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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New build in VA finally starting...
« Last post by cj8mule on July 14, 2017, 04:17:14 PM »
I used harbor freight for my 4" foam rollers.  If I'm remembering right, they were in a package of 5 for $2.00.  I could go through a couple epoxy batches, then squeeze out and change.

I went with Home Depot brand for the painting foam rollers and rinsed / re-used them. 
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Fenders for the Tolman?
« Last post by Frank Olsen on July 14, 2017, 03:51:39 PM »
Bigger fenders.
I use polyform g-5s on my jumbo and they keep the rubrails away from the dock just fine. With the widebody and standard having more flare angle, you may need even bigger. Renn liked the big round fenders. You might look at the polyform LD line. I use LD-1s on my shrimp pots but I bet they would make a great fender for a standard or widebody.

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Steel wire or zip ties
« Last post by fishbite on July 14, 2017, 02:48:05 PM »
Thick zip ties, pull the timber together so it just about touches, tack glue in between zip ties and let dry, remove zip ties, glue, fill, glass, fill, glass, glass, glass, fill.
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The motors are a much of a muchness, personal choice after the dealers have dealt,
Go with the best price combined with best warranty combined with best support,
Where I live the E-tec dealer is a muppet, so I went with a Yamaha as service, support and the dealer are much more obliging.

Ben
NZ
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Fenders for the Tolman?
« Last post by fishbite on July 14, 2017, 02:19:50 PM »
Have you put a UHMW or HDPE strip along the rub rails?
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Fenders for the Tolman?
« Last post by Tom Anderson on July 14, 2017, 11:52:58 AM »
What in blazes can I do to keep my Tolman gunwales from rubbing against the dock/pilings every time I come in to tie up?  I've owned my Tolman for over 17 years and am flat-out tired of re-painting, repairing and replacing the rub rails on it due to not being able to keep the rails away from the dock.
Any suggestions?
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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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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Thinking about a re-power: E-Tec vs. 4-stroke
« Last post by BobC on July 14, 2017, 11:38:18 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.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Rod holders
« Last post by BobC on July 14, 2017, 11:32:44 AM »
That's great to hear!

Oyster knows his stuff.  If he says its good, I believe him.

Thanks Oyster for the link! ;D 

Clorox is often used for things like cleaning livewells, fish boxes, coolers, bait cutting stations and fiberglass decks.  People also use it frequently to kill mold, mildew or algae on boats.  If you have stainless on your boat, be aware that the use of certain cleaning chemicals can cause rust and corrosion issues, even with 316 and 304 alloys.  Sometimes we blame the Chinese for stuff that is not particularly their fault although they do tend to produce price point goods regardless of durability issues.

Here is a good article on Clorox and Stainless

https://www.cemag.us/article/2014/09/are-your-stainless-steel-surfaces-being-corroded-repeated-bleach-use

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https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bod/6217829748.html
I just talked with this guy, it's a legitimate deal. The shop is Port Angeles Power Equipment. A great deal for a stretched jumbo.
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