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by taxmasta
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

71CF9DDD-A935-4E73-85D0-2843361CE34F.jpeg My first attempt at a stern arc was a complete disaster. The plywood wouldn’t bend right, then it cracked, then when I tortured it into a bend, the arc’s radius was too short to meet the butt blocks attached to the sides. All this because I cut the plywood ...
by taxmasta
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

A8B30487-CAA7-4610-A2C5-3C1E6649C7CF.jpeg I was fortunate to have Wayne Conklin, who built the Tug Along 18, come visit me yesterday. Thank you to Gayle at Glen L for putting me in touch with Wayne! We talked for three hours about construction and design issues and he looked at my boat so far and g...
by taxmasta
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

373DA19A-F075-4B53-A228-7BBF51D09547.jpeg My tunnel and transom assembled, but not glued. Waiting to fit stern arc before I epoxy the tunnel sides and transom into place for good. 8897EECD-1268-4702-83D8-156FDBA8E73F.jpeg I ended up soaking my fore sides in boiling water so I could get some more be...
by taxmasta
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

I’m a little paranoid about letting that much moisture into my plywood. I need specifics. Boiling water or just hot water? How long a soak? How do you dry the plywood after, and for how long?
by taxmasta
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

1DEB50E6-DBED-4739-8F8F-36F76DF86902.jpeg Transom and motorboard cut and dry fitted. I have my stern arc assembled, but when I lined it up with one of the sides and tried to clamp it in place, my butt block started to crack. I realized the butt block needs reinforced, since it’s recessed to 1/4” th...
by taxmasta
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Need some ideas - plywood problem
Replies: 5
Views: 4611

Need some ideas - plywood problem

BC63355D-52BD-4F3D-B304-5BFA799B633D.jpeg So here’s my current problem that I need advice on. The above picture shows my sides stitched up to the bottom, but the problem is at station one, which is about 2.5 ft back from the bottom of the stem. At sheer level there’s supposed to be an athwartships ...
by taxmasta
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

885FC220-9965-4049-8EE7-7762411DF1C9.jpeg I drilled a small hole in the bottom corner of each side piece so I could use nylon rope to bring the sides together. It works great! You bring the sides inward with the rope, do a few stitches, then tighten again, and so forth until the entire side is stit...
by taxmasta
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

252C54E9-1980-4882-9432-959719921A3D.jpeg A few days ago I epoxied the aft side pieces to the fore side pieces, with the help of an assistant who held the pieces up while I screwed in temporary screws and used c-clamps at the sheer. I’m pleased that today I could bend the aft side pieces to the bot...
by taxmasta
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Party Boat build (well, an attempt anyway)
Replies: 4
Views: 2969

Re: Another Party Boat build (well, an attempt anyway)

Which specific plans are you building from?
by taxmasta
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

4007AF77-9391-48E0-BE84-191D91CE6191.jpeg The fore sides are now stitched to the bottom, and I’m ready to epoxy the aft side pieces and continue stitching. I put down blocking (2x2s) on which to attach the station 3 frame to the bottom. So the plan is to epoxy the aft side pieces to the fore side p...
by taxmasta
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

D787A268-F0E9-480F-8E38-F18F4D85F13F.jpeg Started stitching up the sides to the bottom, with the help of an assistant. Like an idiot, I tried to start by myself yesterday and stitched the first couple holes of one side to the bottom, thinking I would bend the side pieces together at the bow and sti...
by taxmasta
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

2E34DA99-F79E-4060-A1F9-D348E14BBA19.jpeg Epoxied the stern sides together using 1/4” butt blocks and a special butt block that’s notched for joining 1/4” to 1/2”. E62848E4-4575-4B56-BFFE-C1F56E5C1F77.jpeg Butt blocks for the bow sides. After all my butt blocks are in place, then I can start stitch...
by taxmasta
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

45149834-59CF-4493-9EBC-75FCBFC177B5.jpeg Finished the middle station (3) frame. The plans call for this to be a temporary frame, but I’ve decided to modify the design to include a Pilot house up front and a smaller cabin with sitting room in the back. Therefore this frame is going to be permanent ...
by taxmasta
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

2ABDE6F5-A343-4D5A-BD91-B14A0CC69793.jpeg Cradle all put together and carpeted. A820E0D2-224F-4F45-BE5A-01190DCBC1AC.jpeg My cradle hits at stations 1, 3, and 5. There should be a slight rocker on the bottom, and station 3 should be 2.25 inches below the other two stations. However, when I put the ...
by taxmasta
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16
Replies: 24
Views: 9668

Re: Taxmasta’s Tug Along 16

364AE220-D5E2-45DC-9927-55595171CD8E.jpeg The bottom is put together and on its side while I work on finishing the cradle. I put the bottom together before finishing the cradle so I would have a flat surface. The bottom went together really well (pictures to come when I put it on the cradle). 80FBB...

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