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by TomB
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2216
Views: 285371

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

We had a small sink drain via hose to a gerry can, easy to plumb, easy to empty, never spilled.
by TomB
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 188
Views: 32113

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Jim, Some of the king planks went wide at things mounted on the king plank. For example if the 4" king plank came to a 4" fill ring the king plank would fillet radius out to a diameter 4" plus a caulk line and one deck plank on each side (one deck plank gets interrupted on both sides)...
by TomB
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Interior Waterproofing
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: Interior Waterproofing

Hey Micheal,

There is an article "Penetrating epoxy-legend or myth?" in the most recent issue of Epoxyworks ( www.epoxyworks.com )

Tom
by TomB
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 14 Build
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Glen-L 14 Build

Stuart, The plywood will not flex at the reinforcement like it will through the rest of the sheet. The result will be a flat spot at the reinforced butt joint. If you decide to do a reinforced butt joint, try to locate it in a relatively flat section of the boat. I have scarfed plywood with success ...
by TomB
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2216
Views: 285371

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

The composting bucket will be secured from moving. I figured you had a way to keep the Black Ghost Ship "Poo" from setting sail. A cleat attached to the underside of the narrow strips and extending a little inboard might be all you need to support the center panel. Anxious to see what you...
by TomB
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2216
Views: 285371

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hey Carl, I don’t understand completely, I don’t even know which section has the head. But I will offer random thoughts anyway. Since boats move around some, sometimes a lot, is the composting toilet going to be confined in some way to keep it from sliding? It would be a shame to christen your beaut...
by TomB
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?
Replies: 35
Views: 4497

Re: Craigslist Glen-L 21CB?

Your sailing grounds are wonderful, the San Juan's are special. The hard chine and steel keel gives you a lot of initial stability and it probably gets exciting when the wind dumps out of the top of the sails! Before adding 500 lb of ballast...add two big guys, assign them to "rail meat" d...
by TomB
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2216
Views: 285371

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, From my limited experience with boat and motor home interiors, and for what it’s worth, I like the mahogany interior. It seems like a lot of wood in a relatively small space, but is it? I assume seats and seat backs are upholstered. Is the cabin sole wood or something else? How about the headl...
by TomB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: How to drill holes in the transom without wrecking the paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: How to drill holes in the transom without wrecking the paint?

We had a sailboat with a balsa core. We always over-drilled, used packing tape to cover the bottom of the hole, filled with epoxy and then re-drilled. The deck hardware was then bedded in our favorite goop. It was a painful process but better than a wet core. Tape inside and out and also sandwiching...
by TomB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Snapless Cockpit Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Snapless Cockpit Cover

Great idea! An idea to be copied for sure.
by TomB
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 364
Views: 66133

Re: SEA KNIGHT

This might not be the right time to share this, but...

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by TomB
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 5770

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

But how did he manage to dent the stringers in the first place? He didn't cover them with the floor? Good questions. Kids, water skis, anchors, fish guts, dropped tools :arrow: dents. With a little luck, a good boat gets used. :D :D :D :D I don't think he documented the floor. His website http://ww...
by TomB
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 5770

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

I don't agree that plywood is weaker. Look at the wooded I beams being used for construction now. They have less spring than dimensional lumber and can span longer distances without deflection. The grain running in different directions helps, not hurts. Ah, well, not exactly, wood I-beams are highl...
by TomB
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 5770

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

Toivo, With respect to the motor stringers, we have been writing about strength and economy. Durability/abuse and rot is another important consideration. Mark Bonkalla built and documented his mahogany runabout build about 15 years ago. He used redwood stringers and uses his boat for waterskiing. An...
by TomB
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 project, Norway
Replies: 82
Views: 5770

Re: Tahoe 23 project, Norway

I spent most of my career designing things and I wasn't the first to say "the design documents are just a vague representation of what might get built". So let's circle back to the Instructions. "Motor Stringers: ... Although they can be cut from nominal 2"x6" stock, they ca...

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