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by cracked_ribs
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Removing outboard from boat.
Replies: 21
Views: 203

Re: Removing outboard from boat.

That's funny - I have also cracked ribs, and also sneeze massively.

It's not the best combination, all right.
by cracked_ribs
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Removing outboard from boat.
Replies: 21
Views: 203

Re: Removing outboard from boat.

boguesounder wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:48 pm ...dropping an outboard would hurt...

...crackedribs...
In retrospect I am the worst possible person to be giving advice here.

Safety 4st!
by cracked_ribs
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Removing outboard from boat.
Replies: 21
Views: 203

Re: Removing outboard from boat.

I make no claims to being a good example but I'm all in on cautionary tale.
by cracked_ribs
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff
Replies: 154
Views: 7028

Re: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff

Well, when I get a copy, I'll put it up - I've only heard the rawest form so I don't know if it'll be any good or not, but it's on tape, anyway... I'm glad you enjoy the weird asides, I rarely know how much information to include or exclude. I've been lucky to get to do a lot of stuff that I find in...
by cracked_ribs
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Removing outboard from boat.
Replies: 21
Views: 203

Re: Removing outboard from boat.

If it was me doing it, I'd probably just lower the trailer tongue right down to the floor, jack up the axle as necesary, run a line up to the joist, block the motor under the skeg and lower the boat out of the way. All you're doing is balancing the engine, you don't have to hoist it. Pop the stand i...
by cracked_ribs
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff
Replies: 154
Views: 7028

Re: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff

I do like seeing them run again...this boat seems to be a freebie magnet so that's cool. At this rate, if I sell my big boat when I'm done, I may actually join that microscopic class of "boatbuilders who came out financially ahead after a build." I'm no white-hot outboard mechanic or anyth...
by cracked_ribs
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff
Replies: 154
Views: 7028

Re: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff

All right, I finally have a somewhat photogenic update. I'm working on ensmoothenating the hull...it's actually fairing out pretty fast. https://i.imgur.com/UQ2lzSB.jpg Fairing pics are always super boring though and I won't go to far into that. I am laying down my own mix of epoxy and a combination...
by cracked_ribs
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: In-line raw water strainer
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: In-line raw water strainer

Hey, stop interfering with my self-image as an iconoclastic rebel who breaks all the rules and lives life on his own terms!
by cracked_ribs
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: In-line raw water strainer
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: In-line raw water strainer

I am definitely stealing this.
by cracked_ribs
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: PG25 or GS28
Replies: 52
Views: 1393

Re: PG25 or GS28

Thank you TomW - I am starting to see that the difference between build time on these boats comes down not to functionality but looks! That is one of the most important foundational realizations of boatbuilding right there. You can have a workboat in a few months. You can have a masterpiece in a fe...