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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by Cannon on July 26, 2016, 08:37:21 PM »
Dave, I was pretty sure it was 28' plus or minus a couple of inches, but never dreamed it was 29'4. I might need to check his measurement

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by Dave B on July 26, 2016, 08:22:46 PM »
Surveyor came today, turns out the hull is 29'4"

What did you think it should be?

I was a little surprised when my 21' Widebody turned out to be 21'8".

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Strakes w/ PL?
« Last post by AlasKen on July 26, 2016, 07:43:41 PM »
Mo, I Like the idea of backing in. It would work well for incoming tine.  Nice photo.  Ken :-X
General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Strakes w/ PL?
« Last post by Mo 'Poxy on July 26, 2016, 07:33:38 PM »
Thanks, guys.  Unfortunately, there is a reasonable chance that I will be beaching the boat.  In Puget Sound and much of the inside passage to Alaska have only rocky beaches.  Sandy is pretty scarce.  So the bottom strakes are pretty much a requirement

My boats spend as much time on the beach as on the water. On rocky beaches, the big sharp rocks always contact the bottom panels wherever the strakes aren't. Something about Murphy's law....

General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by Cannon on July 26, 2016, 07:22:26 PM »
Surveyor came today, turns out the hull is 29'4"
General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: By the numbers it doesn't work out
« Last post by BobC on July 26, 2016, 07:16:44 PM »
I would definitely go up with the motor.  I think raising it about two holes will solve a fair amount of your problem.  Best to raise it one hole at a time and then run it.  Keep going up until your speed starts to drop off, then come back down one.

The hook in your bottom appears to be a decent ways forward.  It may or may not be an issue.  Hooks tend to push the bow down.  4 blade props tend to give you stern lift.  Based on the hook you might be better off with the original 3 blade prop but the motor elevated up a few holes.
General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Southern Maryland Jumbo Build
« Last post by GS on July 26, 2016, 05:51:12 PM »
I've been wearing the same pair of sneakers since I started. Not as flexible anymore and the tread is pretty much filled in. I need to learn to not spill so much epoxy and keep it on the skiff.
General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Strakes w/ PL?
« Last post by jim shula on July 26, 2016, 04:16:12 PM »
I have considered wood in passing, but responding to your comments, Jim S. are the screws really needed as wood is frequently epoxied on?  Actually, it's not the end of the world if they come off as long as there are no penetrations in the epoxy/glass bottom covering.

The screws are needed to hold the ipe in position, especially in the transition around the bowstem.  I had to rip the ipe into two layers of 3/8 to get them to make this bend.  Once the epoxy has set, you could remove these screws.  I chose to countersink them and putty over.
Introduce Yourself / Re: Another Oregonian here
« Last post by gdwamsley on July 26, 2016, 03:08:24 PM »
Build an 18 or 20ft standard.  I don't think you will be sorry. You could power the 18 with a little 25 or even less if you don't need to get there in a hurry.

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Introduce Yourself / Another Oregonian here
« Last post by Billinoregon on July 26, 2016, 02:58:16 PM »
I've got a 16-foot Jetcraft  parked in the driveway, but I am itching to build boat No. 2. My first, built nearly 40 years ago, was a 7' 9" pram based on the old Douglas Fir Plywood Association plans the DFPA widely gave away in the 1960s. I used marine ply and WEST System epoxy on that little boat, and put in many very happy and fruitful hours fishing Oregon lakes with it.
Fast forward to Social Security age.
First, I had to build an 8X12 garden shed to make room in the garage for a boat build. Got her done a couple of weeks ago.
In the interim, I went back over my boat stuff -- old Woodenboat magazines. Bolger Instant Boat books by Dynamite Payson.  John Gardner's "Dory Book." The Lumber Yard Skiff caught my eye for its sheer simplicity and rugged build. Bought plans from Walt Barron. No, I need something more elegant. Still loving the old pram bow, I next bought a set of Doug Hylan's Big Ben Garvey plans. Definitely an elegant boat, but may be a bit too much boat for just me, and not as good in choppy and windy conditions as a traditional bow.
Got a lot of comments on how great the Tolman is, so I ordered Renn's book. I haven't finished reading it yet (Lots of excellent information and wisdom in there!), basting about at more boat plans, I ordered a set of Candlefish 16 plans from Sam Devlin.  With my available space, my tools and my sketchy skills I think this boat will be the best fit for me, but I will wait to study the plans before I make my final decision. If I planned to fish in the ocean, I would definitely go Tolman, but I still get as motion sick at 63 as I did at age 5 in the back seat of the 1950 Chevy DeLuxe  on the way from Corvallis to Newport. So I am look at a boat for lakes and reservoirs, estuaries and protected salt like Nootka Sound.
Anyway, I know I will learn much and contribute little here, in the presence of so many true and experienced salty dogs!
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