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by Ibrew2be
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not

Makes sense. Thanks for the clarification, Matt.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not

My thanks to everyone. There is a lot of good advice here. Tom and Matt's point about the need to ensure that a movable form is substantially built is well taken. Neel, I like what you did with the plywood to keep things from flexing, and the idea of anchoring things initially, then allowing free mo...
by Ibrew2be
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Anchoring the Building Form…or Not

I am getting down to brass tacks in trying to figure out how I will manage to build an 18 ½ foot boat in a standard suburban 2 car garage that measures 20 feet front-to-back. I have the luxury of using the whole garage, so that allows me the option of positioning the build on an angle thus helping t...
by Ibrew2be
Fri May 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 497
Views: 101468

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Yes, Neel, Rosemary and I plan to be at this year's gathering.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Thu May 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 497
Views: 101468

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Glad to hear you're doing OK, Neel. Actually, it sounds as though you're doing better than "OK", even if you do have your hands full.

Safe travels. Count me among the many who will tune in with interest when your build resumes.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 115
Views: 24536

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Thanks for the details, footer.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 115
Views: 24536

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

I love what you have done with your build. Excellent craftsmanship, and a ton of great ideas. Not to mention that you've done a wonderful job of documenting what you've done for the rest of us. Could you please say a bit more about what you did your windshield brackets. I'm interested in two things....
by Ibrew2be
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from California!
Replies: 26
Views: 2631

Re: Hello from California!

Mark, I write this as one who has had the good fortune to ride in both a Zip and a Malahini (including the one pictured above). Both are excellent designs. I have found the Malahini to be the more comfortable boat to be in. I suspect it's not often that someone wishes he had built a smaller boat. Ba...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 106
Views: 20404

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: 726

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: 863

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: 260
Views: 63137

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: 462
Views: 88480

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: 57
Views: 18490

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: 1718

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...