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by watkibe
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 38
Views: 5288

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: 182

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...
by watkibe
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 38
Views: 5288

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

I finally found some duct tape to hold the batteries in my camera long enough to take a couple of pictures of recent progress. May not look like much, but I'm gaining momentum, and progress will soon be fast enough to be visible without time lapse photography.
by watkibe
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 38
Views: 5288

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

Still making progress, slow and pretty steady ! The transom knee is bolted in, awaiting epoxy. The long beams are being fitted. I just bought the wood for the lower breasthook and the lower sheer clamp. I found some 16 foot long clear vertical grain (CVG) douglas fir 1x3s. I will rip them in half fo...
by watkibe
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Converting a non-marine 305 and is it worth it
Replies: 19
Views: 912

Re: Converting a non-marine 305 and is it worth it

Read the Glen-L book "Installing Inboard Engines". It goes into detail on the marine conversion process. Glen-L also sells some of the needed and hard to find parts.
Personally, after reading it, I decided to go with an outboard setup...
by watkibe
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: KCBL2002
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: KCBL2002

I'm planning to use a product called Zolatone on the sole and lower sides and bulkheads on my project. I saw it in the Glen-L video about the Console Skiff. It's intended for truck beds, and any other surface that will see hard use, and which may have imperfections that would show up if painted a so...
by watkibe
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 38
Views: 5288

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

I am 2 months past the second back surgery now, and this one seems to have worked. No pain now, except for the rehab to regain my strength... Anyway, temps are more spring-like now, and we are back to work. The bottom batten laminations are nearly complete now. The building form is out, so working i...
by watkibe
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 9
Views: 1646

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

Good start ! My first boat was built with Doug fir. Every part that wasn't covered by fiberglass eventually checked, which means the topside. Covered with 'glass, the outside of the hull stayed perfect as long as I had it. I did use exterior grade, not marine, but from what I have read, even marine ...
by watkibe
Sat May 12, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Sechelt, British Columbia.
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: New member from Sechelt, British Columbia.

Welcome !
I had a house on Bowen Island and sailed on Howe Sound, so I am vaguely familiar with your area. Love to see pictures of your project.
by watkibe
Sat May 12, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Cairo, Egypt
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: New member from Cairo, Egypt

Welcome sir ! Please tell us more, and send pictures. Pictures of your project when you get started will be great, but also pictures of of other boats currently running about on the Nile will be fascinating.
by watkibe
Wed May 09, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new member from Nova Scotia
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: new member from Nova Scotia

Welcome ! The Console Skiff is designed for up to 40 horse power. Your 20 hp engine is probably just not powerful enough to put your boat on plane. I know getting another outboard will be spendy, but spending money on the Doel fin and not having it work has it's cost too. Look up the design yourself...
by watkibe
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console skiff - Adding Optional Bulwarks
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Console skiff - Adding Optional Bulwarks

ALSO: I am building the Cabin Skiff, which is close, but not quite exactly like the Console Skiff under discussion. The Cabin Skiff needs the lower sheer in order to provide a landing for the side and forward decks. The Console Skiff has no side decks, although I notice that fishyskiff has added som...
by watkibe
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console skiff - Adding Optional Bulwarks
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Console skiff - Adding Optional Bulwarks

Yes, you are right, I misspoke: the sides and the bulwark are 3/8". Mine are actually 9mm because I used okoume marine plywood, which is French. I am almost to the point of adding the bulwarks, so perhaps I spoke out of turn. Still, I did answer his question: the lower sheer won't prevent addin...
by watkibe
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console skiff - Adding Optional Bulwarks
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Console skiff - Adding Optional Bulwarks

The lower sheer is actually what makes it possible to screw the bulwark in place. You need to screw it in place even if you are epoxying it. The side and the bulwark are both 1/4" plywood, which isn't really thick enough to hold the screws. The 1 by 1 1/2 lower sheer provides the "meat nee...
by watkibe
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new guy...from Japan....most of the time......
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: new guy...from Japan....most of the time......

welcome !
once upon a time, none of us had ever built a boat before either...
take some time to look through the catalog. a small people powered boat is probably a good place to start with an easier project.
Bruce

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