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by TomB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 225
Views: 97634

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee, My two cents. Overkill and maybe not in a positive way. Coat the joining faces of each piece, one side to get it wet and the other side with thickened epoxy. This will reduce the risk of "glue starving" the joint when the pieces are joined. If you use epoxy, CPES or whatever, and let it cure, i...
by TomB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: Virginia Barrel

That works but it looks like it took a lot out of you.

Don't forget "space for the stem". Each of the bottom timbers need to be shortened by 1/2 the stem thickness so they can form a pocket to receive the stem.

Tom
by TomB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 440
Views: 153169

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Do I enjoy sanding or what! Wet sanding with 600, 800, 1000 with cleanup after each pass and it looks like this. IMG_0600.jpeg Wet sanding with 1200, 1500, 1800, and 2000 and it looks like this. IMG_0601.jpeg Then a pass with 3M rubbing compound. IMG_0606.jpeg The brush marks and lint are long gone....
by TomB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 440
Views: 153169

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Topside finishing continues. I am applying Interlux Perfection Plus using the roll and tip method. I sanded to get rid of the brush marks and dust nibs after three coats. I now have five coats and the finish looks good from five feet away. Up close, it has some minor brush strokes and more dust. :( ...
by TomB
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Beagle 1 Back Again
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Beagle 1 Back Again

4/4, 3/4 finished thickness is thick enough, thicker is ok but would add a little unnecessary weight.

s2s is good. The edges get cut to make the frames (s3 and s4).

Tom
by TomB
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: Virginia Barrel

Corey, See sheet 3 Construction Profile. Both frames 6 & 7 attach to the stem, frame 6 to the end of the stem and frame 7 to the stem step. By having a gusset on both sides of frame 6, the stem will be the thickness of frame timber plus one gusset too far forward. The frame timbers where spaced apar...
by TomB
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 440
Views: 153169

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Hey Jamie,

The vents completed their round-the-world journey. You're right, I like them. Two large vents on the stern. Now to figure out exactly where.
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Tom
by TomB
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 440
Views: 153169

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Tony and Carl, Another coat of finish today. I managed to dump the varnish tray all over myself and a 4' step ladder, what a mess. That made it interesting, quick mix the next batch to save the wet edge or get it off myself, with what??? I opted for paper towels to get most of it off, then mi...
by TomB
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 440
Views: 153169

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Andrew, Bring your boat. We'll take the GlenL flotilla around the lake! I have an 18" x 24" x 108" stack of 1" foam and the COB is under the engine. Starting there, I'm working forward and back to fill the void between the stringers and sheer. Coincidentally, that's the easiest to fill but us...
by TomB
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 440
Views: 153169

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Lots going on the last six weeks. The interior has been fabricated, encapsulated and removed for varnish or upholstery. I decided to use 1.2 lb density polyethylene foam for 1,500 lbs of flotation. I remember Roberta's post about threading/weaving the foam into place, good description, exhaust, thro...
by TomB
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new the forum and first time boat builder
Replies: 16
Views: 535

Re: new the forum and first time boat builder

No Ed, 51 1/4" is not enough! You still need to add the length of the shallow notch in the stem where the keel will attach to the stem. The keel tapers forward of frame two until it matches the stem thickness, so the length is in the 57" to 60" range.
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Tom
by TomB
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new the forum and first time boat builder
Replies: 16
Views: 535

Re: new the forum and first time boat builder

Ed, The keel is 25 1/4", plus 26", plus the length of the shallow notch in the stem that receives the keel. See your framing drawing were it says "taper keel to width of stem" forward of frame 2. Berle Maxey's photos may help. www.boatbuilders.glen-l.com/pee-wee-design/nggallery/pee-wee-design/pee-w...
by TomB
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: Virginia Barrel

Corey, I use MAS epoxy, no blush, 2 to 1 mix, no smell, different set up speeds and viscosities. I use sanding dust and silica thickeners when needed. The boat tapers toward the stern. The transom plywood is bigger on the forward side of the plywood. The pattern for the transom is drawn on the aft s...
by TomB
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: engine dealers
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: engine dealers

Trent,

I got my Pleasure Craft Marine engine from skidim.com Very knowledgeable, located near the factory with good access to the factory dudes.

Michiganmotorz was my second choice. They didn't have exactly what I was looking for.

Tom
by TomB
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 625
Views: 194959

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Also Matt, did you use 3/4 for the seats in your malahini? I think it calls for 3/8 in the plans. Bryan, I broke the 3/8” seat backer board on the Malahini seat bottom so I upgraded to 3/4”. Think about a 250 lb guy stepping from the dock to the exact spot where you have the least support under the...

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