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by Yeahyeah
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building a La Paz 24
Replies: 16
Views: 7101

Re: Building a La Paz 24

So I've finished building the transom, keel, stem, and frames and just finished lining them all up on the form. I was wondering if there's any insight some of you experienced builders might give me regarding attaching all these together. I'm about to attach the stem to the keel, but the rest is all ...
by Yeahyeah
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building a La Paz 24
Replies: 16
Views: 7101

Re: Building a La Paz 24

Sapele got delivered today from Reel Lumber in Anaheim. It was milled to my specs, S4S, and two thirds the price of the rough grain VGDF. Thanks for the suggestions, fellas. Now I can get to making sawdust!
by Yeahyeah
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building a La Paz 24
Replies: 16
Views: 7101

Re: Building a La Paz 24

So I've spent the past month trying to find a better solution. After visiting one lumber yard I discovered they had Sapele in multiple dimensions, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, and 8/4, all S2S, for about 70% the cost of rough-cut vertical grain douglas fir. I thought "awesome", but here's the catch. As my untrain...
by Yeahyeah
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building a La Paz 24
Replies: 16
Views: 7101

Re: Building a La Paz 24

hi Danny,

I'm in Glendora, at the top of the 57 fwy. I'm waiting to hear back from Reel lumber in Anaheim. The buyer from Forest Plywood put me in touch w a guy there, he may be able to get me what I need. We'll see. I'm still going to shop around, though.

Ralph
by Yeahyeah
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building a La Paz 24
Replies: 16
Views: 7101

Re: Building a La Paz 24

Thanks, guys. I'll look into those options. I went to the lumber yard yesterday and met with their buyer. Nice guy. He showed me what the had (rough cut, VGDF) and understood my dilemma so he told me to send me my materials list. He said he knew of some other lumber yards in the area that might have...
by Yeahyeah
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building a La Paz 24
Replies: 16
Views: 7101

Re: Building a La Paz 24

thanks, Tahti. I've wondered this myself, what vertical grain has to offer other than the grain pattern. The plans state " for best performance, use lightweight strong woods such as Sitka spruce, vertical grain douglas fir, and mahogany". It would seem to me (an uneducated opinion), that clear, mixe...
by Yeahyeah
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building a La Paz 24
Replies: 16
Views: 7101

Re: Building a La Paz 24

thanks, Steve.

I'm looking at using vertical grain douglas fir. I'm told by the lumber yard that 4/4 or 5/4 aren't really options. The dimensions I was given were 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, so the typical dimensions for hardwoods such as mahogany don't apply.
by Yeahyeah
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building a La Paz 24
Replies: 16
Views: 7101

Building a La Paz 24

And so my adventure has begun, and I have so many questions! I purchased the plans for the La Paz 22 (stretching it to 24') this past summer and must admit I was at first, overwhelmed. I've found though that if I read, study plans, read some more, repeat, I usually get it eventually. I've never buil...
by Yeahyeah
Wed May 09, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Adding a outboard motor bracket such as an Armstrong to a La Paz
Replies: 0
Views: 4237

Adding a outboard motor bracket such as an Armstrong to a La Paz

Is it possible to add an outboard bracket/swim platform like the Armstrong bracket to a La Paz 22? Either a true Armstrong or a DIY one?
by Yeahyeah
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Flexible Orbit Sander
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Re: Flexible Orbit Sander

The La Paz, stretching it to 24'.
by Yeahyeah
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Flexible Orbit Sander
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Re: Flexible Orbit Sander

Thanks, Matt. They do make both a pneumatic and an electric version. Cost is the same.

Anyone else?
by Yeahyeah
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Flexible Orbit Sander
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Flexible Orbit Sander

I have yet to build a boat and I've been researching what all is involved before I undertake such an endeavor. In doing so, it appears that one of the most demanding aspects is the fairing process, both in time and quality of craftsmanship. That said, I came across a tool that would appear to help a...
by Yeahyeah
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: La Paz modifications
Replies: 5
Views: 3075

Re: La Paz modifications

thanks for the insight.
by Yeahyeah
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: La Paz modifications
Replies: 5
Views: 3075

Re: La Paz modifications

thanks for the input, Ken. Anyone else see a potential problem? I'm concerned with spending hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars on a bathtub with a motor.
by Yeahyeah
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: La Paz modifications
Replies: 5
Views: 3075

La Paz modifications

hello everyone, Short version; can I build a La Paz (stretched to 24') with the design elements/features similar to that of this Grady-White 23' center console boat in this picture? Long explanation; I intend to begin building a boat (once my current project is done) within the next year or two. I'm...