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by RonW
Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Marine Plywood Types... Opinons wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 4543

Well I will throw in another option, that I believe is far better. Harbor sales are now carrying signal mdo made by olympic, can be shipped anywhere, reasonable priced particularly when compared to foreign made plys. Good quality mdo has been used for boat hulls for over 50 years. Probably the best ...
by RonW
Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: What The Heck Is MDO Plywood
Replies: 11
Views: 9125

TRy this link for harbor sales on the plympic signal mdo.

http://www.harborsales.net/lookups.cfm? ... Composites

You can get this also in 10 ft. lengths.
by RonW
Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: What The Heck Is MDO Plywood
Replies: 11
Views: 9125

Here is a little info on mdo which stands for medium density overlay and hdo stands for high density overlay. It has been used for boat hulls for 50 years and is a excellent product. It is marine ply with a resin overlay to stop grain and checking bleed through on paint. BUT not all mdo is created e...
by RonW
Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who Wants Grits?
Replies: 8
Views: 4764

Well Dave that is about the longest and most classy definition I have ever heard concerning GRITS. If during the civil war, If Mr. Lincoln had only known to go after the supply line of GRITS , little did he know, that the war would have been over with in less then 6 months. Without GRITS the confede...
by RonW
Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Plans / "Daniel Wells"
Replies: 2
Views: 3696

http://web.archive.org/web/20031120212455/www.boatdesigns.com/cgi-bin/store/web_store.cgi?page=danielwells.html&&cart_id=1440905_24893 Very nice, that is a lot of boat and a lot of work. I take it you are using the douglas fir for framing, and the western red cedar for planking. Strip planking maybe...
by RonW
Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson's Sweet 16 is Afloat.
Replies: 7
Views: 6894

The sweet 16 a little tugboat, hope you learn how to load in pictures.
Give us a report on the boat, how it handles and feel.
What did you built from, steel, or plywood?

I always though Ken's stress skin steel was very smooth and pretty.
by RonW
Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wooden Boat forum
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

Graham, go here and use this search devise for the wooden boat forum..

http://www.woodenboat-ubb.com/ubb/ultim ... 1;t=011955
by RonW
Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wooden Boat forum
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

Graham. I is a member, you should have had a password overnight or in a day or two at most. If you don't get approved by tomorrow, do it again or send a e-mail to them.. It is a good forum with a lot of info and opinions, the discussion can get uncortious from time to time, stand your ground.They ha...
by RonW
Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Horse-power?
Replies: 6
Views: 3878

Here's the hard core answer to your question. You say 12 knots in a 40 ft. pontoon houseboat that weighs 5 tons. There are charts to give you the basics, you take the square root of the waterline length and multiply it to get your hull speed. In this case the square root of 40 is 6.32 and multiply i...
by RonW
Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Another Legal Question...re. selling your finished boat...
Replies: 2
Views: 3959

Good question Hazen.. The best person to answer you is glen-l.
This is their business, they can tell us all what the deal is,
what the average percentage of plans is the royalty fee and so forth and so on.

Did you save the hankinson plan page, neat, good deal..
by RonW
Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: sweet 16 minitugboat by ken hankinson
Replies: 3
Views: 4492

I believe that of all of Hankinson's plans, his tug boat line is one of the most unique and neatest of all. And it would be a shame for the tugboat plans not to continue to be available. I hope you find a set. Some one mentioned that Hankinson'a phone message said he was retired, and if you had a se...
by RonW
Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Can I build an aluminum boat from stell plans and pattern?
Replies: 2
Views: 5894

Yea but you got to increase everything, somewhere around 50%.

http://www.thomasecolvin.com/ALUMINUM%20ALLOYS.htm
by RonW
Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Looking for a few Ken Hankinson plans to buy
Replies: 10
Views: 8422

http://www.glen-l.com/designs/workboat/workboats.html

Are you familar with this page,? The vee dory is the same as the one hankinson had. Plus quite a few larger boats to choose from.
by RonW
Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My latest boat
Replies: 12
Views: 6551

Very neat Graham, think you should lobby Barry into adding a model making link, and you can be the model making guru.
by RonW
Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Lost posts
Replies: 1
Views: 2768

riddleywalker.

If you need to move my post back down to boat power to help restore the other posts, then by all means do it.
The important thing was getting a new heading set up for those who might want to play with electric and has no concept of what they are doing..Like me.....Ronw

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