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by narfi
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: And the planning begins!
Replies: 33
Views: 1219

Re: And the planning begins!

I am at a similar place as you and have been researching a lot the last couple of months. I do not think pure electric drive is wise at the current stage of technology, You just don't have enough solar real estate to be practical and if you are running a diesel you may as well be more efficient and ...
by narfi
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 98
Views: 5232

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

2hrs. Made the cutting and forming blocks for the two rear bulkheads. Could have probably freehanded them in less time, but if I mess one up during assembly and need to remake one, or inevitably damage one during the life of the plane, it will save me time in making a replacement and be a "quic...
by narfi
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1838
Views: 178131

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

No. That is the cabin sole you see. ah ok, weird optical elusion then :P Wow, your sole is 6" thick?? That is a serious sole!! Jeff I assume that 6" holds the frames/bulkheads tying the hulls together and thick enough to be the platform you walk on 'floating' above the water between the h...
by narfi
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 98
Views: 5232

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

0 hours Went to start building the rear bulkheads last night and found a contradiction in the dimensions, so called it early and binge watched some shows my son was wanting to watch. Called Roger this morning and he is looking into it as well as more parts for me to build. Anyone know what scratch b...
by narfi
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1838
Views: 178131

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

your under seat storage only seems to go ~1/2 way down, the lower 1/2 is accessed from the hulls?
by narfi
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 98
Views: 5232

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

2.5hrs Made the form and cutting blocks for the wing root ribs and ground out the fluting grooves in it and the nose rib blocks I had forgot to grind them into. The root ribs top flange goes from 60° at the nose to 90° at the rear spar. I puzzled over best way to do that and decided to just make the...
by narfi
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 98
Views: 5232

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

That was twenty years ago and I was too broke to keep chasing it so I gave up. The kidneys turned out to be OK, but I had mentally moved on and gotten into motorcycles hard core so I really don't miss it much. I've given thought to building an ultralight or buying a PPC, but in all honesty I don't ...
by narfi
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 98
Views: 5232

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

It's true that a lot of people start and never finish such projects, but that certainly doesn't mean that nobody finishes. Your progress is quick and I'd wager a $20 bill that you'll hit your timeline. Thanks for sharing. Years back I started building a Corbin Junior Ace two seater and never finish...
by narfi
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jacques Mertens-Goossens
Replies: 48
Views: 2021

Re: Jacques Mertens-Goossens

terrible news, I hope he is able to recover quickly!
by narfi
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty
Replies: 98
Views: 5232

Re: Narfi's Zenith CH750 Super Duty

1hr was all my fingers could take of the cold last night, hot coffee and rum don't seem to help the toes and fingers much. Got the wing butt nose rib formers done. Picture includes the main nose rib I did Sunday, still need to grind the fluting in them but that's pretty quick. Someone posted yesterd...