Tuffy Build

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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by Evan » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:38 pm

6 sounds good, thanks. I have not decided whether I was going to glass the deck or not, I will have a while to think about it.

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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by Evan » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:22 am

I did not work on the boat all summer.

In the last couple days I have worked a bit on fairing the frames. One side and the top are pretty close. I had some plywood clamped on and there were only a couple of spots that need to be looked at. I used a combination of a hand plane and belt sander which seemed to work.

Here is where it is at.
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Seems I was a little sloppy with some epoxy.

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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by Evan » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:16 pm

Started closing it in. One of the sides came in a little high but I think it be ok. Still have to clean up the front a bit, and will likely wait for the final cutting above the sheer until I flip it over.


Now I am going to have to buy another sheet of plywood.
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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by DrBryanJ » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:27 pm

Evan: Looks good. I left my plywood long at the shear until after the flip. Much easier to fair that way.
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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by Evan » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:13 pm

Bottom is closed in. Still need to cut off the overhang at the stem and there a couple spots for touch up.

After that is done fiberglass will go on.

The plans say that the skeg on the bottom and the spray rails are optional. Any opinions on this?
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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by hoodman » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:16 pm

Optional but highly recommended. Relatively flat bottomed boats will skid in turns which is an interesting sensation. Spray rails really do work.
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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by mrintense » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:16 am

Looks good Evan. From what I have heard, spray rails and skeg are both a definite yes.
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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by Evan » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:41 pm

I put it on then. I am planning to glass the bottom and then put it on. Should I glass the skeg or just coat it with epoxy after it on. I was thinking that was it would be easier to repair.

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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:55 pm

You might think about solid vinyl for the skeg.

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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by Evan » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:34 am

I never thought of that although it does sound interesting. Every lake around here is a dirty rock pile so durability is good.

Do you mean the PVC trim boards for siding or is there something else?

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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:46 am

Evan

They have 1x_ and some 2x_ at the box store. I like it for the skeg. I used it at the shear/rub-rail on a dingy. Just flip it over and walk off. No worrying about scratching it.

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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by Evan » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:28 am

Ok that is the stuff I was looking at then. Will epoxy grip onto it?

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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:46 am

Evan

Epoxy doesn't bond well with it. I set mine with 3M4000UV (now 3M3000UV). Of coarse, with screws.

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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by Evan » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:43 pm

ok thanks

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Re: Tuffy Build

Post by Evan » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:15 pm

The day before glass.
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