New mahogany runabout web site now open

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by Psuedomonas, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Psuedomonas
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    Psuedomonas Psuedomonas

    Hi Guys- I've posted a few times her, but only now getting serious. I'm a retired Army doctor now building mahogany runabouts that combine elements from several 1930's boats. Check out my work at http://www.mahoganyheartthrobs.com.

    Dale Hamilton
     
  2. duluthboats
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    duluthboats Senior Dreamer

    Extremely nice work Dale, the dual cockpit looks great, glad to see you worked it out. Have you had her out with 4 people in it yet?
    Gary
     
  3. Psuedomonas
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    Psuedomonas Psuedomonas

    responding

    No, I have not had 4 people out. However before I decked her over I took her out with 1000 lbs of concrete blocks in it. Did well- just below her painted waterline.
     
  4. Wayne Grabow
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    Beautiful boats and a great shop! The website is well organized also. Good luck with your endeavor.
     
  5. sean-nós
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    Very nice work, and what a job to have spending the day building these boats I am so jealous. I know the work that goes into these builds and can see its more about the boat than making $$$$.
    Hope it all works out well for you best of luck.
    "Any tips on where to get cheep windshield brackets" they seem to have gone up in price over the last few years its as if they are made of gold.
    Maybe I should start making them instead of boats and sell them on ebay.:)
     
  6. Psuedomonas
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    Psuedomonas Psuedomonas

    window brackets

    No such thing as cheap ones. Mine are cast from the original CC molds and supplied as bronze. They still have to be chromed making your investment near $500. Good luck
     
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    good luck with it all
     
  8. Landlubber
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    Nice work mate, hope that you can survive with them.
     
  9. Psuedomonas
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    Psuedomonas Psuedomonas

    If I can answer any questions or discuss thia or any other boat, I can be reached at drh6242@aol.com
     
  10. Eric Sponberg
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    I can see you take pride in a clean shop--there is no sawdust in most of your photos.

    Good luck on your efforts; yours are very nice looking boats.

    Eric
     
  11. sean-nós
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    I see in your construction details that you coat both sides and bottom with 10 ounce E cloth, can you get a bright finish with 10oz or will you see the cloth through the epoxy. I am just about to coat mine but was thinking of using 6oz on the bottom and 4oz on the sides to get a clear view of the mahogany.

    Any tips would be great,THANKS
     

  12. Psuedomonas
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    Psuedomonas Psuedomonas

    you caught me!!

    My mistake- the bottom has 10 ounce E glass- but is then heavily faired with epoxy and microbaloons to give a slick finish. The mahogany sides get 6 ounce E glass- and that is just about invisable under varnish- or in my case, I use automotive clear coat.
     
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