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by kens
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 826
Views: 281788

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, I think you got a lot of room for improvement on that. That is a cool windshield, yes, but room for improvement. I been thinking of the wood frames for a long time, that center piece can be streamlined and lightened ,,,,,,easily, and needingly. It is the outboard one the more difficult. And th...
by kens
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 826
Views: 281788

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Is that outer edge blended into the cockpit coaming??
by kens
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: books on wiring
Replies: 11
Views: 144

Re: books on wiring

Don't get too wrapped around the axle on the idea that heavier wire is better. I disagree with that thought. Proper wire is the correct size, not oversize. Oversize is heavy, bulky, bigger bend radius, cost more, and then the terminal ends might not fit, NEVER, NEVER never trim strands of wire to pu...
by kens
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Peoria Illinois
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: New member from Peoria Illinois

I used to have a flat bottomed skiff also with tiller motor. used it in Subic bay. When conditions blew up tough, I often loaded all the weight to one chine, made it run on its chine. yes, it did get up on plane, with one chine up in the air, the other with zero freeboard, and your presenting a v-bo...
by kens
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 826
Views: 281788

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Wow Neel, looks nice. Looks like you are transmission limited with the 71c/383. Y'know with all the modern stuff, like factory roller cam, vortec heads, aluminum heads, etc. 1Hp/cu. in. is actually realistic. That would be 383HP. C'mon Neel, drop the other shoe, get a 72c and let the 383 Breathe !!!...
by kens
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 826
Views: 281788

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Lot of nice curves going on there, I can't wait to see it.
did you find a trailer yet ??
by kens
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Gathering 2021
Topic: Who is coming and where?
Replies: 42
Views: 3999

Re: Who is coming and where?

well, I wouldn't wait on your State, you can drive it around and we won't say anything........
see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing......
We would love to see it in person anyways
No need for State permission to come party !!
by kens
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Engine/Transmission For A Crackerbox Build?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Engine/Transmission For A Crackerbox Build?

If you like Fords, then use a Ford. The boat won't care.
Several builders have put a 1:1 VelvetDrive in a crackerbox. Its doable.
Have you looked at this pages?? scroll down to crackerbox
https://www.glen-l.com/picboards/picarchv.html#c
by kens
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mai Tai on wheels at last
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Mai Tai on wheels at last

Looking forward for a sea trials report,
Congrats
by kens
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Gathering 2021
Topic: who is in favor of Catering such that we do not need to cook?
Replies: 27
Views: 1494

Re: who is in favor of Catering such that we do not need to cook?

this number came up in a separate conversation
and open for discussion

https://www.facebook.com/justinsfoodtruck/
by kens
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Gathering 2021
Topic: Who is coming and where?
Replies: 42
Views: 3999

Re: Who is coming and where?

we got b4
by kens
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Boat Videos
Topic: Seattle Barrelback test run
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Seattle Barrelback test run

Sweet. Congrats !!
by kens
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Slither build in GA
Replies: 119
Views: 18770

Re: Slither build in GA

My go-to sanding filler is West 410 thickened epoxy.
but not for natural bright finish, it is for painted areas only
by kens
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Embedded bolt fasteners in wood , bolt threads
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: Embedded bolt fasteners in wood , bolt threads

I couldn't resist doing some kind of stress test, because I am putting pure tension on the face ply of plywood. I put one 1/4" bolt into a 2" x 4" (8 sq. in.) mahog block bonded to 3/4" ply. Without any scales to measure with, I connected to a whole engine (about 800lbs), and picked it up. The ply b...
by kens
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Embedded bolt fasteners in wood , bolt threads
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Embedded bolt fasteners in wood , bolt threads

Here is a technique for bolting to wood. I searched the forum and couldn't find it. A fellow member asked me to post this. West System Geoudgeon Bros. has published embedding bolt threads into epoxy, but, they are not removeable. Here is bolt threads in wood. This method leaves the nut embedded in t...

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