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by TomB
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 55
Views: 16288

Re: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...

Not quite sure what you have in mind... Bryan is referring to drain tubes something like this https://www.boatdesigns.com/Drain-Tube-Brass/productinfo/05%2D514/ When you mention bronze I think of garboard drain plugs like https://www.boatdesigns.com/Bronze-Garboard-Drain-Plug/productinfo/05%2D676B/ ...
by TomB
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Delaying Glen-L 15 build, starting a Zip

First question I had was regarding encapsulation/glassing the hull. After reading Boatbuilding with Plywood and the West Co book on boatbuilding I came across "The Complete Wooden Runabout Restoration Guide" by Don Danenberg. He advocates CPES (semi-permeable) + non-permeable barrier over the hull,...
by TomB
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2771
Views: 508816

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

The beam looks good Carl...although that fifth clamp might be a 1/2" out of line :D Tom
by TomB
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Greenville, SC
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: New Member from Greenville, SC

Welcome Ross,

Boatbuilding is a great experience to share with your dad.

Here's the glossary link https://www.glen-l.com/glossary-of-boat-building-terms/

Tom
by TomB
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fuel tank restraint, padding, anti-chafe
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Fuel tank restraint, padding, anti-chafe

Thanks Bryan and Matt. I've done a little more reading. Moeller says to allow for 2-3% expansion. My tank is 12" fore and aft or about 3/8" expansion allowance, 16" tall at the restraint or about 1/2" expansion allowance. The tank centerline to vertical restraint is 15" so about 1/2" of horizontal m...
by TomB
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2771
Views: 508816

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

A couple of more thoughts you've probably considered... Bowing the big laminate stack puts a lot of force on the blocks making them want to roll into the force, important that they be REALLy screwed down. Wet epoxy makes the laminate pieces slippery and the pieces start to slide out of alignment (up...
by TomB
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2771
Views: 508816

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

IN other things, I am starting on the process of making the roof beams. More accurately, I am working on the laminating jig. From what I have read, there is no accurate way to allow for spring back of curved laminations but that using more laminations and thinner ones minimizes the spring back. I'l...
by TomB
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 130
Views: 45939

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

Thanks Steve.
by TomB
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 278
Views: 68030

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Sorry Tony,

My inner "wise guy" slipped past the editor again. :oops: You are wise not to put an unnecessary hole in the boat.

Speaking of crowded at the back, where are you putting your bilge blower and cowl vents.

Tom
by TomB
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fuel tank restraint, padding, anti-chafe
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Fuel tank restraint, padding, anti-chafe

I am trying to finish up my fuel tank install. Where do I need to pad it? tank restraint.jpg The tank bottom is serpentine because of the baffles (there is a pair of baffles on the back side too). The tank sets on plywood. Do I have to put something between the tank and the ply? It seems like any co...
by TomB
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 278
Views: 68030

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tony, It is surprising how long it takes me to find the simple solution. I like to try ALL the other ones first. :roll: :roll: I got the tips from www.greatlakesskipper.com although I can't find them on the site today. They were described as "Sea Ray Boat Exhaust Tips | 300 SLX Corsa 11524P 11524S (...
by TomB
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 130
Views: 45939

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

Looking good Steve. Tell us about your steering wheel, please. Thanks, Tom
by TomB
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 125
Views: 30524

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

JIM! That can needs a coaster.
by TomB
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 278
Views: 68030

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Guys. The exhaust tips seemed huge coming out of the box and I almost sent them back, glad I didn't. Does your exhaust have "selective sound"? My neighbor had a boat with a selective exhaust, through mufflers or direct exhaust, loud and my ears are ringing. I opted for the muffler only. Tom
by TomB
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member From Nebraska
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: New Member From Nebraska

I agree with Bryan. Inboard hardware, deck hardware, windshield brackets, trailer (?), engine & trans (?), controls - way more than a thousand. Tom