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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Widebody Cabin Pics
« Last post by GS on February 25, 2017, 08:57:36 AM »
About a year ago I made the comment that a GA was like a Tolman on steroids and I got schooled and put in my place that it was not a fair statement to Brian Dixon. I still believe it is a good analogy for the uneducated inquisitive that are researching these boats. Just call me mud.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Widebody Cabin Pics
« Last post by Cannon on February 25, 2017, 08:48:50 AM »
GS, it is a Tolman variant, kind of a Tolman on steroids 😈
Dave Wright, I tried to load it here on the forum, but like you said it is a PITA. I gave up and I used Tapatalk, which will let you load larger photos with ease.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Widebody Cabin Pics
« Last post by GS on February 25, 2017, 06:09:20 AM »
Cannon's is actually a GA not a jumbo. He is just a wannabe Tolmanite. LOL
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Pigmented epoxy vs. paint
« Last post by GS on February 25, 2017, 06:07:23 AM »
That's a looooong boat.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Widebody Cabin Pics
« Last post by narvik on February 25, 2017, 06:04:46 AM »
No pictures, sorry!
But I am in the same situation. Slightly stretched Widebody and I want a standing height cabin.
I raised the stringers under the fishing deck, about 2.5 inches. This allows for relatively cheap fuel tanks. Then I have a step (3 inches) into the cabin and I will keep the bare hull as my floor. The step is accommodating the fuel lines, fill and vent. There might be some tripping risk with the stringers and angled surfaces, but I calculated that there is no other way to get close to standing height. Being 6 ft 3inches it will still be tight and a compromise, probably best with a sitting or leaning position at the helm. At least I want to step into the cabin without banging my head.
I build the boat one step at a time, so I worked my way from the transom to the rear bulkhead. So far I have just clamped the cabin outlines together, using scraps and cardboard.
It absolutely is a balance, the proportions and looks are tricky on a Widebody.
Peter
You also have to think about the sides. They're not that impressive when you raise the deck. I might need stainless steel rails to feel safe.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Wireless Kill Switch
« Last post by narvik on February 25, 2017, 05:44:28 AM »
Hei,
This is important, the classic kill switch doesn't work when fishing. Especially when you are alone. Handling the boat and your equipment and bait while you are linked to the controls.... I tried to be safety-aware, but not possible.
A man over board situation is always dangerous, even with a kill switch. The boat has its momentum and speed, and especially with a cabin it will sail with the wind.
So keep yourself as safe as possible.
Peter
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Wireless Kill Switch
« Last post by gdwamsley on February 25, 2017, 04:08:10 AM »
I think I remember canon putting one in his ga but I might be wrong. Don't remember which he put in but interested to hear your experience with this. Definitely an addition I want in my skiff.

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Pigmented epoxy vs. paint
« Last post by twisted1 on February 24, 2017, 10:56:30 PM »
We finished our hull with white pigment in the epoxy for the entire exterior of our hull. We also painted our hull exterior. Both were done in white, just so the instance of scratches the hull color would still be white. We also added pigment to the interior of the hull, only because we had extra and it has no effect on the integrity of the epoxy. Do have to say our fish boxes finished with white epoxy and fumed silica look very much like thick Gel coat.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Wireless Kill Switch
« Last post by Randy Zimmerman on February 24, 2017, 08:21:45 PM »
 A few years ago, I was on an offshore trip in another members widebody when a wave broke and myself the skipper and another guy were all three nearly in the water. We all chuckled afterwards about how "funny" it would have been watching the skif go over the horizon. I think this switch will be a lot easier to actually use. I'll post a report once I get it installed.

Randy
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Widebody Cabin Pics
« Last post by Dave Wright on February 24, 2017, 08:07:31 PM »
I don't have a widebody, I have a GA. I was initially worried about height, because I wanted to have a self bailing deck. I am also 6'4" tall (in your ear Dave Wright ) so my cabin is tall enough that I can walk fwd without getting beaned by the rods hanging overhead. Long story short, I raised the deck four inches and the cabin eight inches, in case Dave Wright comes aboard, wearing elevator shoes.
It handles well in the wind unless you are in a tight marina...


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How do you post a picture that shows up like that Cannon ?  You didn't use the attachment feature did you?
On many forums posting a picture is fraught with issues. I don't use photobucket anymore because of complications there.

Your Jumbo looks nice. You have to remember that a Jumbo is an entirely different boat from the Standard and the Widebody, and big enough tonadd a good size house without looking overwhelmed. Yours looks fine.
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