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Other Boat Building Projects / Re: The Boat BW
« Last post by AlasKen on May 19, 2016, 09:26:04 AM »
How did the test run go?

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I was surprised by the noise. The sealed airspace between the bottom and the deck is like a cello. I told my wife, "It sounds like a cello with outboards." Although I was neutral on the foam vs. air argument, the noise has pushed me to the foam side of the argument.
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I noticed the same thing but got used to it after a trip or 2.  I will tell you that if you hit something like a piece of floating firewood you expect to see water gushing in but when you look all is dry.  WHen you pull it out of the water on the trailer you crawl under to see how big the gash is and how hard it will be to fix and you can't find a spot the inspect. 

I had wondered about foam making a difference in the sound of water slap.  I am not a big proponent of foam as I have seen to many examples of waterlogged foam but I would entertain the thought of having it in the cuddy and the main cabin and not under the fish deck.  Just my thought but it is not a big enough deal for me to tear out to replace.  The air works fine.  I would be interested in knowing if those who used pool noodles have the same echo chamber effect?

Sounds like a success.  Where did you trailer to and launch from?  Ken
 Ken
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / My GA build
« Last post by Cannon on May 19, 2016, 09:17:21 AM »
Put the rub rails on yesterday, I put a bead of 5200 along the top edge... Then the wind came up and deposited fir pods on the whole length...
The Good Lord has a sense of humor...


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Not spoken for yet. Some interest but not sold as of today. You can still get a wonderful Tolman, completely built and ready to make  your own and start the adventures!
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Other Boat Building Projects / Re: The Boat BW
« Last post by gdwamsley on May 19, 2016, 03:33:56 AM »
The boat really did come out looking nice.  No way I have the patience for all that bright work.

Bow flare looks a little higher than normal.  Did you so a little MO-dification in that area?

Glad the ride is good and the trailer worked well.  Just enjoy it now.

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That would be one of my questions, what about lightning? Ocean cruisers, at least the good ones have a special wire running from the high point to a plate on the exterior of the hull.
As far as the other items, I have a Cat-1 EPIRB, 6 man offshore SOLAS rated raft, 2- SOLAS approved gumby suits, Orion commercial 3-50 mile signal kit, DSC radio with GPS, 5 type-1 life preservers. Of, and two fire extinguishers...
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Other Boat Building Projects / Re: The Boat BW
« Last post by Mo 'Poxy on May 18, 2016, 08:17:08 PM »
How did the test run go?

The biggest lesson was...damn the bugs are out early. After two hours trailering on the highway the boat windshield was, well, it really bugged me.

A big part of the test run was trailering. New boat...new trailer...it trailered awesome, like it wasn't there at all. No load. No wiggle.

The boat's escape at the launch was entertaining.

I was surprised by the noise. The sealed airspace between the bottom and the deck is like a cello. I told my wife, "It sounds like a cello with outboards." Although I was neutral on the foam vs. air argument, the noise has pushed me to the foam side of the argument.

The speed was impressive. Those twin Honda 50obs on my semi-dory could not exceed 5k rpms before prop twist and whatnot made the ride scary. On the new boat I could redline them at 6k rpms and all was stable. This is the first time in 20+ years those OBs have seen WOT

 
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Other Boat Building Projects / Re: The Boat BW
« Last post by Cannon on May 18, 2016, 06:26:03 PM »
All I can say is; she is beautiful!


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what scares me the most at sea and what I don't have a defense for is being in an electrical storm and I've been a couple and it scared the shit out of me one was for almost 3 hours


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radar not red


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oh yeah this year I added a real radar reflector      people don't understand how it's reflected and what RCS is and why those silly looking reflectors wor so good    are used to wonder why a 60 foot steel boat would have one of those parabolic red reflectors up above the cabin


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