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by jladdsmith
13 Feb 2013, 18:08
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Porter Cable Pancake Compressor
Replies: 17
Views: 754

Porter Cable Pancake Compressor

I have the same model and it does good for what it's intended to do. It will not run air tools at all- anything past a stapler or nailer. They are very loud in comparison with higher quality compressors. I have one literally 8 times the size and 5 times the power and it's about 1/5th as loud as the ...
by jladdsmith
13 Feb 2013, 17:49
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Pet teeth cleaning with anesthesia (Warning)
Replies: 17
Views: 2378

Pet teeth cleaning with anesthesia (Warning)

Toy Boat, Brother, I just shed a tear for Jake and your family. Dogs aren't children but darned close. JRT's are a uniquely special breed. I'm not all that sensitive and almost never call anyone "brother", but I truly understand. My Coltrane looked a lot like your Jake and we had gone through a whol...
by jladdsmith
02 May 2012, 17:42
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1964 johnson 9.5 wont run right with the cover on it
Replies: 9
Views: 3854

1964 johnson 9.5 wont run right with the cover on it

+2, I have the same motor and mine won't run in a barrel (even with the cowling off) without a fan on it. I heard it had something to do with the low profile design of the motor. Works fine on the river.
by jladdsmith
01 May 2012, 20:02
Forum: Boat House
Topic: While working on YOUR various projects what is the worst...
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

While working on YOUR various projects what is the worst...

In a college job, was making a custom sound room for an A/V shop I worked for. MDF at all angles with bondo glass in the corners. By myself one early morning, ran my ring finger through the mechanism of a belt sander. In the front, out the back. Passed out after about 30 seconds of hopping around on...
by jladdsmith
18 Apr 2012, 00:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Added a kick-up skeg/rudder to my toy boat
Replies: 24
Views: 1653

Added a kick-up skeg/rudder to my toy boat

Microskiff CustomGheenoe TinBoats Oh, and forget anything other than class II from here on out. Period. Also, I did that 5,400 (which dropped to about 3,300) over 16 miles in a *&$%@# open top Canoe. No kidding. Lost the boat 12 miles in and decided to hump it out alone. The other teams found the bo...
by jladdsmith
18 Apr 2012, 00:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Added a kick-up skeg/rudder to my toy boat
Replies: 24
Views: 1653

Added a kick-up skeg/rudder to my toy boat

You have nearly 1100 posts here on TinBoats?

Just noticed that.

Plus, you're all over my other boards!

Anyway, your commission check is in the mail.
by jladdsmith
17 Apr 2012, 23:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Added a kick-up skeg/rudder to my toy boat
Replies: 24
Views: 1653

Added a kick-up skeg/rudder to my toy boat

Rich, I'm about 165lbs soaking wet. The first two kayaks are not for me. I may buy a third. We host church events sometimes around our house. We have a lake out front and a river backyard. I'm looking for the most stable boat for this river. Dad (about your age) and kids need to know to get away fro...
by jladdsmith
17 Apr 2012, 23:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: my take on foam or no foam
Replies: 35
Views: 1463

my take on foam or no foam

Consider that I just went through it with this guy on another thread "How Much Foam"

He is listed as being from Alabanana.

Feathers ruffled all around.

Move on, guy.
by jladdsmith
17 Apr 2012, 23:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Added a kick-up skeg/rudder to my toy boat
Replies: 24
Views: 1653

Added a kick-up skeg/rudder to my toy boat

Ha Ha, Rich.

I too, love to tinker. Enjoy your boat. I love it when you buy something and it just happens to fit your life. As in just makes it into the van and just happens to work nearly perfectly for what you had in mind.

-J
by jladdsmith
17 Apr 2012, 22:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Added a kick-up skeg/rudder to my toy boat
Replies: 24
Views: 1653

Added a kick-up skeg/rudder to my toy boat

Rich, Thanks for introducing us to this little kayak. I have two of them on order and possibly a third. Been studying the pictures, but I don't understand what is going on here. What (other than weight) is keeping the skeg in the water? It seems like there would be some wear points that could cause ...
by jladdsmith
17 Apr 2012, 21:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How much foam?
Replies: 18
Views: 990

How much foam?

You're absolutely right. My opinion on your responses regarding foam was combined from this thread and http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25102 Another useful tip to the OP's of these threads would be that: Instead of using two part urethane foam (which is a huge mess and must be done...
by jladdsmith
17 Apr 2012, 21:15
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How much foam?
Replies: 18
Views: 990

How much foam?

The wine bladders were collected from "the ex" over time. My points are presented. I would never buy a new boat with wine bladders epoxied under the decks. I would, however, replace neglected hulls having saturated foam with them without hesitation as it is a better solution for non structural appli...
by jladdsmith
17 Apr 2012, 20:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How much foam?
Replies: 18
Views: 990

How much foam?

jigngrub, I think you're off a little bit here and potentially misleading others. The foam only works if it is displacing water. In your scenario above, this would only be true if the "abundance of foam" were able to displace enough water relative to the weight of the rest of the boat above one's fe...
by jladdsmith
28 Sep 2011, 19:56
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: PSG-1
Replies: 1
Views: 384

PSG-1

I think we exchanged emails about 7 years ago about your build. Are you the guy that built the RIB(ish) craft with Nitrogen?

Militia type man? If so, good to see you around tinboats!
by jladdsmith
28 May 2011, 15:35
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1989 Johnson- Major Problems Help Please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

1989 Johnson- Major Problems Help Please!

I just wanted to say thank you to Pappy for the response. You're the guy I was hoping would respond!

I'm going to try some of the things you and others mentioned and will report back.