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by Dan_Smullen
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS19 (-5%) in GA
Replies: 452
Views: 73284

Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

That’s going to be a fun ride, a long time in the making.

Like Jeff said, Enjoy!
by Dan_Smullen
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff
Replies: 147
Views: 6573

Re: At last a build thread: CR16 skiff

Nice work on the chines and the rest of it. I believe the chines make the boat! Are you going to glass over them? With Reid's counsel, glassed over mine with 10oz woven. Good blend of workability and protection. I regret not shaping the end of my skeg as you did. Small details like that, and not so ...
by Dan_Smullen
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Tool Exchange
Topic: Drain tube flaring tool
Replies: 28
Views: 48769

Re: Drain tube flaring tool

Dutch1, Did CL's flaring tools find their way to you? If so, are they available for me to borrow? Happy to pay postage and return to wherever. Perhaps I should send a PM also. Will do. Thanks! Is this thread still alive? I'm looking for a flaring tool myself. Let me know if it's still floating arou...
by Dan_Smullen
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C-17 Stitching
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: C-17 Stitching

It will show up later, when you're setting stringers and frames. Whether or not this is detrimental or not is another question. Hull panels on my C19 pulled away like this at the bow. As the stringers were set inside, parallel to the flat aft section of the hull, they ran straight, and the hull pull...
by Dan_Smullen
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Plastic drinking cup measuring hack
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Plastic drinking cup measuring hack

If this is old news t you guys, you have saved a bunch in plastic cups. Up until today, I would use 3 cups every time I mixed 2:1 epoxy, using the molded lines on the cup as gauges. Short work with a measuring cup in the kitchen allowed me to make some simple 2:1 marks on one cup, which I will keep ...
by Dan_Smullen
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 in Richmond, VA
Replies: 224
Views: 50677

Re: C19 in Richmond, VA

Probably about halfway done now, if you spend the normal amount of time on finishing details. I'm thinking 5/8 of the way.. What's that converted to metric? 15.5mm? :lol: How about the Doldrums of the Bilge? I think what has slowed me down is being at a point where decisions need to be made, and th...
by Dan_Smullen
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 265
Views: 22170

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Looks like a fun part of the project!

Can you feel a considerable amount of added rigidity as you add framing? Looks like the does a lot to stiffen up the topside.
by Dan_Smullen
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Garboard Drain Plug Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Garboard Drain Plug Assembly

swglenn wrote: Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:28 am I just used the coated hole but was liberal bedding it in 5200. When unscrewed the plug can't be removed so it is never lost.
10-4. Thanks.
by Dan_Smullen
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Garboard Drain Plug Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Garboard Drain Plug Assembly

I’ve looked at that. Should a sleeve be used inside the hole, or just a coated hole?

Don’t worry, FG. NPT Threads for me.
by Dan_Smullen
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hatch lid reinforcement
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Hatch lid reinforcement

Right now it just has a simple stainless pull tab, but if I need I can easily add a compression latch later on. The gutters are wide and deep, but it is a semi dry storage so if I get a few drips its no big deal. The bungee cord between the frames is also a nice touch. Very clean, sir. Is the raise...