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by TomB
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 215
Views: 68756

Re: Malahini from MD

For thin bendable templating, I like pasteboard (shoe box material or the backing on a pad of paper) and it comes in a roll from Menards, Lowe's, HD. They sell it to protect wood floors and countertops from people like me. https://www.menards.com/main/paint/painting-protection/drop-cloths/surface-sh...
by TomB
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 511
Views: 165829

Re: Aussie Belle

Look Great! Tom
by TomB
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Guard Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Guard Installation

I'm working on the guards for my Tahoe. Trolling the gallery, I see several approaches ranging from going without to guards integrated with swim platforms. I've decided to use a 3" wide three-piece guard with mitered corners to wrap the sides and the transom in a U. The guards with integrated swim p...
by TomB
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2911
Views: 571349

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, Not sure I understand the question...so here a suggestion... For the OD of the inner window frame that glues to your cabin wall - The window frame material is on the bottom, template in the middle and router on top. Use a 1 1/4" guide ring like Bryan suggested with a 1/4" spiral straight bit w...
by TomB
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 215
Views: 68756

Re: Malahini from MD

I've been imaging a very similar windshield for my boat. I've talked to TaylorMade several times about windshields in their catalog, left emails, etc., NO response, they don't appear to want the business. Old Riva and CC Cobra windows might be out there for a steep price. You had posted about UPD pl...
by TomB
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 215
Views: 68756

Re: Malahini from MD

Excellent. You've really got the Riva vibe going with the windshield and deck edge. Have you talked to the "glass" guy? How do they know the shape you need?

Tom
by TomB
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

acflynn wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:23 am


do they merely need to be sanded/smoothed for appearance and or comfort (no sharp edges)?
Yup. Tom
by TomB
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2911
Views: 571349

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I hear ya Carl! I just came in from getting a foot of snow off the driveway and was dreaming of heading to Texas. :shock: Guess I need to go farther. Ah well, spring is just around the corner. :wink:

Tom
by TomB
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: FRAME LAYOUT ISSUE
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: FRAME LAYOUT ISSUE

Shawn, Check out your small drawings. For the question on floor beams, I tend to agree with Roberta but also see sheet 2 of 4. The side frame members are shown to include both the chine and sheer notches the chine corner is gusseted both sides. The dashed lines depicting the members behind something...
by TomB
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Building on Slanting Ground
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Building on Slanting Ground

Chris, Vary the length of the legs and then build the boat on a level surface that spans over uneven ground. www.glen-l.com/picboards/picboard17/pic906a.html. The distance off the ground is for convenience when getting under the hull so you might need to adjust the 3'3" for your build depending on w...
by TomB
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: BARRELBACK BUILD FROM TOLEDO
Replies: 15
Views: 1664

Re: BARRELBACK BUILD FROM TOLEDO

Shawn, I'm responding to your comment about templates in another thread. I made templates, for a barrelback I haven't built yet, using 1/4" tempered hardboard. If you are going to take full advantage of the template, 1/4" material doesn't work very well. The guide bearing on the router bits needs mo...
by TomB
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 26
Views: 2684

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

Ingenious rigging Bob. Congratulations on the flip and fine workmanship. I hung my boat from the ceiling with straps and rope. Like you, I was surprised by the change in rope length during the flip. The problem can be visualized in your photo of the boat suspended before the flip, the length of stra...
by TomB
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 343
Views: 94807

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Neel. I could put a horn on the back of the dash? pointed toward the passenger seat. If its not loud enough, add a second. If its too loud it can serve double duty...passenger ejector. :lol: :lol:
Tom
by TomB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 343
Views: 94807

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Paul. I hadn't seen Ron's build thread. The carbon fiber is an interesting idea. I would like to work a fair lead in there somehow. I would also like to hide the horn. I see docking lights and recessed horns behind slotted covers. Are there any combination horn/dock lights? If I just stick th...
by TomB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: QUESTION ABOUT SCARFING JOINT IN MOTOR STRINGERS
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: QUESTION ABOUT SCARFING JOINT IN MOTOR STRINGERS

Shawn, Use two 1 x's and scarf and laminate. Tom

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