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by acflynn
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 36
Views: 2720

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

I've been storing the epoxy in the house anyway - so that's at ~72 degrees, but each small batch will likely be mixed in the laundry room and then taken out to the cooler garage. Even when we've had frost overnight (between 2:00 and 4:00 AM), the garage never got below 40 degrees. But if I apply in ...
by acflynn
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 36
Views: 2720

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Thanks DrBryanJ, TomB, and Bill for the suggestions. I'm going to go with putting in a few screws (which I have), as opposed to the double-sided tape or Raptor Brads (which I don't). Although I've seen the Raptor brad discussion threads - looks interesting and may be worth considering when doing the...
by acflynn
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2970
Views: 584436

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Really looking good. Can definitely visualize it coming together now.
by acflynn
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 36
Views: 2720

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

First of all, thanks to TomB, Carl and Lee for your helpful comments. Tom, I'm glad you believe my schedule was "pessimistic" - that was great to hear, and I hope to get at that cadence in the next few weeks. And both Carl and Lee, I'll be following your advice on the curing as well. The good news i...
by acflynn
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: DONOR BOAT/ GOOD IDEA OR NOT?
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: DONOR BOAT/ GOOD IDEA OR NOT?

I agree. I definitely am considering the donor route. About once per week I check out Craigslist for potential candidates. Even looking at the pieces that you can use, the individual component price will be much higher. Even if it's just engine/transmission, steering, and prop, shaft and rudder. Tra...
by acflynn
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD
Replies: 16
Views: 591

Re: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD

Building a 18' Mist Miss - I'm using A/A or A/B Douglas Fir marine plywood in framing - transom, stem, breasthook, gussets. It's specified in the plans as acceptable for framing, and it's the only marine plywood in the state that I could find thinner than 1/2". I'll be ordering Okume marine ply and ...
by acflynn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1959
Views: 486055

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Just, WOW! Really impressive that your excellent and award-winning build could be improved even more. Even though I'm in the very early stages, I'm getting the distinct impression that, save for building a second boat, folks are never done fine tuning their boats.
by acflynn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 547
Views: 174946

Re: Aussie Belle

Really looking nice. Your build has been such an inspiration! Quick question: On your deck beams (visible in the last photo) - are those just the encapsulated (looks like) pine? Looks too light for mahogany. Those will be covered up by the seat backs, correct? I'm on the frame construction stage cur...
by acflynn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 36
Views: 2720

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Couple of updates: Sunday I was able to complete frames 1 and 2 (well, the members anyway). I had previously believed I could get both bottom frame members onto a single plank, and in fact had drawn both on the plank itself - but had not cut it. Thank goodness, because the next few days I started ha...
by acflynn
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 36
Views: 2720

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Thanks, everyone for the suggestions. I must have missed that in my reading, as everyone was pretty unified in their approach. @Jimbob - For the Mist Miss, the plans state the gussets are to be 1/4" or 3/8" ply, and the bill of materials lists 1/4". I would guess that your Barrelback is a little mor...
by acflynn
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 36
Views: 2720

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Thanks for the detailed photos, Lee! I will investigate this further, but looks do-able in my shop setup. As I continue to make progress, I have two questions regarding the assembly of the frames. For reference, I'm using 4/4 Sapele mahogany frames, with 1/4" Douglas Fir marine ply for gussets (usin...
by acflynn
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 36
Views: 2720

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Quick update for today: During my lunch hour I managed to trace out both bottom members of Frames 1 and 2 on a single 4/4 x 11" wide board. I was pretty happy with that savings - each of the frames max out at 5.25", so I can definitely get both out of one plank even while leaving it proud. I also un...
by acflynn
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 36
Views: 2720

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Well I got a grand total of zero hours on the boat in the past week. The weekend was filled with a youth soccer tournament and surrounding activities, so even though the new WEN 6500 sander arrived earlier than expected on Thursday, I still haven't found the time to unbox it. I am planning another e...
by acflynn
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Frame Wood Selection
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Frame Wood Selection

I agree with Matt. I'm building a Mist Miss, which is a bit longer at 18' and requires 75 board feet for frames. My local woodworkers supply has mahogany in 4/4 and 8/4, and for the frames I'm just choosing the straightest boards with the straightest grains (some were a bit twisty and cupped). Most ...
by acflynn
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 36
Views: 2720

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Good point, Lee. After a note from both Roberta and Carl (Mr. Intense) on Carl's Vera Cruise thread ( http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16739&start=2880#p213817 ), I've ordered a stationary belt/disc sander (a WEN 6500), which should be here later this week. I am planning on having th...

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