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by Cutwaterguy
Mon May 22, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)
Replies: 196
Views: 57941

Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Todd I'm not in this camp. I rarely sand past 220. Most epoxies say 80 grit between coats. I like the 2-part PU varnishes. But, I've become sensitize to them and the epoxy. I like Pettit High Build 1-part. It has a phenol resin in it. It bothers me some. But, it's not bad. Get on my boat and walk o...
by Cutwaterguy
Sun May 21, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)
Replies: 196
Views: 57941

Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Pardon my ignorance, but are you sanding and buffing epoxy or phenolic varnish? Is there a cure time between coats? All gar wood boats the dusenburg of wood boats were hand rubbed with pumice b4 going out the door. looks nice craig.
by Cutwaterguy
Fri May 19, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)
Replies: 196
Views: 57941

Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

ToddM wrote: I imagine you are talking about a jig saw, and my experience with jig saws is that they are prone to wander, are very difficult to straight line with, and are not best for accurate cuts even with an edge guide, no matter the brand or size.
bull strut!
by Cutwaterguy
Fri May 12, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)
Replies: 196
Views: 57941

Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Mike- not sure if you made the connection but this thread you commented on is the boat you are building the cutwater for this month. We talked on the phone the other day when you received my check. Just an fyi..... Craig yes i knew, haven't started it yet, end of next week will be chunking it out. ...
by Cutwaterguy
Thu May 11, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)
Replies: 196
Views: 57941

Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Boy, u got guts with that second saw. I use a bosch jig with down cutting action blade, at a slower easier to handle speed. When building cradles the plywood sub deck and epoxied deck planking runs past opening, then i cut out the cockpit opening. http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n210/wrenchguy49/...
by Cutwaterguy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hull Drains
Replies: 17
Views: 6567

Re: Hull Drains

The gar wood and chris crafts i do have drains under the front seat. They also use factory installed self bailers in the stern bilge. Boats i install bilge pumps in i tig weld a fitting into the copper exhaust pipe to receive the pump hose. This way no extra holes in the hull. good luck with ur proj...
by Cutwaterguy
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1968
Views: 634404

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

sscobra wrote:That is a work of art Roberta! Can't wait to see it stained and cleared! That will be stunning. What is the little gadget with the pencil in it in your first photo? Some kind of scribing tool? Skip

google adjustable scriber and trammels.
by Cutwaterguy
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: cut water?
Replies: 20
Views: 8001

Re: cut water?

U know Keith, time to ask the tough questions. Would u make another 1, how much time and cost do u have in it, and what were ur biggest problems building it? What grade and gauge s-steel did u use? After studying the photos may i offer a critique? As i said above, "i'm glad to help anyone that wants...
by Cutwaterguy
Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: cut water?
Replies: 20
Views: 8001

Re: cut water?

very nice! congrats.
by Cutwaterguy
Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1968
Views: 634404

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

I really like the aft cutwater in Mike's post, but I have other things I wanted to incorporate in this area that would really complicate making a cutwater that would work out. If Mike were closer by, it would be easier to have him make it for me. This is much more complicated than a normal cutwater...
by Cutwaterguy
Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 22 Biscayne
Replies: 18
Views: 8026

Re: 22 Biscayne

nice, real nice. could you post more detailed photos of top of cutwater and the bow cap area? i'd like to see how you did that area. are the winsheild brackets prewar chris craft? thank you.
by Cutwaterguy
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1968
Views: 634404

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

no problem roberta.
by Cutwaterguy
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1968
Views: 634404

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Thanks, Guys!!! Mike, I've been kicking that very idea around the last couple of days. Let me see if I can come up with a viable pattern. Could you still make it for me this month if I were able to come up with an idea? Otherwise, I could try to hammer something out and have it welded up and polish...
by Cutwaterguy
Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1968
Views: 634404

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Roberta, you gonna put this stern trim on your project?

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by Cutwaterguy
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1968
Views: 634404

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

All the cover and deck boards are African mahogany resawed and planed to 3/8". The deck boards are 2" wide with 3/16" spacing. The coverboards, king plank, and hatch scoop will be stained with the Sandusky Cordova filler stain and the deck boards will be stained Chris Craft Red. Caulking will be wh...

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