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by Roberta
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: build form for flying saucer
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: build form for flying saucer

The baseline is a level datum plane used to determine heights of objects above or below it. Floors aren't usually level, so a datum plane is established to ensure the build form is level. If your floor is sloped in any direction, it can't be used as a baseline. This sounds complicated, but really is...
by Roberta
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Motorwell angle modification?
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Motorwell angle modification?

It wouldn't hurt to increase the angle. I had little adjustment on my Merc 500 on a Zip. And wished I could increase the bow down trim. Trim tabs help, but wouldn't be necessary with more flexibility. I was up against the trim stops on the Zip. Increasing the angle will allow better trimming options...
by Roberta
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: cover boards
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: cover boards

On my Torpedo, I planed my deck and cover boards to just under 3/8". This was over 1/4" plywood. Some builders like to emulate the old Chris Craft boats with the really thick cover boards that have a big radius to the sides. This needs some pre planning during the build.

Roberta
by Roberta
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new member reaching out for help
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: new member reaching out for help

Welcome aboard. Yes, ask questions and post pictures illustrating what questions and concerns you have. Many Flying Saucers and sister ship, the Zip, have been built. We can help.

Roberta :D
by Roberta
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 119
Views: 39299

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

It's been fun, but also frustrating trying to find scale parts. I will probably have to make them or skip some.

Chug, use your plans and scale up or down.

Roberta :D
by Roberta
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 119
Views: 39299

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Thanks guys, Finished the decking and stained it. I'll wait a week or so before applying an epoxy seal coat. Then the caulk lines will be applied before finishing coats. The white on the hull will be redone after the seal coat. In the meantime, I'll work on seats and fittings which will need to be h...
by Roberta
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 233
Views: 44167

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Hope this virus thing hasn't impacted your journey, Curt. I'm sure there are some detours at least. Stay safe and healthy.

Roberta :D :D :D :D
by Roberta
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: boat weight
Replies: 12
Views: 2723

Re: boat weight

We have a sand and gravel yard nearby that has a truck scale big enough. They weighed our trailer and boat, the truck, and the combination. They thought the boat was really cool and did it for free.
by Roberta
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 119
Views: 39299

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Not sure the little girl will tow well. :lol:

Stained the cover boards and made a scoop for the hatch. Hopefully I'll get the rest of the decking on this week.

Roberta :D :D :D :D
by Roberta
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: New member

Welcome aboard. The Zip is a fun boat that you will enjoy. Post pictures. Windshield brackets are available and glass can be cut at local glass shops. Use stiff cardboard or thin cheap plywood to make templates.

Roberta :D
by Roberta
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Omer 81-P stapler for free!
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: Omer 81-P stapler for free!

I do find many uses besides boat building.

Roberta :D
by Roberta
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Omer 81-P stapler for free!
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: Omer 81-P stapler for free!

What a great thing to do. I have one and I know what a great tool it is. Someone is going to be thrilled.

Roberta :D :D :) :D
by Roberta
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Birthday Gayle
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Happy Birthday Gayle

Happy Birthday.

Roberta :D :D :D :D
by Roberta
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 119
Views: 39299

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Thanks, Carl, your boat is really looking nice. BTW

Roberta :D :D :D :D

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