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by VT_Jeff
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Eric's C21
Replies: 3269
Views: 192616

Re: Eric's C21

Eric1 wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:43 am The boat cover did well until it snowed. It collapsed and the snow became rain, the rain turned to ice...
I had a similar experience with my "uncollapsable" homemade Grady cover. My episode started with wind. Lots of it.

Glad to see you back!
by VT_Jeff
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Removing outboard from boat.
Replies: 21
Views: 190

Re: Removing outboard from boat.

cracked_ribs wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:38 pm At 245 pounds I'd be tempted to try to lift it off by hand just to see if I could...
says the guy who literally breathes fire.....
by VT_Jeff
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff
Replies: 154
Views: 6932

Re: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff

it was apocalyptically loud. Out of all the very funny shit in that post, this had me laughing the most! The two bassists and the siren streak were runners up. That's great stuff! This site is literally the closest I get to social media so I appreciate the occasional asides. Glad you mostly lived t...
by VT_Jeff
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 271
Views: 22464

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Started the stern deck. I had a hard time determining how to locate the hatch openings and came up with this: I clamp 2 nails on the inside of each of the 4 hatch frame sides, with just about a steenth proud of the frame top. I then drop the deck panel down using pre-drilled alignment pins. I run a...
by VT_Jeff
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 271
Views: 22464

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

I clamp 2 nails on the inside of each of the 4 hatch frame sides, with just about a steenth proud of the frame top. I then drop the deck panel down using pre-drilled alignment pins. I run a 25lb weight over the whole surface to ensure that each nail marks the panel, then I pull the panel off and qu...
by VT_Jeff
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Removing outboard from boat.
Replies: 21
Views: 190

Re: Removing outboard from boat.

I lifted my ski boat in my garage with 2 come alongs and 2 4' 4×4s across the cieling joists, one above each lift eye. I drilled holes through the ceiling/loft floor and ran some chain around the 4×4s and hooked the come alongs to the chain. Worked like a charm. You could back up your ceiling joist...
by VT_Jeff
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Removing outboard from boat.
Replies: 21
Views: 190

Re: Removing outboard from boat.

I lifted my ski boat in my garage with 2 come alongs and 2 4' 4×4s across the cieling joists, one above each lift eye. I drilled holes through the ceiling/loft floor and ran some chain around the 4×4s and hooked the come alongs to the chain. Worked like a charm. You could back up your ceiling joist ...
by VT_Jeff
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 271
Views: 22464

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Started the stern deck. I had a hard time determining how to locate the hatch openings and came up with this: I clamp 2 nails on the inside of each of the 4 hatch frame sides, with just about a steenth proud of the frame top. I then drop the deck panel down using pre-drilled alignment pins. I run a ...
by VT_Jeff
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Another Privateer Roamer Skiff
Replies: 111
Views: 52476

Re: Another Privateer Roamer Skiff

after some further reading on fitting these intricate shapes I have decided to utilizing the "ticking stick" method seen here: https://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/fit-irregular-impossible-shapes-ticking-sticks/ Will get to pulling the shape monday and see how it goes! ​​​...
by VT_Jeff
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Carolina Skiff J16
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: Carolina Skiff J16

Those ribs are a puzzle! I'm wondering if part of their purpose was to prevent any saturation from spreading fore/aft. Was each compartment isolated from the others or were there limber holes that joined each section?