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by weller
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 249
Views: 71696

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Well I guess it has been awhile. I just finished the flotation foam in the bilge. It was something I was going back and forth on for a long time but in the end decided to do put it in. I built boxes out of pvc boards, put empty gallon jugs in then poured the foam in. I did it this way so the foam is...
by weller
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation foam
Replies: 10
Views: 3039

Re: Flotation foam

After I get the foam in I'll post some pics. I decided to just make blocks out of the 2lb foam and put them everywhere I can. I think I can fit enough to float 2400# and I hope that's enough. Thanks for the help everyone
by weller
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation foam
Replies: 10
Views: 3039

Re: Flotation foam

Thanks guys. I understand that the weight of everything that does float I need foam for. I didn't weigh anything I put in like the engine, transmission, shaft, prop, gas tanks, hoses wires, and whatever else that sinks. The website says hull weight is 2500 and displacement is 5100 so could I say may...
by weller
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation foam
Replies: 10
Views: 3039

Flotation foam

I'm building the Atlantic skiff and was trying to decide if I should use flotation foam. It seems like all the ways to figure out how much I need require a masters degree in mathematics. Can anyone help me out here and figure if its even plausible for me to fit enough foam inside to make it float.
by weller
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What do call this type of sheer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2215

Re: What do call this type of sheer?

Here's a pic of a Jarret Bay around the same size as the one in the link. Just saying they call it a broken sheer. I would like to see you bend a piece of wood like that without breaking it :lol:
by weller
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What do call this type of sheer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2215

Re: What do call this type of sheer?

Here is a quote from Jarrett Bay boat works out of North Carolina " A broken sheer is a term used for boats when the sheer (rail) has a slight curvature on the aft end as compared to a solid straight line leading from the bow. It is where the sheer meets the intermediate bumper. Instead of a long sw...
by weller
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What do call this type of sheer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2215

Re: What do call this type of sheer?

Broken sheer
by weller
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Pennsylvania Malahini Launch
Replies: 16
Views: 7591

Re: Pennsylvania Malahini Launch

Looks great. That's the same place I'm planning to launch my boat for the first time if I ever get it done. :D
by weller
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sadly, we lost a fellow boatbuilder
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Re: Sadly, we lost a fellow boatbuilder

It seems like last week I took him to my secret mahogany buying spot and he helped flip my boat. Very sad. Rest in peace my friend
by weller
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

Re: Hello from the Outer Banks of North Carolina

I had a lot of people that thought I couldn't do it too, that makes me laugh. as for talking to the builders around there, I just walked into the shops with the doors open and walked around, eventually someone will notice your not supposed to be there and you can start up a conversation about boat b...
by weller
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Replies: 4
Views: 1557

Re: Hello from the Outer Banks of North Carolina

In my opinion you are in the best place in the world to build a boat. The builders around you build some of the best sportfishing boats made, and can be recognized in any marina. I talked to a few builders down there before I started my boat. With the people on this forum and the builders around you...
by weller
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Beautiful Morning on the Suez
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Re: Beautiful Morning on the Suez

That almost made me spit up my coffe
Roberta wrote:Nice!!! I guess being close to the equator the land is more vertical. :wink:

Roberta :D
by weller
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: S.S.Minnow on Gilligan's Island
Replies: 11
Views: 3284

Re: S.S.Minnow on Gilligan's Island

I read something about this a while back and if I remember right the one in the second season is a 38-40' Wheeler. Not sure what the one in the first season was.
by weller
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Prayer Request for vupilot
Replies: 67
Views: 19817

Re: Prayer Request for vupilot

Chis,
Today is the 10 year anniversary of my wife being cancer free. It will get better. Our prayers are with you.
Steve
by weller
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 15 years ago today
Replies: 9
Views: 2509

Re: 15 years ago today

I had a terrible day at work and was there for 18hr. All I wanted to do was go home and watch the news.