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by pete gibbs
Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi ,Frank from Nj
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Hi ,Frank from Nj

Just started good on a Duck Boat Too build.
I;m living on Staten Island in NY.
If i can offer any advice holler.
by pete gibbs
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: epoxy instead of nails
Replies: 7
Views: 7944

Re: epoxy instead of nails

Yeah, all good thoughts and ideas. I never thought of the weak link being the glue to the first ply of the plywood... Well I'll certainly look at using only epoxy on the deck that takes only 1/8" plywood that I'd rather not screw down. I'll keep the screws on the hull though. Wouldn't want to strike...
by pete gibbs
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: epoxy instead of nails
Replies: 7
Views: 7944

epoxy instead of nails

Silly question probably but since epoxy will usually be stronger than the material its bonding together why not use only epoxy to bond certain pieces together without nails/screws or such? I know in some applications screws are needed to draw and hold a piece but what about say a second layer of ply...
by pete gibbs
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Lengthening a duckboat too
Replies: 6
Views: 2287

Re: Lengthening a duckboat too

So what do you do when all three spaces are different lengths? If 10% of the overall is 1'-2 3/4" yet the three spaces are 60", 42" and 21" do you prorate the space % of overall to the same % of the amount the boat can be lengthened? Does it matter that the distance that can grow is only 10'-3" beca...
by pete gibbs
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Lengthening a duckboat too
Replies: 6
Views: 2287

Re: Lengthening a duckboat too

There are two frames and each are different lengths apart. The length of the boat is 12'-4 and of course 10% of that is 1'-2 3/4" which = an overall of 13'-6 3/4". The specifications say the boat can be lengthened 10% overall. The plans say 10% longer from the aft end of the stem. This leads me to b...
by pete gibbs
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Pete on Staten Island NY
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: Pete on Staten Island NY

WE made it ok. We live on a hill. Three blocks away, not so much. A lot of people lost everything including their lives by not listening to common sense. It is a rare commodity, especially in the NE. But yes, happy to get started. Thanks for the welcome post.
by pete gibbs
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Lengthening a duckboat too
Replies: 6
Views: 2287

Re: Lengthening a duckboat too

To make my question clearer, the distance from the transom to the first frame is 60". 10 % more= 6". Distance from the first frame to the second is 42". 10 % more= 4 1/4". The distance from the second frame to the back of the stem is unknown exactly at this time but using 10'-3 for the keel that dis...
by pete gibbs
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Pete on Staten Island NY
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Pete on Staten Island NY

Hello there.
I'm from VA, but am living on Staten Island now and am starting a Duck Boat Too project now.
First time boat builder and am excited to get started.
by pete gibbs
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Lengthening a duckboat too
Replies: 6
Views: 2287

Lengthening a duckboat too

Hello. I want to lengthen the duckboat too by 10% or as much as I can. The plans say I can by moving the forms a porportionate amount from the back of the stem aft. The kelp measures 10'-3"from the back of the stem to the transom. Should I add 10%to that measurement and also space the frames 10% fur...