PH18 w/tunnel

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PH18 w/tunnel

Post by Uncle D » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:47 pm

Hi all. First attempt but excited to be doing this. Wife isn't too crazy about it though. :roll: The honey-do list is getting bigger. :oops: Oh well, started cutting material. Got the side and bottom panels done. Hope to get the rest of the cuts done soon. Hotter than blue blazes here already. Can't wait for summer. 8O I was sent medium hardener in the epoxy kit so that has to go back for slow.
It was a little slow going at first but that was because I didn't want to make a mistake. Hope to get some pics up soon when it starts to look like something. D.
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Re: PH 18 w/tunnel

Post by Mad Dog » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:13 pm

Come on Uncle D, post some pics. Scraps on the floor will do. Those first cuts are a milestone that need to be documented. :P

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Re: PH 18 w/tunnel

Post by Uncle D » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:08 am

Hey Dog, Will do. Actually I need a new C-F card for the camera before I can.D

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Re: PH 18 w/tunnel

Post by Uncle D » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:35 am

Seem to be spinning my wheels. Ordered the proper plywood instead of trying to short cut to save money. Good news is I can use the cheep stuff for my patterns so I don't have to lay it all out again. Should be here by the end of the week. Still sorting out a lost box by UPS on my fiberglass kit order. Joel said he'd see to it so one less worry. Got the stringers cut and most of the bulkheads. I want to finish the rest of them and start gluing but it always seems like something comes up to stall my efforts. :x I'm going to hope for the best next week. :D
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Re: PH 18 w/tunnel

Post by Uncle D » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:08 pm

Got to thinking last nite about a thread that was about a tunnel. They talked about how they added to the top of the transom to keep it at the height for a 20in shaft. So the PH 18 hull can be built on the stringers and bulkhead. Thinking on this, I guess I'll have to build up a jig type support for the added height of the transom to offset the bulkhead height. Any thoughts on this?? Thanks, Don

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Re: PH 18 w/tunnel

Post by Uncle D » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:53 pm

Got a little more done. Realized I'm using way too much resin wetting out the glass. Still have the transom to cut. After that I think I'll be able to stitch. :D
One question this time, I'm adding a tunnel so when is the best time to do it . :doh:


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Buster and Bear inspecting the hull panels.

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Busters done. Get back to work.

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Stringer splice, too much resin!!

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Some weave showing but still too much. :x D.

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Re: PH 18 w/tunnel

Post by Mad Dog » Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:21 pm

You're off to a good start! :D
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One question this time, I'm adding a tunnel so when is the best time to do it .
I.M.H.O. If it were me I would wait until I had the stringers and panels in place. That way you can follow all the design recommendations to make sure the hull is true and strong before cutting away part of the structure. That's from the guy that never build one of Jacques' designs.

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Re: PH 18 w/tunnel

Post by Uncle D » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:19 am

Good advice Charles, I spent the evening working out the transom. doing a little extra for the bigger engine. Later, D.

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Re: PH 18 w/tunnel

Post by Mad Dog » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:04 pm

Hey Don, how's it going? I hope this heat isn't holding you up. I know its too hot in SA to work outside. ABout gave myself heat stroke Friday. :(

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Re: PH 18 w/tunnel

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:19 pm

Mad Dog wrote:. . . I would wait until I had the stringers and panels in place . . . to make sure the hull is true and strong before cutting away part of the structure.
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