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by polynimbus
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: True Grit Aluminum Build
Replies: 21
Views: 10191

Re: True Grit Aluminum Build

I know the purists here probably think aluminum builds are sacrilege, but I figured I would give an update in case anyone has insight or if it can provide insight to anyone going down this road in the future. Bulwarks are mostly complete, and most of the internal weld out is done. Using masonite for...
by polynimbus
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: True Grit Aluminum Build
Replies: 21
Views: 10191

Re: True Grit Aluminum Build

Got the last of the seams welded out (switched to TIG for the plate butt welds, I was worried about plate distortion but didn't get any measurable "pucker"), and performed the first of what I expect to be a few flips this weekend. The boat sure grew once I could see the full internal volume without ...
by polynimbus
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: True Grit Aluminum Build
Replies: 21
Views: 10191

Re: True Grit Aluminum Build

Would like to see your section illustration in color to confirm I understand what you're asking and proposing? Sorry, I went back to a 2D sketch to hopefully make it more clear. The green area is what I am proposing. The plans call for just a 4" carlin strip and open below. Let me know if that helps.
by polynimbus
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: True Grit Aluminum Build
Replies: 21
Views: 10191

Re: True Grit Aluminum Build

All, Thanks for the input, I'm glad I'm not the only one who has had these issues to solve! I built a gantry to help rotate the hull, I think it will be easier if I can rotate it a few times. I have the outside seams welded and the battens stitched enough to flip it. I want to do the majority of the...
by polynimbus
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New True Grit project in Idaho
Replies: 0
Views: 1437

New True Grit project in Idaho

Hello all! New to the forum, but I am in the process of building Ken Hankinson's True Grit out of aluminum in Idaho. I have extended the length to 27' similar to Ray Macke's wonderful build, and will likely be using an inboard diesel for power. Hope to use her as a leisure cruise/light fishing craft...
by polynimbus
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: True Grit Aluminum Build
Replies: 21
Views: 10191

Re: True Grit Aluminum Build

Thanks for the replies, that already helps a bunch. You guys do a tremendous service to amateurs, and I wouldn't be this far without reading all your helpful posts. I hadn't considered how much the motor stringers would help, the plans call for 1/4" plate with a full web to the frames, so that's alm...
by polynimbus
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: True Grit Aluminum Build
Replies: 21
Views: 10191

True Grit Aluminum Build

Hello all, longtime listener, first time caller. I am on the road to building the True Grit in aluminum, and have learned a lot from everyone here (especially Kevin's detailed posts). I have been able to answer most of my questions with research here and from traditional sources, but am coming up wi...

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