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by North
Mon May 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 58
Views: 42589

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

Question for Kevin or Yofish - I see above that Yofish (easliy_connected his) XR feeder/ push -pull cabinets to an Everlast DC MIG model. I am currently running a Miller XMT304 CC/CV power source and run 2 Miller XR feeders and push pull guns (only needed one,. but the 2nd one was a great deal..so I...
by North
Fri May 17, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 119
Views: 16647

Re: 25' Skiff Build

Hi Kevin - sure - fair points you make. My point though, if not that guys should buy cnc cut plans to facilitate a "good enough" attitude. To your point, either way, they still should put in the hood time in advance. The big reasoning though, that I guess I did not mention, but is likely apparent on...
by North
Thu May 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 119
Views: 16647

Re: 25' Skiff Build

Hi Kevin - I agree with all of your points... with lots of hood time now.. for an amateur... I would certainly agree that i would have less distortion if I were to do it again.. Now have more skill and patience that when i started. I did build the Double Eagle and no, I do not think it is available ...
by North
Mon May 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 119
Views: 16647

Re: 25' Skiff Build

Yofish - really enjoyed watching your build and seeing how you and Kevin approach many aspects of the builds. Ss an amateur, first time builder I would have bee happy as a pg in sh$t if I had only had a 1/4" or hogging/ distortion.. but I see and understand that you guys build to a MUCH higher level...
by North
Mon May 13, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum

Hi Ken - the boat ran well last year, as I had finally found my antifreeze leak (crack in water cooled exhaust manifold... put on an aftermarket one at a reasonable price, and been good for the entire last summer). I found the boat was overpropper last year when we had extra (but now typical) weight...
by North
Sun May 12, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum

One more pic.
Note. No sanding disks or grinding after welding as in a hurray today. May clean up if I have time or may live with it this summer..
by North
Sun May 12, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum
Replies: 3
Views: 267

slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum

Hi Folks, Haven't posted in a while.. been using the 25' Double Eagle for 3 summers now.. this will the the 4th. It may not look like much, but as the boat is still not complete (may put some type of cabin on next winter..), we have come a long way in the last 3 years.. first summer was really just ...
by North
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Where to obtain plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 5460

Re: Where to obtain plans?

Kevin I agree with your ability to make roughly $70 per hour cutting out the frames and hull panels yourself as opposed to having someone else do it with a CNC router because of your level of experience and expertise. However in my case I would be lucky to have paid myself five or $10 an hour becaus...
by North
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Where to obtain plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 5460

Re: Where to obtain plans?

Kevin I agree with your ability to make roughly $70 per hour cutting out the frames and hull panels yourself as opposed to having someone else do it with a CNC router because of your level of experience and expertise. However in my case I would be lucky to have paid myself five or $10 an hour becaus...
by North
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Where to obtain plans?
Replies: 12
Views: 5460

Re: Where to obtain plans?

As a newbie builder of a (somewhat nearly) finished and useable Glen L Double Eagle - love the deign and am really enjoying the boat. But, after Hand cutting all frames and hull sections, etc, mostly with a worm-drive skill saw, If I were to build another boat, especially as a 1st time builder, I wo...
by North
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods
Replies: 81
Views: 43230

Re: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods

Thanks for the additional comments/ affirmations Yofish. In hindsight I should have welded in some "sides" to make potential airtight/ watertight compartments earlier in the build, so I could then do minimal work and pressure testing. The hull is welded to stringers and the stringers are welded to t...
by North
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods
Replies: 81
Views: 43230

Re: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods

thanks for the advice Kevin - I will more than likely forgoe the foam..
I have read many, many of your posts on this forum and others, but it has been a few years since I read much of it, so I had forgotten your stance on foam. thanks again for being generous with your time to reply!
by North
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods
Replies: 81
Views: 43230

Re: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods

Hi Kevin - just wondering (when you have time), could we get thoughts from experienced builders (Yourself and Yofish) on potentially adding flotation foam (rigid pieces or poured) to aluminum hulls (even when not required by laws/codes). I have a post under the power boat section but as I cannot eas...
by North
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Considering adding flotation foam before floors are finished- Double Eagle
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Considering adding flotation foam before floors are finished- Double Eagle

Hi Ken and Bob, Ken - I know it does add some weight, but still question if it may be worth it. - I can not easily add (sealed) air chambers as the design / my build method has no "wall" or side material running for and aft along each 3rd of the boat, which would be needed to hold air. So, I would h...
by North
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Considering adding flotation foam before floors are finished- Double Eagle
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Considering adding flotation foam before floors are finished- Double Eagle

Hi Folks, Still using and enjoying my partially finished aluminum 25' Double Eagle! I am in my 3rd summer of using "temporary" OSB/Cheap chip board floor panels and of course they are getting waterlogged.. This Winter I will use them as templates and will cut out and weld in aluminum floor panels al...