Huck Finn 20. Transoms

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Huck Finn 20. Transoms

Postby jeffmo63 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:00 pm

In this thread I hope to detail the entire construction process of my Huck Finn 20. At this point in the project I have the plans, built a plans table, and taken delivery of 300 pounds of beautiful Douglas Fir and 1/4" Marranti marine grade plywood.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby Grand Chillin » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:09 pm

Jeff,
First off welcome aboard. I'm glad to see another Huck Finn builder on here. I'm in the middle of building a 16' Huck Finn that will be a tri-toon. They both use the same plans and the only difference is one more bulkhead in your pontoons. I have received alot of great help and support with my build on here, so if you have any questions fire away. Funny thing. Somebody on here was busting my chops just yesterday about when I was starting back on mine. :wink: I am hoping to start back the first of the week. :D Here is where I'm at now. Add your location and remember we love pictures.
Good Luck,
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:38 am

I am hoping to start back the first of the week.

:shock: Sure, Chip :!: Whatever you say. :?

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby jeffmo63 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:28 am

Grand Chillin wrote:Jeff,
First off welcome aboard. I'm glad to see another Huck Finn builder on here. I'm in the middle of building a 16' Huck Finn that will be a tri-toon. They both use the same plans and the only difference is one more bulkhead in your pontoons. I have received alot of great help and support with my build on here, so if you have any questions fire away. Funny thing. Somebody on here was busting my chops just yesterday about when I was starting back on mine. :wink: I am hoping to start back the first of the week. :D Here is where I'm at now. Add your location and remember we love pictures.
Good Luck,
Chip
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Thank you for the warm welcome Chip. I have found that these types of communities are very supportive. I've done a little work in the past few days now that it has warmed up to about 30 degrees. Looking forward to working with you.
Jeff

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby Grand Chillin » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:17 am

Bill,
Your timing stinks. I was just about to wrap your Christmas present when I saw your post. :roll: Let me think. Who am I going to give this $1,000.00 Glen-L gift certificate to now. :D :wink: :lol:

Jeff,
A sense of humor is welcome too!!! :D
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby upspirate » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:01 pm

Grand Chillin wrote:Bill,
Your timing stinks. I was just about to wrap your Christmas present when I saw your post. :roll: Let me think. Who am I going to give this $1,000.00 Glen-L gift certificate to now. :D :wink: :lol:

Jeff,
A sense of humor is welcome too!!! :D


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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby jeffmo63 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:00 pm

Screwing the building form into the concrete floor.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby jeffmo63 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:15 am

Here is some of my beautiful Douglas Fir.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby Grand Chillin » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:16 am

Jeff,
If you don't mind I'm going to make a suggestion. Unless you like working on your knees and bending over all the time I would raise your form up higher. I'm 6'2" and don't like to work like that if I can help it. Here is how I did mine. I screwed my form to the sawhorses. Looking back now the only thing I would do different is to attach some braces between the sawhorses. Just my two cents.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby jeffmo63 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:26 am

I don't mind suggestions Chip; I actually need them once in while to stay centered. I've been struggling with the the anchor to the floor/elevate the form issue for a while. I really think that elevating the form is the right way to go but I was concerned about it flexing. It seems that you did well with the saw horses and bracing. Did you anchor them or was is OK not to?

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby Grand Chillin » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:34 am

I didn't anchor them but you could. I think you would be fine with braces. Which ever way you go just make sure your form is square.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:25 pm

I don't mind suggestions Chip; I actually need them once in while to stay centered.


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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby Grand Chillin » Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:00 pm

Yeah I meant to type knees. :roll: Believe it or not even I make mistakes now and then. :shock: :wink: :lol: Merry Christmas to you too Mike and to the rest this "band of misfits". :D
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby Oyster » Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:38 pm

Yea I know, but just thought I would give you a nudging in the ribs before you had a full stomach. :P Saw horses are not normally stable and high enough to work and twist wood and thought that the simple minded rigging would work for those 'toons even though my framing was not for building toons but did help to make 'fine tuned' boats of any shape. :lol:

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction

Postby jeffmo63 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:16 am

I used large transfer (carbon) paper and a tracing stylus to transfer the plan image of the bow upright gussett to card stock. If you look carefully in the photo you can see the image next to the tracing syylus. This method works really well and doesn't mark up the plans.
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