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by jbo_c
Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Luan? Exterior Pine?
Replies: 3
Views: 2291

Diving in

OK. I decided to use the MR luan. If I have to rebuild it in a year, so be it. But I will have my first boat done and a great father/son project with my 7 year old. We spent the afternoon doing the scarf joints. Probably could have done it in 5 minutes with a belt sander, but we spent an hour doing ...
by jbo_c
Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Luan? Exterior Pine?
Replies: 3
Views: 2291

Interior

So, since it will be fully covered, the luan is not an issue? If the encapsulation makes it OK, does that mean that any wood is OK exterior or not if it will be fully coated in epoxy and/or fiberglass?

Jbo
by jbo_c
Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:11 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Luan? Exterior Pine?
Replies: 3
Views: 2291

Luan? Exterior Pine?

I am starting my first boat project with my son. The specifications are for 1/4" exterior Luan(Bateau.com cheap canoe). I can only find luan labeled as moisture resistant. The thinnest exterior I can find it 11/32 pine(about double the weight of the luan in spite of the close measurement). Which way...
by jbo_c
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stretching the cabin on CS models
Replies: 2
Views: 1984

Progress

Thanks for the feedback, Archie. Sounds like you know exactly what I'm asking and why. I'm a little intimidated about building the CS20, but that is the one I'd really like to do. My son and I will be building a pirogue this fall as a preliminary project to ensure that I want to tackle a bigger one....
by jbo_c
Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Briggs and Stratton Inboard
Replies: 2
Views: 2364

Briggs and Stratton Inboard

Anyone ever made or seen an inboard engine on a small boat made from lawn equipment type motors? Can it be done? I'm thinking I might be able to power a Pierre Dory that way. I've got access to those really cheap. However, my guess is that by the time I modified the drive, it wouldn't save anything ...
by jbo_c
Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Harbor Freight Trailer
Replies: 15
Views: 9839

Got one

I've got one I use for a RiverHawk. My only real complaint is that they don't supply submersible lights with it. Seems dumb to me.

For the money, I think this is a perfect little trailer.

Jbo
by jbo_c
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stretching the cabin on CS models
Replies: 2
Views: 1984

Stretching the cabin on CS models

How much issue would it present to stretch the cabin on either of the cabin skiffs? I'd like to take up maybe an additional half of the cockpit space and trade it for cabin space. Would that move the center of gravity too much toward the back? Will the design allow it without significant modificatio...
by jbo_c
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Converting a sailboat to power
Replies: 3
Views: 3853

Converting a sailboat to power

I had posted about a micro-cabin boat and got some good feedback on what I'm looking for. But, can anyone give me ideas on converting a small day cruiser sail to a power boat. Many of the are exactly what I'm looking for, but I don't want to sail. Seems like a no brainer to build it without the sail...
by jbo_c
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Micro Cabin Boat
Replies: 2
Views: 1977

Found one

Thanks, Kens. That's about exactly what I'm looking for. I found a plan for the one I originally saw, but it's not stitch and glue. This is my first, so I'm really hoping to find one I can do with stitch and glue.

Jbo
by jbo_c
Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Two person pontoon
Replies: 1
Views: 3277

Two person pontoon

Not sure where to post this. Since the commercial version is people powered, I guess I'll post here. I've been considering a "personal pontoon" for river fishing. Has anyone ever seen plans for something like this in wood, or maybe something a little bigger - with just room for a chair for one or ma...
by jbo_c
Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Micro Cabin Boat
Replies: 2
Views: 1977

Micro Cabin Boat

I'd like to build a [b]small[/b] cabin boat that would allow me to maybe take one person with me for a ride, but only handle one for overnights. I'd like it to be in the 10 to 12 foot range with a beam of maybe four feet -really like a wide pirogue with a permanent cover on it. I'll need it to be pr...
by jbo_c
Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glen L CS20 info
Replies: 18
Views: 6656

Cabin Size

I'm with you on the size of the regular cabin skiff. The guy in the picture looks like he's in a bathtub too. That's why I'm expecting to build the CS20. I say expecting because I've only just found Glen L in the last couple of weeks. But I've always wanted to build my own boat, so I've got a lot of...

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