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by TomTom
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 in Richmond, VA
Replies: 362
Views: 60176

Re: C19 in Richmond, VA

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How are you going to seal this flexible rubber hose and stop water coming between it and the sole? Or am I missing a step/ something?
by TomTom
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Yet another "scaled CS25?" thread
Replies: 56
Views: 4372

Re: Yet another "scaled CS25?" thread

Sounds like a no brainer of a deal to me! I think Jacques is mellowing as he gets older...
by TomTom
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff
Replies: 347
Views: 16388

Re: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff

This is a whole different rabbit hole you are sending me down! I would say that bamboo backed bows are very much a “modern concept” - you can pull shape into the bow in the same way you would with gluing up fiberglass bows. Also, something strange happens from an engineering point of view when you u...
by TomTom
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff
Replies: 347
Views: 16388

Re: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff

https://i.imgur.com/UP2UWTu.jpg This is a thin bamboo strip glued over a wood called Ipe using epoxy. There is a tapered wedge between the bamboo and the Ipe around the handle section. The handle is then glued on afterwards. So at the handle there are 3 glue lines. The Ipe is a very dark wood. The ...
by TomTom
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff
Replies: 347
Views: 16388

Re: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff

It has to be Fiebens - and alcohol based - but it’s the only dye that I have found that penetrates the waxy cuticle on bamboo and it has done pretty well at hiding epoxy blemishes - so worth a shot for sure.
by TomTom
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff
Replies: 347
Views: 16388

Re: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff

Well - I think many people’s lives have been disrupted - so we are not alone! It’s mainly the 10 days of hotel quarantine coming into UK that is keeping us from going anywhere. We are very lucky to be able to stay in touch so well with what’s app - my brother is in Curacao, my wife, daughter and I a...
by TomTom
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1340
Views: 144324

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

I was going to assume you don’t have a conservatory and ask whether you do anything near buildings and neighbours by hand!

What else can your lawn mower do?!
by TomTom
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Yet another "scaled CS25?" thread
Replies: 56
Views: 4372

Re: Yet another "scaled CS25?" thread

I can’t help but think you would be better off and more likely to complete this project with the GS 28 hull .... I know there are huge differences between them but it’s a more manageable project and would be much more efficient to power, and (arguably I know) not give much away from a safety/ seawor...
by TomTom
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1340
Views: 144324

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Lawnmower through a huge rock against the fs17 this last weekend and went through the glass and splintered some plywood under it. Have you seen the scene in Croc Dundee where he says “That’s not a knife ... this is a knife”.... I feel like you must have to say that about your lawn mower for it to h...
by TomTom
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff
Replies: 347
Views: 16388

Re: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff

Well thanks very much, I will certainly take that as a compliment coming from you - you are one of the forum's experts on creating a beautiful sheerline, after all. Not to mention the C19 stretch project which makes you a legitimate judge of interesting undertakings! How is that coming, anyway? I'm...