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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Widebody with cabin
« Last post by narvik on February 13, 2016, 02:49:03 AM »
Ok, now by hull has been flipped and my mind is running in high gear.
A couple of questions, asked with a Widebody and a small cabin in mind. The hull is slightly stretched, about one extra ft. Hopefully the cabin will sleep 2, minimalistic camping style, otherwise deck space for fishing. Tempered glass windows.
Due to the weight of the cabin, how much will I need to raise my stringers? I need a self bailing deck at rest.
The stringer height will also help me think about fuel tank options. I just learned that insurance companies are looking for CE- approved tanks, have to get one of the mass-production plastic tanks.
And finally, before I continue, I want to place the hull in a correct position. I assume that the stingers should be level/ horizontal and that the hull then has a position similar to the future waterline?
Or should I adjust with some angle to end up with horizontal surfaces later on?
I will of course place tanks and batteries in a reasonable way and plan to adjust the waterline with other heavy equipment.
Thanks for all comments
Peter
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: I guess I should have gotten an Evinrude
« Last post by elkhunter338 on February 12, 2016, 09:25:01 PM »
If I had a local evinrude dealer then I could explore the Evinrude option.  I see they are offering a 7 year warranty and free rigging, probably a good deal.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Back on it with a fuel tank question
« Last post by elkhunter338 on February 12, 2016, 09:10:57 PM »
I settled for a 39 gallon tank, mounted under the pilot house.  Raised my floor 2 1/4" so I could route the fill hose without notching the standard height stringers.  I have enough head room for 6' person with a custom roof arch the wife and I agreed looked good.
39 gallons at 3 mpg will give me 70 miles of running with 1/3 still in reserve.  Plenty for most of my fishing plans, I can refuel at sea, so I can always carry a couple of 6 gallon gas cans for any long trips.  my current boat has 2-16 gallon tanks and it works for my fishing needs. Plus I plan to have a 6-10 gallon kicker tank under the splash well for the kicker.  Figure mounting the main tank under the cabin floor allows me to mount my batteries in the stern without being stern heavy.  Won't know how it works out until she is in the water. 
For some 39 gallon main tank is not enough.
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Boat Building Materials / Seymour Good Grip
« Last post by Mo 'Poxy on February 12, 2016, 08:24:38 PM »
I am searching for a clear non-skid additive/coating for bright work. Tried Seymour Good Grip on a test panel.



Very promising stuff except on my test panel it flaked/peeled immediately while spraying.





Too bad. Other than that it seems like good stuff.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Ebond epoxy. Am I missing something?
« Last post by starbright55 on February 12, 2016, 06:08:44 PM »


Lots of blush.

Good info.

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Back on it with a fuel tank question
« Last post by laurentide on February 12, 2016, 06:08:38 PM »
Thanks guys. Back to the drawing board.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Ebond epoxy. Am I missing something?
« Last post by Cannon on February 12, 2016, 05:58:21 PM »
Yesterday I glassed the wheelhouse sole and did a 2nd coat on the cockpit sole. This morning while packing for a coast trip I went out and took a look. Lots of blush. So if you are using this stuff in the low 60's be aware you will need to wash it down if you let it set over night. When I was keeping the shop in the 70's I didn't experience this.
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Boat Building Tools / Re: Optimal jig - things to consider
« Last post by Cannon on February 12, 2016, 05:45:36 PM »
Sweet!
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Back on it with a fuel tank question
« Last post by Cannon on February 12, 2016, 05:43:45 PM »
What's the downside of having the fill extrusion under the splashwell? My apologies for not giving credit to the builder here as my memory is failing me, but this seems like a good way to keep the deck pretty low. Is the weight too far back on say a 24' jumbo with full cabin?
If I recall correctly, you need to have the tank a bit further forward or you will be heavy in the rear and bow high.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: I guess I should have gotten an Evinrude
« Last post by Cannon on February 12, 2016, 05:40:34 PM »

Mine doesn't go that fast.
id imagine those that ride with ya appreciate that! LOL!!!


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