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by canadianwelder
Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Another Hankinson update
Replies: 10
Views: 36025

Desert Rat wrote:Lodestar was designed by the Glen L team. Ken Hankinson was part of that team when he worked for Glen L (many years) before going off on his own. Glen L owns the total rights to the Lodestar. Contact Glen L for further info
Thank you. Will do.
by canadianwelder
Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Another Hankinson update
Replies: 10
Views: 36025

Boy, am I confused!

Barry, After reading the posts on this thread, I am somewhat confused as to the connection between Hankinson & Glen-L. Last summer(2007), I bought the plans & patterns for Ken's Lodestar 55. I plan to begin construction on hull #1, in the spring/summer of 2009. I appreciate that I am required to pay...
by canadianwelder
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Digital format of Glen-L plans
Replies: 28
Views: 11755

Gayle, (Regarding steel/aluminum boats) Personally, I prefer the full plans, as you sent them to me. Something that you might consider, however, are cutting files, on disk. From my own perspective - as a welder & shipfitter at the local drydock - the plans, as they stand, are perfect. For one whom m...
by canadianwelder
Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:10 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum cabin & steel hull?
Replies: 10
Views: 9634

In weighing the advantages/disadvantages of building from steel or aluminum, some of the considerations would be as follows: 1)Steel plate is more ductile than aluminum, that is, more willing to stretch & bend, than fracture(tear). 2)It is far easier to repair a damaged steel hull or deck, especiall...
by canadianwelder
Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum cabin & steel hull?
Replies: 10
Views: 9634

Dave, The traditional method of having aluminum superstructure w/ steel hull & deck is to use a rubber gasket with stainless bolts. An alternative is to use transitional material - aluminum/steel strips(triclad, etc.) which are explosion welded together. The transitional material is extremely expens...
by canadianwelder
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: how powerful mig do i need?
Replies: 9
Views: 6709

Wally,
I would suggest that you use wire for most of your build & save the GTAW for small projects, due to the difference in speed between the two processes.
Mike
by canadianwelder
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Glue/adhesive instead of welding
Replies: 3
Views: 9152

When you consider the forces placed on a boat, full fusion of all joints would be crucial to the integrity of the structure.

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