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by gap998
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1081
Views: 213157

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Been off here for a while and both Josh & Matt have finished their boats! Looking great Matt!
by gap998
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wood Boat Porn (work appropriate)
Replies: 15
Views: 2112

Re: Wood Boat Porn (work appropriate)

You could achieve the look of all these boats by using the Bolero or Bandido hull designs & making changes above the waterline and aft of the transom. Both these designs are pretty flexible on power & drive line. Get the plans and make some rough scale models from card/balsa etc., (or on CAD if you ...
by gap998
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Team
Replies: 14
Views: 2138

Re: Team

Same here - at £158 (around US$211) per sheet I wasn't very impressed to find voids, even if they were few and far between. Ironically, the £26 sheet of 3/4" WBP B/BB exterior ply I bought for my shed roof didn't appear to have any voids when I cut it. Makes you think, doesn't it? Even so, I'm stic...
by gap998
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Barrel Zip Indefinitely on the shelf!
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Barrel Zip Indefinitely on the shelf!

http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=27137&hilit=barrel+zip I’ve decided to indefinitely shelve my Zip build and it’s all Josh Burk’s fault! (OK not really) I was originally planning to work my way through a number of builds – Zip, Overniter, Tahoe-Overniter, but the house & multiple jo...
by gap998
Mon May 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Nicely finished Tahoe for sale in the UK
Replies: 0
Views: 1867

Nicely finished Tahoe for sale in the UK

Nice Tahoe for sale in the UK, bit of a Riva theme - Says it's manufactured by Williams Powerboats, but the only Williams I can find in the UK makes Jet tenders; maybe a one off.

https://www.boat24.com/uk/powerboats/wi ... il/316098/

Check out the price - £74,950 ($100,535)!
by gap998
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Pour foam versus Polystyrene Blocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1257

Re: Pour foam versus Polystyrene Blocks

Bill Edmundson wrote:The USCG Regs. are not real clear for us. After you dig in I think it's OK for home builders to die.
Literally had me laughing out loud! :lol:
by gap998
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Finish Line
Replies: 17
Views: 3570

Re: Squirt Finish Line

JIm,

Check out Josh's Youtube series - He has quite an in-depth explanation of the processes he tried on his deck before settling on the best method.
by gap998
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2528
Views: 405322

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Just to throw in a curve-ball on cabin ideas, how about raising the deck: -
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by gap998
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lengthen the overnighter
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: Lengthen the overnighter

I was proposing to stretch an Overniter to 18', (See Super Overniter thread) - I checked with Gayle, and she said the recommendation not to stretch it was not a structural issue, but rather the complications of the raised sheer for a beginner; Ove Pederson stretched his 200mm (just under 8"). It's n...
by gap998
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 228
Views: 66094

Re: Tahoe 23

This kinda thing: -
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by gap998
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23
Replies: 228
Views: 66094

Re: Tahoe 23

The old-school tool-bags that lay out flat when you put them on the floor are great - Tools spread out so you can see them, easy to toss tools onto them instead of putting them where they'll roll off/fall through/forget where you put them, and you can just grab the loop handles & everything is gathe...
by gap998
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Inboard/Outboard range of motion.
Replies: 10
Views: 1652

Re: Inboard/Outboard range of motion.

I don't know anything about it, but I once saw an out-drive on a UK river cruiser, which rotated around the input driveshaft longitudinal axis, where it exits the transom; hinging upwards, sideways instead of rearwards as normally seen on other out-drives. I don't know if I've explained that effecti...
by gap998
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?
Replies: 46
Views: 8956

Re: Which plan to emulate a Chris Craft Capri?

Those plans are available for free on Svensons.com - they were originally posted in a magazine back in the day. Classicwoodenboatplans have "just" modeled them up in CAD, (this involves a fair amount of work) and are selling them on. I've read that the guy is a CAD jockey, not a marine architect or ...
by gap998
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 83
Views: 14779

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

I'm sure I've seen other construction pictures of this dash, showing it being constructed out of "stepped" wood laminates, like Lego, before being sanded to shape. Van Dam really continue wooden boat building into the 21st century. I love the classic shapes but modern designs like this show how you ...
by gap998
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream", a True Grit design- Illinois River
Replies: 11
Views: 2152

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream", a True Grit design- Illinois River

Love cruising stories - keep 'em coming Curt. I've mentioned them before, but members may find the "Narrowdog" series of books from fellow Welshman Terry Darlington entertaining; especially "Narrowdog to Indian River" where he chronincles cruising the Intracoastal Waterway in a 60' x 6'10" English N...