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Boat Building Materials / Re: QuickFair Question
« Last post by TFreeburg on February 25, 2017, 05:53:55 PM »
Cordell,
I had that bubbling issue in a few places on my Devlin 16, and a top coat of epoxy did help.  I will be looking for an alternative to the fairing product you were using (I used it too); it was spendy.
Snohomish Tom
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Southern Maryland Jumbo Build
« Last post by elkhunter338 on February 25, 2017, 05:47:49 PM »
good progress, keep at it you have a long road ahead.  Decided on a cabin size.  don't be shy on asking about dimensions that was something I struggled with.  Left overplywood helped me decide on some of the dimension.
One thing I would have done is looked into the availability of a premade cabin door, mine came out good but lot of time.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Southern Maryland Jumbo Build
« Last post by gdwamsley on February 25, 2017, 05:25:07 PM »
Woohoo.  Nice.  Don't worry. Plenty of fun left to be had

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Boat Building Materials / Re: QuickFair Question
« Last post by Arne K on February 25, 2017, 05:18:58 PM »
The way I understand it (could be totally wrong), Quickfair uses phenolic microballoons as a primary additive. The story goes that when exposed to the heat of the sun, the balloons can melt and release air, causing bubbling under the paint. A coat of epoxy primer over the top of the Quickfair creates a hard barrier and seals it in.
 By the way, I have been using West System Microlite 410 additive to make a fairing compound almost as good as the Quickfair.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Southern Maryland Jumbo Build
« Last post by cj8mule on February 25, 2017, 03:57:36 PM »
Boat is flipped!!







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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Widebody Cabin Pics
« Last post by sakatanick on February 25, 2017, 02:20:33 PM »
I think to get the best proportions on the widebody, a step down into the pilothouse is needed. Most seem to go this route. Have a look at Dave Witherall's widebody with K-Bay cabin and that should give you a good look at proportions when sitting on a raised deck.

http://fishyfish.com/dave_witherall/index.html




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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Widebody Cabin Pics
« Last post by jklistof on February 25, 2017, 09:41:55 AM »
Bullet, Arne K, Dave Wright and Cannon thank you for the pictures. Keep them coming. These are beautiful boats. I am always impressed with the thought that goes into each build.
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Boat Building Materials / Re: QuickFair Question
« Last post by Cordell on February 25, 2017, 09:38:14 AM »
We had similar issues with our graphite coat.Lots of spots all across the bottom. Almost like the surface tension was higher with the graphite in the epoxy and any bubble or impurity caused it to pull away.I wish we had known about an additive they sell for out brand epoxy that lessens the surface tension we would have tried it. We did sand and wash well with no improvement. A heavier application and extra tipping seem to help.

 I'd like to add a quickfair question though. We are about to start fairing our topside and are wondering how important it is to recoat the fairing with epoxy before priming? We are useing systems 3 primer.

Cordell
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Widebody Cabin Pics
« Last post by Cannon on February 25, 2017, 09:14:52 AM »
I don't see how anyone can consider it being derogatory, Renn's fingers are all over it, Brian even says so. Brian had the luxury of CAD, to tweak the hull a bit, without loosing the classic Tolman lines. The tweaking, is the only reason I went with the GA, as I was originally planning on a Jumbo. The main reasoning was that the hull is not straight, but curves in towards the stern, 8'6" being the beam, while the stern is actually 8'. I wanted long, but wasn't comfortable stretching a Jumbo to 30' which is what I originally planned. I think it is a tribute to Renn, that Brian consulted him in his design process!


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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Pigmented epoxy vs. paint
« Last post by Cannon on February 25, 2017, 09:02:24 AM »
That looks like one hell of a flip party! Did you put a pig in the ground & buy a keg? Like GS said, looooong hull! Looks real nice!


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