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by acflynn
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 140
Views: 68041

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Thanks, everyone. One extra benefit at least on being "stalled" on the project is that my expenses the past few months are pretty minimal, other than "Santa" gifting me a new router for Christmas. Lee - the Mist Miss is 18' 2", and I have 8" to spare with the garage door closed. I'm working on reloc...
by acflynn
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Mist Miss Build in Ladson, SC
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Mist Miss Build in Ladson, SC

Welcome, Scbill! (is that Bill in South Carolina?) I'm also working on a Mist Miss that I started in the autumn of 2019 - you can check out my thread here: http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=35345 "Currently" working on the Chine and Sheer longitudinals, and then I'll be ordering marin...
by acflynn
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: What is the complete finishing sequence?
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: What is the complete finishing sequence?

Sorry for the late response. I'm following this with interest. I'm planning on having a bright finish on my plywood hull (18' Mist Miss design), but did want to paint some stripes below the sheer. At which point in the sequence would that be done? From above: 1. Fair the hull (potentially with fairi...
by acflynn
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 140
Views: 68041

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Well, first of all, Happy New Year! Yes, I'm alive. But no I haven't made any progress in a few months. Some updates: I unfortunately lost my garage workspace in early November, as we added a new vehicle that my wife insisted that we not keep outside. So I had only a day or two to consolidate the bo...
by acflynn
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Screws stripping out pilot holes
Replies: 12
Views: 4903

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: 508
Views: 189133

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: 140
Views: 68041

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: 140
Views: 68041

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: 22588

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: 691

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: 397192

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: 20911

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: 1569

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: 140
Views: 68041

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: 22588

Re: Florida Barrelback

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

- Andrew

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