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by tcough
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: "Fishing Stories" by Glen-L Boatbuilders
Topic: FIRST STRIPER aka ROCK FISH
Replies: 10
Views: 4967

Re: FIRST STRIPER aka ROCK FISH

So you've been relegated to the position of guide & skipper now? Great fish and good for her!

I plan to be out in the Lagoon tomorrow at first light looking. Would like to catch a couple trout or maybe a snook or red.
by tcough
Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL
Replies: 127
Views: 27896

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

If I was building on a hard surface, then I would have used castors. But as I'm building it outside, I wanted to eliminate any chance of getting out of level during the build. At this point, if I wanted, I could raise the frame and place castors under it to move it about because the frames, keel, pl...
by tcough
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2316
Views: 307784

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I'm real close to painting and I think I'm going to do just the bottom up to the waterline. That way I can minimize any touch ups from epoxy drips while doing the deck fiberglass.
by tcough
Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in Panama City FL
Replies: 127
Views: 27896

Re: Flats Flyer Build in Orlando

Haven't had near the time I wanted, been busy with Shriners events. Next weekend I plan to finish fiberglasssing, I want to put two more coats of epoxy on her before painting. Speaking of painting, I'm going to go with just white for the bottom, but still thinking of dark blue on the sides. I don't ...
by tcough
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 678
Views: 109271

Re: New member from oregon

Outstanding workmanship on both these builds!
by tcough
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Sandpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 1596

Re: Sandpaper

For me, it all depends on how many, if any, sheets I have left. :D
by tcough
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 145
Views: 30416

Re: Overniter in SC

That is what I've done. I don't think you need to make epoxy fillets. Caulk will do. I just want to seal the joints. Bill - when you say caulk, what material are you talking about? I'll have an open cockpit that will be fiberglassed so fillets are needed at the corners. But in the few areas below d...
by tcough
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 145
Views: 30416

Re: Overniter in SC

What Bill said. I only attached my sheer, chine, and keel to the frames, along with the ends of the knee and stem. Only the plywood sides and bottom are glued to the frames and when I flip it, I'll add some epoxy fillets at the plywood/frame junction. BUT NO FASTNERS!
by tcough
Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 145
Views: 30416

Re: Overniter in SC

I didn't have the positive/negative issue to deal with on my Flats build. I built all the frames per the full size pattern and then faired them on the form after the sheer/chine/keel etc. were all set, glued and screwed. I faired the frames and everything else initially using a power planer, rasp, b...
by tcough
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Metal Marine Tanks (mainly welded aluminum)
Replies: 59
Views: 18781

Re: Metal Marine Tanks (mainly welded aluminum)

I'll second what Carl said.
by tcough
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Barrelback "Bugatti Style" windscreens
Replies: 7
Views: 1644

Re: Barrelback "Bugatti Style" windscreens

The Dirty Deid! Had to go TDY from Kandahar through the Deid to a place that shall not be named. Wound up getting deported because someone at the PAX terminal forget to arrange a visa for me and another guy. Initially, the pucker factor went up when they said we were leaving on the next flight out, ...
by tcough
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 145
Views: 30416

Re: Overniter in SC

I don't recall seeing this in Carl's build blog, but love it!
by tcough
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 145
Views: 30416

Re: Overniter in SC

Was thinking about this a little more and you'll need to pay attention to the amount of frame material you'll have left when screwing the chine to the frames. With a lap-joint, you'll have half the material in an end grain orientation, which isn't very good for holding screws. It's possible that the...
by tcough
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 145
Views: 30416

Re: Overniter in SC

I can't say if the joints/gusset arrangement will be any stronger or weaker but make sure you adjust your frame spacing to accommodate your modification(s). Great to see another build beginning and good luck. Please don't hesitate to ask questions either.
by tcough
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cold Weather!
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Cold Weather!

Yes Bill, they are all welcome down this way. And all they need to bring along is some sandpaper and elbow grease !

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