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by Otter
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Zip Whimsy
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Zip Whimsy

Fantastic! As a fellow Minnesotan, there is nothing more cool (and more fitting with the north woods) than a Hamms beer sign. Great idea!
by Otter
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 19
Views: 8650

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Finally got out to the shop with my phone. Here's some pictures of the frame coming along:
by Otter
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 19
Views: 8650

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

it's been quite a while again since I've posted. I HAVE been.making progress...just doing a poor job remembering to snap photos. I'll get some sent out. Sheers are installed and I've made a.lot of progress fairing. Fairing is a blast, by the way! I have used lots of tools...power planer, belt sander...
by Otter
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 19
Views: 8650

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Thanks Carl. Glad to know I'm not the only breaking things while building. :D .i must have snapped off a half dozen drill bits when trying to make the pilot holes on the chine logs and sheers.
by Otter
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 19
Views: 8650

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

It's been a while since I have posted....which reflects the amount of work I have done on the boat over the summer and early fall. But, now I've had a chance to get a chine and sheers MOSTLY completed. Here's a photo of the first chine in: 20191117_153117.jpg That is proof that you CAN bend a 1 1/4"...
by Otter
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 19
Views: 8650

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

I'm guessing this has been covered a few times in the forum, but at the risk of being redundant: The plans recommend (but state it is not required) to install the side blanking prior to installing the battens. what are the advantages of doing one way vs the other? It appears that folks on the forum ...
by Otter
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 19
Views: 8650

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

I thought I would share some progress with you: 20190414_171239.jpg 20190414_171210.jpg still need to attach Frame 5 (on the stem) It's coming along slowly but surely (emphasis on SLOWLY!) Hope to have the transom by the end of the week. It is already the most complex thing I have ever made...I feel...
by Otter
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 131
Views: 55975

Re: Fisherman

+1 on the splintering. I'm also using meranti, mostly because I like the color and grain better than Okoume. and it is cheaper I badly splintered a few of the frame gussets (no big deal in those, will be a bigger deal when I get to planking) but eventually figured out a couple of days to minimize th...
by Otter
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Tranferring plans to wood
Replies: 8
Views: 8298

Re: Tranferring plans to wood

Roberta
thanks for the tips. I will try them all, particularly reinforcing the pin holes. I also saw another recent post about ironing the folder plans...i may try that.
Chris
by Otter
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Tranferring plans to wood
Replies: 8
Views: 8298

Tranferring plans to wood

I feel a little silly for asking this (as tracing seems like an exercise that any 2nd grader should have mastered) but have any of you had difficulties with transferring your plans to your layout board/plywood/wood? What at first seemed simple (place transfer paper under plan, pin plan to wood, begi...
by Otter
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 19
Views: 8650

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Do any of you have experience using spruce for your frames? I have just been gifted a large quantity of spruce...and I figure I maybe i can save myself some of the mahogany i purchased for future projects, if I use spruce for the frames (where it wont show) in lieu of the mahogany.
Chris
by Otter
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 19
Views: 8650

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

thanks for advice, guys...i will laminate the 1" boards together.
chris
by Otter
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 19
Views: 8650

Otter's Ski Bass

Hello from slushy Minnesota! I have officially started my build with the purchase of the Ski Bass plan (and a pile of African mahogany). I will be using an outboard (plans provide options for both I/O and outboard). Reading through the plans has already generated a couple of questions, regarding the...
by Otter
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 30
Views: 11636

Re: General outboard questions

Craig: An option you may consider is using outboard motor earmuffs. https://www.amazon.com/Pactrade-Marine-Flusher-Outboard-Connection/dp/B00VTXTGIE These pinch over the water intakes on the lower unit. it certainly is a lot less work than getting a barrel set up with water. And you CAN test out the...
by Otter
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Deciding on boat build in Anoka, MN
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

Re: Deciding on boat build in Anoka, MN

thanks for the advice, guys. I'm about 99 percent sure I'm going to do the Ski Bass. Now need to get my honey-do items out of the way.so I can start. Tom..the "trolling for musky" comment cracked me up. I spent a lot of time in my youth tubing on lakes with large musky populations...and heard the st...

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