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by MadRus
Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: PK78 Wheelbarrow Modification
Replies: 2
Views: 599

PK78 Wheelbarrow Modification

Hi, I made these recent modifications to my PK78 and thought I'd share. They were inspired by the wheelbarrow boat recently published in Wooden Boat Magazine and another post I'd seen lately. Here's what I did. I was fed up with my trolley system that I purchased a couple years ago, which works well...
by MadRus
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WOOHOO!!! Finished!!!
Replies: 206
Views: 16707

Re: GV13 stitching

Looks great! Nice work fukes. I built mine in 30-40 degree weather, so I had to wait days for cure.
by MadRus
Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WOOHOO!!! Finished!!!
Replies: 206
Views: 16707

Re: GV13 stitching

Wow! That actually looks fantastic. Congratulations, that's one of the hardest parts of this whole process. I used the fiberglass tape squares to tab my hull, I didn't use fillets to hold it together, so I couldn't comment on that approach. Yes, you put as many squares as you think you'll need to ho...
by MadRus
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WOOHOO!!! Finished!!!
Replies: 206
Views: 16707

Re: GV13 stitching

fukes, In the interest of completeness and clarity, I feel like I should say, you don't have to pre-coat the edges before you apply the little fiberglass tabs to hold the hull panels together (so you can remover your stitches), but you should pre-coat before you run your fillets. The edges of the pl...
by MadRus
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WOOHOO!!! Finished!!!
Replies: 206
Views: 16707

Re: GV13 stitching

Exactly.
by MadRus
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WOOHOO!!! Finished!!!
Replies: 206
Views: 16707

Re: GV13 stitching

fukes, I didn't use the stringers as designed, so I'm not sure about this, but I don't think you need to get them all finished and epoxy the floor before you lay them in. The way this works is, you'll just use them right now to keep everything aligned and the bottom panels fair (as fair as can be). ...
by MadRus
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WOOHOO!!! Finished!!!
Replies: 206
Views: 16707

Re: GV13 stitching

The only suggestion I have is don't jump the gun at this point. Wait until you get all the panels strung up there before making any major adaptations. You may need to split that extra overhang when it comes to getting the bow to fit properly. Another bear for me was where the bow actually gets sucke...
by MadRus
Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WOOHOO!!! Finished!!!
Replies: 206
Views: 16707

Re: GV13 butt blocks

This is what I have, 3/8" transom, 1 x 8 solid mahogany laminated to that and spanning the entire inside of the transom, two 3/8" Meranti doublers laminated together for about another 3/4" and then laminated to the solid mahogany. So, altogether, I have about 2" of depth- 3/8", 3/4" and 3/4"- add gl...
by MadRus
Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WOOHOO!!! Finished!!!
Replies: 206
Views: 16707

Re: GV13 butt blocks

fukes,

I'll check.

-Dave
by MadRus
Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WOOHOO!!! Finished!!!
Replies: 206
Views: 16707

Re: GV13 butt blocks

Yes, the panels completed before stitching. Work some thickened epoxy into the seam just before laying the glass on the other side. It will fill the gap and make a nice strong panel. Hey, you didn't make two ports or two starboards! That's a good thing. A lot of people have made that mistake before.