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 on: April 22, 2014, 03:46:23 AM 
Started by penguin - Last post by EasternshoreBob
There has got to be plenty of those V4 Omc motors around, do some searching for a used head.

 on: April 22, 2014, 03:42:18 AM 
Started by David Read - Last post by EasternshoreBob
You could put down some cheep 1/4 ply when working on edges that may drip.

 on: April 22, 2014, 12:09:46 AM 
Started by David Read - Last post by Dave B
Part of it is working clean, but there will still be some drips that you don't notice until they've set. My concrete floor is smooth and most will pop right off with a chisel. Stubborn ones will scrape off with a little heat. If your concrete is rough or a brushed finish it might be a problem.

 on: April 21, 2014, 11:51:53 PM 
Started by David Read - Last post by David Read
I see people building on back patio's,garage floors and driveways.For the most part I dont see alot of mess on the shop floors in the pictures. What is the deal with ecsess epoxy as far as cleaning up after build? is the concrete forever ruined by the boatbuilding or is there some process to clean up the mess. I'm planing build on outside slab with framed tarp for cover in southern california. is there a prep for concrete for epoxy to be able to clean up or does one have to live with epoxy covered slab forever? It is not a deal breaker for me i just was wondering if there is an educated solution to help cleanup in the end.

 on: April 21, 2014, 08:44:21 PM 
Started by penguin - Last post by adam_k
That is a common motor.  You should be able to find parts.

 on: April 21, 2014, 08:35:39 PM 
Started by lowpine - Last post by lowpine
Excellent job on the boat.  I really like the colors.  Great idea with the PVC...  I might have to copy that this winter!

What size outboard are you going to strap to the back of it?

thanks.  I scratched my head for a while trying to come up with a frame, I wanted something that would 'hook' on the cleats so that nothing would rub on the paint.  It's kind of hard to see from the pics but it hooks on the cleat by the anchor well too, that helps tie the whole thing together.

Now that KenF replaced his engine with some respectable hp, I'll have the low hp title   Cheesy.  The engine is on the boat and I intentionally excluded any pics just to build suspense.  This will be a cliff-hanger till pics of sea trials are posted  Grin

Steve RVA

 on: April 21, 2014, 08:11:51 PM 
Started by lowpine - Last post by lowpine
What model trailer have you got there. My freebee trailer is getting a little hooptee.

It's a loadrite, one of the skiff models rated for 1500 lbs.  Honestly, I'm pushing it with the trailer and may have to get something bigger.  I put a fold-away tongue extension on it to make it work.  I'll see how it does when I pull it around.  I'm within the weight rating and the tongue weight is good, I'm hopeful.

steve RVA

 on: April 21, 2014, 07:30:43 PM 
Started by Dave - Last post by Dshoe
great looking boat congrats....

 on: April 21, 2014, 06:50:51 PM 
Started by penguin - Last post by penguin
The good news is I screwed up only one hole.  Three are fine.  I tried to carefully chase the thread (keeping crap out of the cylinder) but no luck. Threads are done.  

Helicoil kit itself is $60 and it sounds like the consensus is that I should remove the head even if I go this route.  That has me thinking of possibly getting another head and keeping the damaged one as a spare.

I doubt I can get a new one - part is (obviously) discontinued.  I assume I would also need a new head gasket too.

 on: April 21, 2014, 06:06:31 PM 
Started by Keith_M - Last post by tolman_paul
I don't trust any scupper to seal over the long haul.  Between fish parts, leaves, sand, etc, they just can't be relied upon to seal.  If I was to build another widebody I'd elevate the deck 3 1/2" off the stringers (full width 2X4).  As I recall I raised my deck 1 1/2", and the scuppers end up underwater with four people fishing.  I keep the drains plugged when underway, and when we've built up enough water on the deck or when washing it down on the way back to the dock we pull plugs and let it drain.

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