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by TomB
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stiletto from MD
Replies: 31
Views: 3444

Re: Stiletto from MD

Fuller tapered drill bits will help with snapped SB screws by matching the taper of wood screws. Tom
by TomB
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new the forum and first time boat builder
Replies: 43
Views: 3866

Re: new the forum and first time boat builder

Congrats Ed, looking good. Tom
by TomB
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member with a vintage outboard
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: New Member with a vintage outboard

Hey Mike,

With all that HP there are lots of choices. www.boatdesigns.com/Outboards/departments/10/ would be a good place to start looking. The descriptions include recommended HP.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new the forum and first time boat builder
Replies: 43
Views: 3866

Re: new the forum and first time boat builder

Ed, Plus one on "just so it looks fair". To throw another wrinkle your way, bear in mind, the bottom and side plywood both land on the chine. The chine will get shaped/faired to match the bottom and side surfaces. At the transom the bottom landing area is narrow with a slight bevel on the chine. As ...
by TomB
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ski Tow hook recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: Ski Tow hook recommendations

Milhouse,

That's just crazy talk.

A strap across the back? Take a strap, add a little dirt or dust, give it a little motion, call it sand paper. A strap through the drive shaft and strut is a better approach.

Tom
by TomB
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Sherwood queen
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Re: Sherwood queen

Welcome to the forum.

The queen looks like a fun boat. As for HP, have a look at this...www.boatbuilders.glen-l.com/giant-sherw ... rk-johnson

tom
by TomB
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 612
Views: 255330

Re: Aussie Belle

A modern classic. Great job. Tom
by TomB
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Tahoe 21' - the bottom paint goes on
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: Tahoe 21' - the bottom paint goes on

Great progress Ted. Congratulations. Tom
by TomB
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 454
Views: 166667

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Thanks Guys, I hate sanding...so now I'm using buffing and polishing paper! Much better. :lol: The glass like finish still eludes me so I am saying "good enough". The fore deck is done and the front third of the hull is almost there. The nav light and lifting eye are ready to mount. IMG_0614.jpeg I ...
by TomB
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member saying hi
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: New member saying hi

Welcome Ian,

Monaco is a great choice.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 659
Views: 215686

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt, I'm with you on the bow eye. I bought one but didn't have the heart to put it on and defile the cutwater. I'm also using a similar winch tower set up with one significant exception. No hook! The thought of a metal hook bouncing on the deck scares me. The guy building my trailer is removing the...
by TomB
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”
Replies: 46
Views: 4690

Re: 23’ Belle Isle “hooking”

Matt asked about the EX 343 motor. It is a 5.7L, 343 HP motor by PleasureCraft Marine. WOT operating RPM is 4800-5200 with preferred WOT RPM of 5000. They list Max Cruising RPM as 4000. Might be fun to put a GPS on the boat to see how fast 4000 RPM really is.

Tom
by TomB
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new the forum and first time boat builder
Replies: 43
Views: 3866

Re: new the forum and first time boat builder

Ed, It looks like you're straight from stem to stern, square keel to frames. If the frames match the pattern, you're good to go. Be sure to keep the frames plumb when the sheer is in place. If you lay a straight edge on drawing profile at the sheer, I think you will see a little curve, meaning the s...
by TomB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 454
Views: 166667

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Jim, I'm just following along after you and BayouBengal. Tom
by TomB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 272
Views: 120503

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee, My two cents. Overkill and maybe not in a positive way. Coat the joining faces of each piece, one side to get it wet and the other side with thickened epoxy. This will reduce the risk of "glue starving" the joint when the pieces are joined. If you use epoxy, CPES or whatever, and let it cure, i...

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