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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: LVL Gunnels
« Last post by NSchlee on May 21, 2018, 08:41:49 AM »
are lvl the same as versalam?


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Yes Dave, Versalam is a trade name for LVL, laminated veneer lumber.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Prepping for Paint
« Last post by david.nolan.940 on May 21, 2018, 06:51:39 AM »
no  use quick fair or epoxy w microballons    red plastic spheres


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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: LVL Gunnels
« Last post by david.nolan.940 on May 21, 2018, 06:49:52 AM »
are lvl the same as versalam?


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Tolman Skiff Adventures / Re: Washington to the Bahamas
« Last post by tananaBrian on May 21, 2018, 06:24:27 AM »
I've heard Awlgrip is stenchy and hard to apply, but tough as nails and worth it .... yours looks great!  Did you spray, or have it sprayed?  How'd you go about painting?

Thanks for the link on the hinged deck plates... I didn't know Cabelas had those

Brian

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: LVL Gunnels
« Last post by bent rod/larry v on May 21, 2018, 06:22:59 AM »
Why the LVL?  Why not 1 1/2" marine ply?  Or laminate two 3/4"...or enough to make up 2" thick g'wales? 

The LVL laminations are oriented to provide strength in the axis parallel to the long side of the beam, which is unlike plywood and the axis that needs to be strong for the gunnel.  It is much easier to simply buy a lvl rather than laminate plywood and it is comes from the factory as straight as a string.

By the way, I hadn't thought about it before, but I don't know about LVL glue in wet environments. 

LVLs are manufactured with the same glue and process as exterior plywood.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: LVL Gunnels
« Last post by larspa on May 21, 2018, 05:59:46 AM »
Larry,

Why the LVL?  Why not 1 1/2" marine ply?  Or laminate two 3/4"...or enough to make up 2" thick g'wales?  By the way, I hadn't thought about it before, but I don't know about LVL glue in wet environments.  While it's obviously OK for stringers, given Renn's recommendation and its location, but the g'wale is one of several places where general wear and tear will be more likely to cause the occasional breach of the waterproof surface epoxy / paint, etc.   

Anyway...my thoughts.

te
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / LVL Gunnels
« Last post by bent rod/larry v on May 20, 2018, 09:42:47 PM »
I thought I'd try lvl gunnels.  Looks like it will work and be stout.  I will weave in plywood at the bow to accommodate the curve.  More photos as I get to the front of the boat.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Comments from Widebody owners.
« Last post by Todd j on May 20, 2018, 09:38:58 PM »
I hear ya.  Right now I’m just kinda weighing options.  If I was to go with a Widebody I would use everything I already have on hand including the trailer.  Just a idea to get me on the water quicker and clear some space in the driveway.   No way I can power through a GA build and rig it for use in the same time frame I could float a much smaller boat.  I have the wife on board with either way which is a big plus!
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from Istanbul
« Last post by Cordell on May 20, 2018, 08:31:26 PM »
Luk Diver has a door in the transom . Definitely worth checking out. They have some good picks of it in this thread.

https://fishyfish.com/boards/general-discussion-tolman-skiffs/best-solution-transom-extensionswim-platformdive-door/msg19021/#msg19021
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Tolman Skiff Adventures / Re: Washington to the Bahamas
« Last post by Cordell on May 20, 2018, 08:20:19 PM »
Altantic and Pacific fish in the same season on the same boat...first for me. Thanks Ron for towing the boat across the country and back in time for Halibut season!
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