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    09-30-2017, 10:15 PM
    Zuri replied to a thread Zuri in Building / Repair
    I think it's to be kinder (increase longevity) to the manifold and to further make sure that no water ever gets inside (even after corrosion of the...
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    09-30-2017, 09:59 PM
    Keep posting Greg. I'm interested. If I don't have anything useful to contribute, I typically don't comment. It doesn't mean I don't enjoy or...
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    09-30-2017, 09:46 PM
    Zuri replied to a thread Zuri in Building / Repair
    I'd do just that if I didn't already have the fitting and location established. I'm using the original factory fitting and location for the exhaust...
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    09-30-2017, 09:40 PM
    Zuri replied to a thread Zuri in Building / Repair
    Thanks Bruce. I downloaded it and read it. It's pretty much on par with all the others. Here's the diagram from "Don't Drown Me". In this case,...
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    09-30-2017, 08:56 PM
    Zuri replied to a thread Zuri in Building / Repair
    Yes - if using a plastic or fiberglass muffler, give it at least 6-9 inches to ensure the water mixes with the exhaust gas before hitting the muffler...
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    09-30-2017, 06:32 PM
    Thinking of eliminating the forward hatch. I just don't think it will be very usable. Pulled the Sampson post back and included a stepped bulkhead...
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    09-30-2017, 06:21 PM
    Wow Frank! I see where that exclamation point comes in now. It takes some Moxie to pull that off. Is this you? (3) head sails, mizzen, a...
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    09-30-2017, 03:33 PM
    Zuri replied to a thread Zuri in Building / Repair
    Greg - yes, thanks. The books that I have also address this and have recommendations. Tom - I hear you. Sometimes, this is just plain madness. ...
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    09-29-2017, 08:52 PM
    Zuri replied to a thread Zuri in Building / Repair
    That makes sense to me. I'm moving the loop directly over the muffler to mitigate that volume. I have a couple marine diesel books and I'll dig...
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    09-29-2017, 08:34 PM
    Zuri replied to a thread Zuri in Building / Repair
    Thanks Andrew. Looks like I need to do a little more homework to make sure this will work adequately and most important - protect the engine. ...
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    09-29-2017, 07:58 PM
    Zuri replied to a thread Zuri in Building / Repair
    On second thought - looks like I might have one more space for that muffler. I really don't want to take the exhaust system around the prop...
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    09-29-2017, 07:00 PM
    Zuri replied to a thread Zuri in Building / Repair
    Thanks Garret. Reading that and then I found this - straight from Beta marine, which is the engine I'm using. I need to rework this. Good...
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    09-29-2017, 05:57 PM
    Zuri replied to a thread Zuri in Building / Repair
    Thanks Daniel. Calling on you diesel gurus out there. I'm mocking up my exhaust with some pvc pipe to figure out the run, how much exhaust hose...
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    09-29-2017, 10:32 AM
    Thanks Frank - that's great. I bet you get a lot of funny looks when you hoist that topsail. Is that a bowsprit and cutter configuration I see on...
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    09-28-2017, 11:06 PM
    You have a Hartley TS 16 with a Jackyard Topsail and yawl to boot? I'd like to see a photo of that. You might be right about the boomkin. The...
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    09-28-2017, 04:38 PM
    Yes - Alex suggested that too. A very sensible suggestion that I am not going to do. I'm turning this into an electric drive. I'm leaving that...
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    09-28-2017, 02:42 PM
    Painted glass over ply for me with a generous amount of non-skid. The toe rail, rub rail, hatch, hatch runners, handrails (not shown yet) and a few...
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    09-28-2017, 02:19 PM
    Would you be going traditional carvel planking on this one or strip ala Wiz? Travis
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    09-28-2017, 12:35 PM
    Also a good point about the differences in drawings and the real thing. Sometimes profiles look better in the real world vs line drawings. ...
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    09-28-2017, 12:18 PM
    I think that might make the cabin look even more pronounced, and as you say, it's pointless for me. The cabin design is only one aspect. For the...
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    09-28-2017, 11:40 AM
    Thanks Dave. It does. For me anyway. If I were a 6 ft tall person, I'd scale the whole thing up about 12%. That ends up with a 19 ft boat, 38...
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    09-27-2017, 06:52 PM
    That's a pretty good stash you've got there Greg. Watching with interest. Travis.
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    09-27-2017, 06:45 PM
    You guys are a tough lot. I'll try to post dirtier photos. Not sure about sculling or yuloh Steve, It would be fun to experiment with them. ...
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    09-27-2017, 12:45 PM
    Alright Steve, I'll try to post more dirty pics. I mean of my shop. Here's one. Travis.
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    09-27-2017, 12:11 AM
    Are you thinking of doing this one? It came up with a Google search for Fenwick Williams. Stepping it up in size from the Eun na Mara? ...
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    09-26-2017, 11:36 PM
    Thanks, That's what Desert Rat is going to build. For reasons suited to me, I'm pretty sure I'm going to build my variant. When done, it'll be...
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    09-26-2017, 11:27 PM
    Thanks Alex. I won't really be cruising in this like you do with Fire-Drake. This is more of plunking around daysailing, lake sailing, exploring...
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    09-26-2017, 10:17 PM
    Zuri replied to a thread Zuri in Building / Repair
    Thanks guys. Ya Greg, I couldn't imagine trying to align or service the engine on some boats I've seen. It also helps that the new motor is...
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    09-26-2017, 10:37 AM
    I did encase the motor. There are 3 layers of 6 oz glass. This motor is 12v. All out (55 lb thrust) it's pulling about 570 watts from the...
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    09-25-2017, 09:56 PM
    Zuri replied to a thread Zuri in Building / Repair
    After a couple days, epoxy is hard enough to sand, holes drilled out, bolts test fit. Ready for paint. And a couple coats of paint. ...
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