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by TomB
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2313
Views: 304381

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I was reading one of the DIY vacuum sites a long while back, they said something about using an old dehumidifier compressor.
by TomB
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 302
Views: 22528

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, The PB is a beautiful design. Your Gentry was a masterful build and you'll do the PB proud. I plan to follow your build particularly the cold molding aspects. We have similar shops, sans the comfy place to sit. Do you have coat hooks next to the shop door for ear muffs, dust/fume mask, and you...
by TomB
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 35
Views: 3941

Re: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.

I think you have the right idea is slowing down on the fix. (coming from a guy progressing at the pace of "continental drift").

I suspect that the hull shape has changed, maybe not enough bulge or too much bulge on one side or the other.
by TomB
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from the new guy
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Greetings from the new guy

Great idea Ken,

Some of my best memories are fishing with grandpa in the boat he built. One bit of advise - its time to start :mrgreen: :mrgreen: The fish are waiting!!

Tom
by TomB
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 196
Views: 36072

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

That great Jim and now you know what Santa should get you for Christmas. :D :D :D :D
by TomB
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2313
Views: 304381

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I'm a pro at silly. We had a little pump type faucet kind of like the "Valterra RP800 Chrome Rocket Hand Pump" that pulled from a hose in a fresh water gerry can. The cans were different colors so they didn't get mixed. They were stowed the garage or truck when not needed.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2313
Views: 304381

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: 196
Views: 36072

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: 1115

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: 888

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: 2313
Views: 304381

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: 2313
Views: 304381

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: 5129

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: 2313
Views: 304381

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: 1109

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...

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