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by Bill Edmundson
Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: mast on Francis Drake
Replies: 5
Views: 2795

Brian is correct. Basically, it is an extension of the mast. :D When your standing rigging is properly tuned, it applies a couple of thousand pounds of downward force to the mast. The cabin roof/deck can't take the load. The compression post puts the load back into the post where it is designed to g...
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 19
Replies: 208
Views: 57565

Ron, I'm currently sanding trying to get the hull fiberglassed before it gets hot here. The transom, I blocked out the inner transom. So that the outlet for the exhaust will mount to the false transom. I drilled drain holes to the cavities. I also put closed cell floatation in the cavities. I have a...
by Bill Edmundson
Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Every opinion helps with this question
Replies: 8
Views: 4417

Steve,
Thanks for the followup. I'll be addressing the bottom paint question soon. So, this is of current interest to me.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Renegade power options -- what to choose!?
Replies: 15
Views: 8202

Dale,
I've heard that joke the other way around. :P
Bill's wife in Bama...
Lola Vivienne
by Bill Edmundson
Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 19
Replies: 208
Views: 57565

Ron, Ive been using boatdiesel.com ($25/year) for predictions. The calculator there allows for different hull types, gear ratios, prop diameters & pitchs. It also considers weight, length, and horsepower. I'm really interested in interfacing with someone building this boat. I have pictures at mo...
by Bill Edmundson
Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What caulking to use on the deck seams ?
Replies: 29
Views: 11478

A lot of this depends on construction method. My other boat has been in the water for 23 years and has good caulk still. I think the right caulk choice is the issue. My deck plans, currently, is to use 1/8 thick deck planks. Then after 2 or 3 coats of epoxy, clear coat with PU. Then caulk with 3M520...
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Abrasion Resistance
Replies: 1
Views: 2647

Abrasion Resistance

I've often seen comments in this forum that a layer of fiberglass doesn't add strength. It is for abrasion resistance. Although, I don't totally agree with the strength part. I do agree with the abrasion part. For those who are looking for abrasion protection, let me throw out that you might what to...
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hull Weight
Replies: 3
Views: 1861

John And Barry, Thanks. At 20'-6" on a cold mold boat I've added up a little over 900 #s that my soon to be x-friends may help me turn. I guessed on this matter you have taken the same approach as Ken. I've tried to be careful about weight since I'm plannig to stay down at 125 hp. I was just en...
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hull Weight
Replies: 3
Views: 1861

Hull Weight

OK! I should be past this question. :oops: Is the hull weight shown on the plans, the hull weight when you turn the hull or is it the weight of materials of the total "Boat" materials? Obviously, the designer doesn't know which engine, final tank sizes, interior and hardware that will fina...
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: mast on Francis Drake
Replies: 5
Views: 2795

Lou, I'm not building a sailboat. But, I have a 1983 Hunter 27 with a deck stepped mast. You will need a good solid base for the mast. Inside you will need to provide a compression post under the base. The compression post is supported on the keel. If the compression post will be exposed to bilge wa...
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 19
Replies: 208
Views: 57565

Ron, I know a lot of people are going to think I'm nuts. :shock: But, I've used about 8000 5/8 galvanized brads. to get the lamination to stay in place. If incapsulation keeps wood from rotting, then it should keep the brads from rusting. After the first layer of plywood is on, there is just now way...
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: durability doubts with cold molded
Replies: 5
Views: 2444

Welcome Back, Graham. I agree with Dave. The average boater really knows very little about his boat. In fact few of the boat dealers really know much about the products they sell. After very little research on my options for trailers, I found I knew more about the subject than anyone I talked to at ...
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 19
Replies: 208
Views: 57565

I asked him for an address over e-mail. And, never heard from him again.
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 1000 registered members???
Replies: 10
Views: 3094

I'll bet John is out there trying to come up with 20 other names to register under. :P
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: So many epoxies
Replies: 17
Views: 6085

I just had to find something to do with all that extra money that was piling up on the floor. Just changed it to piles of saw dust, old mix cups, used gloves and scrap wood... and a BOAT. I does give me something to do between beers. :roll: I like unique things, too. This will be the only one in the...

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