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by PeterG
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help with Boat Build choice?
Replies: 12
Views: 164

Re: Help with Boat Build choice?

Time, cost and a place to build it are all big factors, everyone had to pick their design based on those. Although woodworking ability is a factor too, most of us here had basic skills and learned what we needed as we went. As a first project, if you have a big enough place and cost is not a restric...
by PeterG
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scooter Build - Planking
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Scooter Build - Planking

Chug has a good suggestion, you can cut the problem pieces loose from the notches and shim them. You can lay out or re-establish the centerline of the hull and check the distance between the centerline and the outer edge of the chine at each frame, make sure this is per the plan dimensions. Do this ...
by PeterG
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monroe Malahini
Replies: 81
Views: 14992

Re: Monroe Malahini

Great job, can't wait to see more!
by PeterG
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scooter Build - Planking
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Scooter Build - Planking

JimmY has it right in that the frame structure, chines and sheers need to be straight and faired-in for the plywood planking to get the smooth lines and proper full contact between the plywood and the structure you are attaching it to. I don't know the Scooter except for the Glen-L description. Can ...
by PeterG
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Use of Layout Boards.
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Use of Layout Boards.

A layout board serves basically two purposes: making templates for frame pieces and assembling the frames. It can be used for anything you need to draw full size and build full size. Boatbuilders often have a mold loft which is a floor where the boat is drawn full size in three different views. Thos...
by PeterG
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Sydney Barrelback 20'
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Sydney Barrelback 20'

To raise the deck to allow for thicker cover boards, could you mount the deck battens on the deck beams rather than notched into the deck beams. You could do something like that, but the deck beams put the athwart ship curved shape into the deck planking (plywood or boards) and it might develop &qu...
by PeterG
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 77
Views: 3896

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Port/Starboard... Starboard/Port... Tomayto/Tomahto...
You just gotta love those sweet lines and the flare of the bow on that hull!
Your planking looks great, keep up the good work!
by PeterG
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Sydney Barrelback 20'
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Sydney Barrelback 20'

You are correct that the bull nose is solid wood that was rounded over to make the shape. When you look at how Chris Craft constructed their boats, the basically used a standard hull and they added the thicker cover boards on top of the sheer clamps and made the deck as usual but higher up to be flu...
by PeterG
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Securing Gas Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Securing Gas Tank

You might try making a picture-frame type of rack, sized for the fuel tank and permanently attached to the battens. Make the frame using an L-shaped cross section for a lip that holds the tank from sliding. If you make your frame with wood, you could install a poly plastic protector strip between th...
by PeterG
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 4028

Re: Rampage Update 2017

Nice work! Making good progress.
My guess is that bolt hole on the forward mount is for a belt-driven accessory like an alternator or raw water pump, something like that. Someone here on the forum must know what it's for...
by PeterG
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 744
Views: 114608

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Looks great Skip! Nicely done, and well deserved cudos from the show attendees!
by PeterG
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Interior Waterproofing
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Interior Waterproofing

Very interesting article by a West System representative. I am usually skeptical of articles such as these, they are trying to sell you on their product being better than the next guy's. Though, everything the West rep states about the West epoxy and the Penetrating Epoxy A is consistent with Don Da...
by PeterG
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Interior Waterproofing
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Interior Waterproofing

This will start a big discussion... I have not used CPES but I plan to for encapsulating the interior of my boat. There are several options for waterproofing: using CPES, or neat epoxy (regular epoxy without additives) or a two-part epoxy bilge paint. There are oil based alkyd bilge paints too, but ...
by PeterG
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?
Replies: 17
Views: 474

Re: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?

BarnacleMike wrote:Holy smokes, what a GORGEOUS boat!


I know, right? And set a new benchmark for workmanship and beauty! Really sharp.
by PeterG
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fairing the sides on the malahini transom
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Fairing the sides on the malahini transom

You are making great progress! It is best to install the planking in one step, The plywood will flex into place with the proper curvature and will be less risk of trouble than doing it one edge at a time. The skeg dimensions are found at the bottom of sheet 2 in the profile view. The spray rail dime...

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