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by Ibrew2be
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 88
Views: 8538

Re: Fisherman

That's sort of the way I thought about it, too. Granted, my boat is smaller than yours, but I didn't bother with screws in the butt blocks on the sides. After 4 seasons on the water, no problems.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: just finished 8 foot skiff
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: just finished 8 foot skiff

That's a neat looking boat you have there. To respond to your question about the fiberglass separating from the wood, I hope that doesn't happen to you, but if that does, I would tend to think that it's more a function of the resin that you used, rather than the wood drying out. The reason epoxy res...
by Ibrew2be
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: cutting methods
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: cutting methods

When I needed to make the same kind of 45 degree shaping of the stem for my Imp, I used a belt sander, rather than a saw.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 233
Views: 48492

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom, it looks fabulous.

Could you please remind us what kind of wood you used for the planking?

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 398
Views: 69176

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt:
There's an old saying that says, into every life a few squirrels must come. Great to see you back at it.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 52
Views: 12968

Re: Tuffy Build

Evan: I used 2 jigs to drill the hole for the bow eye on my build. I drilled through the stem from the inside. I needed to use 2 jigs because the bolt on my bow eye wasn't long enough to go all the way through the stem, so I needed to countersink the area on the inside where the nut and washer were ...
by Ibrew2be
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: centerline of stem question
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: centerline of stem question

Dkah: As Billy said, the center line is at half the thickness of the stem. If you haven't assembled the halves of the stem yet, one way to make the center line obvious is to paint the edge of one of halves of the stem in whatever paint color you happen to have around. After assembling the halves, yo...
by Ibrew2be
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: what tool do i need for this job?
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: what tool do i need for this job?

Dkah: From what I can tell from the pictures I've seen, it appears that the Sissy Do is much like a 13 foot version of the (10 foot) Imp that I built. The plans for the Imp also call for the stem to be shaped initially on a 45 degree angle. The way I handled it on my build was with a belt sander. My...
by Ibrew2be
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello from canada
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Re: hello from canada

Welcome to the forum, DKAH. Ask away with your questions; I'm sure someone will be able to help you sort out whatever it is that you're finding confusing.

What part of Newfoundland are you from?

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crackerbox Build
Replies: 7
Views: 1964

Re: Crackerbox Build

gf: Over the past 3 years, I've looked at several different designs as possibilities for my next build, one of those being the Crackerbox. As I have gone through my decision making process, one of the factors I've looked at is estimated cost to build. To help me with that, I compiled an Excel file w...
by Ibrew2be
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Indiana Pee Wee
Replies: 9
Views: 2341

Re: Indiana Pee Wee

Welcome to the forum, and best of luck with your build!

If you haven't done so yet, I'd recommend you buy a copy of Boat Building with Plywood. It's an excellent reference.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-Gathering 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-Gathering 2018

Thanks for posting, Curt. I always look forward to reading your accounts of travels on the rivers and lakes.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"
Replies: 70
Views: 7431

Re: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"

Alas Neel, Rosemary and I will not be able to make the gathering this year.

Here's hoping for next year.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 216
Views: 59713

Re: Monaco Restart

That is one fine looking boat!

Could you remind us, please, what you used for paint on the bottom. I really like that shade of blue.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Tue May 29, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Tampa Fl, Checking In.
Replies: 10
Views: 1593

Re: Tampa Fl, Checking In.

Jeff, I've made some progress coming to decisions about what I want to do, but don't expect to begin my build until late fall 2018 or early winter 2019. I do plan to build a Roustabout, stretched to ~18 1/2 feet. That's about all the boat I can comfortably fit into the space I have available in the ...