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by TomB
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 2263

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

Toivo,

Welcome to the forum. Deck clamps are the layer of boards running on top of the sheer clamps. The deck clamps provide support for the outboard edge of the deck. They are shown in the details on the template drawing.

Tom
by TomB
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Naming your boat, bad luck?
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Naming your boat, bad luck?

I've never heard that naming a boat early was a problem. Re-naming is definitely "BAD JUJU" :shock: :shock: :shock: .
by TomB
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: orientation of the patterns in plan packets
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: orientation of the patterns in plan packets

Catbldr I don't have a set of these plans either. I go along with Bill, since the templates, generally are for one side and then flipped for the other side, they aren't fore or aft. (I guess that makes them ambidextrous :roll: ) There may an issue on how they fit on the boat, does the floor timber o...
by TomB
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.

Here in Michigan you can tow two trailers but you have to get a special endorsement on your drivers license...
by TomB
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 227617

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Will you be hooking up to shore power? AC power to run a light, microwave, heater, fan, etc.? While also having DC for lights, and a few other things while off-shore? If so, an inverter or converter might be in your future. They require more depth and a ventilation fan and are often installed at ank...
by TomB
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wood on a fiberglass hull
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: Wood on a fiberglass hull

Laminating is an interesting notion. I love the look of wooden boats. They are interesting at multiple "focal lengths". From a distance, the wood stands out among the white boats. Up close the details of wood grain, caulk lines, joinery and bungs is very pleasing. I agree with others that ...
by TomB
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Upholstery for the Beginner
Replies: 37
Views: 2171

Re: Upholstery for the Beginner

Great job...upholstery and everything else. Tom
by TomB
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Project *OverKill* Tahoe 23
Replies: 62
Views: 13573

Re: Project *OverKill* Tahoe 23

Hi Shane, I built a very heavy stationary bench with a side vise (Jorgensen 4x10) for hand tool work. I made it heavy so it would not skid around when I am working on something. It has a ¼” coated hardboard insert. It also has screw inserts in the top for a machine vise that is occasionally needed. ...
by TomB
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Transom Slither
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Transom Slither

OK. On the full size pattern drawing showing the half sections of each frame, there is also a horizontal set-up line. The transom will be shown full size in its relation to the set-up line. The transom unlike the other frames is not vertical and is rotated perpendicular to the set-up line to its cor...
by TomB
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Transom Slither
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Transom Slither

I'm not familiar with the Slither specifically. KH designs on the boats I know have a step in the stringer or a deep notches which make the frames seem to jump an inch when compared to the neighboring frame. (Ask my cardiologist how I know.) The transom is cut a little fat for us wooden boat guys so...
by TomB
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 49
Views: 3678

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

The boat looks great. Congratulations on the flip. I'm surprised nobody has made a comment on the important next step. Put a chair in so you can be seated comfortably while making boat noises! I favor "burble, burble, burble".
by TomB
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Key West again
Replies: 15
Views: 1019

Re: Key West again

Gostap,

Also have a look at the smaller drawings, probably sheet 2 for frame info. There will also be a Frames section in the instructions.

Tom
by TomB
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 467
Views: 54732

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Johnson's resaw is going to be rough too. Public has a nice drum sander that might help. Tom
by TomB
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 467
Views: 54732

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Hi Jim, Armstrong, Republic, and Johnson's are all capable of resawing 11". Many of the millwork companies, like Brunt Associates in Wixom, catering to commercial work are capable too. I don't know if any of them would be willing. As an alternative, can the wide boards be cut narrow, resaw, and...
by TomB
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2086
Views: 227617

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hey Carl, If there are seat back cushions you might consider using a piano hinge located at the front edge of the cushion so you can access the storage without fighting the back cushion. A flip down door on the aft end of the storage compartment might be useful. There is nothing worse than having to...

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