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by TomTom
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Erik and Randy CX19 Hull issues
Replies: 37
Views: 574

Re: Erik and Randy CX19 Hull issues

Looks good!!
by TomTom
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Wahoo 160 LTS
Replies: 49
Views: 1001

Re: Wahoo 160 LTS

Looks awesome - well done - amazing job.
by TomTom
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Panga 20 Build
Replies: 173
Views: 4355

Re: Panga 20 Build

A variable speed sander polisher like this https://www.makita.co.nz/products/model/9237CB will be your best friend...
by TomTom
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Erik and Randy CX19 planking and splicing
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Erik and Randy CX19 planking and splicing

On my C19 I used bolts with nuts every foot or so through the two side panels so do this. Where there is lots of curve (ie towards the bow) the top panel naturally pushes against the botton panel. Further towards the transom you may need more bolts. This way means you can set it up dry and then once...
by TomTom
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Wood Is Best - Lyman Boat Advert
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Wood Is Best - Lyman Boat Advert

Read this and just thought how much the marketing hype has changed over the years... now wood is bad... back then it was the best... https://7600230-646359173733290791.preview.editmysite.com/uploads/7/6/0/0/7600230/screen-shot-2019-02-08-at-8-59-41-am_orig.png This is extracted from this 1968 advert...
by TomTom
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Panga 20 Build
Replies: 173
Views: 4355

Re: Panga 20 Build

Your build looks great. Glad you got the fairness sorted. I am curious about the tabs? I thought that you could usually get away with putting thickened epoxy in the gaps between the wire ties, then pulling the ties and filling the gaps with more thickened epoxy and then taping the seams in one go? O...
by TomTom
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Panga 20 Build
Replies: 173
Views: 4355

Re: Panga 20 Build

Remember that in “stitch and glue” boat building the panel shapes should define the hull shape ... and the moulds are really there just to help support them whilst you stitch the panels together. If you have cut the panels correctly, I would focus more on making sure that the hull is nice and symmet...
by TomTom
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 - Major Structural Issues Now Slowly Getting there - Stretching to 21 now!
Replies: 208
Views: 7370

Re: C19 - Major Structural Issues Now Slowly Getting there - Stretching to 21 now!

I suppose a bit of fairing won't be horrible.
All fairing is horrible!! But I think you have a more Herculean amount ahead of you than I do - I will bear that in mind as I grumble my way along!
by TomTom
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 - Major Structural Issues Now Slowly Getting there - Stretching to 21 now!
Replies: 208
Views: 7370

Re: C19 - Major Structural Issues Now Slowly Getting there - Stretching to 21 now!

https://7600230-646359173733290791.preview.editmysite.com/uploads/7/6/0/0/7600230/img-6228_orig.jpg Have cut back the strakes and sanded down to wood and then biaxial and slowly tapering it where the bottom panels will meet. Wood was 8% moisture content and in good shape. https://7600230-6463591737...
by TomTom
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 - Major Structural Issues Now Slowly Getting there - Stretching to 21 now!
Replies: 208
Views: 7370

Re: C19 - Major Structural Issues Now Slowly Getting there - Stretching to 21 now!

Thanks Jaysen - I was being lazy - will do it how I normally do!