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by Bluesman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie Boat Builder
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Newbie Boat Builder

Nice and welcome! There's only one way... Gotta stick a toe in at some point.
by Bluesman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question

Thanks and good info. I'll let you know about the fairleader once I get to that point. Ways to go still...
by Bluesman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question

Yes, I will be installing the spray rail and I have faired off the step at the stem about 3 inches back on both sides.
by Bluesman
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question

That's just me being me.... Thinking of the Hillary Step. There are 3 layers on the bottom and 2 on the sides, thus where they meet at the chine in the forward frames up to the bow there is a noticeable step, ledge, hump, whatever you want to call it. Fairing is the answer, but don't go too far with...
by Bluesman
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question

My plan is to overhang the deck at the bow and bring the cutwater up under that. I'll use SS rub rails mating up on each side.

And some kind of a bow handle / cleat, etc... I'll know it when I find it I think!
by Bluesman
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question

That is my thought and I'm at that stage right now. Still, just wondering about getting a nice fit..

I wish I could weld stainless. :?
by Bluesman
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 265

To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question

Tahoe - 21' - Period correct where possible Pardon me for channeling William but I've seen this go both ways. 1) I like the look of the stainless on the bow 2) I believe it protects the point of the bow 3) I'd like it to follow down below the water line But I'm concerned about the "Glen-L Step" at t...
by Bluesman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 25
Views: 6079

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

Thanks Bill! You and I have discussed this at length but my general question also brought up another point for me to consider, which is Raptor nailing through some backer material.. I ordered brown brads and I believe I can knock them off flush without much dimple repair and I think they'll be less ...
by Bluesman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 25
Views: 6079

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

OK folks, I'm done with the final base layers and I need some experienced guidance... Glen-L calls for screws at the perimeters (transom, keel, chine, sheer, stem). I'd prefer to NOT have too many plugs in my final veneer so the idea is to put the screws in now, then lay the mahogany on without scre...
by Bluesman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 124
Views: 40609

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

I saw these Corona Glasskoter rollers at West Marine in San Diego this weekend. I've not used them but they say they are specific for smooth epoxy finishes.

https://www.boatersland.com/cbir101f4.h ... G4QAvD_BwE
by Bluesman
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD
Replies: 17
Views: 2765

Re: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD

I used Menards marine ply for the center of my stem, the transom and frame gussets. Okoume for the hull base layers.

I'm still building so time will tell but I'm sure it will be fine. I wouldn't over think it..
by Bluesman
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: New Member

Welcome! Which part of Rockford?
by Bluesman
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Re: Presentation

Whatever that is, I'm not clicking on it.....

Bill?
by Bluesman
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Twin Cities, Minnesota
Replies: 4
Views: 1191

Re: New member from Twin Cities, Minnesota

Welcome! Sticking a toe in is a big leap but once you've committed it is highly enjoyable.

Started my Tahoe in June and loving every minute!
by Bluesman
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 25
Views: 6079

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

Is there a rule of thumb for locating the exhaust ports? The outlines as shown are about 1 inch below the set up level, does that look OK or would you suggest something different?

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