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by TomB
Tue May 22, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2259
Views: 296305

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I have two through hulls on the side of my boat, one fuel tank vent and one for the bilge. Both are about 3" below the sheer. The boat has a cover for the front casting deck. I have taken water on the cover from the front and into the motor well from the back! It is not that uncommon to surf th...
by TomB
Mon May 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 31
Views: 3753

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The plans call for three layers on the bottom and two layers on the sides (plus a finish layer). Three layers meeting two layers at the chines works fine. But the plan is for the chine to fade out as it approaches the stem creating an issue (4 mm step) where three layers meet two layers. Planking st...
by TomB
Mon May 21, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 31
Views: 3753

Re: Tom's Tahoe

After a number of months dealing with other things, I’m back building again. The transom sub-assembly weighed in at about 60 lbs of clumsy bulk. It was jacked into place and glued and screwed to the keel, motor stringers, and chines. I managed to get it correct for and aft but put in a little twist ...
by TomB
Wed May 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: air file
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: air file

I'm using a Chicago Pneumatic. It works well.

Tom
by TomB
Sun May 06, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Christmas present……….some assembly required ! !
Replies: 37
Views: 10495

Re: Christmas present……….some assembly required ! !

Looks good. I think they call that the whiskey plank, just say'n. :D

Tom
by TomB
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 61
Views: 4232

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

Mick, Here's a pretty good source for rudder placement...www.glen-l.com/weblettr/webletters-4/wl38-rudders.html Also take a look at plate 59 for rudder offset. rudder.jpg Engine rotation is viewed from the flywheel end. Standard rotation is LH or CCW. So without a non-standard engine, or a transmiss...
by TomB
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo build. Tahmoor (nr. Sydney) Australia
Replies: 32
Views: 2036

Re: Key Largo build. Tahmoor (nr. Sydney) Australia

Hi Rob, Looks good. You are probably already doing these things while doing the fun work of creating frames... Encapsulate the stringers now. There won't be a time in the future when it is easier. It is also a low risk opportunity to practice with epoxy. After encapsulation, clamp the stringers toge...
by TomB
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 264
Views: 18561

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel,

Looks excellent. I like the way you braced off the lower frames to the supports. ...although...all that wood stuff on top would make that long "skate board" underneath hard to use on the street. :wink:

Tom
by TomB
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 264
Views: 18561

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, I am repeatedly amazed, craftsmanship...and restraint! Great work and forethought. I would have wasted day/weeks spreading out the frames, putting them on the forms, perfectly, then put it all together and made a mess of encapsulation later. Now a great portable base...I'd be riding it down th...
by TomB
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 59
Views: 4075

Re: UK Zip Build

Ian, Your frames look great, good to be started. I hear you. I am making a few modifications too and I didn't want epoxy to get in the way... plus I could not wait to get on with it...and no epoxy experience...so I did not encapsulate. I set the frames, chines, and shear, notched for battens, test f...
by TomB
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo build. Tahmoor (nr. Sydney) Australia
Replies: 32
Views: 2036

Re: Key Largo build. Tahmoor (nr. Sydney) Australia

Rob, I used half-laps with gussets, reasoning that the joint would be stronger than a butt joint and gussets. It makes a really solid corner. On the down side, making the joints require extra steps, fairing the corner with end grain both directions, and screwing the chines to the frames while avoidi...
by TomB
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 264
Views: 18561

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

2nd set from WB? I wondered if they would be different.
by TomB
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from SE Michigan
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: New member from SE Michigan

Welcome Chuck. Fine boat and always nice to learn of another MI builder. Tom
by TomB
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2259
Views: 296305

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Going for a riff on the half-moon outhouse-door motif? :lol:
by TomB
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 153
Views: 17590

Re: Michael's ZIP

Be sure to check adhesion of the epoxy over water based stain.

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