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by watkibe
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 21
Views: 876

Re: Only the unemployed make no mistakes at work.

I think it's our moderator, Bill Edmundson, who said "No great comeback is possible without a major screw-up first". Well, I guess it wasn't a major screw-up, at least not once I saw how to fix it. I forgot to staple the carpet onto the cross members of the cradle before putting the boat o...
by watkibe
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 21
Views: 876

Levitated the Cabin Skiff to it's cradle today !

I finished the cradle last night. Today we used ratchet straps, a chain on a roof beam, and a come-along to lift the boat up off the temporary staging. Some reinforcing boards under the lifting straps were needed to keep the sides from becoming scalloped. We were then able to lift the boat about it'...
by watkibe
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 21
Views: 876

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

the picture of the transom that was one too many to post on the last one
by watkibe
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 21
Views: 876

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

The cradle is coming together, with almost all materials in hand. The stern and midships cradles are done. I just need to build the bottom framework, and put the wheels on it. It will be very good to be able to conveniently move the project around a little. The transom cut-out for the motor is almos...
by watkibe
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 21
Views: 876

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

I realized that I hadn't posted pics of the hull completely stitched yet. It is ready for the cradle, materials for which may be seen in the bottom photo.
by watkibe
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 21
Views: 876

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

Thanks to specialk and Mrintense for your kind words. I love the way S-n-G designs come together quickly too ! I am in somewhat of a brief pause right now. I am accumulating the materials to build a cradle for the hull before I start the "glue" part of stitch-n-glue. It will be mostly made...
by watkibe
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: First Time, small boat builder
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: First Time, small boat builder

Hi Brian ! We are just north of you, on Camano Island, and building the Cabin Skiff. I don't know if you have bought any wood yet. I bought the marine plywood for our hull from EdenSaw Woods, over in Port Townsend. They have free shipping on orders over a minimum ($400 I think), but their warehouse ...
by watkibe
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 21
Views: 876

Re: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly, new pics

To Hoodman - Thanks for the input on epoxy. We live close to the Canadian border,on an island in Puget Sound, in WA. We occasionally get snow, and have freezing temps from Dec thru Apr. Your ideas sound good. My only epoxy problems to date (last 2 boats) was temps in the +90s, setting epoxy off way ...
by watkibe
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: how do I find outboard motor size requirements ?
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: how do I find outboard motor size requirements ?

Thanks to galamb and DrBryanJ for your speedy and helpful replies.
I will follow up on your suggestions.
thx again !
by watkibe
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: how do I find outboard motor size requirements ?
Replies: 3
Views: 332

how do I find outboard motor size requirements ?

I am building Cabin Skiff. The hull is being assembled. The transom is complete except for the motor cutout. Other posts on this board indicate that modern motors need a bigger motor well than is specified in the plans How do I find out the factory specified footprint and installation requirements ?...
by watkibe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 21
Views: 876

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

I couldn't attach all the photos I wanted too in the previous post, so they are here. Yeah, I know there is a Gallery; I am resistant to learning new things !
by watkibe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 21
Views: 876

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

We are persuading the hull into shape; "torturing" might be another term. The directions are clear cut and very simple. Creative ingenuity, and adaptation and improvisation have all been useful. Directions and video don't recommend a cradle until the transom is installed. At this stage it ...
by watkibe
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 21
Views: 876

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

to CaptDave - I got the tapered bits at Woodworker's Supply. Thanks for the interest. to hoodman - The drills come in the same number sizes as the screws: #8 #10 and so on. I found the in #8 and # 12; I will have to use your method for the #14s. Thanks for the tip about the Handbook. I will look int...
by watkibe
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 21
Views: 876

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

For Roberta : Thank you for the comments and encouragement! For Hoodman: I am building Cabin Skiff 16. I think it is the ultimate result of the power skiff/console skiff lineage. Thanks for the interest. I read one of your posts in reply to a complaint about Frearson drive screws. You had the right ...
by watkibe
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 21
Views: 876

I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.

At last the boat is starting to show it's inner boatliness. Photos are attached. What you see is the two halves of the hull. The one standing up is finished; the one on the work table lacks only gluing for completion. When we join the two halves it will be very exciting. I am tickled at how much Wan...

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