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by Jim Anderson
Thu May 13, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building Oars
Replies: 1
Views: 2201

Building Oars

I'm going to build oars for my 15' power-row skiff. I have the Glen-L plans for oars. It calls for gluing two 3/4" thick pieces of the entire length & width (mine will be 9' long) and the plans call for 5" blade width. I'm thinking to use 1/4" marine plywood as an inner core and laminate multiple va...
by Jim Anderson
Thu May 13, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Oar length for 10 foot drift pram
Replies: 1
Views: 2010

Re: Oar length for 10 foot drift pram

Glen-L sells the plans for oars and paddles.
by Jim Anderson
Sun May 02, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Solar 12v battery charger
Replies: 0
Views: 1211

Solar 12v battery charger

Any recommendations/things to consider on a solar 12v battery charger? Wattage? Brands? Don't want to burn up the battery. 15' skiff with GPS/fishfinder, running lights, USB port, 750GPM auto bilge pump mostly for rain will run almost daily. Plan to keep the boat in the water year round, run it almo...
by Jim Anderson
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: DWL: Power-Row Skiff 15.5WB
Replies: 0
Views: 1019

DWL: Power-Row Skiff 15.5WB

Does anyone have a drawing of the designed water line (DWL) for this boat? I'm nearly finished and want to paint using the DWL as a guide, also where to mount a transom transducer. Thanks.
by Jim Anderson
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flip after bottom, prior to glassing
Replies: 0
Views: 1102

Flip after bottom, prior to glassing

Power-Row Skiff 15.5WB>Sides on and trimmed along transom, chines, stem. Putting on the bottom in a couple days. Any problem flipping the boat after that to trim the PW along the sheer? Can't see-reach well enough inverted. I also want to plan some interior work that may involve fastenings through t...
by Jim Anderson
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Scarf Break
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Scarf Break

Thanks all, disregard. I'm making a new piece with a wider scarf.
by Jim Anderson
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Scarf Break
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Scarf Break

I made a 2 1/2" scarf for 1/4" plywood sides. While turning one piece over after sanding, the scarf broke (cracked) at the edge of a scarf. Slap it on and fiberglass over the break? Scarf a new piece? Add a doubler on the outside as though it were a butt joint? It broke at the edge of the scarf, nea...
by Jim Anderson
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fairing Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: Fairing Issue

Thanks Roberta and Jimmy. I'll take your advice and check the center line abeam measurements and compensate if necessary now. Learning a lot, this is fun stuff.
by Jim Anderson
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fairing Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Fairing Issue

In fairing the chines, risers, and sheers for side planking, I had to trim the chines from form #3 (most forward form) to the stem to only 1/4" thick on the bottom edge. It looks too thin for bottom planking. I didn't get the importance of beveling the form notches, so the chine stuck out too far. I...
by Jim Anderson
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fiberglass Rollers
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Fiberglass Rollers

Gayle sent me some 7" x 3/8" foam rollers (no frame) for the fiberglass work. I see in the fiberglass book that a metal "mat roller" with grooves is mentioned, but I didn't see that used in the video. Is it handy, recommended, a 'must have' item? In the Amazon catalog it mentions that it 'introduces...
by Jim Anderson
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Clamps
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Clamps

Does anyone have a recommendation on pinch clamps for laminating? My screw clamps are awkward. Have to order on Amazon to ship to American Samoa. Many product reviews say plastic end protectors fall off easily. Thanks.
by Jim Anderson
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Scarf 1 x 1 1/2 sheer
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: Scarf 1 x 1 1/2 sheer

Thanks all. I'll go with laminating 2 x 3/8" thick x 1 1/2" wide to build the 17' length. Seems better than scarf solid piece. Eliminate critical angle cut on 3/4" thickness. I have enough clamps. Thanks for getting me to think outside the box. I'll look at some videos of laminating. I'll be back wh...
by Jim Anderson
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Scarf 1 x 1 1/2 sheer
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Scarf 1 x 1 1/2 sheer

I have 16' long african mahogany for sheer. Sheer needs to be 17' then trimmed. Add a 1' piece to 16' where I want the scarf, or scarf 2 lengths say 12' + 5'? The scarf will be along a straighter part of the sheer, about 4-5' from the transom. Sheer is 3/4" x 1 1/2" true size. Scarf along the 3/4" o...
by Jim Anderson
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bevel curved stem
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Bevel curved stem

Thanks Jimmy. I'll study the plans some more. I have a small bandsaw that will cut the curve, maybe do some of the bevel when I cut the curve. I have a power planer that should be fine for fairing the rest as I get to that part. Thank you for the feedback.
by Jim Anderson
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bevel curved stem
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Bevel curved stem

I want to use the curved stem on my Power-Row 15 1/2 skiff. Any suggestions how to cut the bevel? Before cutting the curve? I expect a good deal of fairing, but want to start with as much of the bevel as possible. Thanks.

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