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Old 05 April 2016, 00:51   #21
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IMHO, you have a seriously cool thing going on that I'm sure has crossed many peoples minds. How can you not like speed tubes?

I hope you get the time to share what you are doing, I'd be all over it!
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Old 05 April 2016, 20:43   #22
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Showed pix of your boat inside the houch and told my new Nanai'mo bride I should be able to bring me boat inside in front of the Plasma screen and fun loving cats just like other boat builders get to do......
We could even cut back on Glenlivet, once she sees how much fun the glue fumes are......Oh well...no joy.

That's a great looking log house you have there mate.

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Old 05 April 2016, 21:12   #23
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Lol!!! Good try on getting permission to drag the boat into the house, you would have loved it. It just makes so much sense.... mind you not one female has ever agreed with me on that point. Funny thing is I do have a fully equipped shop behind the house but couldn't get the right temps and humidity needed for the glueing process.


As for the house. Thanks. I'm still finishing off some trim work here and there, I've been cobbling the place together for the past eight years as time and money allow. I built the place with minimal cash and maximum sweat equity.

I live off the beaten path so property is reasonably affordable and if you're crafty with some good helpful friends, you can pull off a roof over your head with a bit of effort.

Lastly.... am I to understand you have a Nanaimo bride from the island?
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Lol!!! Good try on getting permission to drag the boat into the house, you would have loved it. It just makes so much sense.... mind you not one female has ever agreed with me on that point. Funny thing is I do have a fully equipped shop behind the house but couldn't get the right temps and humidity needed for the glueing process.


As for the house. Thanks. I'm still finishing off some trim work here and there, I've been cobbling the place together for the past eight years as time and money allow. I built the place with minimal cash and maximum sweat equity.

I live off the beaten path so property is reasonably affordable and if you're crafty with some good helpful friends, you can pull off a roof over your head with a bit of effort.

Lastly.... am I to understand you have a Nanaimo bride from the island?

Yeah she was born there, I figured a Canadian bird would be more comfortable around my guns.

Here's my boat rolled up on the way to the living room when the chick was away visiting. I sat in her for a week watching Gillian's Island and getting pissed on rum as I laid out the deck plan.

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Old 05 April 2016, 21:44   #25
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Well done on the island girl, they tend to be reasonable. You should be fine.

And thanks for the tip on the approach to a proper layout. I have to figure out how to manage my remote steering and throttle control. The Gilligans Island and rum method should speed things along for me. I'm going to try it.
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Yeah she was born there, I figured a Canadian bird would be more comfortable around my guns.

Here's my boat rolled up on the way to the living room when the chick was away visiting. I sat in her for a week watching Gillian's Island and getting pissed on rum as I laid out the deck plan.

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Been away for a few days working on the mainland earning my keep....

I have survived and will be focusing effort on completing the transom support attachment bits and building a simple "console" to house my newly acquired remote steering hardware.

All planing and layout will be under the suggested "Squid Boat method" described above.

About to pour rum ( truthfully...more rum...) and surreptitiously download Gilligans Island episodes to prepare for the task at hand. Serious business....
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Been away for a few days working on the mainland earning my keep....

I have survived and will be focusing effort on completing the transom support attachment bits and building a simple "console" to house my newly acquired remote steering hardware.

All planing and layout will be under the suggested "Squid Boat method" described above.

About to pour rum ( truthfully...more rum...) and surreptitiously download Gilligans Island episodes to prepare for the task at hand. Serious business....
Brain food.

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It's true.....
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Progress....

Home for a bit so I tackled the transom issue. Made and attached the riser, backed it up with marine ply glued and screwed on both sides. I can not see this coming apart so I can stop worrying about that and move on to the thrust board issue.

It would be nice to tackle the trust board from both sides but my floor is in really good shape and I have just enough room to pull off a repair as is. Admittedly, I don't look forward to the preparation required. The thrust board is fine on one side so I will over lay a large patch on the good side with a healthy overhang., screw down a piece of lathe over the hypalon that attached to the wood bit to keep it from lifting. Replacing both attachment points on the dodgy side and also backing up with lathe. Should hold as all my new bits are over sized and damn near twice the thickness of the original hypalon.

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic"s.....
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The thrust board....

I have 9" of luxurious headroom to work with.

I have gained a considerable amount of respect for the people who repair these boats. I am beginning to see how one can find oneself in a predicament for what initially seems like a straightforward repair.

I can see how it takes a certain mindset to get through it all in the correct fashion. More power to you people.

If my boat ever goes in for repair, I promise to happily pay (one of you....) with a smile on my face and a hearty handshake.

Lastly, in the second picture a half moon shape can be seen where the neoprene separated from the hypalon. Should I remove all of that or will the glue bond to the neoprene? I plan to sand about 1" past the existing out line and put in a replacement piece.

This could very likely be a dumb question and I probably know the answer but I am hopeful a glue guru will applaud the idea of "saving" the "heritage" piece of neoprene and gluing over......
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