The Gathering

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The Gathering

Postby Fabricflyer » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:29 pm

Organizers of the Gathering

How many people do you have signed up? Sounds interesting. have Squirt that I finished in 86. Been to Madisonville Wooden Boat Show in LA and Biloxi MS wooden boat show several years.

Are most of you bringing your boat, and are they going to be in the water or static displayed?

Allen

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Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:38 pm

Allen,

I haven't taken count lately. But, I think we have 13-15 builders, so far. Spouses?

Boats coming? I'm trying to bring my canoe and the new runabout. The runabout will be close. :wink:

We all want to see your boat.

Reservations are all on our own. Sorry, but none of us can sponsor this by ourselves.

Please come, Bill
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Postby leakcheck » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:37 am

The guys that dont think their boat will float will probably do a static display (IE...Bill) the rest of us will probably have them in the water.

Steve

Wait...I don't have a boat. Harley will stay on dry land ...

Wait..unless Bill wants to see if it floats!

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Postby Dave Grason » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:44 am

leakcheck wrote:Wait...I don't have a boat.


Where did I get the idea that you were building a Tubby Tug?
Isn't it amazing!! The person that never has the fortitude to pursue his own dreams, will be the first to try and discourage you from pursuing yours.

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Postby BruceDow » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:55 am

Steve...

On your point about non-floating boats being in static display... do we expect people to bring "work in progress"?

(my goal is still to be operational by then)
Bruce.

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Postby leakcheck » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:08 pm

Bruce,

That IS exactly the point. We really want WORK IN PROGRESS...I think some of that will be very interesting and allow everyone to see the different stages of completion for those in their own builds. It might prove to be one of the best parts !!!

Steve

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Postby kens » Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:57 am

What if we post a pic of the project we are bringing to Gathering?
Just enough to perk interest in the event. I would like to see some of the other builds to drool over as I get ready.
Mine is a work in progress. Maybe we could set up a Roulette wheel, cards, & dice and have day trips.
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Postby BruceDow » Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:12 am

Kens.

Great photo! What prop are you running with that engine? are you expecting 35? 40 MPH? You may need some trim tabs.

I have been completely humbled and intimidated by LeakCheck's description of David's Monaco.

But... I'll bring what I've got, and "bare my skeletons" for all to see.... (most embarrasing is the extensive weave show-thru)

Here's current status... (not exactly "drool-worthy)

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As usual... I can't seem to get the dang Kodak images to show here... here's a link:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?mode=fromshare&Uc=19l5ethz.5qit027j&Uy=-hm8ncx&Ux=1

By the gathering, my plan is...

next coat of varnish on.
all mechanicals "roughed in".
soles, ceilings and seats roughed in
hatch framed
deck battens installed
beams and battens faired
plywood sub-decking installed
boat on trailer

If there are any good "motorheads" at the gathering, I'll be open to advice on getting this engine going.
Bruce.

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Postby kens » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:06 am

Bruce:
What wrong with your engine? What is it?

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Postby BruceDow » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:11 am

There's nothing wrong with the engine (that I know of)...

It is just my complete and total fear of trying to start it by myself. (never done anything like that before)

I'd appreciate some folks checking over my set-up to make sure I don't do some serious damage.

B.
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Postby kens » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:14 am

Sure, I'd be glad to help you. You gonna be there before Saturday?

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Postby narduccimarine » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:31 am

Kens
There is a serious problem with your motor rigging.
You will need a long shaft electric gizmo motor or you will surely cavitate when you get to planing speeds, ( in the 50 mph range).
Also you need to trim down somewhat or you will spill the tea!

Other than that, you may try a 5 blade plastic prop.

I know these suggestions will be of major help.

Bob,
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I just don't understand, I cut that plank twice and its still too short
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Postby narduccimarine » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:36 am

Oh, one other thing, you could probably trim the boat down by moving the plastic furniture further forward and getting Steve to sit up there. Looks like he would make good ballast. ( He might say the same about me after we meet next month).
Anyway you can check out my mess at page 2 of ;
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I just don't understand, I cut that plank twice and its still too short

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Postby kens » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:27 pm

Yeah, THAT"S it!!
Steve can sit up front where he is closer to the water, he wont have so far to fall gettin' tossed in :lol:

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Postby narduccimarine » Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:53 pm

And he can ...."Check for leaks"
I just don't understand, I cut that plank twice and its still too short

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