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by hoodman
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 14
Views: 1262

Re: Tuffy Build

I used 6oz cloth. Haven't launched yet so I can't speak to ultimate durability but It didn't take a ton of epoxy to fill the weave. You're doing a great job on your boat! Tuffy is a cool design.
by hoodman
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Alabama
Replies: 30
Views: 861

Re: Squirt in Alabama

Looking good! It's a lot of fun to stare at when you get to this stage.
by hoodman
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO - Here's lookin' at ya
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: GERONIMO - Here's lookin' at ya

It looks really great, Bob! Looks like you will have lots of great adventures aboard her soon!
by hoodman
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Carriage Bolts ?!?
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Carriage Bolts ?!?

Good call on the threaded rod.
by hoodman
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Mini Laser-Cut Boat
Replies: 9
Views: 79

Re: Mini Laser-Cut Boat

I would just be interested in a pattern that you could clamp to the end of each sheet. Then rout it with a pattern bit. Seems like it would be much easier than a scarf joint (if you have a pattern). Maybe there's a way to print the pattern and paste it to a sheet of plywood. It would be fiddly to ma...
by hoodman
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Mini Laser-Cut Boat
Replies: 9
Views: 79

Mini Laser-Cut Boat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj6XRUj81Zw This is really interesting. This guy designed and manufactures laser-cut flat pack boats. The thing I was most interested in was the puzzle cut plywood joint. I was thinking if there was a template for these puzzle joints you could cut them with a router a...
by hoodman
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2167
Views: 267067

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Just don't moor downwind of Carl :wink: ! I'm kidding. It looks great Carl!
by hoodman
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

I was going to say plane it until I saw you said it was only 1/8" thick. Thickened epoxy would work really well on that roughness. Gel magic is pretty expensive though. Have you tried thickening regular epoxy? Your boat looks great so far by the way.
by hoodman
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando
Replies: 118
Views: 22988

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Really nice! Is it going to have air?
by hoodman
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Carriage Bolts ?!?
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Carriage Bolts ?!?

I'm no marine architect but that carriage bolts do seem like overkill for this application. Not to mention that would be horrendously expensive if you used Si Bronze.
by hoodman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 634
Views: 108986

Re: Matt's Geronimo

That's funny, Matt! You just need a 12" chrome grab handle on the passenger side to dress it up. Sitting in this Geronimo, there's so much freeboard. That dash you see in the picture is 8 inches tall in the middle and there's still plenty of legroom. I won't have a ton of gauges but plan to hav...
by hoodman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 751
Views: 131865

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

:( Consider building a place to store it? I think I'm on the other end of the spectrum. I enjoy being on the water more than I enjoy building. Hence my choice of a simpler design. All that to say, I think I get why you would make that decision.
by hoodman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 634
Views: 108986

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Thanks, Mike! Here it is with some relief cuts in the corners. The bottom is flat which I think will be appropriate for this design. I also added a coat of epoxy. The coamings, windshield, and a couple of other details will be the same wood. Should make for a really nice contrast to painted topsides...
by hoodman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 129
Views: 11848

Re: Michael's ZIP

Maybe you should wrap that dash in plastic or even cardboard until after the flip Then you won't get glue on it or drop a chisel on it or something.

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