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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Southern Maryland Jumbo Build
« Last post by cj8mule on July 19, 2017, 05:05:36 PM »
I started a pretty strict diet and haven't felt much like working on the boat.  I'd have to be dead to not go work on it a little bit every day.   So, a little bit of progress:

I'm trying to use Imgur to post pictures....  doesn't look like it's working.  Here's what I get when using this forums [ i ] button icon with Imgur embedded code. 

I can put in a url link....

General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New build in VA finally starting...
« Last post by larspa on July 19, 2017, 08:04:49 AM »
First, roller covers:  I tried the Wooster 245 short nap and they didn't work out for me for my application.  I found they shed a bit of lint.  To be fair, I used them to apply the graphite/epoxy to the bottom and anything like white lint showed up very well.  I went to the yellow foam rollers sold by System III -- Wooster 730.  (I found them on Amazon also at roughly the same price.)  They worked well and I had no problem with build-up.  They did leave quite a field of bubbles, but tipping eliminated 98 percent of them.  The fish eyes were another much more difficult problem, nothing to do with the rollers, though.  The 245s would probably have worked OK where lint didn't show up -- primer, so i'll try them again later.

GS:  Re your scrappers.  I'll assume you have carbide blades on handles from one or another of the widely available brands (?).  I found that they worked in many cases better than sand paper and used them on many more things than just feathering out the edges of the glass.  However, all the blades I tried, from each of the two brands, had a very, very slight concave curve to them.  The only place this showed up was when dragging them across a smooth, flat surface.  I  couldn't detect them on a straight edge, but they were sure there.  So the question is....did you see any such problem?
General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Photobucket ist Kaput
« Last post by cj8mule on July 19, 2017, 05:58:55 AM »
I just read there new policy.  It looks like the pictures that are already posted should remain on the 3rd party sites. 

I'm not sure I want to give photobucket some hard earned cash just to post pictures....  I hope there are some alternatives.

General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Photobucket ist Kaput
« Last post by Lyle on July 18, 2017, 07:56:17 PM »
Seems as there is no more free third party hosting there. Noticed some links to pictures I've posted are gone.

Any reco's on other sites  you guys may be using? Flickr,Google Photo ?

Thks, Lyle
General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New build in VA finally starting...
« Last post by GS on July 18, 2017, 11:35:39 AM »
I literally dragged my carbide scraper over the entire bottom from keel to chine between coats to knock the tiny bubbles and high spots off. Took me no more than 10 minutes each time and a hell of a lot easier than sanding between coats. I made sure all coats were done within 24 hours and it came out better than I ever thought it would. I love the scraper.
General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New build in VA finally starting...
« Last post by BobC on July 18, 2017, 10:22:45 AM »
rolled on the additional coats of epoxy Sun.  first coat left some bubbles.  Second coat started to bubble so I hit it with the heat gun and it laid down fine.  Not usre why the rollers worked fine on the graphite/epoxy and then wanted to bubble on straight epoxy, guess it was the viscosity of the mixture?

Regardless, if you are trying the foam rollers for straight epoxy, have a heat gun handy if you get bubbles. (or a weed burner)
Well, gentlemen, after doing some rough price shopping on a new engine, I'm most definitely going to be putting this off for the time being.  I'll just run my Suzuki 70 until she blows and then think about a re-power.
General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Thinking about a re-power: E-Tec vs. 4-stroke
« Last post by BobC on July 18, 2017, 04:58:56 AM »
I wish you could still buy the Tohatsu 140 here in the US.  It was lighter than the current Etec 135 HO.   I heard nothing but good things from the guys that had them on commercial boats although they were a tad bit loud by today's etec and 4S standards.
Agreed, the 90 is a bit louder than some, but in the UK it complies to all the emissions standards and the fuel consumption is good, best deal I found in the UK way way cheaper than an equivalent Etech, almost £3000 UK cheaper.
I've run Tohatsus for years never had a problem with them.

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Yes, we can still buy the TLDI series up to 115HP.  The 140 TLDI has been deleted from the US lineup because of emissions standards.  If you want more than 115HP in the Tohatsu, you have to jump over to a 4S.


If you are considering the ETEC 90 and Suzuki 90, you may want to throw the Tohatsu 90 TLDI in the mix.  It's about 50 lighter than the Zuke or Honda and might be something to consider. 

Between the 90 ETEC and Suzuki 90 4S, I would take the ETEC 90 HO.  Prices I have seen have them very close but the ETEC is lighter and is really a de-tuned 115.  It should have a lot more low end torque than the Suzuki or Honda.

The Honda is a bit heavy IMHO for a 90 and the 75,90,100HP models all share the same block. They will likely cost more as well than the Zuke or the ETEC.

Both ETEC 90 and Suzuki 90 are great motors in terms of reliability/maintenance from what friends have told me.

Other Boat Building Projects / Re: Scottish Jook Punt
« Last post by captainfogfish on July 16, 2017, 06:42:29 AM »
It should be finished by then. No just taped the outside and outside will be covered with 8oz cloth. Fillets still to be done on the inside, that will be tomorrows job. I'm signed off work at the moment I'm waiting for an op on my knee so it kinda slows things down bug style. My mate is in no hurry, which is good.
Ah yes, the soop spoon fillet former , great tool 😉😎, just don't tell the Mehm Sahib

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Other Boat Building Projects / Re: Scottish Jook Punt
« Last post by gdwamsley on July 16, 2017, 05:51:21 AM »
No rush right?  I'm sure you can finish before duck season.

Looking good.  Did you put tape on those seams inside or just fillet? 

Go spoon!  Did Mrs fogfish approve that requisition???

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