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by TomB
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 5426

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...
by TomB
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Geronimo - progress and question
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Geronimo - progress and question

The boat looks great! After bolts are epoxied in, you can still get them out with a drill or a Sawsall :D :D . So if you never, ever, plan on pulling the bolt go with epoxy. If you may have to remove them after something gets damaged, go for 4200. Epoxy encapsulating the drilled hole is a good idea ...
by TomB
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 110
Views: 2538

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, I think I see limbers cut in the knees. The question for the ages, "does the limber location belong forward or aft?": while accelerating, the water will slosh aft so the limber should be aft; while running the keel will be level and limber location doesn't matter; and, while at rest ...
by TomB
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: New Glen-L 14 Build
Replies: 47
Views: 10342

Re: New Glen-L 14 Build

AJ, Congratulations on the birth of your son. The world needs more sailors! I am unsure about the phrase "stripping the bronze screws" and I'm probably writing things you already know. I've never flattened the treads of a bronze screw going into wood like you might with metal screws going ...
by TomB
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 110
Views: 2538

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, That’s an interesting transom. It will be light weight, strong, and challenging. I would need luck, you’ve got this. I hope you post progress photos your methods for transom jointery. Here are some examples of questions prompted by the transom photo. The top member appears to be sawed to the c...
by TomB
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 23
Views: 419

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Sounds like a fun build. I'm probably overthinking this but what will you use to tow it? :wink:
by TomB
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 110
Views: 2538

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel,

Too bad you about Kinkos slowing you down. I was hoping to see photos of the flip next week. :D :D A 1/4"...did the frame maybe flip to the other side of the station line?

Tom
by TomB
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2322

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

And before shopping for some minus 1" dowel...cut a split down the end of a 1" dowel or maybe two splits so the dowel will fit a 1" hole with sand paper around it. The dowel will spring back to normal in the hole as the paper reams to hole.
by TomB
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2118
Views: 237568

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I was reading one of the DIY vacuum sites a long while back, they said something about using an old dehumidifier compressor.
by TomB
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 110
Views: 2538

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, The PB is a beautiful design. Your Gentry was a masterful build and you'll do the PB proud. I plan to follow your build particularly the cold molding aspects. We have similar shops, sans the comfy place to sit. Do you have coat hooks next to the shop door for ear muffs, dust/fume mask, and you...
by TomB
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 30
Views: 1509

Re: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.

I think you have the right idea is slowing down on the fix. (coming from a guy progressing at the pace of "continental drift").

I suspect that the hull shape has changed, maybe not enough bulge or too much bulge on one side or the other.
by TomB
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from the new guy
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Greetings from the new guy

Great idea Ken,

Some of my best memories are fishing with grandpa in the boat he built. One bit of advise - its time to start :mrgreen: :mrgreen: The fish are waiting!!

Tom
by TomB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 123
Views: 22917

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

That great Jim and now you know what Santa should get you for Christmas. :D :D :D :D
by TomB
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2118
Views: 237568

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I'm a pro at silly. We had a little pump type faucet kind of like the "Valterra RP800 Chrome Rocket Hand Pump" that pulled from a hose in a fresh water gerry can. The cans were different colors so they didn't get mixed. They were stowed the garage or truck when not needed.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2118
Views: 237568

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

We had a small sink drain via hose to a gerry can, easy to plumb, easy to empty, never spilled.

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