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by tcough
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another new guy from Northwest Arkansas.
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Another new guy from Northwest Arkansas.

And there are several on the forum that have either completed a Flats Flyer or, like myself, in the process of building one. I have flipped mine, but due to a job relocation, I'm on hold till the fall before I can get back on it.

Good luck, ask anything, and post lot's of photos.
by tcough
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Total Boat Skiff Building Series
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Total Boat Skiff Building Series

Don't know how many are watching this skiff building series by TotalBoat, but there are a couple very interesting issues addressed in this episode that I thought others may be interested in. I was especially intrigued about the discussion on stray DC voltage in the bilge and it's effect on lumber as...
by tcough
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outside build
Replies: 22
Views: 3767

Re: Outside build

Go for it! And I'll second Graham's comment on walking back and forth from the workshop to the building area. It was about 40 feet for me and took time away from the build, not to mention a well worn path through the grass. Make sure you post lots of progress updates and maybe it will remind me of o...
by tcough
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outside build
Replies: 22
Views: 3767

Re: Outside build

I'm building a Flat's Flyer almost completely outside. I did make the frames, stem, knee, and breasthook inside then set up my building frame outside. Make sure you encapsulate your frames completely. Don't worry about the surfaces that will be epoxied to another member later, most likely you'll fai...
by tcough
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2313
Views: 304369

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Congratulations Carl, I know how good that must feel.
by tcough
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL
Replies: 121
Views: 26561

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Kelly - No need for an outside power outlet, I wouldn't dare let Bev sleep outside in a tent, I'd let you two sleep inside the shop :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by tcough
Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 731
Views: 111586

Re: Utility build

Some Japanese woodworkers believe that only God can make something perfect. Therefore, if they build something that turns out perfect, they intentionally put a dent in the wood, make a scratch somewhere, etc., just so that it's not perfect. As a woodworker, I've never made anything perfect and remin...
by tcough
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL
Replies: 121
Views: 26561

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

I can't wait to get started on the topsides, and yes, my mind is racing. Fortunately for me, but unfortunately for my build, I received a promotion and will need to relocate to the Florida panhandle. Puts the build on hold until after the move. The good thing though is the LOML doesn't want the gara...
by tcough
Sun May 29, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL
Replies: 121
Views: 26561

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Was at a neighbors last night for a party and he asked me how the build was going. Told him I was as far along as I could go until I got some folks together to flip her. He's a fireman and had about 10 of his buddies show up for the party. Next thing I knew, we were flipping her! We were all kinda f...
by tcough
Wed May 11, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL
Replies: 121
Views: 26561

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Thanks Kelly, I think I'll add just a couple as well.
by tcough
Wed May 11, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL
Replies: 121
Views: 26561

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Thanks BIll. After all the work put into it, I guess it's becoming my baby now and don't want to see her get hurt.
by tcough
Tue May 10, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL
Replies: 121
Views: 26561

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

This weekend is for building the cradle for after the flip, but as I noodlate on how this is going to happen, I got to thinking (I know, that's a bad thing). There will come a point during the flip that the boat will be on its side while people move around to "catch" it as it is rolled. Is...
by tcough
Sun May 08, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Meeting USCG Requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 2205

Re: Meeting USCG Requirements

Great information Jack. And I can attest to the FWC stops on St Johns. In one summer I got visited 3 times, and the third time I was given a safety check sticker, not sure about the voluntary part, and as a former LE officer I always welcome a visit from someone wanting to make sure I'm safe. After ...
by tcough
Thu May 05, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Frearson vs. Square Drive Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 5678

Re: Frearson vs. Square Drive Poll

I have not used square drive SB screws, only the frearson SB while building the Flats Flyer. I have used the square drive screws (stainless) and liked how they drive better. I stripped a lot of frearson screws while driving into pine/fir, but I never stripped a square drive, even in red oak. I would...
by tcough
Sun May 01, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL
Replies: 121
Views: 26561

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

At least the sanding of the primer/paint seems to go much quicker and easier. Hang in there yourself Carl, we'll both be moving to the fun stuff soon. I can say that the bottom is done! WOO WHOO I want to let the paint harden a couple of three weeks before the flip. Gives me time to build a cradle u...

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