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by metalstorm
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: question about sheers and transom frame
Replies: 1
Views: 645

question about sheers and transom frame

I am getting ready to start my sheers but have a few questions. The notch on the frame that is attached to the transom, I need to make that quite a bit bigger but it is already attached to the transom. Any tricks on how to do that or just use small files? Another question on far out from the frame s...
by metalstorm
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Just bought myself a new set of plans
Replies: 22
Views: 2437

Re: Just bought myself a new set of plans

I didnt get the newsletter either, confirmed it was not junked as well.

Not a big deal, just saying.
by metalstorm
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Transom knee question
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

Re: Transom knee question

vupilot wrote:It looks as if youre using a frame thickness slightly greater than the plans call for therefore it does not match up flush with the plywood?


Didnt think of it but that is probably what happened
by metalstorm
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Transom knee question
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

Re: Transom knee question

Thanks for the info, I did mention in the post though that the screw heads there are just temporary to hold for the epoxy to set and I just havent removed them yet. You are correct about the knee not being straight it has not been sanded yet, this was just a very rough test fit to see what work I ne...
by metalstorm
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Transom knee question
Replies: 8
Views: 1591

Transom knee question

Hey guys I have both boatbuilding with plywood and the boatbuilders notebook but it doesnt seem to have too much info on the transom knee. here is the issue I have right now, in the picture you can see the gap from the transom knee to the transom itself. Should you make a shim that goes in that gap ...
by metalstorm
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Carriage bolt info
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Carriage bolt info

Hey guys, I have boatbuilding with plywood but am still a bit confused on the carriage bolts. Is there any good pics or tutorial on how to actually install them, I am building the cruisette. From what I can tell you just drill through the keel and stem and then put carriage bolts through? The stem i...
by metalstorm
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Carriage bolts
Replies: 1
Views: 1806

Carriage bolts

Hey I am building the cruisette which needs •5/16" x 4" - 4 rqd. and some 5" as well.

The only ones I can find on the site are 6", will it be fine to use those and just grind off the extra or should I find the a supplier with the specific length I need?
by metalstorm
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Limbers in battens
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Limbers in battens

I have a question about the Limbers you cut in to the battens. In the boatbuilding with plywood book it shows the ones near the transom that you make on all of battens so the water will go in to the middle of the boat by the keel. That part makes sense, I am pretty sure you do not make these notches...
by metalstorm
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cruisette build
Replies: 17
Views: 2256

Re: Cruisette build

Thanks Gayle.

Got the chines on now. Not the best angle for the pic but its hard to get a straight shot with how crowded the garage is.
by metalstorm
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Livewell?
Replies: 8
Views: 2229

Re: Livewell?

No live bait, is it a cruelty thing ,we get best resultes with live bait...... Old Aussie....Peter... not really we just don't want invasive fish spices in our waters/ I understand this more than general public here I used to work for the Parks and rec here in Utah. And we have in some lakes a very...
by metalstorm
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: getting started on a cruisette........I hope!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: getting started on a cruisette........I hope!!!!!

The frames are fairly close but probably not as precise as yours are. I used a piece of plywood for the layout board, the tracings made on the layout board are very exact. My actual frames when sitting on top of the layout board to be put together fit in to the outline where it matters such as the j...
by metalstorm
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Livewell?
Replies: 8
Views: 2229

Livewell?

Hey I was really surprised that I did not find anything about making livewells when I searched the forum. Does anyone have any good methods to make one? As well anyone have any good recommendations on size and where to place one on a cruisette? I am far from that point yet but want to have as much o...
by metalstorm
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chine logs and sheer clamps
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Chine logs and sheer clamps

That was actually a really old post I found, I was just curious what Iggy was talking about there and I see he still posts frequently so I responded on the old post to ask.
by metalstorm
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: getting started on a cruisette........I hope!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: getting started on a cruisette........I hope!!!!!

Just wondering where you are at on building?

I am currently working on the Chines for my cruisette and they are driving me insane.
by metalstorm
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chine logs and sheer clamps
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Chine logs and sheer clamps

Hi Adam, The chine, sheer and batten pieces need to be continuous.. but you can use 2 smaller pieces and join them together to make the size. There are few kinds of joints... scarf.. butt.. lamination. I used the scarf method for my chines and lamination method for my sheers. The Glen-L Boatbuildin...

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