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by DonBing
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: v dory
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Re: v dory

I wouldn't think so. I could have built a more complicated boat than the HD although I did have some wood working experience and I am comfortable with a set of plans.
by DonBing
Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Motor well for Hunky Dory
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: Motor well for Hunky Dory

Funny. Can't remember if I've ever noticed that or not. I'm presuming you're planning on a transom mounted outboard? In the traditional dory setup the motor well was offset so the fisherman had room to one side to work his nets. With the transom mounted outboard you would center it. If I recall, the...
by DonBing
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ocean going boat
Replies: 46
Views: 10531

Should be a sticky. I'd like to keep track of this one. Excellent.

Don
by DonBing
Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plywood Frames?
Replies: 20
Views: 3396

When I was 12, me and a couple friends tried to build a hover craft out of plywood and a lawnmower engine. I think the plans came out of Popular Mechanics. It never hovered but that never stopped us from trying other dumb ideas; you win some, you lose some. I'm all for the plywood frame idea but bee...
by DonBing
Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plywood Frames?
Replies: 20
Views: 3396

One of the cons I hear about is the inherent weakness of a screw holding in what is basically endgrain. If you put a dowel through the frame it will hold as good as any board. Well worth the extra effort IMO.

Don
by DonBing
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: ipe for stringers and something for frames
Replies: 17
Views: 2550

Ipe' is harder'n a whores heart. Difficult to work with anything but power tools and it'll dull those pretty quickly. I think a good part of its rot resistance is its incredible density. I doubt it would absorb epoxy with any degree of confidence. I wouldn't use it. Makes a great deck though. Don
by DonBing
Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: mor tug boats cuestions
Replies: 14
Views: 4533

Kevin-- Is that Google SketchUp?

Don
by DonBing
Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Forward slanting windshield
Replies: 8
Views: 2553

Not sure how much it helps with weather, just haven't seen enough yet. I guess it helps w/ glare reduction but does not eliminate it, especially when you have all around windows. Mine are tinted Lexan and I have to look close to see the display on the GPS. The benefits I notice are: It's a classic l...
by DonBing
Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tie down your boat TIGHT
Replies: 5
Views: 882

I'm just wondering; that way that front end is caved in, he might've rear ended another vehicle and the inertia was enough to part the tie downs.

Don
by DonBing
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chunky Dory vs V-Dory
Replies: 8
Views: 2196

Seems to be about the same craft w/ the Chunky Dory being a little 'chunkier' as evidenced by the minimum horsepower requirements. From the description I was wondering if the CD might cut through the chop a little cleaner but you would have to see the body plan or half sections. Not sure if those ar...
by DonBing
Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Hondoran Mahogany
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Philipine mahagany is Meranti (shorea spp)

Don
by DonBing
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Brightsides paint and rolling
Replies: 10
Views: 2155

The make and model isn't important. I used a 1/4 inch foam roller (the yellow ones sold at Lowes) and that would distribute the paint nicely. Anything bigger soaks up too much paint and is wasteful IMO. I tried the epoxy foam rollers sold by Glen-L; they don't hold enough paint. I'm convinced you do...
by DonBing
Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Do I need to glass the whole boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

I mostly used doug fir ply on all painted surfaces for my Hunky Dory. I encapsulated the hull on the outside. Most other surfaces, in and out, received 3 coats of epoxy under a high quality marine paint or varnish. Within a year the paint cracked. The next year the ply was checked so badly that the ...
by DonBing
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CS-20 CHINE LINE
Replies: 12
Views: 2232

My opinion (and I'm not familiar with the CS20)-- The full size plans and lofting layout are a close approximation of what the designer wants in a curve. All sorts of variables can affect the precision of the curve points and even the best plans may not result in a fair curve. I've used all manner o...
by DonBing
Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: cool video
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Cool Indeed! Made my Dads' day (a WWII Navy vet) Thanks.

Don

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