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by DSR
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Building with plywood
Replies: 14
Views: 3713

Re: Building with plywood

Just took a look at the Great Lakes Boat Building website and it looks like a combination of the two, with plank sides and cold-molded layers for the bottom. Very interesting indeed.....
by DSR
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Building with plywood
Replies: 14
Views: 3713

Re: Building with plywood

Hi Steven,

Miss APBA is definitely a beautiful design and it sounds VERY interesting.
I'm not familiar with the construction. Is that design a plank or cold-molded?
by DSR
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt, Solid knee, Stem, Transom, and Breast hook?
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Re: Squirt, Solid knee, Stem, Transom, and Breast hook?

Hi Jake, From what I understand, the biggest reason that solid lumber isn't used for these pieces is that the lumber would have a lot of crossgrain exposed which creates weak parts that will tend to crack and fail if overstressed (especially the stem, breasthook and the knee). Plywood, just by its n...
by DSR
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Northern Europe
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Hello from Northern Europe

Hi Tony, welcome to the club! The Barrelback really is a classicly beautiful boat. Congratulations. ....and I know exactly what you mean about shuffling the other hobbies around to make room as I have the same issues with cars and other toys getting in the way.... :lol: Take lots of pictures and kee...
by DSR
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Building with plywood
Replies: 14
Views: 3713

Re: Building with plywood

Hi Steven, You can definitely do that too. Obviously a lot of really beautiful boats were built in solid lumber. Just make sure that whatever plans you're looking at building are from a design using solid lumber construction. I may be wrong, but I believe that there will also be a little more involv...
by DSR
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Transom Edge
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Re: Transom Edge

Hi guys, I should clarify what I was talking about, and I apologize for being vague in my answer to your question tclark. When I refer to the chines, and certainly the transom being sharp, it definitely can't be done to the point of being razor sharp. There does still have to be a small radius to al...
by DSR
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Transom Edge
Replies: 7
Views: 1334

Re: Transom Edge

Hi tclark, The Scooter looks great!! From my research on tunnel hulls, the tunnel chines should have straight sharp edges (and this becomes more of a priority as speed goes up), as the tunnel chines effect the tracking ability of the hull (like a keel on monohulls). There's more leeway with the oute...
by DSR
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Building with plywood
Replies: 14
Views: 3713

Re: Building with plywood

Happy New Year Steven, The reason marine plywood seems to be the preferred choice for my build and many others here (along with many other non-Glen-L boat builds) are that the designs being built were created from the onset with plywood as the chosen building material, taking advantage of plywoods m...
by DSR
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Starting my first build with a jet TNT
Replies: 77
Views: 29865

Re: Starting my first build with a jet TNT

Batters???..........really?!?!.......... I hate autocorrect........... Hi Jim, Yeah, it feels pretty darn good to finally start playing with the power tools and making some sawdust, even if it is just for the BATTENS so far....... :D I've had a lot of fun going through the planning / design phase of...
by DSR
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Starting my first build with a jet TNT
Replies: 77
Views: 29865

Re: Starting my first build with a jet TNT

One more for the road.......er, river, and I'll post more as I continue

Thanks again!!
by DSR
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Starting my first build with a jet TNT
Replies: 77
Views: 29865

Re: Starting my first build with a jet TNT

Hi there, I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I guess it's time for another long overdue update on the TNT. :D Finally got some 16' batters cut ( pop-quiz question: anybody care to guess how long it takes to find a 16' piece of pine at the big box store that's clean enough and straight enough to ...
by DSR
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 515
Views: 118476

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Hi Jim, Very cool! I had no idea that parts were even still available for the old outboards. My father has an identical pair of old original 'rudes in the sea-foam green, i think they're 9.9s. I'll have to dig them out of his basement and take a look at them. That 18 looks perfect on your Squirt and...
by DSR
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas and Thank You 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1858

Re: Merry Christmas and Thank You 2017

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!!! :D
by DSR
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback design
Replies: 7
Views: 2507

Re: Barrelback design

It's very interesting that their mahogany runabouts have the same names as Glen and Ken's designs and some of the photos shown even state "courtesy of Glen-L Marine"........
by DSR
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Re: Hello

Hi Jason, welcome to the club!!

Both boats are nice designs and make sure to take lots of pictures :D

Where are you located?

Dave