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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: 48
Views: 13169

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: 48
Views: 13169

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: 161282

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: 2489

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: 1076

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: 2460

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: 2641

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: 2641

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: 2641

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: 2641

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: 2641

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: 2319

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: 48
Views: 13169

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: 48
Views: 13169

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...