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by BarnacleMike
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 4036

Re: Stephens Zip

Matt’s right. It’s also up to you, as far as how you want to build the frames. Did you read the Boatbuilding With Plywood book? Some builders HAVE used half-lap joints, although it’s not necessary. Most builders seem to use double-gussetted butt joints, and this seems to be the preferred method. You...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"
Replies: 70
Views: 3135

Re: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"

Good to hear, Bill!
by BarnacleMike
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 199
Views: 38893

Re: Michael's ZIP

Well, for me the webbing would be more about reinforcing those 1/2-lap joints on the battens. To use them as floor supports would be more of a secondary benefit. Of course, the same could be achieved with the "T" shaped battens like gdcarpenter pointed out. Those would probably be easier t...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Utility skiff build question

They only need to be large enough to allow the flow of water to the lowest point of the boat. I would say the hole should be no larger than 1/3 the thickness of the floor batten. It is best to cut these, (perhaps with a rounded file), before the floor planking is installed. Here is an image of what ...
by BarnacleMike
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 199
Views: 38893

Re: Michael's ZIP

Thanks, Matt! This way also just seemed easier to me than trying to end-fit the battens into closed notches the "standard" way. I'm giving some serious consideration to using plywood web bracing on the floor battens, as described in the Glen-L book. I like the idea of the added reinforceme...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 199
Views: 38893

Re: Michael's ZIP

Finally got all of the floor battens installed.
by BarnacleMike
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 104
Views: 13399

Re: Who's Going and Where

GREAT NEWS, Chris!! Congratulations! See you next year.
by BarnacleMike
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 125844

Re: Utility build

Finished up the touch-up paint on the interior today (well... for the drain tubes, anyway).

Plenty of clearance behind the bilge pump for the starboard plug. Now I've just got to water test it.
by BarnacleMike
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 4036

Re: Stephens Zip

I traced the transom as-is, onto the plywood. Then, I drew an additional “cut” line on the wood, approximately 1/8” beyond the plan lines. Then, I did the same for the transom frame parts, extending the “cut” line 1/4” along the outer edges. I’d recommend tracing the lines for the frame parts onto t...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"
Replies: 70
Views: 3135

Re: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"

I called Blue Water Ships Store this morning. the head mechanic was out, Chris. Chris is out for a few days. I'm good with that. They called him and he can do the work. They will go pick up the boat. It's all timing now. I'll go back down the middle of next week, after I talk with Chris. Bill Chris...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 199
Views: 38893

Re: Michael's ZIP

Here are a couple of photos of the half-lap joints with the butt blocks. The backing strengthened the joints tremendously. I started notching these into the frames on the starboard side this morning. All 3 floor battens are now installed on the port side.
by BarnacleMike
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stephens Zip
Replies: 63
Views: 4036

Re: Stephens Zip

Congratulations, Steve! You're well on the way.

Have you gotten some wood for the frames yet?
by BarnacleMike
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 776
Views: 125844

Re: Utility build

Not "out of the water" on this project just yet...

But at least they work.
by BarnacleMike
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Atlanta, GA
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: New member from Atlanta, GA

Peter,

Welcome aboard!
by BarnacleMike
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1068
Views: 181473

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt,

CONGRATULATIONS!

Thank you for sharing the videos from launch day! Glad to hear you and your family had such a fun time!

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