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by rlaggren
Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: Kaea gets new home, as someone else's new home
Replies: 9
Views: 3089

Re: Kaea gets new home, as someone else's new home

From what I've seen about San Francisco bay, 90% of the boats in any marina get taken out less than twice a year, and I may estimating the usage too high... That's whole bunch of money flowing into the harbor office for close to zero active benefit to the owners - a lot to pay for a dream symbol. Gr...
by rlaggren
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Different Wisdom
Replies: 306
Views: 85760

Re: Different Wisdom

I thought FRP = Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic = (common name) fiberglass... GRP = Glass Reinforced Plastic = (common name) fiberglass... Don't know what those 4x8 sheets at the box stores are made like. Maybe just grind a little, see how deep that smooth gel coat goes; normally when fabbing fibergla...
by rlaggren
Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Different Wisdom
Replies: 306
Views: 85760

Re: Different Wisdom

> 8" short... Hmm. A real pro welder _might_ be able to fill that gap... But it'd take time and beer. <GG> Your plumbing tree looks great. I like the service (main shut off) valve as close to the place where water enters as possible (as long as it's accessible) because it's your emergency shut-...
by rlaggren
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Different Wisdom
Replies: 306
Views: 85760

Re: Different Wisdom

> plumbing I think I'd put the "first" valve, the main service valve that cuts off water to the whole shebang, immediately after the exterior hose connector, not after the Pressure Reducing Valve. Use as few valves as possible - save space, reduce complexity. You don't need service shut-of...
by rlaggren
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 778
Views: 165255

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

> keep windows.., for appearance...

If it would be _just_ for appearance _and_ you'd rather tin over the openings you might get 85%+ of the appearance with a faux window paint job...

Just an idea. <g>


Rufus
by rlaggren
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 778
Views: 165255

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

A true work of art, Jack. Wonderful to see. Thanks for all your posts and ideas.

Rufus
by rlaggren
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Boats
Topic: Boat Sitting
Replies: 38
Views: 13142

Re: Boat Sitting

> can't think of anything else to do... That's how a whole lot of stuff gets done... <g> > main sail... Put something on/over it to protect it from the sun. The sail cloth itself is pretty sure Dacron and IIRC sun doesn't matter to it - but the _thread_ stitching the sail together is polyester (most...
by rlaggren
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 778
Views: 165255

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

Jack Your method sounds plausible to me. Only issue might be the filler cracking over time if the joint flexes much. Should still hold fine but water might start to be a problem. But I don't know squat myself. I just ran across some _real_ psychos making their own body panels and spent time reading ...
by rlaggren
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Boats
Topic: Boat Sitting
Replies: 38
Views: 13142

Re: Boat Sitting

> drain Seems like you could just pump it "dry". The remaining shallow bit should be able to expand _up_ w/out damaging the tank. But think this through as I don't now the configuration of your tanks. The antifreeze s/b simple enough anyway. > bulkhead... Consider whether it actually needs...
by rlaggren
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 778
Views: 165255

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

Can't recall if you clarified this before... Looks like you're skip welding the sheet metal, that's clear. Doesn't look like you hammered any of the welds but not sure I can really tell from the pics. Am I right to assume you're going to fill in the spots all along the seams? The hood looks like a l...
by rlaggren
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: MacNaughton Voyager 29
Replies: 4
Views: 2803

Re: MacNaughton Voyager 29

> liveaboard...

That computes, I guess. The sheer in the rendering looks OK but that transom resembles a barn door. Can't help thinking there must be some consequences there. I guess double-ended it would have less interior and make for a more difficult build.
by rlaggren
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: New housetruck in construction
Replies: 17
Views: 7783

Re: New housetruck in construction

I think quite a few people these days feel a mobile bedroom meets their needs with a coffee maker for wet mornings an extra points option. Works well for "car camping" as many sites have decent facilities, especially if you "eat out" a lot.

Rufus
by rlaggren
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: Sprinter Conversion...
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

Re: Sprinter Conversion...

A fine lesson in Get-It-Done. Somebody obviously thinks a Benz looks better... <g>
by rlaggren
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1935 Chevy school bus
Replies: 778
Views: 165255

Re: 1935 Chevy school bus

> genny louvres...

Water and mud spray from the wheels? Plumber by trade here, got a lot of respect for water dripped into me...


Rufus
by rlaggren
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Alternative Power
Topic: Blinded?
Replies: 1
Views: 2097

Re: Blinded?

Well, well. Possible. Wonder what they look like after hours? Might turn your living into the twilight zone...

Rufus