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by watkibe
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member Bristol UK Cabin Skiff Build.
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: New member Bristol UK Cabin Skiff Build.

Hey Kev - I started building my CS16 on 4/14/17; I am closing in on finishing the "right side up" part of the project. Take your time reading all the material that came with your plans, as well as really examining your plans. Heck, take your time with everything; mistakes are learning opportunities,...
by watkibe
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Small gas outboard or electric trolling motor?
Replies: 4
Views: 1650

Re: Small gas outboard or electric trolling motor?

When an electric trolling motor is your only motor, it is prudent to carry a set of oars. Besides the obvious hazard of depleting the battery, when the wind comes up in the afternoon, you may need to row AND use the motor to get back.
by watkibe
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight
Replies: 7
Views: 2152

repaired and pre-repaired main beams

! figured that pre-repairing the unbroken side was the best way to keep it that way. They're on the "epoxy table", hence the black plastic.
I have brought all my epoxy into the house now. It dipped below 30 when I was doing the repair, and the epoxy was a little odd. It set up fine, though.
by watkibe
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight
Replies: 7
Views: 2152

Re: Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight

Matt - Yes Pete - You are right on about the stress riser thing. That's why I though it was a weak spot to start with. I built it to the plans, figured Glen knew what he was doing. Design is always a trade-off between weight and strength. As installed, the part is strong enough, but the way it broke...
by watkibe
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight
Replies: 7
Views: 2152

Re: Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight - NOW with pictures !

Good idea, Roberta; here are some pics.One shows the long beam in about its final installed position. The other is a close-up of the break in the other long beam. I think I will fix it with a butt block, sort of like "sistering" a frame. Once they are epoxied into place, I think they will be quite s...
by watkibe
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight
Replies: 7
Views: 2152

Re: Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight

I dropped it by accident, OK ? :roll:
by watkibe
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight
Replies: 7
Views: 2152

Cabin Skiff main beam broke from own weight

Late night post - more later.
Always thought they looked weak in the middle. Today I proved it. Picked one up and dropped it about 3-4 inches with only the ends supported and it broke right where I thought the design looked weak. :x
Think of fixing it tomorrow...
by watkibe
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: How useful is a CNC machine for boat building?
Replies: 8
Views: 2038

Re: How useful is a CNC machine for boat building?

CNC is a whole art and science of it's own. It is very fast and accurate for industrial scale production, but a one-off project is usually not a good application for this technology. Plans must be in some kind of auto cad format, then translated into g-code, and then uploaded to the machine. Tooling...
by watkibe
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 42
Views: 11371

Re: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...

Good idea, Matt, thanks ! I added the design name.
I just kept posting on the very first thread that I started, and never thought about it getting long...
by watkibe
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 42
Views: 11371

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

It seems like forever, but according to my boat building journal, I only started building this about April 2017. Looked at like that, it just seems...slow. Photos are of the lower sheers, transom knee, and the breasthook permanently installed. This seems like some kind of a milestone; I can really f...
by watkibe
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sweet Caroline, drain plug to bow eye measurement?
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: Sweet Caroline, drain plug to bow eye measurement?

What Matt said ! The smallest boat that I have built was "Pirogue", and though a simple and small design, it was still quite the project. Any boat will take time. You may not want to spend that time building a "starter" boat, but rather spend it building what you really want. Even for pro boat build...
by watkibe
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: 3/8 plywood to 1/4 plywood
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

Re: 3/8 plywood to 1/4 plywood

If Glen says use 3/8, then 3/8 will work, and will work the best. The choice of size of wood is always a balance between strength and weight. Glen's work is outstanding because of the amount of detail that is included in the plan package. He had so much experience, not just as a naval architect, but...
by watkibe
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Tuffy build in Bremerton, Wa
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: New Tuffy build in Bremerton, Wa

welcome from me too ! An excellent source for wood in our area is Edensaw Woods. Their saleroom address is in Port Townsend, but they ship from Everett I believe. Quality of the wood product was great, and the service was excellent. My first order was over the minimum ($400 ?), so the shipping to Ca...
by watkibe
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 42
Views: 11371

It's not all Bob Ross Boat Building !

When I was tacking up the starboard long beam ass'y., I read and re-read the directions and looked closely at the drawings. When I put it back in the boat to check it, everything was backwards. This is where The Bob Ross Boat Building School comes in : there are no mistakes, only happy little accide...
by watkibe
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 16ft cabin skiff....s&g tabloid cruiser
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: 16ft cabin skiff....s&g tabloid cruiser

Paul - No one has answered in a week...how do you answer a question like this ? Anyway, I am building this boat. I plan to take it in the saltwater surrounding our island; but, we are in the Puget sound of Washington state, US, a protected body of water. The entrance to the open ocean is maybe 30 mi...