Coming along nicely.
good work timo
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Coming along nicely.
good work timo
Merry Christmas for Mrs Santa and the babies
And good fun also,
that is some kind of lovely,the work and the boat.
let us build something for mrs Santa to pull the grand babies in.
Stitch and glue? cedar strip? Skin on frame? Let us hear more please.
Fantastic, should be a little easier to cram down the chimney.
yes, I remember pine tarring skis as a boy.
i used pure tung oil mixed 50/50 with citrus solvent for finish then ironed on paraffin on top of that.
What are you working on these days?
Really fun project,no epoxy or glue just a few rivets.
Thank you sir.
well, Santa and I got them built.
Now we got to wait to stuff them down the chimney.
i have read a couple articles that bend all the planks at once, like the link you kindly posted.
With my limited bending skills and not the best wood I think I will bend them one at a...
I may have to reduce the the plank width so I can get them from 8/4 flat sawn.
Good thought Steve,
I am trying to to keep these as traditional as I can if I can.
That's the same thing Mrs Santa said. You two are right again, but I can't let on!!!!!
These are the ribs I cut from some left over white oak, 1"x1".
my question is which way should I turn them?
I don't know...
So Santa called and asked for 3 toboggans for the kids and their kids.
I googled and it looks like the planks are usually cut...
wow, thanks fellas.
i will start with sausalito
i am in the bay area for the next month or two and would love to look at some boats if anybody knows of any places they could send me to peek at any. i would appreciate it.
running and fishing solo, i found the thwarts and gear a chore to get over and around. so i had some honeycomb frp and layed it down...
1/8" plywood glue joints failed, next time i will not use plywood and will use epoxy plus cloth between layers
you might try skinboat.org
they have supplies and were very helpful when i built a umiak a few years ago
poor fishing, but landed a few baby pike
home for a couple days
bullwinkle having his salad
made a two day trip into george lake, 3 miles of fast glacier silt river and 4 miles of mellow semi clear creek. miss pearl proved...
what a joy, well done johnno
boy o boy your boat is sure looking nice. again well done. i have been in montana the last couple weeks so not much to report. the fastest current it has been in is about 4 mph so far. i...
looking great tim,
do you have any hatches or weep holes or drains in the buoyancy tanks?
Thanks for your post re the weight per glass layer and the need to balance the glass layers in and out.
I will go with 3 layers on the bottom in and out, and 2 on...
some where in the threads there is something. the motor is a mud buddy 23 hp surface drive, air cooled briggs vanguard engine. if you google it, there is a lot more info out...
getting to the country with the ones i love is my raisons in the cake of life. we got a good trip next weekend, 3 daughters, 8 grandkids, 2 son in laws, me, the misses,and 4 rafts....
we did manage to land a few fish though
you can probably see the strain on my copilot and navigators faces, this research and development is sure tuff...
well, i've found the lowest the engine can run, did not notice any performance gain.
a couple things that i have been told, put equal layers of glass in and out, inside glass protects from outside impacts, when calculating glass lay up weights figure the resin will weigh...
i scabbed some more plate onto the spacer and now the prop shaft skeg is almost flush with the bottom of the...
thanks for the link, some good info there. yes i have a tach and been using it and gps to test performance. this set up is little different than a outboard on a planing hull. these mud motors...
first and foremost i still have 3 grand children that i need to help catch their first fish, so the fishing shots won't be ending anytime soon. it takes me back to when my kids were...
i should say that i am not after more speed just less rpm, it seems like it soaks up lots of hp after 12mph
i lowered the motor the last inch, tested it today and not much change. i am wondering if my extra large rub strips are causing drag or i am up against the hull speed. anybody have any thoughts?
tested the engine mods today, ran a couple hours upstream and picked up a couple grandsons. fished our way back...
1/2" plate on the fore center piece with multiple holes for vertical adjustment, then 2 ea 1/4"plate cheek pieces welded to the 1/2" plate. the reason for the goofy scallop is for clearance...
in the name of maintaining the same speed with less rpm i called the engine builder and they suggested i lower...
i also removed the two outboard rub strips, upriver speed over 16 mph, downriver speed over 20 mph
mounted my most best camp chairs for seating, light, comfy and dual porpose
made a new longer tiller and mount to get some of my weight forward.