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by North
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Where to obtain plans?
Replies: 10
Views: 938

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: 10
Views: 938

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: 10
Views: 938

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: 76
Views: 30024

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 w...
by North
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods
Replies: 76
Views: 30024

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: 76
Views: 30024

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: 392

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,...
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: 392

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...
by North
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 37
Views: 8572

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

1 more pic
by North
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 37
Views: 8572

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

I would certainly appreciate the advice and help of Kevin and Yofish, once i begin to work on it in the late fall. A couple of notes: - i don't really need a large, enclosed deck at the bow as no v-berth needed for sleeping. I would like to incorporate perhaps a sit down head into the cabin / consol...
by North
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 37
Views: 8572

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

thanks for the great explanations, as always Kevin!
I will not know dimensions until the late fall, but will take all of this into consideration at that time.
The "Wilkes worked" boat was a pic on page 1 of this thread.
by North
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 37
Views: 8572

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Yofish - I am sure that (as an amateur, first time builder..) I would be happy and content with any of the boats or cabin tops which you have still been less than happy with... I will ask a dumb question - is what you are describing in your drawing similar to what Kevin did for the cabin side's (abo...
by North
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 37
Views: 8572

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Hi Kevin, Thanks for all of the observations, ideas and comments! I was thinking of pipe in the 2 or 2 1/2" range for the verticals, but as you mention, perhaps "copying" the t-top designs of smaller bridged piping would be worth a look. I had not thought of press braking/ forming for...
by North
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 37
Views: 8572

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Hi Kevin, I have been using my 25' Aluminum Glen L Double Eagle for the past 3 seasons, but it is still far from finished. (4 and 6 year old and life cuts into building time...) I have lots of 3/16" sheet left and this winter plan on using my cheap OSB floor sections as templates and finally we...
by North
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: update on engine troubles - steam/water in exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: update on engine troubles - steam/water in exhaust

thanks - the link shows some very nice manifold products, but i didn't see any listed Cummins engines. I imagine they would be as much as I paid for the complete engine anyway... new one from Ebay is on the way for $400USD

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