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by PeterG
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 237
Views: 48702

Re: Tom's Tahoe

I haven't found good photos or videos of the process in action, but Don Danenberg has a description on his website: http://www.danenbergboatworks.com/Planking.htm about half way down the page. He uses a custom base/fence on a laminate trimmer with a spiral straight cutting bit. It's a way of getting...
by PeterG
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 168
Views: 32103

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Sweet! Bet that will purr like a kitten :)
by PeterG
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 168
Views: 32103

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Looking great!
by PeterG
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 88
Views: 8784

Re: Fisherman

What a great method, works on both sides of the joint and both sides of the boat. This goes into my notebook for my build :)
by PeterG
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 380
Views: 112063

Re: Aussie Belle

Nice!
That hull looks so glossy one could mistake it for a plastic hull.
by PeterG
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 380
Views: 112063

Re: Aussie Belle

Looks great! Making good progress now.
How is the clearance between the prop blade tips and the hull? Seems that might be reduced slightly after moving the shaft and motor forward.
by PeterG
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lake Dora ACBS show.
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: Lake Dora ACBS show.

Simply awesome! Glad to see you get a richly deserved award.
by PeterG
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS

I'm a bit late to this but will offer up what I did with scarf joints. I prime the mating surfaces of the joint with neat epoxy (no filler or thickeners) using thin coats and letting it "soak in". Epoxy doesn't really penetrate much at all but the neat mix will usually go further into ithe wood than...
by PeterG
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 68
Views: 9742

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Cool trim! Thanks for the radius, clever idea :D
by PeterG
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 68
Views: 9742

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Your deck is coming along great! I just noticed the inlay strips in your carlings, really nice touch. Question: what radius did you use for the corners of the deck where it meets the carlings? They have a classic look to them.
by PeterG
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 168
Views: 32103

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

Way cool touch! For support some nice curved laminated braces in the same wood would look sharp?
by PeterG
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 402
Views: 69419

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I'd have me a bald spot from all the head scratching needed to figure that shape out... Looks great though!
by PeterG
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 88
Views: 8784

Re: Fisherman

What Bill says! If you are satisfied and happy with it, it's definitely close enough. A 1/16" variation usually won't be visible. You're doing great and your boat is coming along nicely!
by PeterG
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 88
Views: 8784

Re: Fisherman

Sounds like you have the meranti figured out! I used meranti for all of my flat pieces like transom, motorboard, gussets, stem, etc. I found your cutting methods most helpful. One other suggestion I got from this forum is to use a razor or utility knife to precut the face ply prior to sawing it, it ...
by PeterG
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 380
Views: 112063

Re: Aussie Belle

Ohh, those transom bands are pretty! The cutwater is always a challenge to weld while minimizing any weld shrinkage and warping due to the heat. I've seen some use the backbone mold you speak of and also using a heat absorbing mud-like material caked on the metal near the weld joint. Heat input cont...