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by TomB
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 236
Views: 13768

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, I am repeatedly amazed, craftsmanship...and restraint! Great work and forethought. I would have wasted day/weeks spreading out the frames, putting them on the forms, perfectly, then put it all together and made a mess of encapsulation later. Now a great portable base...I'd be riding it down th...
by TomB
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 56
Views: 3024

Re: UK Zip Build

Ian, Your frames look great, good to be started. I hear you. I am making a few modifications too and I didn't want epoxy to get in the way... plus I could not wait to get on with it...and no epoxy experience...so I did not encapsulate. I set the frames, chines, and shear, notched for battens, test f...
by TomB
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo build. Tahmoor (nr. Sydney) Australia
Replies: 21
Views: 989

Re: Key Largo build. Tahmoor (nr. Sydney) Australia

Rob, I used half-laps with gussets, reasoning that the joint would be stronger than a butt joint and gussets. It makes a really solid corner. On the down side, making the joints require extra steps, fairing the corner with end grain both directions, and screwing the chines to the frames while avoidi...
by TomB
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 236
Views: 13768

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

2nd set from WB? I wondered if they would be different.
by TomB
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from SE Michigan
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: New member from SE Michigan

Welcome Chuck. Fine boat and always nice to learn of another MI builder. Tom
by TomB
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2216
Views: 285227

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Going for a riff on the half-moon outhouse-door motif? :lol:
by TomB
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 150
Views: 15747

Re: Michael's ZIP

Be sure to check adhesion of the epoxy over water based stain.
by TomB
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Seriously???????
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: Seriously???????

"If you got a I-beam, then what is the tension cables for????" Concrete only works in compression, and the bottom flange of the I-beam and lower half of the web are in tension, wanting to stretch. The post-tension cables are used to squeeze the flange (from end to end) and web transferring...
by TomB
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Seriously???????
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: Seriously???????

Sad to see. It will be interesting to read what went wrong. I'm guessing cable tensioning gone wrong.
by TomB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 44
Views: 2284

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

The guide rollers don't provide as much support for the real thin boards and they will tend to vibrate/bounce under the blades. Lifting the board going in or coming out of the planer will put down pressure on the material under the cutter helping to reduce tearout and snipe. And as Jim suggested, sh...
by TomB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 758
Views: 119615

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt,

Epoxy does not adhere well to Minwax oil based stain. See the attached test done by the guys at West Systems, https://epoxyworks.com/index.php/epoxy- ... er-stains/. It also says Minwax water based and gel stains are ok.

I plan to use Interlux stain (someday :roll: ).

Tom
by TomB
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Flexible Orbit Sander
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Flexible Orbit Sander

That’s a first class sander and a very nice boat design. I really like the modern bottom plan. Since the La Paz used wide longitudinals, I would fair the frames first so the battens can be mounted with very little faring. A low angle plan or belt sander would do the trick to take the outside edge of...
by TomB
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Waterproof wood glue
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: Waterproof wood glue

Hi Tom, Welcome. It is nice to see another MI builder. I used Franklin III on a laminated bent wood mahogany chair. It has been outside, not in the rain, for several years without a problem. I would not use it on a boat for anything important. It was easy to starve the glue joint and III has a relat...
by TomB
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 150
Views: 15747

Re: Michael's ZIP

All the previous advice was spot on. Also add an assortment of push sticks to keep digits from meeting a spinning blade. It is also a good idea to confirm that the blade is parallel to the miter slot and rip fence. Tom
by TomB
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo - Motor Decision
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Key Largo - Motor Decision

Well Bryan, now that you asked...do you need a "Donut Chaser" deck ornament? :wink:

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