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by acflynn
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 76
Views: 11141

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Quick update after some work in the shop today. Frame 3 is completed on one side. I have to come up with a better strategy for aligning the 3/4" plywood floor gusset with the two (port/starboard) floor frames - they join together under/over the gusset on the centerline. I did it a bit blind, and I'l...
by acflynn
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 76
Views: 11141

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Thanks for all the insights, everyone! So you're saying wax, eh? I remember reading about that when I was doing research before my build. It's interesting how all of that "accumulated book knowledge" goes out the window once you start cutting in the shop. It's only then when you have to reapply thos...
by acflynn
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 76
Views: 11141

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

@neel thompson: I also use the Frearson bit that came with the Glen-L hardware kit for the Mist Miss. It's the best of the ones I have. I was able to find some short Bosch ones, which are black (think drywall screw material), and a longer one which doesn't seem as well made. I'm not sure how long th...
by acflynn
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 76
Views: 11141

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

A quick update after a productive weekend. Aside from encapsulation, I've completed the transom (still curing), and Frames 1 and 2. I tackled them in that order, as they are the three frames that are solid across the bottom. Frame 3-7 all have a two-piece bottom member joined with the plywood floor ...
by acflynn
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 76
Views: 11141

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Frames 1 and 2 are completed (for now - not encapsulating yet and not yet notching for battens) and I'm working on the transom. Which brings me to a question on battens: Since I have to cut the notches for the battens on the floor timbers of the transom, should I consider doing one or two battens on...
by acflynn
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 76
Views: 11141

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Success! I took the lessons learned from Frame 2 (with multiple mistakes mentioned above) and worked on Frame 1 all day today. I may not be the fastest, but was much more comfortable with the process. I did spend about half the time sanding and fitting. I guess there is such as thing as being "too p...
by acflynn
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 76
Views: 11141

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Neel - just wanted to thank you (back on page 3) for the forstner bit advice on "countersinking" the nail heads. I just tried a few (1/4" matches the SB ring shank nail heads) - nice and flat. Really makes it more finished and refined. I'm going to be using that approach going forward. And Jim - I u...
by acflynn
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 556
Views: 146940

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Looks really good! I'm probably going the maple route for my decking in anticipation of Gathering 2022. Maybe Gathering 2023 :D
by acflynn
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!
Replies: 37
Views: 7751

Re: Building my Tahoe and having a blast!

That's what we do as well. To keep the rest of the family interested in my Mist Miss build, (Kids: "Will it be done soon?" - "You bet!" ( I recently completed Frame 2 )), we have a boat name file, which as of now is up to around 100 name possibilities. Of those 50-60 are no-go's, at least for this p...
by acflynn
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 76
Views: 11141

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Thanks Carl, Jim, Tom, Tony and Footer - I filled in, though next frame I will do it BEFORE the first gussets go on. But it was a rough go of it. My Frame 2 experience was rather humbling, as I do a "post-project assessment" on that. I counted at least five separate areas where I can improve, some o...
by acflynn
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 76
Views: 11141

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Thanks, Carl, Neel and Jim; Carl - Interesting on the "priming" with Poxy-Shield. I didn't recall that from the several times I've read the book. I'll have to re-read that section. And a big D'OH! on the plywood countersinking. I KNEW that wasn't the right approach, but I must have forgotten in my b...
by acflynn
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3045
Views: 617688

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking really good, Carl!

Are the windshield frames going to accommodate inset panels similar to your side windows (which would then tilt open)? Or are they going to be stationary?
by acflynn
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 207
Views: 71578

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

Very impressive! And that was before you showed the secret sauce - 7,000 grit? Whoa!
by acflynn
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 76
Views: 11141

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Happy New Year, everyone! I'm back online and working on the Mist Miss after a few weeks off for the holidays, including a getaway to New Orleans for several days. I was also able to attend a "Bandsaw 101" class at my local woodshop, which helped with some tips and tricks on regular cutting and res...
by acflynn
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 76
Views: 11141

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Well, good news, campers - I was finally, after several weeks, able to put together a Plywood Day! This involved shuffling some cars in and out of the garage to access the cache of marine plywood I had bought back in October. First up was the gussets for frames 1-7. The plans indicate 1/4" ply, and ...

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