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by DeltaDawg
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: RowMe

All the stitches are in. I epoxy laminated 3/8" butt blocks over the 1/4" butt blocks and drove 48-1" screws from the planking into the butt blocks and have a much stronger joint now. I have lots of bronze screws left over from the Wee Hunk build and unused Sea Knight fastener kit. Glen-L in the pla...
by DeltaDawg
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: RowMe

Paint and hardware arrived from Jamestown Distributors. Started stitching the panels. Bending 1/4" plywood is much easier than bending 3/8" was. I heard a crack in a port side butt block, I am going to clamp a temporary inner and outer sheer above those butt blocks before I stitch further and tighte...
by DeltaDawg
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: RowMe

I got nail ends cutoff at butt block planking joints and sanded. She fits my new Ironton trailer with extended Moose metal tongue perfect. Leland
by DeltaDawg
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: RowMe

Previous post was from stitch and glue kit shipment this photo is from fiberglass covering kit shipment that arrived UPS last night you can see shipping tape not sticking and peeling away. This is feedback note from John with tracking info read Glen-L wanted me to write a review. Leland
by DeltaDawg
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: RowMe

@Gayle Brantuk I know you have a new employee @John Brantuk since I last ordered a shipment with epoxy. This is just feedback so you know if you want to change training or procedures packing shipment. The stitch and glue kit that arrived tape on the box was not adhering to the cardboard maybe old ta...
by DeltaDawg
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: RowMe

Update Marine Douglas fir plywood pieces all cut out for RowMe. I learned 20 years ago on my Wee Hunk build a saber saw, now called jig saw, splinters the hell out of fir plywood so I used a 7-1/4" carbide tipped circular saw, the curves are gentle enough to make the slow turns. I used my table saw ...
by DeltaDawg
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: RowMe

I did learn a lot from building 2 Grizzly steel string guitar kits. Dowel and glue on necks are difficult to get straight without an expensive jig, bolt on neck is much easier. Sanding down the saddle and adjusting the truss rod to adjust string action shouldn't be dreaded. Thank you Billy for turni...
by DeltaDawg
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: RowMe

Trophy fish? I a hope so, thank you Billy. I am continuing to take online Justinguitar lessons, I enjoy it. I haven't built anymore guitars but I have 2 Yamaha guitars that I like. On that $70 Grizzly kit I put together 10 years ago the bridge split, I am not going to repair it. It sits next to the ...
by DeltaDawg
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

RowMe

Cut side planking from marine grade Douglas fir plywood. Cut transom and motor board from old Sea Knight frame kit. Stitch and glue kit and hatches arriving this week. I will enjoy the build and have a boat in time for river salmon this fall. Punched my favorite Sacramento and Mokelumne river fishin...
by DeltaDawg
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff "Rainboat"
Replies: 7
Views: 2284

Re: Console Skiff "Rainboat"

Nice video Neil. I can see the happiness, excitement and pride in you and your boat in the kids and grown-ups on your launch day. Congrats. Leland
by DeltaDawg
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff "Rainboat"
Replies: 7
Views: 2284

Re: Console Skiff "Rainboat"

Rainboat looks nice. Have you had her out in the ocean and how does she handle in the swell? Are you past the break-in of the outboard to where you can open her up and are you happy with her up on plane? Color looks like a Honda is that what you bought, what HP and why? Thank you for sharing your pi...
by DeltaDawg
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff build
Replies: 10
Views: 5406

Re: Console Skiff build

R1200rme, I corrected that cell in my Google Sheet. The labor only factor's in with my county assessor's personal property ad-volerum tax calculation. I have opted for the polypropylene sheet constructed Porta-Bote. No trailer required carry it on the top of my pick-ups lumber rack, no storage costs...
by DeltaDawg
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff build
Replies: 10
Views: 5406

Re: Console Skiff build

Bill Edmundson had a saying something about without the screw-up there would be no miracle recovery. I have the "long beams" spread for my wider motor well from transom to bow. I found deck plate flush hatches I can space to inspect and get access to bilge after I epoxy putty the sole and flat to th...
by DeltaDawg
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff build
Replies: 10
Views: 5406

Re: Console Skiff build

Hi Footer, The Sea Knight frames are demolished, I salvaged a little plywood and mahogany. It was designed and drawn with a tight motor well not suited for today's 4-stroke motors, steering tilt tubes, engine maintenance and operating envelope. If you are interested in the Sea Knight there are folks...
by DeltaDawg
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff build
Replies: 10
Views: 5406

Re: Console Skiff build

The Console Skiff and trailer cost estimate is coming in at $15,000 versus $9,000 for the dory I built in 2001. 3/4"x4'x8' Hydrotek Meranti marine grade plywood $152.59 a sheet and $83.84 for AB marine grade Douglas fir. BC (British Columbia Canada) softwoods have been hit hard by Trump tariffs here...

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