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by Kevin Morin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Where to obtain plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 3683

Re: Where to obtain plans?

Rereading the last remarks- the emailer asks if I'm trying to discourage new welded builders? (!) Not at all... however, if you don't know what is ahead, and spend a lot of money to get ready to weld, buy some metal and start building without being sure what to do exactly...... or what to expect.......
by Kevin Morin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Where to obtain plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 3683

Re: Where to obtain plans?

Sometimes, after we have a series of questions and answers on a thread, I'll get an email asking about some aspect of the threads' ideas or answers. I've published my own email so that anyone can feel free to email me, if they don't want to post online for whatever reason. In many of those cases, in...
by Kevin Morin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Where to obtain plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 3683

Re: Where to obtain plans?

North, I don't use ply patterns and really don't think they're needed- the methods I use are to use a take-off strip OR, when using software which I do now.... output to X,Y points from a sheet baseline/edge and fair with a batten (appropriately sectioned extrusion); then cut. Yes, as I've done this...
by Kevin Morin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Where to obtain plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 3683

Re: Where to obtain plans?

Forum, 2fish, North and Yofish. There are more than a few topics being introduced and generalized in a few sentences- so, for the less experienced reader who might not fully understand the implications of some of this recent discussion I'll back up a bit with the intent to make things a bit more "re...
by Kevin Morin
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Where to obtain plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 3683

Re: Where to obtain plans?

2Fish, couple of remarks about your plans as related to your welding skills. IF you post images of aluminum seam welding practice beads then we can compare your work to others online and be able to understand the level of welding you'll be putting on your Jimbo. Not needed of course- you're more tha...
by Kevin Morin
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods
Replies: 76
Views: 33443

Re: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods

niko, I fully understand the constraints of time and building boats! I used to build full time - for years and so I have had to get a few fishing boats ready for the commercial seasons and understand that your business needs take precedence over a do-it-yourself build! Good luck with the resulting b...
by Kevin Morin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: NEWB- First build Jimbo questions before starting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1455

Re: NEWB- First build Jimbo questions before starting?

Yofish, quick note about the Site's plans catalog. You can put up another page/tab/screen with the Glen-L Plan's catalog links and go to the welded aluminum section (lower on the page) and find the Jimbo as a just under 17' garvey on the plans package links page that pops up. Then click this link an...
by Kevin Morin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Where to obtain plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 3683

Re: Where to obtain plans?

2fish, by posting in the metal category or threads I'll assume you're asking about plans for metal boats? Since the description of the Jimbo is used as an example I'll also remark based on your plan to be a welded aluminum skiff? I'm grouping garvey's in with the other hull forms for the sake of dis...
by Kevin Morin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods
Replies: 76
Views: 33443

Re: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods

North, as I've mentioned regularly, I'm not a fan of foam except when used for insulation above the waterline- and then only in certain applications- none of which involve floating a swamped hull. all the poured foam products I've seen will absorb and retain water, some sooner than others- so I can'...
by Kevin Morin
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: NEWB- First build Jimbo questions before starting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1455

Re: NEWB- First build Jimbo questions before starting?

2Fish, after looking at the lines plans shown on the plans pages for the Jimbo, I'll remark about one design aspect you may want to consider? IN the Body Section Plan page- the sections of the chine beam taper aft. The chine curves in toward the keel in Plan View as shown by the narrowing chine poin...
by Kevin Morin
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: NEWB- First build Jimbo questions before starting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1455

Re: NEWB- First build Jimbo questions before starting?

2fish, a welded aluminum, garvey hull form will do all the things you've listed as priorities for your project. A 60"/5' chine to chine (beam on the water) will haul the loads you're describing but a 72"/6' wide chine will do so in less depth or draught of hull. (few inches difference) Using a 5' or...
by Kevin Morin
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum repair, can I glass over it?
Replies: 14
Views: 7644

Re: Aluminum repair, can I glass over it?

Started my comments on (bumped/added to) this thread in (an attempted) reply to some email questions I received about transom trouble involving a production, press formed, riveted hull that has a plywood panel as the primary stiffener in the transom of the boat. The boat had a thin skin of aluminum ...
by Kevin Morin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 37
Views: 10351

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

North, the Hewescraft named "Wilkes Worked" has a standard single curve (cylindrical) top panel as near as I know about all Hewes boats? Their factory is near Puget Sound somewhere so they have access to 8' x 30' sheets (any all other sizes!) in almost any alloy or thickness. So I doubt their factor...
by Kevin Morin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods
Replies: 76
Views: 33443

Re: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods

mayloga, I've been using Delftship Pro for about 10-12 years, don't recall when I started exactly? Like all interfaces- it takes time to 'get the hang' of new software and I agree with the frustration that Fusion doesn't have a developed surface routine for curved surfaces... I've talked with the 'd...
by Kevin Morin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods
Replies: 76
Views: 33443

Re: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods

mayloga, your description of putting triangles conincident to the proposed bottom panel is accurate but.... I think it would be more efficient for the last long leg of the 1st triangle to be the first long leg of the next triangle- (now.... not being conversant with Fusion 360's sheet metal function...