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by obd
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monroe Malahini
Replies: 82
Views: 31915

Re: Monroe Mahalini

I used 2 screws per gusset and the rest nails. This allowed me to dry fit the gusset and predrill for the nails. I used steel screws for the dry fit. When it came time to glue, I could align the screws and be confident my predrilled nail holes were therefore aligned. Just remember not to place screw...
by obd
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini chine /sheer questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

Malahini chine /sheer questions

I opted for triple laminations for my chine. I am using sapele and read where others had some difficulty bending the sapele. The laminations bend and conform with wonderful ease. I have 2 questions for those experienced with laminations. 1. Is it better to glue and screw the first lamination to the ...
by obd
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 145
Views: 53185

Re: Overniter in SC

Berlin G Myers Lumber in Summerville,SC has a great supply of Okoume marine plywood. Approximately 3 hrs from Grenville. I have been very satisfied with the Okoume for my Malahini build. Bob
by obd
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini in West Virginia
Replies: 53
Views: 17349

Re: Malahini in West Virginia

I have been admiring your mahogany veneer work. I was interested to know if you ended up using the clear contact paper approach per Bob Smith, the tie down ratchet straps for clamping vs some other clamping technique, and how you ended up lining off your hull. Beautiful work! Bob
by obd
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Lowe's Lumber Question
Replies: 31
Views: 9543

Re: Lowe's Lumber Question

I have used the okoume ply from Berlin G Myers for my Malahini. Beautiful, wonderful to work with and worth the cost. My sapele lumber I ordered from the store in Michigan that Roberta reccomended, I think Johnson's. Also wonderful to work with and beautiful under epoxy. Cheaper to ship from Michiga...
by obd
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: transom frame batten notches
Replies: 3
Views: 1106

transom frame batten notches

After a solid day of happily cutting frame notches, the beveled transom notches through me for a loop. I had my first, hopefully relatively minor, screw-up. The keel notch went well but, in spite of my efforts, I managed to cut a few of the batten notches about 1/8th of an inch too deep. I believe I...
by obd
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1962
Views: 602596

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Thanks so much! I and I'm sure many others will be bookmarking this! You should write a book!! :D :D :D
by obd
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1962
Views: 602596

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Roberta, would you mind briefly reviewing how you are finishing your deck( coats of epoxy, coats of epifanes, grits of sandpaper in between, rolling, tipping, etc)? If you had chosen a bright finish for the hull, would you have done it similarly to the deck? I appreciate your experience and have adm...
by obd
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 372480

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Great pics and technique! You have saved me quite a bit of time and consternation. I am sure that keel bevel was not as easy as you made it look!
by obd
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: encapsulation
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

Re: encapsulation

Thanks guys! Very Helpful.
by obd
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: encapsulation
Replies: 5
Views: 1730

encapsulation

I know there has been discussion re encapsulation on the forum in the past. I am trying to determine the ideal time to encapsulate. Too early and I am afraid there might be extra work cutting and faring encapsulated surfaces, too late and some areas become difficult to reach(per Bob's advice). So, I...
by obd
Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3335
Views: 763690

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking good Carl! I have been reading through several different builds. Some builders have suggested laminating the chines. I noticed yours are full thickness. Do you feel that using full thickness chines has been a big deal, particularly with the creative steam bending technique you have employed?
by obd
Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Colborne ON.
Replies: 94
Views: 27089

Re: Gentry in Colborne ON.

Great info Doug! Thanks. I am looking forward to putting it into practice!
by obd
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Colborne ON.
Replies: 94
Views: 27089

Re: Gentry in Colborne ON.

Thanks Doug. It makes sense to me now. In Glen Ls Boatbuilder's notebook, they reccomend dividing the chine to sheer distance into the same number of equal portions, not to exceed 6 inches, at each frame. Is this how you generated the lines on your hull? I assume, therefore, the planks get increasin...
by obd
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Colborne ON.
Replies: 94
Views: 27089

Re: Gentry in Colborne ON.

Beautiful work Doug. I have been studying your post and am still a bit puzzled re the spiling technique. Are you measuring points on both sides of the aluminum measuring stick to define your new plank? I assume that if the measuring stick is attached between the lines, that is the only way to use th...

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