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by Seiner
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gas tank size
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

Re: Gas tank size

Svenole, I have a 50 hp on my Lil Hunk. out and back (6 miles) plus trolling for 4-5 hours Uses up about half of my 20 gal moeller tank. I think with that big of an engine you are going to want to have at Least 40 gal. with a good portion of that weight in the bow to offset the weight of your outboa...
by Seiner
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: decking
Replies: 12
Views: 1632

Re: decking

Svenole,

I went 11 inches wide. with purlins every 24 " and only 11" wide, the 3/8 ths thick playwood is more than stout. If you are going to have any kind of a cuddy or cabin, the 11" width is a lot more comfortable to walk on than only 6" in a choppy environment.
by Seiner
Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Doing IT ! / Little Hunk
Replies: 158
Views: 34183

Re: Doing IT ! / Little Hunk

Svenole,

Lookin' good, Now for the other 80% of the project!

Seiner
by Seiner
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: spray rails.rub rails.
Replies: 34
Views: 6190

Re: spray rails.rub rails.

Svenole,

I used Sikaflex Lifecaulk and ran beads down each side of the strip so I have a little bead of push-out.

Seiner
by Seiner
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: trailer rollers
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: trailer rollers

Svenole, I originally had rollers under my little hunk. I had problems getting them properly lined up when I was loading the boat so I took them off and made two bunks. The other advantage is that with the bunks, you lower the boat on the trailer, so it takes less water to launch. I used 2 x 6's coa...
by Seiner
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Anybody building Little Hunk?
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Anybody building Little Hunk?

The bartender is on my all-time list. That boat was designed for the PNW area. I check your thread everytime I sign on to see how you are doing.
by Seiner
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Doubling up the frame members size. OK?
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Doubling up the frame members size. OK?

I used okume plywood for all the plywood on the boat. sheer caps and gussets. I guess any exterior would probably work as long as you could get the same number of plys as okume.

My hardtop roof has a foam layer however to minimize weight.

Seiner
by Seiner
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Anybody building Little Hunk?
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Anybody building Little Hunk?

The weight of the cabin forward actually helps the fore-aft balance with the fuel and motor close to the stern. It is not running uphill as much which tends to a common attitude in dories. The hardtop is as much a pleasure in sun as it is in rain. The forward sloping windshield eliminates glare off ...
by Seiner
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Doubling up the frame members size. OK?
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Doubling up the frame members size. OK?

I used 1 x 4 CVG (Clear vertical grain fir) for all my structural components on my 20' Little Hunk. With the gaps all filletted and e-glass on the exterior, my boat is plenty strong. also my boat is at 2400 #'s with full fuel and motor. The additional weight is due to the cabin and hardtop. I wouldn...
by Seiner
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Anybody building Little Hunk?
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Anybody building Little Hunk?

I have built a little hunk. I stretched it to 20'. Just let me know if you have any questions or problems, I may have had the same ones. :?

Fair winds,
Seiner
by Seiner
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Bottom toughness
Replies: 12
Views: 3445

Re: Bottom toughness

Svenole,

I used two coats of graphite mixed with epoxy. It hasn't scratched with beach landings.
by Seiner
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: UHMW
Replies: 10
Views: 1687

Re: UHMW

Svenole,

Remember that UHMW is not stable with temperature. It will grow in heat and shrink in cold.

With that in mind I would put it as an additional batten on top of the wood batten. and then jus screw it to the wood batten instead of going through the hull.

Seiner
by Seiner
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: sealing bottom battons
Replies: 13
Views: 2135

Re: sealing bottom battons

Svenole, I screwed my battens down and filled with epoxy. The plans state NOT to epoxy your battens down so I used a SIKA flexible adhesive to attach them (this is to allow you to easily replace them if necessary). I would recommend one modification. Now that I have been running my little hunk for a...
by Seiner
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory plan question
Replies: 14
Views: 1373

Re: Hunky Dory plan question

Thank you!

It has been a lot of fun.

Seiner
by Seiner
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory plan question
Replies: 14
Views: 1373

Re: Hunky Dory plan question

Dave,
Welcome to Dory building!

I just did Sea trials on mine last weekend. I stretched mine to 20'.

Seiner

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