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by Jones
Tue May 06, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 1993 24' Hercules
Replies: 1
Views: 1551

Fascinating thing about the Hercules... when comparing design data, it's identical to the Noyo with only an exception on draft.
by Jones
Sun May 04, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Best tool for notching?
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

I became fond of "japanese" or "pull" saws to make notches... they have a very fine kerf and a few touches with a chisel finishes the job. Routers are great too, but I found in the time it took to set up my router, the pull saw and chisels had the job done.
by Jones
Fri May 02, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question re attachment of chine, sheer and battens - Bo-Jest
Replies: 9
Views: 2720

Tom,

I hope you start posting photos in the customer pages, I was glad I did so from the very beginning. Good luck with your build.

- MJ
by Jones
Thu May 01, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: If Only This Boat Was In Wood
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

If Only This Boat Was In Wood

Maybe some of you... and I'm guessing lots of you... keep that "dream" boat in the back of your mind to build someday. When I started building the BoJest , it was done as a "practice" build to eventually build the Noyo trawler. I still like the Noyo and my preference is to work with wood, but I glan...
by Jones
Thu May 01, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Titan Tug in Aluminum
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

A Glen-L design, or Ken Hankinson?
by Jones
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question re attachment of chine, sheer and battens - Bo-Jest
Replies: 9
Views: 2720

Basically, if I let the chine, sheer and battens stand 1/4" above the surface of all the frames, then that would effectively increase the width of the boat by 1/4" on each side, and the depth by 1/4". It only seems that you would be doing so. The plans are designed for the amount you've left proud....
by Jones
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fear and Anxiety
Replies: 36
Views: 8274

Bill Edmundson wrote:
No. 5. God I'm tired of that one!

Bill
I believe boat building patience and "distance of vision" is what keeps us in the groove 8)
by Jones
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fear and Anxiety
Replies: 36
Views: 8274

1. Epoxy/catalyst ratio correct? 2. Did that drill just go through the hull? 3. I just heard a "crack"... I just heard a crack, I know it. 4. That piece of wood was NOT warped when I planed it... like 5 minutes ago. 5. Endless numbers of people, who sigh dramatically and ask, "Is it done YET???????"
by Jones
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sweet Caroline
Replies: 16
Views: 4517

Beautiful workmanship... everything you built makes perfect sense. Job well done, friend.
by Jones
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Joining plywood
Replies: 7
Views: 3642

Re: Interesting

ED3 wrote:But I would not use that type of joint for anything structural. Besides, it is easier to do a regular scarf with epoxy. Just takes a little practice.
Wise words.
by Jones
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question re attachment of chine, sheer and battens - Bo-Jest
Replies: 9
Views: 2720

I'll make an attempt: 1. The members (chine, sheer, battens, etc) will be received into the notched 1" thick sub-frame that is attached to the inboard surface of the transom. If you haven't already detected it, the members meet the transom in a long taper that is difficult for the eye to detect, but...
by Jones
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: recommendations on what to build?
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

A "Sweet Caroline" will do what you desire (and seaworthy) if you can manage a 50hp in the design. It's chine angle is constant and is reputedly efficient per HP with 40hp delivering 30+ mph.
by Jones
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Electrical ground
Replies: 20
Views: 5189

If I might add to the RF part of this discussion, a "sea" ground such as those commonly sold as a plate attached to the hull are greatly enhance radio signal transmission as the body of water becomes the RF ground plane.
by Jones
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Finished The Bo-Jest!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2635

Thanks for the kind responses. It's amazing that in a 30' shop it's nearly impossible to fit the boat into any reasonable photograph. I'm in the process of building the trailer (3800 series) and when done I'll load the boat and head for water... then a proper photo shoot can be done and entered into...
by Jones
Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Finished The Bo-Jest!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2635

Bill Edmundson wrote::D Looks Great! It will be lots of fun.

I that a 2 GM Yanmar?

Bill
Yes, good eye.