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by TomB
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84694

Re: Malahini from MD

Super!

How thick is the Lexan? Did you have to heat it to make the bend?

Tom
by TomB
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3026
Views: 605640

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, Good catch on the puddle. If I read the picture correctly, the water will drain to the sides and leave a little puddle. How about cutting a gutter (1/8" radius) at the low point to drain onto the deck? Tom
by TomB
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 363
Views: 108242

Re: Tom's Tahoe

The design hull weight is 1000#, engine adds 1000#. I figured that four 1000# furniture dollies gave me an adequate safety factor. Turns out the 3/4" mystery wood spreaders weren't up to the task. Adding some lumber to spread the load solved the problem. IMG_0507.jpg I was having trouble pushing the...
by TomB
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question

I'm fond of the fairlead approach to bow caps, something like this Riva.
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Tom
by TomB
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question

Ted, I wove the planking layers at the bow so there is a smooth transition for the first 4" at the bow (2 3/4" is the minimum width for one cutwater guy). If you have a chine line to the stem after the sub-layers you could fair it smooth and then cover with the veneer. Two other vintage approaches t...
by TomB
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 363
Views: 108242

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Carl. The deck is sanded ready for varnish.

I happened to look under the boat. Gasp!!!!...the boat cradles needs some attention.
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The furniture dollies have deflected about 3/8".

Tom
by TomB
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 58
Views: 7738

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

mrintense wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:41 am
Filling the gap between the gussets with hardwood will keep junk out of the gap later and make it easier to dress them up if you want.
Plus one to that. I didn't want to waste time doing it. So I spent 50 time that sucking the stuff out of the gaps. :oops: Tom
by TomB
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 32
Views: 6371

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

OK folks, I'm done with the final base layers and I need some experienced guidance... Glen-L calls for screws at the perimeters (transom, keel, chine, sheer, stem). I'd prefer to NOT have too many plugs in my final veneer so the idea is to put the screws in now, then lay the mahogany on without scr...
by TomB
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory Build
Replies: 37
Views: 1360

Re: Hunky Dory Build

Sounds like you're getting wed to a boat project. :lol:
by TomB
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 878

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Brian, This is the paper I've been using. https://www.aaabrasives.com/norton-2-3-4-x-45-yds-p220-b-norton-no-fil-sg-dryice-psa-a975-rolls?gclid=Cj0KCQiAgebwBRDnARIsAE3eZjTxk-LQ50vo8PaO-OIYf2F0jc5ppbMIaNw7nP1PykWgxxPiB0bBcmgaAn78EALw_wcB It has an adhesive back and cuts well without loading too much....
by TomB
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 254
Views: 84694

Re: Malahini from MD

Impressive. That's a tough bit of fairing to meet the deck and window, great job. Did you laminate the bottom window frame too? Tom
by TomB
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 125
Views: 41405

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

Jim, Sorry for the short hand, FH ---> Harbor Freight. I haven't try the Wooster TIZ. I've been using the 4" "hot dog" rollers. "Bubbles" isn't descriptive enough. I get bubbles, BB sized, that usually pop and leave an orange peel texture. If I roll too hard, compressing the roller and squeezing epo...
by TomB
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 125
Views: 41405

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

Jim, There are lots of foam rollers. I"ve managed to find wide range of quality. :lol: :lol: Worst - FH yellow rollers, they quickly load up, foam and dissolve, but they are cheap. Best - Epiphane white rollers, slower to load up and dissolve, and much less foam/orange peel, but they are $4 each. On...
by TomB
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 125
Views: 41405

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

+ one for Ken's comment on squeegees. On horizontal-ish surfaces I pour the epoxy straight from the mix cup and then spread it around with a squeegee held at a low angle to push into the cloth while gliding over it so as not to push the cloth around. Care has to be taken when pouring and spreading, ...
by TomB
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 126
Views: 43860

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Congratulations Lee,

Much of the shear will be faired off at the bow. Now would be a good time to add a fourth layer between the forward frames so you have some meat to fasten too with the next layer of shear and the sub-deck after the flip.

Tom

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