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by watkibe
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes.
Replies: 25
Views: 3953

Re: Three years on...time for some repairs & changes. HELP!!

You missed the 4th thing that can happen by "misusing" a tool: you get the job done. My dad taught me to respect tools, never misusing or modifying them. I now disagree. The best mechanics I have ever known were all about getting the job done; if it meant you had to grind a wrench to fit in a tight ...
by watkibe
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 57
Views: 22218

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

Thanks for the kind words, Gayle. Of course you may quote me; I am flattered that you think I'm quotable, thanks !
by watkibe
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 57
Views: 22218

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

Thanks, Tom and Bryan for the replies !
by watkibe
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 57
Views: 22218

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

I got the motor well sides glued in finally ! For so long they were just set in place. The first (bottom) photo shows them, with the little jig I made to help during the glue up. Second photo is devoid of religious content, haha, it's just the top view of the motor well sides. Third photo is just be...
by watkibe
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 57
Views: 22218

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

I should add that Sam Devlin was the guy who really got me interested in stich n glue, and Tracy O'Brien, both Northwest locals. Carl, one of your old comments refers to some large s-n-g boats being very stout. Devlin has designs up to around 35 feet. He has repaired enough boats after collisions to...
by watkibe
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 57
Views: 22218

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

I'm not laughing yet, Carl. :lol: I won't turn mine until the topsides are essentially complete, minus the pilot house. When I do, the exterior will be raw marine plywood and copper wires that I will have to try to turn into a boat. All the interior seams have fiberglass epoxied in place now. At the...
by watkibe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 57
Views: 22218

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

Here is the fiberglass taped over the chine joints. The bow joint already has two finished layers. The FG in these photos has now been epoxied in place. When the second layer on the chines is in, I'll post more photos.
Happy Boat Building !
watkibe
by watkibe
Thu May 23, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...
Replies: 57
Views: 22218

Work resumes on watkibe's Cabin Skiff !

After a 6 month hiatus, it's warming up, and I am feeling good enough to get back to work. Starting slow but steady, I fiberglassed the bow seam yesterday.Next up, glass the chine seams and then I can glue in the splash tray walls and the long beams I have already built. Photos will follow as usual....
by watkibe
Sat May 04, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 786
Views: 177395

Re: Utility build

I was originally planning to make a U-shaped aft seating arrangement, but if possible I'd like to simply eliminate the side aft seats. I'd prefer to simply have two amidships bench seats, but I'm not sure if those side seats are important structurally (as in transom support). I don't know if you el...
by watkibe
Sat May 04, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: First time build. Huntung scull boat
Replies: 3
Views: 3291

Re: First time build. Huntung scull boat

Screwing the planking to the frames reduces the flexibility of the boat (a bad thing), and can cause the "starved dog" look ("the ribs are sticking out"). Some parts of a boat need to be rigid, but the smaller the boat, a little flexibility is good. The starved dog isn't just a "looks" problem; it c...
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: 1377

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: 3475

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: 2989

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: 2989

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...