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by TomB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Jet Squirt Builder. Thanks for all your future help!
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: New Jet Squirt Builder. Thanks for all your future help!

I would want more than 18" on a side to work. I would run cross rails below the build form from wall to wall and get them level and then slide the form from side to side and anchor to the rails while working.
by TomB
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: "I Wish I Had..."
Topic: Encapsulating the Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Encapsulating the Frame

I agree Bill. I encapsulated after the frames and chines were on and after all the notches were cut. Puddles of cured epoxy gave me extra practice cleaning up the corners of all the notches. :oops: :oops:
Tom
by TomB
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 95
Views: 20487

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Michael, I saw something a while ago about a cheap way to get bigger batches. The guy used a big plastic drink cup as his measure cup, pushing a small nail through the side and filled to the nail. He was using a 2:1 mix, so he filled the cup to the nail and poured into his mix cup, twice with resin ...
by TomB
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5593

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Nice work Neel. Looking forward to your next installment in March. Tom
by TomB
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member in South Dakota
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: New Member in South Dakota

Tim,

Welcome. I started with Malahini and switched to the Barrelback stretched to 20'...I was ready to order lumber and we moved! Now I'm building a Tahoe 23. Deciding which of these great boats to build may be the toughest part of the build. Please keep us posted.

Tom
by TomB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 137
Views: 16179

Re: Monaco Restart

Very nice! It looks as though each narrow strips is attached to a mahogany strip. Did you glue light and dark lumber together and then slice the lumber? What are you using for the light strips?

Tom
by TomB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello and a ignorant (sort of) question
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Hello and a ignorant (sort of) question

Brad,

The only thing you really, really need is the itch. Everything else will take care of itself. Be sure you get the drawings and instructions with boat kit as there is still plenty to do.

Tom
by TomB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi Malcolm from Norfolk (UK)
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Hi Malcolm from Norfolk (UK)

Hi Malcolm, I think the answer is "how big can you get?" My garage door is 8' high and 9' wide, a standard size here. My boat trailer has loading guides that touch the weather seals on both sides as I push the trailer through the door by hand, not ideal. My boat shop door is 7' wide by 6'-...
by TomB
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5593

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Oh no!!!

The lumber is too narrow...by 1/2"...back to the lumber yard...or...add a bit from the scrap pile down by the keel. No affect structurally.

Thanks for showing it Neel.

Tom
by TomB
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 163
Views: 26408

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Jim,

I wonder if the glass has been replaced. Here is an example of a 1942 Chris Craft 19' barrel back.
42 barrelback.jpg


It needs some love but shows glass that is much closer to what you had patterned.

Tom
by TomB
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5593

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, Very exciting. I like your approach to clamping. Short of jointed a board, there is almost always a little twist in each piece. By using blocks to clamp the boards to the table you've not only stopped them from moving, you've also taken out the twist. And, with bar clamps there is a tendency t...
by TomB
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: monaco planking thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Re: monaco planking thickness

Glen,

For the Tahoe and Barrelback, the instructions provide the information on planking layers and thickness under the section heading "Planking - In General". I bet your instructions are similar. (anxious to see pictures of your monaco :D )

Tom
by TomB
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5593

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

It looks really good Neel. Great progress.
by TomB
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everyone! Especially those in Cold SE Michigan!
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Hello Everyone! Especially those in Cold SE Michigan!

Hi Dennis,

Welcome. There are lots of knowledgeable builders in SE Michigan and on the forum. A great resource.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 108
Views: 7797

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt, Use an 1/8" notched plastic trowel set about 45* to the sheet to spread the thickened epoxy on both sheets wiping first one way then the other. You will get a very even layer of glue ridges. The epoxy will spread into the little valleys as the next sheet is applied. The notched trowels ar...

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