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 on: July 21, 2014, 08:11:41 PM 
Started by Tebubaga - Last post by Vgager
Hah, June 26th I got to use my Triple "A" locking my keys in the truck retrieving my 17' riveted beer can after a trip on the ocean. I cleaned Rockfish and waited for the locksmith for 20 minutes. Luckily for me, no one else needed the ramp!    Undecided

 42 
 on: July 21, 2014, 07:55:40 PM 
Started by Kiwi Jon - Last post by JMB
As Jim Shula has mentioned, and I followed through.........the strakes, on the bottom, helps when re-trailering the boat.  The bottom strakes guides the hull bottom, very easily, back onto the boat.

Also, strengthens and stiffens the bottom and helps steer the boat, esp., the keel, when steering.  Helps boat track straight.

I have found the spray rails, spray strakes, on the hull sides, keeps the boat passengers dry; and, assists the hull back up out of the wave traugh.

When I built my rub rails, out of 3 layers of 1/2" plywood, I build the side deck over this rub rail and this strengthens the hull, also.  Widens the deck by a few inches. on each side.
You just don't realize how much pressure is put, on any hull, when coming alongside any wharf/dock.

Sorry, just my $.02 worth.

Have a safe build.

JMB

 43 
 on: July 21, 2014, 07:44:12 PM 
Started by fjolsen - Last post by fjolsen
Dave, Ken, thanks. That sounds reasonable. Did I mention I love Quickfair!

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 on: July 21, 2014, 06:34:51 PM 
Started by Kiwi Jon - Last post by tolman_paul
(snip)
As for the great big outboards you Americans are putting on your boats does this mean your still putting petrol on your cornflakes in the morning because its cheaper than milk, lol.
Joking aside one of my biggest reasons for building a Toleman was fuel economy.
Some of the fish court here in NZ must be among the most expensive meals served anywhere on the planet.
6M aluminum boats with twin 150s on the back trailed by a 4 liter ute, Christ I cant believe that anyone could afford to go fishing here.



If you think that's bad, you should see what some Alaskans run.  It's not uncommon to see 8 1/2 meter aluminum boats with twin 250's, towed with turbo diesel trucks.  I can't quite pencil out a $1/4 million boat burning 20-30 gallons per hour to catch dinner, but it's not uncommon.

 45 
 on: July 21, 2014, 06:29:10 PM 
Started by fjolsen - Last post by AlasKen
Light coat of epoxy on exterior.  Sometimes just primer on interior.  I really like using the Quickfair.  Ken

 46 
 on: July 21, 2014, 06:00:41 PM 
Started by Vgager - Last post by cgrfish
My 24 ft Jumbo is in the water in the columbia near the 42nd street ramp.

You or potential Tolemanites are welcome to come along for a ride sometime in the next few weeks.

Last Sept. we went 1000 miles in 3 week cruise from Port Townsend to Walter's Cove on the north side of Vancouver Island and back.

It is truly a great hull.

Ray

email brownr at backporchboat dot org

If anyone wants to see a really nice jumbo, take ray up on his offer.  I'll warn you, however, don't do it unless you are serious, because once you see Rays boat, his workmanship, and take a ride, you will be fully infected with severe tolmanitis, and the only cure is hours and hours of boatbuilding....  My wife and I went with Ray last April, and it's been all epoxy since then... 

 47 
 on: July 21, 2014, 02:44:13 PM 
Started by Kiwi Jon - Last post by Kiwi Jon
Lol, your not impressed with our Chinese friends then, lol
I think I am going to try and find the best Tohatsu 90 I can afford, but may need to get some more work in first.
Spent the last 2 months working in Auckland and just about cleared my overdraft.
As you can probably guess my son is not allowed anywhere near the building industry, its never been a great payer, but now, well its a bloody joke.
Anyway thanx for all your help Ben, its been very much appreciated.

Cheers

Jon


 48 
 on: July 21, 2014, 02:38:56 PM 
Started by Kiwi Jon - Last post by Kiwi Jon
Thanx guys, I feel a lot more confident in moving forward, this blood boat is getting in the water this year, lol
Cheers all

 49 
 on: July 21, 2014, 02:29:20 PM 
Started by fjolsen - Last post by Dave
Frank-yes, I did it per the label on the exterior.  Inside the cabin I just painted over it.

Dave in Homer

 50 
 on: July 21, 2014, 01:17:31 PM 
Started by fjolsen - Last post by fjolsen
Are you guys coating sanded Quickfair with epoxy before primer/paint as suggested on the label, or skipping the coat and going straight to primer? Above the waterline of coarse.

Frank

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