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by acflynn
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 51
Views: 6806

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Thanks, Carl, Neel and Jim; Carl - Interesting on the "priming" with Poxy-Shield. I didn't recall that from the several times I've read the book. I'll have to re-read that section. And a big D'OH! on the plywood countersinking. I KNEW that wasn't the right approach, but I must have forgotten in my b...
by acflynn
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3020
Views: 602858

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking really good, Carl!

Are the windshield frames going to accommodate inset panels similar to your side windows (which would then tilt open)? Or are they going to be stationary?
by acflynn
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 185
Views: 65589

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Very impressive! And that was before you showed the secret sauce - 7,000 grit? Whoa!
by acflynn
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 51
Views: 6806

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Happy New Year, everyone! I'm back online and working on the Mist Miss after a few weeks off for the holidays, including a getaway to New Orleans for several days. I was also able to attend a "Bandsaw 101" class at my local woodshop, which helped with some tips and tricks on regular cutting and res...
by acflynn
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 51
Views: 6806

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Well, good news, campers - I was finally, after several weeks, able to put together a Plywood Day! This involved shuffling some cars in and out of the garage to access the cache of marine plywood I had bought back in October. First up was the gussets for frames 1-7. The plans indicate 1/4" ply, and ...
by acflynn
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 51
Views: 6806

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

I've been storing the epoxy in the house anyway - so that's at ~72 degrees, but each small batch will likely be mixed in the laundry room and then taken out to the cooler garage. Even when we've had frost overnight (between 2:00 and 4:00 AM), the garage never got below 40 degrees. But if I apply in ...
by acflynn
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 51
Views: 6806

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Thanks DrBryanJ, TomB, and Bill for the suggestions. I'm going to go with putting in a few screws (which I have), as opposed to the double-sided tape or Raptor Brads (which I don't). Although I've seen the Raptor brad discussion threads - looks interesting and may be worth considering when doing the...
by acflynn
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3020
Views: 602858

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Really looking good. Can definitely visualize it coming together now.
by acflynn
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 51
Views: 6806

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

First of all, thanks to TomB, Carl and Lee for your helpful comments. Tom, I'm glad you believe my schedule was "pessimistic" - that was great to hear, and I hope to get at that cadence in the next few weeks. And both Carl and Lee, I'll be following your advice on the curing as well. The good news i...
by acflynn
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: DONOR BOAT/ GOOD IDEA OR NOT?
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: DONOR BOAT/ GOOD IDEA OR NOT?

I agree. I definitely am considering the donor route. About once per week I check out Craigslist for potential candidates. Even looking at the pieces that you can use, the individual component price will be much higher. Even if it's just engine/transmission, steering, and prop, shaft and rudder. Tra...
by acflynn
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD
Replies: 17
Views: 2560

Re: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD

Building a 18' Mist Miss - I'm using A/A or A/B Douglas Fir marine plywood in framing - transom, stem, breasthook, gussets. It's specified in the plans as acceptable for framing, and it's the only marine plywood in the state that I could find thinner than 1/2". I'll be ordering Okume marine ply and ...
by acflynn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1959
Views: 500405

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Just, WOW! Really impressive that your excellent and award-winning build could be improved even more. Even though I'm in the very early stages, I'm getting the distinct impression that, save for building a second boat, folks are never done fine tuning their boats.
by acflynn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 578
Views: 189023

Re: Aussie Belle

Really looking nice. Your build has been such an inspiration! Quick question: On your deck beams (visible in the last photo) - are those just the encapsulated (looks like) pine? Looks too light for mahogany. Those will be covered up by the seat backs, correct? I'm on the frame construction stage cur...
by acflynn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 51
Views: 6806

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Couple of updates: Sunday I was able to complete frames 1 and 2 (well, the members anyway). I had previously believed I could get both bottom frame members onto a single plank, and in fact had drawn both on the plank itself - but had not cut it. Thank goodness, because the next few days I started ha...
by acflynn
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 51
Views: 6806

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Thanks, everyone for the suggestions. I must have missed that in my reading, as everyone was pretty unified in their approach. @Jimbob - For the Mist Miss, the plans state the gussets are to be 1/4" or 3/8" ply, and the bill of materials lists 1/4". I would guess that your Barrelback is a little mor...

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