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by TomB
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Jim's Michigan Zip
Replies: 27
Views: 1491

Re: Jim's Michigan Zip

Hey Jim, Not so fast!

Books are general, plans and instructions are specific. Isn't the Zip designed with full height/width frame members sandwiching a single gusset in the middle?

Tom
by TomB
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Mount transducer on wood utility/fishing boat
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Mount transducer on wood utility/fishing boat

Referring to Ken's link, I mounted a P72 style transducer behind the fin on the bottom of trolling motor.
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. Tom
by TomB
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question about the breasthook position
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Question about the breasthook position

I wrote too quick! Check your drawings. I bet the plan view of the breast hook shows the stem as a dashed line to give you the correct stem to breast hook relationship. Tom
by TomB
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question about the breasthook position
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Question about the breasthook position

I agree with Bryan, too proud. A centerline drawn on the stem would extend through the breast hook and end at the top forward point of the hook. Tom
by TomB
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: seat backs
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: seat backs

Greg,

This is the diagram I used for seat geometry (that and my truck seat).
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Tom
by TomB
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera Build - Sacramento
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: Riviera Build - Sacramento

Ken,

The plans for the Tahoe call for notched stringers, so I notched them. I clamped the stringers together and did the layout work for frame spacing and cut the notches as pairs.

If your small scale plans call for notching, notch, if not, not.

Tom
by TomB
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Sanding Grits,,,Finishes,,, Varnishes,,,Paints,,, that Wet Look,,,
Replies: 26
Views: 1216

Re: Sanding Grits,,,Finishes,,, Varnishes,,,Paints,,, that Wet Look,,,

Ken, Here are a couple of air compressor pictures. IMG_0705.jpeg 60 gallon, 3.7 HP, 230 V Painting and sanding are ok with caution according to the label on the front of the tank. IMG_0706.jpeg And I agree that the compressor doesn't care where the air goes after its compressed. My nail guns work be...
by TomB
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Long board for fairing
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Long board for fairing

I have the one bluesman referenced, takes lots of air. I also have one of these https://www.harborfreight.com/17-inch-auto-body-hand-sander-1727.html . I used it as shown. If there is a next boat, I'll take the handle off and put on small handles at the ends so it can flex in the middle. If it works...
by TomB
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 836
Views: 273823

Re: Klondike Build

Steve, I'm in awe! I can see why your wife is getting interested. Has she said anything about adopting a son from Michigan? :lol: :lol: Tom
by TomB
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Sanding Grits,,,Finishes,,, Varnishes,,,Paints,,, that Wet Look,,,
Replies: 26
Views: 1216

Re: Sanding Grits,,,Finishes,,, Varnishes,,,Paints,,, that Wet Look,,,

I have a 60 gallon, single stage Sandborn air compressor. I use it with an air file. If the compressor cycles on three times, the starting capacitor blows. :x :x :x If you're buying an air compressor for sanding get one for sanding, anything less will be a disappointment. Tom
by TomB
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help needed working with Glen L plans
Replies: 14
Views: 871

Re: Help needed working with Glen L plans

Stephen,

I'm not familiar with the Chinook plans either, but if I had to bet, I'd bet the frame width is called out in the notes (upper right corner) on the small scale frames drawing (sheet 2?). How did I do, did I win?

Tom
by TomB
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Sanding Grits,,,Finishes,,, Varnishes,,,Paints,,, that Wet Look,,,
Replies: 26
Views: 1216

Re: Sanding Grits,,,Finishes,,, Varnishes,,,Paints,,, that Wet Look,,,

Matt,

You stepped up from the "I can't believe how cheap this is!" sprayer at HF to something better. What was the something better? Was it good enough or do you need something better yet?

Tom
by TomB
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Sanding Grits,,,Finishes,,, Varnishes,,,Paints,,, that Wet Look,,,
Replies: 26
Views: 1216

Re: Sanding Grits,,,Finishes,,, Varnishes,,,Paints,,, that Wet Look,,,

I appreciate the discussion...akin to do you like chocolate cake or white cake, sheet or layer? How about sharing the recipes? For example? I see HVLP sprayers for $30 and over $1000. What's the difference? Almost nobody wants their final coat to look like it was applied with a mop. What sprayer sho...
by TomB
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 327
Views: 144261

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee, I used the "shooting plane" method, lay your plane on the bench and raise the board to be planed enough to line up with the plane iron, then plane to the line. A block plane works good for the job. The result is a square edge and the plane is short enough for the convex curves. Test fits are us...
by TomB
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 508
Views: 189069

Re: Tom's Tahoe

You should take a break for the winter and visit Australia. It's summer here and OH! by the way, you could do my cockpit fit-out. :D :D :D Taking a break from winter is a great idea, we are just now getting ice on the water and I am already looking forward to warmer weather. :lol: :lol: I would lov...

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