From: bradford raby <sailormon@...
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2000 8:05 AM
Subject: Re: Topaz
This may be out or order, but leads to the next letter.
>Sam, no problem with questions. If it is ok I will later make suggestions
>based on my own experiences which I have not made public. For instance if
>you use an engine control like the honda, you must make some changes to the
>up down button which I am about to do. I have bent my prop at least three
>times and chewed the sides of the boat more than that. This after cutting
>out the aft corner. I will send along my suggestions later if ok.
>As to the foreward enclosure, I filled with pour in foam. I may still
>consider pouring the glycol in the cracks to seep down to the lowest point.
>I found that where the one quarter inch ply flattens toward the aft, it was
>flexible and hoped that the foam would give it backing. Later I will
>address the engine mount where I am still having a slight problem of
>around the lower engine mounting bolts which spend some of their time below
>water. Perhaps a second shelf just below where the lower bolts go
>heavily glassed so that any water entering would be contained here. Must
>for now, got to clean out a car I just put on the market. Brad