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by TomB
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 196
Views: 70099

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Hey Lee,

Looks good. Don't forget to scuff sand before bonding.

Tom
by TomB
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: starting another build
Replies: 17
Views: 654

Re: starting another build

Don't know where you are in northern Minn. but Menard's carries both 1/2 and 3/4 douglas fir marine plywood and they have a couple of stores up that way...could be within a 2 day drive. :lol:
Tom
by TomB
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rub Rail Bending
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Rub Rail Bending

Bill Edmundson wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:46 am
This is the best price I've found on stainless rub-rail. http://www.marineind.net/index.htm

Bill
Plus one.

The trucking/freight charges are steep. To significantly reduce the freight, they will cut shorter pieces so they can go UPS. (just under 8' for the pieces inside an 8' box).

Tom
by TomB
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Glen-L Newsletter & Builder Galleries
Replies: 73
Views: 115438

Re: Glen-L Newsletter & Builder Galleries

Thanks for the acknowledgment Gayle. Hope it helps to sell lots of great Glen-L stuff. Tom
by TomB
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 317
Views: 126364

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

At the risk of forever hijacking Jim's thread... I'll weigh in again. I asked Jonathan this very question. Don't ask, he doesn't comment. I drive by his shop once a week to see what's going in and out. They do service work on wooden boats from NY to Wisconsin. Jonathan told me to put a strap over th...
by TomB
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3157
Views: 659333

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl.... I also like the layout, but I would seriously reconsider the copilot seat. I think I would lower the height of the cabinet and then mount a seat on top with a much shorter vertical support than on the starboard side. That would also mean you would have to consider legroom on the forward en...
by TomB
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rub Rail Bending
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Rub Rail Bending

Thanks Jamie,

What is a dolly? Here a dolly might be a hand truck, a female, a roller on a rail... Beating on a female in a vice would get me in trouble so that probably is not it. :D

The method I used would not be effective for hollow back rails, it would flatten them.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 410
Views: 130856

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Gayle, I may have put the wrong picture in your mind's eye, this isn't like spring break. We went to the park again today. The parking lot was full again, middle of the week and there aren't any leaves on the trees yet, very unusual. The parking lot probably holds 150 cars. But the park is 1000 acre...
by TomB
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rub Rail Bending
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Rub Rail Bending

Templates helped. The rails tend to rebound when bending. I make temples and they helped to cut the number of test fits on the boat. I still over bent a number of times, that and kinks. Getting them out was a reverse of the steps taken in the previous posts. IMG_0555.jpg It would have been easier to...
by TomB
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rub Rail Bending
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Rub Rail Bending

I have a 1" rub rail on the guard around the stern. These bend are roughly 6" radius and almost 90* with a bend at the very end where the guard ends. The cross rail and hammer approach wasn't effective for the sharp bend. For this bend I used a heavy block with a scollop cut away to support the end ...
by TomB
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rub Rail Bending
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Rub Rail Bending

I am in the process of mounting rub rails. This tread is about bend the rails to fit the boat. My sheer rails are 1 1/4" solid, welded at the stem to make a V. I am using 1 1/2" screws and they are heavy enough to draw the rails into the sheer. Unfortunately the mahogany strips out so the rail has t...
by TomB
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 317
Views: 126364

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Jim,

Mostly, the lifting eye in the front and a strap over the drive shaft at the strut was used to hold the boat on the trailer. I write "mostly" because a number of boats have bow eyes too, but I think those are retrofits.

Tom
by TomB
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 410
Views: 130856

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Similar experience here. My weld guy, Jim, works by himself so he is spending his evenings at his home with a bedroom and his days at his home with welding machines. We went to our local park for a walk in the woods and on the beach. We rarely see anyone on the trails this early in the spring, the p...
by TomB
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 28
Views: 2180

Re: Coronavirus

That last part goes for the dog too. :mrgreen:
by TomB
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 410
Views: 130856

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Gayle. To add a little to the virus saga. Pennsylvania does something, then Ohio, then Michigan. Yesterday, Ohio shut down everything, and then this morning Michigan's governor announced a press conference at 11. I call the polish guy and he's still working so I dropped off the cutwater at 9:...

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