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by StefanK
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rebel Tug in Wood
Replies: 9
Views: 2773

Re: Rebel Tug in Wood

I've been building the Vandal for about a year outside. I stretched The hull to about 24'6" by respacing the frames. I originally wanted to put a bracket on it. I saw some construction photos of a Sam Devlin build " Scout 20". Sam incorporates an engine bracket in the hull by extending the bottom pa...
by StefanK
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Fuel tanks for V-dory
Replies: 17
Views: 11776

Re: Fuel tanks for V-dory

I went with a custom welded frame that occupies the frames just forward of my dashboard bulkhead in the cuddy cabin. Capacity is 44 gallons and I was able to put a deck fill in as well. I've since had to reevaluate my load balance and made some structural changes to the cockpit and helm floor. I bui...
by StefanK
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Fuel tanks for V-dory
Replies: 17
Views: 11776

Re: Fuel tanks for V-dory

I ran a topside 26 gallon tank hidden inside and under my fishbox, but in the Pacific NW it's always a good idea to have extra. The other main decision changer was trim. The boat was riding very low in the back. The 2008 90 four stroke weighed 400# and 26 gallons of fuel right in front of it added a...
by StefanK
Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Fuel tanks for V-dory
Replies: 17
Views: 11776

Fuel tank for my V-dory

Well after considering the pros and cons of aluminum construction and trying to stuff the tanks under the floor (only about 6"), I went with raising the floor to just above the waterline and making the boat self bailing. I added a commercially built 27 gallon topside tank which I disguised as a deck...
by StefanK
Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building windows
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

Building windows

Howdy folks, About three months into a V-dory build, the hull is righted the trunk cabin is constructed and I will be framing in the hard top. I plan to build windows similar to the ones on "Pot Luck" and "Double eagle". Front windshield will be in three sections. Using 12mm Okoume to frame the wind...
by StefanK
Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Fuel tanks for V-dory
Replies: 17
Views: 11776

Fuel tanks for V-dory

Don, Sounds good I was concerned about what to do with the 18" or so on either side of the motor splash well. The other reason I raised the decks is I also wanted to put a cabin on it and was concerned about seeing over the bow. I didn't want to climb up a ladder to drive. I'm finishing the interior...
by StefanK
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Fuel tanks for V-dory
Replies: 17
Views: 11776

Fuel tanks for V-dory

I'm having a dilemma. The frames of the V-dory are spaced 16" on centers allowing approximately 15 1/4" between frames. I was planning on raising the fllor with 2 x 6's so I could accomodate a fuel tank below deck above the bottom battens. i would like to put the tank amidships with a the fill the s...
by StefanK
Fri May 30, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wet sanding hull after filling cloth with epoxy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1739

Wet sanding hull after filling cloth with epoxy?

Is it possible or easier to wet sand my V-dory hull? I have noticed when I was sanding Poly Shield Epoxy it was pretty difficult to sand and would load the paper very quickly. Is this because the epoxy hasn't fully cured? i plan to use Interlux Epoxy Primekote and Interlux Perfection for the hull af...
by StefanK
Tue May 20, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Cover and saturate or build up weave as I go?
Replies: 1
Views: 2312

Cover and saturate or build up weave as I go?

I will be glassing my V-Dory in a few days and have read Ken Harkinson book and The Plywood Boatbuilding book Glen-L Witt wrote. I haven't been able to figure out if I am supposed to cover one section, feather the edges, do another and cover the whole hull and then saturate the whole hull building t...
by StefanK
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 2 dumb questions on the V-Dory
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

2 dumb questions on the V-Dory

Sadly, you guys on the Hunky Dory have it made. Your last frame forward can be blocked to the building form. The V_Dory plans shows the frame floating off of the stem, not resting on the form. I was thinking I could build a upside down "T" and brace the frame to the stem support. I may have to get r...
by StefanK
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 2 dumb questions on the V-Dory
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

2 dumb questions on the V-Dory

First dumb question: How do you secure frame 11 which mounts to the stem but shows no screws or backing plate? Second dumb question: Is it possible to fill a space between the frame and the panking with epoxy putty or Boat Life if the sheer and the chine are faired for planking but the frames are no...