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by Goodell
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Epoxy encapsulating
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: Epoxy encapsulating

Bare with me guys, I’m getting things going but I need some clarity. If I put CPES on my wood, is that equivalent to epoxy encapsulation? I’ve used cpes but then had to sand it smooth, which removed a lot of it, then encapsulated with epoxy. Am I overthinking this? What CPES is essentially doing is...
by Goodell
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Installing a strong towing eye
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Installing a strong towing eye

I am trying to figure out how to incorporate a strong towing eye into the laminated plywood stem of the boat I am hoping to build With three pieces of laminated ply sections making up the stem - what is the best way to approach this considering I will be working with a weak end-grain of the ply ? T...
by Goodell
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preferred width of side planking
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Preferred width of side planking

Just keep in mind that width is hard to measure ...since the material not only has a moving sheerline but it takes rather complex bend. its a lot easier to trim what you need from full width pieces, after tracing it not before. If you want to avoid scarfing the full 4' I would run a roll of tyvek or...
by Goodell
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preferred width of side planking
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Preferred width of side planking

Its best to scarf the whole thing on a flat surface then mess with pieces. Adding longitudinal joints into the planking is not a good idea. You dont want to have to butt block or scarf longitudinally and laterally. You can do it in peices if you butt block - but it will be a lot harder to get the pi...
by Goodell
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help needed working with Glen L plans
Replies: 14
Views: 1154

Re: Help needed working with Glen L plans

I am planning to build a Chinook and have the plans on my workbench This is not my first wooden boat build but I am having difficulty deciphering some of the plans For example the "frame outlines" only describe the outer profile of each frame and I am struggling with measurements for the inner side...
by Goodell
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Attaching Plywood to the hull
Replies: 15
Views: 1757

Re: Attaching Plywood to the hull

Okay, it's not recommended on Glen's designs, though. Which is the topic at hand. It might be that you are only familiar with the plan you purchased and built. Other boat plans in the Glen-L inventory literally call for fastening planking to the side frames. My guess is that the Chinook plans speci...
by Goodell
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Attaching Plywood to the hull
Replies: 15
Views: 1757

Re: Attaching Plywood to the hull

I’m coming in on this one. If you mechanically fasten plywood to the sides of frames you will distort the natural bend of the plywood. It would be very difficult to fair the frame to the perfect arch made by the curve of the plywood from the chine to sheer. My main concern when fairing the vertical...
by Goodell
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Attaching Plywood to the hull
Replies: 15
Views: 1757

Re: Attaching Plywood to the hull

To me, it makes more sense NOT to fasten the sides to the frames since the sides are bent with more of an arc than the bottom. The reason we use marine grade plywood is because it has no voids in it so it will bend evenly and smoothly over the framing. Add a perforation across the bend will only we...
by Goodell
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Attaching Plywood to the hull
Replies: 15
Views: 1757

Re: Attaching Plywood to the hull

If you fasten to the frames on the sides I can just about guarantee it's going to show in the hull after you paint unless you do a ton of work filling and fairing. if the frames are cut accurately and mounted properly, and faired slightly with a batten - fastening ply on the frame sides should be c...
by Goodell
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Attaching Plywood to the hull
Replies: 15
Views: 1757

Re: Attaching Plywood to the hull

Thanks for your reply So...its ok if I attach the plywood to the Chine, Sheer and Bottom Batten Longitudinals...but not too the cross frames? Stephen THe guidance behind not creating perforation lines more about the bottom, where forces are highest and where most designs tend to have longitudinals ...
by Goodell
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory or Chinook?
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Re: Hunky Dory or Chinook?

Not sure I totally understand...but in general best practices for epoxy/glassed boats is judicious use of fairing compound vs grinding it down, ....avoiding sanding over-kill. Then a few coats of good primer with light sanding, then final couple coats of good marine paint. IN general a lot of first ...
by Goodell
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory or Chinook?
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Re: Hunky Dory or Chinook?

Was just curious if i missed some HD builds out there in the internet land.

Here are a couple Tolman pics. Relatively simple build process with much less framing than the Chinook...700-900 lbs hull.
by Goodell
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory or Chinook?
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Re: Hunky Dory or Chinook?

A flat bottomed skiff makes sense for areas without boat ramps, scenarios where shallow draft is a must, or in situations where you need a large capacity work boat, where one doest need more than about 17 knots (above which it really pounds in a chop). Also another consideration is the stable platfo...
by Goodell
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3460
Views: 854730

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Yes, this weight thing is really a guess at best.. I would argue the opposite - the only exception would be using A LOT more fiberglass than needed. Otherwise if you glassed more or less normally, you motor, gas, batteries, misc electronics, recreational gear, etc are known weights give or take 50 ...
by Goodell
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3460
Views: 854730

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I’ve been following this build since I started building, That transom isn’t going anywhere. Carl is meticulous about his joints. The only thing I ever wonder about on this build is the final weight of the boat might be on the heavy side. 150 hp maybe ??? Looks great, Matt B Yes, that has been a con...

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