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by denbrlr
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: TNT build progress
Replies: 182
Views: 30778

Re: TNT build progress

How is your recovery coming? Hopefully you have been able to use some boat building medicine :)
by denbrlr
Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another TNT build
Replies: 415
Views: 56087

Re: Another TNT build

Thank you for the info. I called an audible and made the changes you recommended (i.e. twist the battens a little and screw them now) while the glue was still wet. On to the second sheer lamination and then fairing.
by denbrlr
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another TNT build
Replies: 415
Views: 56087

Re: Another TNT build

Our build is coming along. The battens and first sheer lamination are dry fitted (see the first picture). I hope to be setting with epoxy soon. I am off work all this week so boat building, here we come! It seems like the inner two battens are way too long. They will get in the way of the planking a...
by denbrlr
Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another TNT build
Replies: 415
Views: 56087

Re: Another TNT build

Well we finally got the port chine glued today except for the joint at the stem (didn't get enough 2" screws in the bronze kit from glen-l). This took me two weeks to figure out. The starboard chine should go much quicker. See the pictures. As you can see I had to use some clamps and straps to bend ...
by denbrlr
Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Roberta's ZIP
Replies: 1017
Views: 193085

Re: Roberta's ZIP

That really does look good!
by denbrlr
Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Plans ordered
Replies: 9
Views: 2053

Re: Plans ordered

You are going to have a blast. My son and I are building a TNT together and we have sure enjoyed it. I wish I could take a month or two off of work and just work on the boat! Happy building :)
by denbrlr
Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another TNT build
Replies: 415
Views: 56087

Re: Another TNT build

I believe I have things figured out now. My chine doesn't quite lay flat at frame 3 but I only need a small shim to address that. It was funny, I went ahead and made the compound cut of the chine at the stem and it seemed to work out better than I thought it would. No guts, no glory :)
by denbrlr
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another TNT build
Replies: 415
Views: 56087

Re: Another TNT build

Thank you for the comments. I am using 3/4 inch thick wood for the chines. I wonder if part of the problem is that I am trying to connect the chine to the frames before connecting to the stem. I think the instructions from glen-l say to connect to the stem first and then go from there. Maybe there i...
by denbrlr
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another TNT build
Replies: 415
Views: 56087

Re: Another TNT build

Here are pictures of the chine at frame 2 and frame 1. Everything seems ok at these frames. The chine is a little low at the transom but it can be correctly positioned without too much trouble. I went ahead and made the compound cut of the chine at the stem and that seemed to help with positioning. ...
by denbrlr
Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another TNT build
Replies: 415
Views: 56087

Re: Another TNT build

I am still having trouble with the position of the chine on the stem. Mine seems to want to take a natural bend where it lands further forward on the stem compared to a lot of other build pictures I have seen. I borrowed a picture from another build showing where my chine lands. The forward part of ...
by denbrlr
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another TNT build
Replies: 415
Views: 56087

Re: Another TNT build

Thanks. I will try that. I saw on dothemath's post where it looks like he had to do some chine twisting.
by denbrlr
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another TNT build
Replies: 415
Views: 56087

Re: Another TNT build

I am having some trouble with the chine log at frame 3. See the pictures. The chine log needs to twist to mate better at frame 3 but I don't think I can make it do that. I could leave it and fair the snot out of it but then I wouldn't have much material at the bottom/side planking junction. Plus I w...
by denbrlr
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another TNT build
Replies: 415
Views: 56087

Re: Another TNT build

Working on the chine logs now. I built a simple steamer with PVC pipe and a wallpaper steamer. The PVC pipe does not like the steam and tends to warp a little but it worked fairly well. Here are some pictures.
by denbrlr
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: outboard motor supplier for TNT
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: outboard motor supplier for TNT

Thank you for the input. I ended up finding one from WI. I found it searching on www.boats.com.
by denbrlr
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: outboard motor supplier for TNT
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

outboard motor supplier for TNT

I would like to put a 2-cycle, short shaft, electric start, remote control motor on my TNT in the 25-35HP range. I would like it to be late eighties vintage or newer. I most likely won't be ready for the motor until next Spring but these motors are hard to find so I am starting my search now. I live...

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