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by BarnacleMike
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Chine Trouble-Fairing Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: Squirt Chine Trouble-Fairing Questions

I agree with Chris and Neel — I don't believe you need to unfasten the chine. You have plenty of wood there to make a good connection. You can work to make the end result more symmetrical through fairing. This will mean removing proportionally more of the starboard chine than the port side, but as l...
by BarnacleMike
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 211
Views: 44871

Re: Michael's ZIP

The 2nd lamination of the chine went on in 3 sections. The aft section butts up against the middle section. The middle section straddles the scarf joint of the 1st layer, between Frame #2 and Frame #4. The forward section is scarf-joined to the middle section in the curve between Frame #4 and Frame ...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Perhaps white on jade green?
by BarnacleMike
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Okay... a little update on the design. I added the years for Ken, 1942 – 2018 (Thank you, Gayle!). I also repositioned the Tahoe (yes, that is Butch) so that the overall illustration could be enlarged in proportion to the text. The lower position of the Tahoe left the back of the Belle Isle a little...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 211
Views: 44871

Re: Michael's ZIP

That completed the first lamination, at least. I'm currently working on the second. The aft section is now attached. It will butt-join the middle section, which extends from behind Frame #2 to forward of Frame #4. I'm planning to scarf join it to the forward piece. I'll be gluing the scarf joint in-...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 211
Views: 44871

Re: Michael's ZIP

I made a chine block, but ended up not using it. The angles involved left me very little room to attach it. However, I did use a couple of blocks attached to the side of the stem to help with vertical placement. These were incredibly helpful when it came to cutting the bevel on the chine, as well as...
by BarnacleMike
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Batten spacing on the Zip
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Batten spacing on the Zip

Steve, I believe I read somewhere, (may have been Glen's Boatbuilding with Plywood ), that it's actually a "best practice" to cut the notches after the frames are mounted on the construction form. That is the way I did the floor battens on my Zip. I cut the battens first, aligned them as I wanted th...
by BarnacleMike
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 211
Views: 44871

Re: Michael's ZIP

Started fitting the starboard chine today. I am considering whether or not to make chine blocking for the stem... partially in order to help support the curvature of the chine between the stem and Frame #5-1/2, and also just to reinforce the joint between the chine and stem. Has anyone else made chi...
by BarnacleMike
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Bill,

I'd like to put the years under Ken's name... but I can't seem to find anything online about what year he was born.

Do you know?
by BarnacleMike
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 1497

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Thought I'd go ahead and throw this out there...

For the G11 shirts, we had the commemorative to Glen on the back, since he had passed away that year. I thought for the G13 design, it might be nice to pay tribute to Ken Hankinson. What do y'all think?
by BarnacleMike
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 2914

Re: Utility skiff build question

There is virtually no bend at all between the transom and Frame #1. Midway between those two points would be a fine place for a joint in the sheer.
by BarnacleMike
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: 2018 Report
Replies: 48
Views: 4345

Re: 2018 Report

With the confluence of Sofia's volleyball schedule and my unexpected work trip, I didn't get to spend as much time at G12 as I had hoped. Ironically, if not for Hurricane Florence, I wouldn't have gotten to attend G12 at all. I'm thankful that Dylan and I got to attend the spaghetti dinner this time...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 211
Views: 44871

Re: Michael's ZIP

My 2nd-ever attempt at a scarf joint. I joined 2 pieces of 8' long 2" x 1/2" boards for the first chine log on the Zip. I got a little carried away with thickening the epoxy, and added a little too much wood dust. The mixture was extremely pasty... well past the "peanut butter" reference that many p...
by BarnacleMike
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Indiana Pee Wee
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: Indiana Pee Wee

Welcome aboard! I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on your build.

I'd second the comment about buying the Boatbuilding With Plywood book from Glen-L. Definitely worth reading!
by BarnacleMike
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 2914

Re: Utility skiff build question

It's not the height above the floor that's critical, but the difference in height between the top surface of the stem support block and the top surface of the two long setup members that your frames are sitting on. That distance should be shown on your plans - it is for the Zip. Sproggy is absolute...