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by acflynn
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Screws stripping out pilot holes
Replies: 12
Views: 2011

Re: Screws stripping out pilot holes

I agree with danman - either a smaller or tapered bit for the pre-drill. Also it's been recommended not to countersink plywood ahead of time. I was given the advice that with plywood, you do not want to countersink the hole, only pre-drill. The screw head should capture the ply layers and self-count...
by acflynn
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 173617

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Wow, Tom! Glad you are on the road to recovery, and that the damage to you wasn't worse. I know that broken ribs feel like a kick in the guts with every breath. That's less than a mile from my parent's house, where I plan to do some summer boating when done.
by acflynn
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 61438

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Thanks for the encouragement, Matt and vupilot (sorry, I don't know your name, but probably should). If this next attempt also cracks, then I'll consider the lamination approach. The starboard side didn't have much difficulty in making the bend on the first attempt, so I think the wonky grain was th...
by acflynn
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 61438

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Checking in after a while. I had a setback with the chines, which I'll detail below. From what I can gather elsewhere on the forum, it's basically a rite of passage, so I must be on the right track, right? I did have some success with the larger bungs for the #14 screws attaching the keel to the fra...
by acflynn
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17181

Re: Florida Barrelback

I had my chines clamped and mostly bent, using the boiling water and hot towels, but one of them cracked overnight. Now (after a week's delay), I'll be attempting the "Tips from a Shipwright" approach to steaming in place. My chines are 1-1/8" x 2", and it just couldn't handle the bending, curving, ...
by acflynn
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy from the Southwest Desert.
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Howdy from the Southwest Desert.

Welcome to the forum! Plenty of builders have completed the Zip (it's one of the more popular designs), and more recently have been starting the Zip kit. Be sure to check out Joshua Burks' video series on his Zip build up in Oregon: https://www.youtube.com/user/joshuaburks - most folks here have see...
by acflynn
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 380003

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Wow - very impressive! I'll be watching your progress on this closely. The Mist Miss has a wood windshield prescribed as well, and I have some ideas on that. Best of luck on this part

- Andrew
by acflynn
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 55
Views: 18271

Re: Maritime Malahini

Looking good and making good progress! I especially like how you use green tape with a note to fix something later.

I use blue tape :D
by acflynn
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Hammer dents
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Hammer dents

Agree with combining the above comments. I pre-drilled my nail holes. I wasn't too worried about the plywood gussets, but going through the Sapele mahogany (very dense) was worth it. Especially with the softer silicon bronze nails. I also bought a relatively inexpensive nail set kit on Amazon. Look ...
by acflynn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 61438

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Thanks Carl and Lee, At this point I think bungs might be the way to go, just because of the depth. I used Famowood for covering the screws on the transom and floor timbers on the frames, but those were in-plywood counter-sinks where the #8 screw heads sank themselves (and thus the holes weren't tha...
by acflynn
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 17181

Re: Florida Barrelback

Lookin' Good! I'm right behind you - starting on the chines this weekend

- Andrew
by acflynn
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member - Lake Saint Louis MO
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: New Member - Lake Saint Louis MO

Welcome! the Ski King is a popular and attractive plywood boat, which I'm sure you'll enjoy (both the build process and on the water). I'm building a Mist Miss, which is similar in design but a little larger at 18'. Be sure to post pictures and questions, you'll get a lot of help here!

- Andrew
by acflynn
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3363
Views: 781958

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I think you may have mentioned it previously many, many pages ago, but what about one of the hinged captain's chairs? It would allow for standing at the helm, and it could be flipped up with the metal pole support base still residing on the platform (likely towards the edge). You may have dismissed ...
by acflynn
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 61438

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Ha! - good idea, Matt Keel is in! Poxy-Gripped and screwed (2 per frame) and the keel is carriage-bolted to the stem. It's still 107 degrees, and it's 8:00 PM, and I'm calling it a night! I still need to decide if I'm going to use bungs or filler (famowood) or thickened/colored epoxy to fill those s...
by acflynn
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 135
Views: 61438

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Today's accomplishment: I got the keel layed in. Not attached, mind you, but it fits completely, after some work with my keel notches on some frames (too tight tolerances on my part - needed to be widened by 1/16" of an inch) and finally was able to trim the excess and get the keel fitted snugly int...

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