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by TomW1
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: GF16 runners and splash rail question?
Replies: 19
Views: 679

Re: GF16 runners and splash rail question?

This is Cracker Larry's GF16 with me in it, if you can tell where his splash rails are on it. I think 12' would be fine for the splash rails also. We are going about 20mph there. But they have to look good to you so use your own judgement. The only other one I have of his is blocked by a mooring pos...
by TomW1
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Fairing question using a notched trowel?
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Fairing question using a notched trowel?

Eric no need for a toothed trowel on your little GF16. I like using a drywall hod with a 10" spreader. You will build up coats as you go filling in low spots and going over high spots. Put on two layers like this sanding between layer one and two lightly. You should be able to see or feel the low sp...
by TomW1
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Eric's C21
Replies: 2490
Views: 76344

Re: Eric's C21

Narfi that was well said. Eric what has been said is a small portion of what you accomplish in raising your two girls and helping take care of your dad. Taking them fishing with you and teaching about the outdoors. Your gifts to your family are amazing. I feel very blessed to have met you and your b...
by TomW1
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C17 in the bayou
Replies: 111
Views: 2232

Re: C17 in the bayou

Understood Salty. Jacques can provide the provide the numbers if he has the time. It will be up to you then to get the tag printed. There was a company that would do this 6-8 years ago when another builder absolutely had to have a tag to the proper CG color size and printing sizes. Good luck, and be...
by TomW1
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C17 in the bayou
Replies: 111
Views: 2232

Re: C17 in the bayou

Salty no need for one for home built boats in the US or LA. Many boats built in LA without one.

Tom
by TomW1
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Moeller 32 gallon low profile tank
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Moeller 32 gallon low profile tank

Tom that looks like that is a 2006 tank? If so it will mean that the compartment will have to be vented. It was only a couple of years later that the USCH and ABYC came up with standards that required tanks to be nonpermeable to gas vapors and eliminate the requirement for vented compartments. Corre...
by TomW1
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14 Wolf's build
Replies: 549
Views: 16221

Re: FS14 Wolf's build

I agree it has been 21 days since any boat porn. Hope all is well.

Tom
by TomW1
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OD18 - NH
Replies: 306
Views: 11630

Re: OD18 - NH

Hi Tom, it’s great to be back. I think it’s the angle I took the picture from. I’m 5’10” so I set the bottom hoop of the canopy at 6’ so I could walk under it at the back. It’s actually only 5’8” at the front as I wanted to allow for the boat being nose up in cruise and reduce drag on the canopy. :...
by TomW1
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C17 in the bayou
Replies: 111
Views: 2232

Re: C17 in the bayou

Salty, yes BS 6566 Meranti is perfectly fine for those uses.

Tom
by TomW1
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OD18 - NH
Replies: 306
Views: 11630

Re: OD18 - NH

Alan am glad you are back. Ah heck you have stone down leave it till the spring and let old mother nature do her thing on it over the winter. It will give you a better base come spring. One thing that bothered me in your pictures from last spring is the height of the T-top. It looks like it is 8' or...