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by nicogold
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Favorite Boat Building Tools
Replies: 21
Views: 22233

Re: Favorite Boat Building Tools

Until now I finished two boats, HC16 and OT16, and I used quite a lot of power tools like a cordless drill, jigsaw, circular saw, orbital rectangular sander, multitool, router. All of those tools were useful, but theres just one of the tools I've used, that I would consider essential: the Festool Ro...
by nicogold
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Nico's HC16 finished in Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Nico's HC16 finished in Germany

For this project I wrote down the time consumed by every step. A detailed timeline can be found here: http://www.stitchandglue.de/en/timeline-hiawatha-16/
by nicogold
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Nico's HC16 finished in Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Nico's HC16 finished in Germany

Looks great! 40 hours is impressive..... took me a whole summer to build our hc14 o.0 Those 40 hours are spread over a couple of months. There are a lot of tasks especially when fairing and painting that require a day or two for curing after only 30 minutes of work. How is stability for the 16 by y...
by nicogold
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Nico's HC16 finished in Germany
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Nico's HC16 finished in Germany

Hi all, my Hiawatha HC16 is finished, it took me a total net building time of 40 hours from printing out the plans to the first test drive. It is build of 6mm industrial quality Meranti and completely covered inside and outside with 280g/sqm fabric, overlapping at the bottom. The result is an extrem...
by nicogold
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: LB26 questions
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: LB26 questions

Thanks a lot for the fast response. Scaling down seems to be the right way since I want a 100% legal vehicle when towing. Production boats of this size weigh more and thus require at least a large SUV for towing. Seeing such a big boat behind a station wagon might look out of proportion to many cops...
by nicogold
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: LB26 questions
Replies: 5
Views: 434

LB26 questions

Hello everybody, recently I finished an OT16 as my first boat and now I am looking for my next project. I like the Lobster Boat 26 very much and I got some questions concerning this design: 1. The legal towing width here in Germany is 2.55m. Can the rubrail be altered to meet this? I don't want to s...