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by Yachts66
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bamboo Spars
Replies: 6
Views: 5081

Re: Bamboo Spars

Bamboo is very common here and used for almost everything, including masts. If you get bamboo that is in a wet area or near water, the walls will be thicker, thus the stalk stronger and will make a better mast. Bamboo air dries quickly. Take a sharp knife and shave off the green outer bark, it serve...
by Yachts66
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just call me Bill.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1894

Re: Just call me Bill.....

Hey you can ship it in pieces with us.....if it's not in pieces at first, it'll be when you get it!!! :roll: :oops: :shock: :? :lol: :lol: I knew a guy in Costa Rica who made furniture. He shipped it to the States in crates made from exquisite hardwoods. Once unloaded, the crates were dismantled an...
by Yachts66
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just call me Bill.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1894

Re: Just call me Bill.....

Welcome aboard, Bill! I used Google Earth to look up Alcantara, Cebu, Philippines. What a beautiful area! The area photos showed many of the boats you described. Where do you get epoxy and fiberglass cloth in that part of the world? Good luck with your Build, Bill!!! Look at GoogleEarth again and j...
by Yachts66
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Marine plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 3986

Re: Marine plywood

Jprice said: Um, boiling water for 72 hours??? Expect a spike in your gas bill and an irritated spouse if you use this method. :shock: :lol: This is the Philippines! I have no wife, but I do have a maid and cook. They were none to happy with me for tying up the stove for so long, but they got over i...
by Yachts66
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Big Hunk Changes.... Bottom Battens?
Replies: 3
Views: 2611

Re: Big Hunk Changes.... Bottom Battens?

WOW great articles, thank you. I guess I've dated myself now as being a part of the Geezer old school crowd! :oops:

I'll do it your way and see. I do notice there is an absence of longitudinal members on these plans. I've got to admit, that concerns me. Comments?

Thanks,

Bill
by Yachts66
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Big Hunk Changes.... Outboard to Inboard
Replies: 2
Views: 2059

Re: Big Hunk Changes.... Outboard to Inboard

Palawan is nice, but you know they have crocodiles there, right? LOL Moalboal is one of the diving meccas for the Philippines. It's nice here. Nothing about this boat will be Baca. I'm thinking Yanmar 75hp or perhaps something in the 50hp range. I'm adding some frames, so it will be a little longer ...
by Yachts66
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum cost ..$$$
Replies: 15
Views: 16208

Re: Aluminum cost ..$$$

LOL if you have to ask, you can't afford it!! LOL

Bill
by Yachts66
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Marine plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 3986

Re: Marine plywood

Simple test to check the quality and suitability of your plywood. Cut some square pieces small enough to fit in a pot. Fill the pot with water and put it on the stove with the samples floating in the water. Turn on the heat and put a lid on it. When the water comes to a hard boil, turn the heat on s...
by Yachts66
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just call me Bill.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1894

Re: Just call me Bill.....

How much you want? Do you want it rough cut or smooth? Green or kiln dried? You pay shipping of course! :wink:

Bill
by Yachts66
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Big Hunk Changes.... Bottom Battens?
Replies: 3
Views: 2611

Big Hunk Changes.... Bottom Battens?

Prior to this build, it's been my habit to attach the plywood sheeting directly to the frames. I cut a few limber holes to allow water to flow to the low point, but the plywood is screwed and epoxied directly to the frame. The plans call for using bottom battens. I'm not sure what the advantage is o...
by Yachts66
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Big Hunk Changes.... Outboard to Inboard
Replies: 2
Views: 2059

Big Hunk Changes.... Outboard to Inboard

I'm building the Big Hunk and outboard motors are very expensive in this part of the world and not easy to come by either, so I want to convert the plans to an inboard installation. I'm thinking the way to do it is to add a keel to accommodate the propeller shaft and give some protection to the prop...
by Yachts66
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just call me Bill.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1894

Just call me Bill.....

New here, just starting to build the Big Hunk with cabin option. Have been knocking around boats most of my life, and building them for a good bit of it. My first love is metal boats, but for the past couple of years I've been building wooden boats, go figure! Plan to get back to metal in the not to...

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