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by Alan71
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 24353

Re: CNC Conversion

Hello, It's been a good while since I've posted an update but I'm making slow headway on this boat. My wife and I were away for the months of June and September, so that was part of the slow pace. Redoing since things and improving things takes time too. I spent a good bit of time continuing to fair...
by Alan71
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 803
Views: 261467

Re: Klondike Build

Hello Steve,

The patience you're displaying is really quite extraordinary!

Regards,
Alan

Perhaps it's only exceeded by the skill your photos have shown!!!
by Alan71
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 810312

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hello Carl. In looking at your photos I'm wondering about the stress the fasteners for the seat base will put on the surface of the platform. Might an addition of a rectangular piece of solid lumber blocking 'let-in' to the platform framing help mitigate the forces your movements on the seat will ma...
by Alan71
Fri May 01, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 24353

Re: CNC Conversion

Gents....

Thanks very much for the encouraging words!

I'm trying to do a 'first rate' amateur job.
Some days go pretty well but on others I seem to be mostly making saw dust and firewood.

Regards,
Alan
by Alan71
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 24353

Re: CNC Conversion

Hello, I'm continuing to work on this speedster. I've spent a lot of time working on fairing the frames, keel, chine, and stringers/battens. I also 'refined' the connection of the of the keel, chine, and stringers/battens to the frames. I decided to put 2 coats of primer on the framework because the...
by Alan71
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 24353

Re: CNC Conversion

Alan- Thanks for your posts. Just when I thought that there were enough projects to work on. :D ...Miss Behave drawings and offsets have been hanging on the shop wall for awhile. It looks like CLC did a great job cutting from the PDF file you provided? Any thoughts on what you are going to run for ...
by Alan71
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crackerbox conception
Replies: 79
Views: 68551

Gauge Cluster

Hi Pat, I was admiring your Crackerbox in Manistee about a month ago. Such a sharp looking boat and such fine workmanship on it!!! I took particular notice of the GrayMarine gauge cluster in the cockpit. I'm curious where that came from... and it looks like it's been restored?? Might you share that ...
by Alan71
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 24353

Re: CNC Conversion

Hello, Another up-date. I've been working on beveling all the notches for the bottom and top-side stringers/battens and also beveling the frames. I've also cut rabbits in the stem for the sheers and chines and for the battens/stringers. Everything is epoxied in place now and the frames are also bolt...
by Alan71
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 24353

Re: CNC Conversion

Hello, I was away for the month of June but started working on the boat again after the 4th of July. I've mainly worked on shaping the keel and chines and also on beveling the frames and frame notches to seat the stringers and battens. The location of the notches in the frames seems to be right on e...
by Alan71
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 24353

Re: CNC Conversion

Hello Billy, The designer at CLC took the cutting information on the pdf and 'nested' the frames, floors, and stem pieces on just 3 sheets of 18mm okume. It seemed to be quite easy for him and I was pretty amazed with his work. (I would have thought.... maybe 5 or 6 sheets?.) The engine.... that's a...
by Alan71
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 24353

Re: CNC Conversion

Hello, A photo showing a bit of progress. It appears as though the notches with limbers have been well located in the pdf and that CLC did a nice job cutting them. The material for the sheers, chines, and battens is mahogany. It seems to be very nice and is even a bit forgiving as I struggle to work...
by Alan71
Tue May 28, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 810312

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hello Carl, I don't know if you've seen this boat or not. It looks to be quite similar to what you're building except that it's an inboard. I thought the views of it from the side in post #29 might be of interest to you at this point. Regards, Alan http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?227151-1...
by Alan71
Thu May 23, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 24353

Re: CNC Conversion

Hello Matt, The keel is 2" thick and 3-1/2" wide. It's begins to taper at about frame #3. (On this plan the frames are numbered from stem to stern.) The keel is laminated from 4 1/2" thick pieces of mahogany and each lamination has a single scarf, the position of the scarf varies in each of them. I ...
by Alan71
Thu May 23, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 24353

Re: CNC Conversion

Hi Tom, I'm quite smitten with the design of the speedster/gentlemen's racer type boat . My wife and I have spent time in Manistee in a cottage on Lake Michigan each summer for many, many years. We'll be headed there in a couple of weeks. One of the folks (Mike Tuesink) who started The Wooden Runabo...
by Alan71
Tue May 21, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 24353

Re: CNC Conversion

Hello, I'd like to add to the CNC discussion. I'm in the early stages of attempting to build a small gentleman's runabout. The boat I envision is similar to a Garwood Speedster 16 and a Hacker Gentleman's Racer 16 as drawn by Nelson Zimmer. I have no wood working experience, no boat building experie...

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