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by TomB
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the PeeWee in Germany
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Building the PeeWee in Germany

0.072 inches, about 1.8 mm. Tom
by TomB
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483949

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Attachment ? Hinge to glass? Tom
by TomB
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483949

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

This is how ChrisCraft dealt with sliding curved window on the '54 Sedan Cruiser.
1954 31′ Chris Craft Sedan Cruiser – PRICE REDUCED $79,000 – St Paul Shipwrights.jpg
Tom
by TomB
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 14
Views: 1420

Re: Maritime Malahini

I have done the same thing...many times. For what its worth, I go in the same hole at a different angle to get past the broken screw and use the same head space.

Tom
by TomB
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 439
Views: 127067

Re: Aussie Belle

Stunning, boat, trailer, attention to detail! All the screw heads lined up, eye tucked under the guard, wonderful. Tom
by TomB
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483949

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, Yet another hinge - https://www.houseofantiquehardware.com/bahama-shutter-hardware-continuous-hinge?utm_source=froog&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=gdf&partner=froog&CAWELAID=120035490000001947&CATARGETID=120035490000067833&CADevice=c&gclid=CjwKEAjwue3nBRCCyrqY0c7bw2wSJACSlmGZo9y026SafvXbIDTVE3YX...
by TomB
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 106
Views: 34953

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Sometime during the summer I get to say "its not the heat, its the humidity". If we go back in time before plywood when boats were made with planks - The bottoms where planked close, the cracks sealed with oakum and the builder's secret formula "red lead". They leaked. To solve the problem the boats...
by TomB
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 368
Views: 92372

Re: modified malahini

Bryan, I started my build with an order of 300 BF of ribbon cut African Mahogany. The color ranges from brown similar to your post to buff. Some is ribbon some is not. Best to lay eyes on what the yard has and go from there. I have also used Santos and the sticks I have are dark almost chocolate in ...
by TomB
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not

Hey Barry, Here are a few more thoughts... Using Neel' form as an excellent example: increase the long members a size or two so they can't flex when you stand on the center; the plywood on the vertical forms keep that section from racking, extend it down so it helps prevent the long direction from r...
by TomB
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not

how have you managed the need to keep things level, plumb, and square if the platform is moving around on a floor that’s not level? Barry Hey Barry, Level, plumb, and square are very important, sure. I would add rigid to the list, and for a movable form, I think rigid is maybe most important. When ...
by TomB
Fri May 31, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 134
Views: 36068

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Conrad, Have a look at the instructions. For the Tahoe under Planking - "Epoxy glue is applied liberally to all initial mating surfaces and between all layers." Your results may vary. I used syrup consistency, and rolled it on the plywood then used an acid brush to get the frames and battens as thic...
by TomB
Thu May 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 460
Views: 85290

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

My logic, such as it is, is that the seacock should be as close to the water as possible. A cracked fitting will stop leaking after I throw the valve. However, cracking an elbow or close seems REALLY improbable...

Tom
by TomB
Mon May 27, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 68
Views: 13443

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

TenderCraft shows both #12 and #14 x 1" . I am more concerned about driving the SB nails than their holding power/strength. I would prefer to drive lighter gauge than cut/blunted ends. Pre-drilling may be needed to get them in. Tom
by TomB
Sun May 26, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 68
Views: 13443

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

by TomB
Sun May 26, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Off Center Engine Hatch, thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Off Center Engine Hatch, thoughts?

Jim,

Just took another look at your restoration thread. As another option, could you subtract 3/8 from one side of the cover, ie, move the side wall in 3/8 and add a cheek piece between the bulkheads to keep it tight?

Tom