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by Joris
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3461
Views: 856761

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl,
Just wondering, why not laminate the chines? For chines and sheers in 3 layers i think it took me about 3 evenings. A lot less tension and maybe even an improvement in strength...

Joris
by Joris
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 342
Views: 192819

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Vacuumbagging isn't difficult once you are on the right track.
I used to work as a design-engineer for a german company that builds vacuumsystems, if i can be of any help i'd be glad to answer any questions.
Since i'm on the second layer i can take pictures if needed.
grts,
Joris
by Joris
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Adapting an engine to a trans
Replies: 14
Views: 4308

Re: Adapting an engine to a trans

That said, one builder has used a Jag V-12 and managed to build a water jacket around the manifold. I have not yet built the manifold but I am about to start the outer casing will have to be put on in two parts but here is a couple of pics of what I intend to do. I want to make it out of rolled 316...
by Joris
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Do I need a router to build boats?
Replies: 21
Views: 11331

Re: Do I need a router to build boats?

chubs,
I bought the "boatbuilding with plywood" and for me (a first time boatbuilder) is has been a huge help.

Not sure about the router, maybe someone that finished his boat can answer that. I've been using a handheld until now, it does the job.

Joris
by Joris
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: what length raptor fastener for plywood hull and siding
Replies: 41
Views: 27120

Re: what length raptor fastener for plywood hull and siding

I'm using the 81P with 3/8" staples on 4mm Okoume. No problems so far.
Joris
by Joris
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress
Replies: 184
Views: 91809

Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

BTW, Dave,
Nice work! :wink:
by Joris
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress
Replies: 184
Views: 91809

Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

Dave; I'm planning on playing around with forming my own aluminum rubrail out of 1/8" flatbar. Haven't tried it yet but think I can form a slight concave roll with a 10' brake ( not a hand brake but a heavy duty hydraaulic unit) then put it upside down thru the planer to flatten the backside. Then ...
by Joris
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Buick aluminum 215 V8
Replies: 20
Views: 19206

Re: Buick aluminum 215 V8

Graig,

nice engine. I wish they were easier to find over here. (Europe-small engines... :roll: )

Any idea about the weight?

Joris
by Joris
Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Baby Steps.
Replies: 10
Views: 3103

Re: Baby Steps.

My book just arrived last week with my second load of epoxy. (with a nice greeting card from Gayle which just shows how great Glen-L is, it's not just about the great products!) Reading for two days i have to say honestly that i should have ordered it when is started building. The information it con...
by Joris
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: A new Zip Gentleman's Racer
Replies: 15
Views: 5535

Re: A new Zip Gentleman's Racer

I think, if i had seen these pictures six months ago, i would have tried to build exactly the same!
That looks just awesome!

Joris
by Joris
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Barrel Back Build
Replies: 88
Views: 32291

Re: Barrel Back Build

I used frog-plates, not sure what the correct english name for these is but that's what we call them. The reason i use these is that i build my form from two left-over steel frames and two laminated beams i ripped from a old gym-hall (read; it was for free :wink: ) Also is is very easy to release th...
by Joris
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Buick/Rover 215 aluminum v-8 exhaust manifolds
Replies: 101
Views: 45567

Re: Buick/Rover 215 aluminum v-8 exhaust manifolds

Graig,

What are the advantages of that set-up? Just curious, trying to fit all pieces together here too :wink:

Thanks,
Joris
by Joris
Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bonanza question
Replies: 4
Views: 3014

Re: Bonanza question

This made me think about an idea i had a while back; Has anyone ever tried to fit an engine in the middle and connect it with a long shaft to a Alpha outdrive? Apart from the obvious problems (finding balance, the long driveshaft beeing in the way all the time) this looked like a...well, "idea" at t...
by Joris
Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CRACKER BOX
Replies: 298
Views: 96462

Re: CRACKER BOX

fergal butler wrote:Sweet dreams :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mItGACLF2MY
No doubt in my mind that after such a ride she's worth all the work and time! Awesome boat Fergal!
by Joris
Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CRACKER BOX
Replies: 298
Views: 96462

Re: CRACKER BOX

Looks like someone had a great day :D

I'll be dreaming about boats tonight, nice ones like yours!

Joris

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