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by TomB
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 20
Views: 2051

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

Ted,

What Bill wrote, plus cut the false transom holes oversized so you can get in there to tighten something someday, inspection, limbers, etc.

Tom
by TomB
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 70
Views: 15485

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee, Your scarf looks great. I see raised grain mahogany "fuzz" common to ribbon cut. Sand off the high stuff and give it another coat. You can pop bubbles from the foam roller by tipping with a brush on subsequent coats but don't bother on the first coat. I think the fuzz highlighted by the reflect...
by TomB
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 20
Views: 2051

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

Yup. The plans call for three layers of 1/8" plywood planking on the bottom and two on the sides. Everything works good when the layers meet at an angle. At frame 10 the angle goes to zero so there would be a 1/8" step. It might be easier to figure it out now than to grind off the planking step late...
by TomB
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Joel Bauer’s Coronado (Laurel Lynn)
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Joel Bauer’s Coronado (Laurel Lynn)

Add a couple of cam clamps to the scarfing jig to keep the work from moving as it is pushed through the saw. Tom
by TomB
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 20
Views: 2051

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

Hey Ted,

I saw your post earlier today, different subject.

It looks like the battens between frame 9 &10 might be flat. Is there a sharp break in the hull shape at frame 9? If so, you might want to add a little to the battens so you can get a fair curve on the bottom.

Tom
by TomB
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Joel Bauer’s Coronado (Laurel Lynn)
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Joel Bauer’s Coronado (Laurel Lynn)

Thanks for the kind words. Most people use butt block with the joint in a relatively flat area. I have scarfed plywood, here's how. 8 to 1 slope on the scarf, so for a 1/2" plywood, the scarf is 4" wide. Rough cut the plywood pieces with plenty of overlap paying attention to sheet direction and the ...
by TomB
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Hello from Texas

hoodman wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:12 am
You really can't go wrong with a Malahini. It hits the sweet spot in a lot of ways.
Plus one.
by TomB
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Joel Bauer’s Coronado (Laurel Lynn)
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Joel Bauer’s Coronado (Laurel Lynn)

Joel, I ordered rough cut too. The down side was that I couldn't see the character of the wood very well. My lumber has a lot of color variability, tame to gnarly grain, and a few defects that would have caused the board to be rejected at purchase. Next time I will go with surface two sides and I wi...
by TomB
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 287
Views: 78362

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Jamie, that would be a help. I hadn't seen any Cechaflo videos. I check out a few, amazing work. I'll be ready for those videos someday. Right now I'm just trying to protect my digits from that pointing thing that goes up and down so fast. Looking at the manual, the pointing thing might be a ...
by TomB
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Hello from Texas

Hey Trey, Welcome.

The hull is plenty strong with or without a deck beam between the seat rows. Stretching to 20' would give you a little more cockpit too.

Tom
by TomB
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Biscuit joining frames
Replies: 12
Views: 2500

Re: Biscuit joining frames

Biscuits are ok, big box ply not so much, glues not at all. I used half-laps too, I might use biscuits next time. Titebond III has a very short open time, once it skins its done. Put it in a critical joint? Why? You're going to learn to use epoxy, ask questions about what works and use the good stuf...
by TomB
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 287
Views: 78362

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks for posting Jamie, you are doing what I have in mind. Time will tell if my doing is half as good. Tom
by TomB
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 287
Views: 78362

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The deck is faired and the cover boards are started. The boards have a rabbet on the underside to cover the plywood sub-deck. The plywood will be fitted next.
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There are three scarfs and I wanted them to be little different.
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Tom
by TomB
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 287
Views: 78362

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Still plodding along. In the spirit of working on everything at once I called a couple of boat upholstery guys. I know they're busy. No response to the left message with one, and "we can fit you in in a couple weeks after forever, if that works for you" from the other. I bought a used sewing machine...
by TomB
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: skin separating from hull below waterline
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: skin separating from hull below waterline

Have a look at https://boatbuilders.glen-l.com/titan-b ... -canada-2/ or some of the others in the gallery. They will help you understand how the boat was put together.

Tom