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by billy c
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 340
Views: 69416

Re: modified malahini

I used those clips and they hook pretty well into the slots on the tank. I think you could straighten the clip bottom and mount vertically off the edge of the tank platform and save yourself some space.
Billy
by billy c
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Window Frame Design
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Window Frame Design

If it were mine it would be as beefy as possible as you are using it as a handhold as well. Also consider allowing for gasket material around the "glass" I think 1-1/4 would work well for that size windscreen especially if you run with the ample side supports as pictured.
Billy
by billy c
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Completed Ke Pau
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Completed Ke Pau

Wow that floats you pretty well! You need to build another one for the kids :D
by billy c
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 18
Views: 2459

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

I would run an adhesion test on a sample and see whether the fiberglass has great adhesion. Try it with heat too as your finish will be baking under the sun. If less than perfect results. I would skip the glass and just apply varnish above the waterline as per instructions.
by billy c
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Completed Ke Pau
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Completed Ke Pau

Nick
Nicely done ...I know you tried it ... where's the picture :lol:
Billy
by billy c
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Monte Carlo coverboards
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Monte Carlo coverboards

Brian, If you are able to select your own lumber, pick boards that have a natural curve in them and you will find that goes around the bow toward first cockpit pretty much in one piece. If you end the board with an angle cut, you can get the grain to appear to transition nicely throughout. I think t...
by billy c
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: TEST BOAT
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: TEST BOAT

Bill, that will be interesting to see how they hold up. Sounds like you have some real challenging conditions to test them in! Over the years on my boats, the finish usually failed due to UV exposure, checking of the fir plywood, or cosmetically where the weave of the cloth showed due to being a dar...
by billy c
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2577
Views: 424924

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Wow Carl that is looking real good. What progress you have made this year!
...Makes me want to start on my next boat. :D
Billy
by billy c
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 239
Views: 57127

Re: Michael's ZIP

Looks good Michael. Sighting down the length of your chine, sheer and longitudinals will pick up longer flats and curving lines that the level and batten will not. Amazing what your eyes alone will be able to detect. I always use that as my final test to see if the hull is truly fair and ready for s...
by billy c
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Bill, Roberta and forumites!
Billy
by billy c
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: attaching ply subdeck
Replies: 20
Views: 927

Re: attaching ply subdeck

When you impact your first dock on a rough day, or are out in tough seas you will be thankful for all the fasteners you put in there. :roll: Experiment on test pieces to get the proper amount of epoxy on your glue-up so you have no cleanup. I usually roll a coat of neat epoxy on the bottom of the su...
by billy c
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: attaching ply subdeck
Replies: 20
Views: 927

Re: attaching ply subdeck

...or a palm nailer if you do not want to predrill
Billy
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by billy c
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 or ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2070

Re: Tahoe 23 or ?

T-
Give this link a try. It has a slideshow of Miss Chris
Billy
https://www.boatbuilders.glen-l.com/mis ... /slideshow
by billy c
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Fisherman

Recheck your frame and rolling stand to make sure they are square, level and plumb. Doesn't take much to lose an inch if this is not perfect.
by billy c
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: question re finish
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: question re finish

Bob-
That would be the only way to fair the hull other than maybe risking sand thru of a thin veneer. The 2 part finishes are very thin and would not be in any way helpful in leveling the surface.
Billy