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by kens
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question about the breasthook position
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Question about the breasthook position

If the sheers are installed vertical, without Bhook fairing, will they fill the Bhook notch?
Then you fair the sheers down to a triangle in section?
by kens
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question about the breasthook position
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Question about the breasthook position

I am not familiar with that particular build, but, I do remember on my own build, the forward section Bhook/stem/sheer was a booger to fair it. In your pictures, I was actually thinking it was not proud enough to allow for fairing. the other responses indicated otherwise. Either way, no doubt the fa...
by kens
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Selling on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Selling on ebay

If its your first time, you may think its a hassle, after you make a few posts, it no big deal, you need to have good clear pictures to hold your price up, have detailed measurements, and/or descriptions When it sells, Ebay takes their cut, and so does paypal. I did setup a dedicated bank account ju...
by kens
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What size propeller shaft for a crackerbox?
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: What size propeller shaft for a crackerbox?

Roberta wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:49 pm
I totally agree with Ken on this. A really small aluminum V8 or V6 is appropriate for a Crackerbox.

Roberta
No, the Crackerbox was designed around the ubiquitous SBC, the 350.
it will accept all the cam, heads, carbs, hot rod parts, et. al.,,,,
BUT, It was NOT designed around a reduction gear.
by kens
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What size propeller shaft for a crackerbox?
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: What size propeller shaft for a crackerbox?

Harald1966 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:42 am
I have a Borg Warner Velvet drive ratio 2,1:1
Direct drive not possible...
For something as light as a Crackerbox, a 1:1 gear MUST be possible.

for something like a 350 V8 + 2.1:1 gear a shaft of 1 3/8" with a prop 20"dia. is possible,,,,but NOT in a crackerbox
by kens
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What size propeller shaft for a crackerbox?
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: What size propeller shaft for a crackerbox?

Roberta wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:11 am
A 1-1/8" shaft would be better because you will have to use a bigger, more pitchy prop to handle that power and ratio.

Roberta
NO !!
You do not put a V-8 in something as light as a crackerbox and then put a reduction gear on it.
Much less a 2.1 : 1 VelvetDrive.
by kens
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Gathering 2021
Topic: Exploring Chickamauga Lake
Replies: 17
Views: 2750

Re: Exploring Chickamauga Lake

I suppose all of us have looked at G-15 from Google Earth on our own computers....... It seems that the MS flight simulator game indicates more detail than google earth. Either way, the new G15 looks like a exciting new venue, more islands, more side creeks, more places to explore, more marinas to g...
by kens
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aqua Cat transom
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Aqua Cat transom

Whats the deal?
the plans call for twins 110hp.
you talking about twins 120?
I don't see any big deal.
What am I missing?
by kens
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: PVC Clamps
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: PVC Clamps

I tried that, didn't do anything for me
maybe I was expecting too much
by kens
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3434
Views: 837231

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

There is so much attention to detail in this build, I can't wait to see it.
Will it be at the Gathering?
by kens
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 739
Views: 248407

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Nice,
I see you did a lot of blocking in that sanding job.
by kens
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat ballast
Replies: 5
Views: 7869

Re: Boat ballast

I got on top of one of the bigger waves on following sea, I held on right on top, looked at my GPS and the wave and me both was moving 15mph. Pushed it on over the top and surfed like a surfboard. For some reason the shallower waters tend to get rougher than the deep, somehow the wind doesn't whip u...
by kens
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Making Curved Assemblies and Moldings
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Re: Making Curved Assemblies and Moldings

no kidding, where has this thread been hiding?
by kens
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat ballast
Replies: 5
Views: 7869

Re: Boat ballast

going with the weather is the most dangerous. a following sea can push on the transom and basically shove the bow into the wave in front of you. about that time, the boat slows because the bow just hit a big one, but, the wave coming over the transom just keeps coming on and pushing. No joy. The fol...
by kens
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Happy New Year

Hopefully this covid thing will pass in time for G15
Someone should call Dwain Colton, his wife passed and he is lonely.

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