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by TomB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Intro to Glen L boat forum
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Intro to Glen L boat forum

Welcome John,

I am looking forward to drawing from you boat building experience. I know a boat with beautiful lines named Rascal by Ken Bassett, your boat? Where are you located?

Tom
by TomB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 341
Views: 32513

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Excellent. Tom
by TomB
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Desperado 18" 19"
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Desperado 18" 19"

only 3/4" is that enough to handle the torch of a 150 hp outboard ?
No. Imagine that big hunk of iron bouncing up the boat ramp. Tom
by TomB
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wake board tower questions
Replies: 19
Views: 394

Re: Wake board tower questions

Stunning :lol: :lol: :lol: I wouldn't change a thing. Tom
by TomB
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Desperado 18" 19"
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Desperado 18" 19"

Hey Bill, My boat has a 150 bolted on 1 3/4" thick transom. It is painted but I assume it is plywood. Two layer of 1/4" should be fine, or a top layer of 1/8" if you can get it, to make 3/8". Take care with frame placement, faring, and clamping the plywood, bending on the thinner...
by TomB
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mini Adventure
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: Mini Adventure

Curt,

I've sailed with a 6' keel between Lake Huron south through Lake Erie and the Welland Canal to Toronto. There's lots to see and do. I've also been on many sections of the Huron River, all wadeable. No experience with the Huron near Lake Erie.

Tom
by TomB
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 60
Views: 7556

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The foam is a good idea for a mock up. The old corner pieces wouldn't work as is but I cut them up and used them for mock up. The transom corners are close to finished. They fill the rabbets and are a little oversized so I have material to fare when the planking is completed. I wound up with three p...
by TomB
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Canada's west coast
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: New member from Canada's west coast

Welcome Alf, Fantastic home water to sail. The Chessie is going bring you much pleasure. Tom
by TomB
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 341
Views: 32513

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel,

Thanks for the clarification. I was trying to imagine glass mat and epoxy as a faring tool.

Tom
by TomB
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 341
Views: 32513

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Looks great Neel, built to take some high speed pounding.

faired properly with the help of some fiberglass mat and thickened epoxy filler
:?: :?: :?: Please explain.

Tom
by TomB
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 60
Views: 7556

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Billy, I yield to your experience. I have made 5 planks 5 1/4” wide x 5/32” thick x 6-7’ long. Three made with the table saw and two with the band saw. The table saw pieces where made free hand and the kerf side had some waviness and plenty of burn marks. A proper set-up would solve most of that. Th...
by TomB
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 60
Views: 7556

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks for the comment on spiling. Router spiling looks like a great approach. So far I've ripped the lumber to 5 1/4"x1", surface planed it, and now I'm resawing, taking a 1" thick board and making a stack of 1/8"+ thick boards, that is, I am still "sawing the hard way"...
by TomB
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 60
Views: 7556

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Bill & Matt. The chair was a fun project for a guy that didn't have room to build a boat. I did the chair looking at the pictures in the magazine and I think Rockler sells plans now. Back at the bandsaw, I reset everything and got three good planks...then the blade did a right turn...a bi...
by TomB
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 903
Views: 144858

Re: Matt's Geronimo

22 1/2* is half of 45*, so half way up the opposite side (short side) of a 45* triangle. Or, a 2 x 5 triangle should get you really close.
by TomB
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle
Replies: 67
Views: 6900

Re: Restoring Glory Days a 23' Belle Isle

Billy,

Great cover! Power tools make me nervous that close to finish work...maybe a Dremel with a small burr so any wandering is below the surface...I would give a grout rake a try.

Tom

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