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by JimK
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 601
Views: 177335

Re: Where to start...

I have followed and referenced your beautiful build for 3 years and can not tell you how many times I have watched the YouTube videos.

Thank you.
Jim
by JimK
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Building the Tuffy in Nova Scotia
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Building the Tuffy in Nova Scotia

I’m building a different boat - but by the same methods. How does your stem fit when temporarily attached? Does it line up with the frame AND the form? Sorry I can’t be much help - I’m leery giving out advice being a beginner myself. I have read other boat builders have contacted GlenL directly with...
by JimK
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 55
Views: 21183

Re: Maritime Malahini

Something clicked when I read what Neel said “don’t attach the bottom plywood until the battens are fair” - I had been trying to level the bottom by fairing the FRAMES. I’m not attaching to the frames - I’m attaching to the battens! I have now levelled my BATTENS from transom to stem and everything ...
by JimK
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 55
Views: 21183

Re: Maritime Malahini

I have an epoxy question (West System): Some of my bottom frames and battens appear to be uneven - due to excessive fairing and apparently issues when scarfing the longer battens together. To fix this - can I add 1/8 to 1/16 of thickened epoxy to the low areas before attaching the bottom panels? Is ...
by JimK
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 55
Views: 21183

Re: Maritime Malahini

Thanks for the encouragement guys. My wife won’t let me use any of her expensive blue painters tape! I have been using her baking parchment paper when I epoxy though. It was a hot day when I attached that middle panel and the butt blocks. I was afraid the epoxy would harden and was rushing and forgo...
by JimK
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dennis from Halifax, NS building the Tuffy
Replies: 9
Views: 1454

Re: Dennis from Halifax, NS building the Tuffy

Looking good - those mahogany frames are beautiful I had problems levelling my building form on my uneven boatshop floor. The Malahini building form has legs at the back end that are the same angle as the transom - making it easy to hang. I just have to remember to unscrew the transom from the form ...
by JimK
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dennis from Halifax, NS building the Tuffy
Replies: 9
Views: 1454

Re: Dennis from Halifax, NS building the Tuffy

How are you making out Dennis ...
and do you have any pictures!?


Jim
by JimK
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 55
Views: 21183

Re: Maritime Malahini

We now have all the side panels permanently attached.
Slowly making progress ...
by JimK
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dennis from Halifax, NS building the Tuffy
Replies: 9
Views: 1454

Re: Dennis from Halifax, NS building the Tuffy

Hi Dennis I’m building a Malahini. I used my table saw to cut some of my Chine block. I also attached the knee to my transom before hanging the transom on the building form. I assemble the pieces - even dry fitting them on the floor - to get a picture of the build in my head. Start posting pictures ...
by JimK
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Dennis from Halifax, NS building the Tuffy
Replies: 9
Views: 1454

Re: Dennis from Halifax, NS building the Tuffy

Hi Dennis I can help with the easy question first. I am getting all my wood from East Coast Specialty Hardwood in Burnside. It is a dangerous store - a guy could spend a lot of money in there. I am using white oak, but they do sell mahogany as well as marine plywood. I can get full 4/4 lengths of oa...
by JimK
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 55
Views: 21183

Re: Maritime Malahini

Love just stepping back and looking at her ...
by JimK
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 55
Views: 21183

Re: Maritime Malahini

Thanks Hoodman - scary using the circular saw on the boat but the fix worked great
by JimK
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 55
Views: 21183

Re: Maritime Malahini

The starboard side is now attached
by JimK
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 55
Views: 21183

Re: Maritime Malahini

The boys and I finally started glueing and screwing a side panel today. Everything went great until we heard a loud CRACK! When we attached the plywood to the sheer it snapped the joint between the chine and frame 1!? Do any of you guys see a problem with me just screwing in another 2” screw above t...
by JimK
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member - NS Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Re: New member - NS Canada

Great to see another Maritimer building a Glen L boat. I’m slowly working on a Malahini and loving every minute spent in the boatshop.


Jim

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