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by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Steve's FS18
Replies: 291
Views: 30860

Re: Steve's FS18

Love the look of that console/grab rail Dutch, I'm going to plow through the build and see if there's more detail on that. I've been trying to come up with ideas for my FS14LS grab rail, I like yours a lot, nice work!
by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glueing on appendages
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: Glueing on appendages

Tip of the visible plywood is small strip fastened to the side of the boat, holding the chine in place, as suggested by AA! I like that a lot. I'm thinking If you added a few of those along the length, you could then use weights on top of the chines instead of clamps if need be. I am getting close ...
by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glueing on appendages
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: Glueing on appendages

Even if rot starts somewhere it won't spread far, (At least according to Dave Gerr (naval architect.) Here's my impression (and this is just general bally-hoo on the topic, not neccessarly specific to Dan's chines): Even without rot, if the ply soaks up/wicks in water through some intrusion for a w...
by VT_Jeff
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glueing on appendages
Replies: 19
Views: 458

Re: Glueing on appendages

Imagine the worst case scenario... A crack develops in the glass covering the chines. Water seaps into the wood, then finds its way to a screw hole, which leads into the hull plywood. Wouldn't take long for that to ruin the entire boat. Risk seems to high to take any chances. Yeah, I like the idea ...
by VT_Jeff
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Double Ender Grand Canyon Dory
Replies: 42
Views: 3032

Re: Double Ender Grand Canyon Dory

Lookin' great Dave, you'll be high-siding some keeper in no time! Love the wooden SUP in the background as well. I've considered building one as we do a lot of SUPing and it seems like a fun project. How does it compare to an epoxy production board for weight/performance?
by VT_Jeff
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Twin skegs
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Twin skegs

What about a delta pad? Without knowing a scale say it’s a 20ft boat. The pad could be 18 in wide at the transom running forward tapering to meet the bow curve. Little or no added draft. More centered “skeg effect”. Interesting thought. I was originally thinking of twin skegs closer to the centerli...
by VT_Jeff
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Twin skegs
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Twin skegs

In order to maximize skegging and minimize depth I'm planning to use twin skegs set at the sides. Wondering if anyone has experience with a setup like this, any theoretical opinions also welcome.
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by VT_Jeff
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Long Skinny Vessel
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Long Skinny Vessel

Maybe this will work for him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfA7w4D_Olc
by VT_Jeff
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Preliminary Fairing
Replies: 37
Views: 1850

Re: Preliminary Fairing

joe2700 wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:26 pm a cabinet scraper works well when the fairing compound or epoxy is green.
Agreed, I keep mine close at hand, really good at taking down ridges and removing globbed material.
by VT_Jeff
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Preliminary Fairing
Replies: 37
Views: 1850

Re: Preliminary Fairing

I've learned, for initial fairing, just jump in with the 40 grit, which is unheard of in the wood working business. Speaking of woodworking, I have often pondered using a jack plane to fair instead of/in addition to sandpaper. I'm guessing it will dull pretty quickly meaning I'll spend my time shar...