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by TomB
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Transom Slither
Replies: 6
Views: 514

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: 70
Views: 5396

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: 1329

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: 471
Views: 60884

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: 471
Views: 60884

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: 2131
Views: 244016

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...
by TomB
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 93
Views: 6191

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

The boot top (waterline) is called out in the instructions. "locate the top of the 2" wide boot top 2" below the setup line."
by TomB
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: what would you suggest?
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: what would you suggest?

Hi Monkey, No fasteners. I think you are also asking about the contact surface between the oak frames and the plywood skin. There are a lot of old wooden boats out there with a similar construction details that have lasted for generations so I wouldn't worry about it. I would suggest using stitch an...
by TomB
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 29
Views: 2432

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Dave and Brad have read my mind. Standing on my head while building a transom is out! :D I have the sub-transom plywood attached to the permanent framing with screws while faring, notching, etc. I will take the plywood off, build the area below the swim platform upright on the bench, and then flip i...
by TomB
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 29
Views: 2432

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The rudder isn’t shiny. It has a 120 grit texture and it seems like a polished surface would be faster. Since the boat will mostly be out of the water I imagine a little bling on the rudder and prop would look good. rudder 004.JPG Can I polish the rudder and prop without creating a life-lone mainten...
by TomB
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 29
Views: 2432

Re: Tom's Tahoe

This is my rudder assembly using a “standard” rudder. rudder 003.JPG I opted for an outside mount rudder port with an inside plate to clamp on the keel. The logic is to make the water have to travel further to get into the boat. The jam nut is shown loose from the rudder port to give me an idea of h...
by TomB
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244016

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, Congrats on the planer purchase. I use my planer all the time. My lumber is unfinished and has to be planed for surface as well as thickness. Unplaned lumber isn’t of uniform thickness and, therefore, neither is the amount removed in the planer on the early passes. A planer on wheels would be ...
by TomB
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Halogen Fire Control Question
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Halogen Fire Control Question

Jim,

You might consider adding a hole(s) sized for your extinguisher nozzle to squirt directly into a compartment without having to lift a hatch or remove a seat.

Tom
by TomB
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sea Knight Cockpit deck covering suggestions.
Replies: 11
Views: 1062

Re: Sea Knight Cockpit deck covering suggestions.

Craig, Ah yes. The flooring on my boat looks like the stuff they used in cars in the 50's, definitely not teak and holly. I used some teak and holly veneer plywood below deck on a sailboat that worked OK. Brad Tucker used Dek-King artificial teak for the sole and swim platform on his Georgia Tahoe 2...
by TomB
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sea Knight Cockpit deck covering suggestions.
Replies: 11
Views: 1062

Re: Sea Knight Cockpit deck covering suggestions.

Craig, I have nautilex on my fishing boat. It was put down like a vinyl floor and rolled up the sides and under the side panels, so very quick and clean installation. The boat also has a snap-in deck carpet similar to the suggestion in Carl's post so when the boat isn't used for fishing it can be us...

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