

Ray Macke trimmed his interior with oak, it looks very nice.
Aside from trim, I have no use for oak.
If you can get oak for $4.50bf, that is a waste of $4.50.
Get something else, anything else.
by kens
Tue May 19, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 337
Views: 132406

Re: Malahini from MD

Bill Edmundson wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:00 am
You may be able to find a LED replacement bulb for the old style light.

Bill
yes, I have one
by kens
Mon May 18, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Long term issues, varnish over epoxy
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: Long term issues, varnish over epoxy

within today's modern age of 2-part paints, 2-part epoxies, urethanes, polyurethanes, why on this green earth would you want any old school 'varnish'?? Albeit, I did use satin varnish on the stripper canoe, and 1 reason only.......I did it on the cheap because it gonna get scratched up with crab tra...
by kens
Sun May 17, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: VHF Radio?
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: VHF Radio?

Does anyone have/use a VHF radio anymore? I have one in each boat. I had a handheld on for over 2 hours yesterday. It gets weather. But, a 2 hour scan of 16, 23, & 72, not a chirp. Bill Where were you at when you were monitoring? At your backyard? On the water? Offshore? Nobody is supposed to just ...
by kens
Sun May 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Sweet 16 shafts
Replies: 20
Views: 1339

Re: Sweet 16 shafts

Ok, next step. I’ll go with the 1-1/8 shaft and rudder port. I notice most of the ports have a ~4 inch flange. The stern post is only 3 inches wide! I suppose I can just put in blocks on the side? Is it important that the tube length underneath goes all the way through the hull? A 3-4 inch extensio...
by kens
Fri May 08, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Sweet 16 shafts
Replies: 20
Views: 1339

Re: Sweet 16 shafts

Great info. Thanks everyone. I’m going to use a Beta 14 hp engine. The shaft will be almost 40 inches long with a 2.6 transmission reduction. 15 inch prop, three blade. Super novice question: what about the rudder shaft? Same idea? Use a prop shaft or SS tubing? For 15 inch prop a 1 1/8" shaft is a...
by kens
Fri May 08, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Sweet 16 shafts
Replies: 20
Views: 1339

Re: Sweet 16 shafts

a good rule for shaft sizing is 1/14 of prop dia and always round up
example: 14" prop = 1" shaft
15" prop = 1 1/8 shaft
16 prop = 1 1/4 shaft
and so on, it works well without all the long math formula

what hp and gear are you going to use?
I cannot imagine 1 3/8 shaft in something that size.
by kens
Thu May 07, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Sweet 16 shafts
Replies: 20
Views: 1339

Re: Sweet 16 shafts

I feel what's appropriate is whats called out on the plans.
These Glen-L plans were drawn with a pretty sharp pencil.
you can deviate from the plans on the cabin, or the flooring layout.
But for the running bottom, and running gear, it is best to stay on the plans.

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