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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by gdwamsley on April 26, 2016, 02:41:44 PM »
You guys are awesome. I learn so much on here.  Don't know why in my head I just assumed I knew what it was. Totally didnt.  You all know your stuff.

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Jumbo Sides - Scarf in Place?
« Last post by David Nolan on April 26, 2016, 02:15:32 PM »
Bob, are you trimming them on the line or leaving a bit of extra?   If you cut right on the line and they fit exactly I will be impressed.

I'm assuming you are a Christian man but just in case you are not, do you have a suitable complement of swear words at the ready????
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Jumbo Sides - Scarf in Place?
« Last post by BobC on April 26, 2016, 12:31:53 PM »
I am somewhat at that stage, mocking up my side panels.  I screwed them in place temporarily in 4x8' panels on one side.  Since it is a 3/8" panel, I did a fat 3" overlap to accommodate for the scarfs once they were all in position and aligned I scribed the chine line and the shelf on the panels.  Then I removed them and cut them out.  I plan to scarf them in the next couple weeks using the overlap lines as reference and for alignment.

Based on what I have done so far, it would have been difficult for me to try and scarf while they are in place as the tension in the bow portion of the boat wants to make a bit of a belly in the ends of the side panels as you bend them.  this would make it tough to get good alignment IMHO. I am also planning to glass the majority of the inside of the panels once scarfed before I hang them as it will be much easier to glass with them laying flat than semi-vertical.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Jumbo Sides - Scarf in Place?
« Last post by flatsjunky on April 26, 2016, 11:25:45 AM »
Silica?  I thought that was a lady from Sicilia.  So I ordered one, but the wife sent her back.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by david.nolan.940 on April 26, 2016, 10:49:30 AM »
I dropped my WB on ramp     uhmw cracked spider cracks    it's tough     that At 11 year exposed mark


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Announcements / Re: Home tommorrow , maybe
« Last post by nick1983 on April 26, 2016, 09:50:59 AM »
Pfieeuw...
And we're complaining about a 30 min traffic jam...
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Announcements / Re: Home tommorrow , maybe
« Last post by captainfogfish on April 26, 2016, 08:03:30 AM »
Not home today  :( :( , the wind , snow , triggered lightning and Aircraft gone Technical gods have thwarted my plans again  :'( , plan now for a 08:15 Zulu lift tomorrow , more fingers crossed . This is the down side of working offshore , still 3 weeks at home is good  ;) :)
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by Cannon on April 26, 2016, 07:59:05 AM »
UHMW is very slick, it is used in places where friction needs to be minimal, I.E. Parts sliding off or through a machine. Another common application is at the local grocery store in the shopping cart collection racks. It takes a hell of a lot of abuse, but retains its integrity.


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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by Cannon on April 26, 2016, 07:52:35 AM »
UHMW is very slick and work fine.  It's not rubbery.  I would fear scratching bottom paint if you used paint on the  bottom of the boat, but with a graphite/epoxy bottom, it should be OK.  Might leave light marks that  don't matter ....but unless you're on the end of Kent's fishing line getting hauled in for his dinner table, you won't see them :)

bd
I have bottom paint over epoxy. UHMW is the best and least abrasive solution I could come up with. I use it on jigs in the workshop, great stuff and very durable. I plan on putting it on my guides as well. The carpet thing just doesn't float my boat

A word of caution, Carpet can hold your boat on the bunks as you back down a steep ramp and will allow you to disconnect your winch and saftey chain without losing the boat on the ramp.  UHMW instead of carpet will force you to leave the winch or safety chain connected until the boat/trailer hits the water. or a way to ensure it does nt prematurely leave the trailer.  If you are used to roller trailers, this is pretty routine.  Not a big deal unless you are launching single handed and the water is very cold but something to consider.  Carpet is a pain and always deteriorates rather quickly.
Having seem many a boat on the ramp, I NEVER, unhook my boat until it is in the water. Most of those boats on the ramp had carpet bunks...
The whole thing makes for YouTube moments, but reinforces my caution button.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by gdwamsley on April 26, 2016, 07:50:51 AM »
Oops didn't read the avove before I posted. Seems like the umhw is good stuff. Hmmm

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