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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Buying a used outboard
« Last post by film842 on August 22, 2016, 08:17:34 AM »
Pfithian...don't mean to come off as to harsh about these folks. Could be I caught them at a bad time and I do appreciate your recommendation.



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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Buying a used outboard
« Last post by film842 on August 22, 2016, 07:59:34 AM »
I promised to post the results of my engine shopping with Totem garage here but there's nothing to report. 3 phones messages left and no return calls.


E-mail them: 

dustinbrown3535@bell.blackberry.net
dustinbrown3535@icloud.com
sandrabrown@totemresorts.com

I'm reluctant to deal with a company that ignores my calls
 Especially since I went to some trouble to make sure that I was asking for the right person over a 10 day period.

Too bad. I liked the look of it.








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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Buying a used outboard
« Last post by pfithian on August 22, 2016, 07:30:35 AM »
I promised to post the results of my engine shopping with Totem garage here but there's nothing to report. 3 phones messages left and no return calls.


E-mail them: 

dustinbrown3535@bell.blackberry.net
dustinbrown3535@icloud.com
sandrabrown@totemresorts.com
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Ply on frame similar to Widebody?
« Last post by BobC on August 22, 2016, 07:08:03 AM »
I think your all convincing me... Would it be best to start another thread on the pros and cons of a standard vs. Widebody? I'm really interested in how much perceived difference flat chines and the extra 6" of beam make? I have tried searching without finding much.

You might get more replies on that particular topic with a new thread.

The important thing to remember is that the standard is lighter and narrower than the widebody, therefore it is a little more efficient.  When you add the width to the widebody and the additional weight, it needs the chines to provide a a little extra lift for getting on plane quick and maintaining good efficiency.  It also works well for deflecting spray and keeping the ride a little dryer.  This is the reason some guys like myself have added a little negative downturn to the outer edge of the chine is to make it run dryer and hold the water under the boat to create lift.  The jumbo being slightly larger yet and heavier, expands the chine width a little more proportionate to size and weight.

The narrower the boat is, the less power it will take to push it at the same speed as a wider boat.  However, the narrower boat typically is less stable than a wider boat  of same design and hard chine boats are inherently more stable than soft chines.

Hope this helps.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Buying a used outboard
« Last post by elkhunter338 on August 21, 2016, 10:31:17 PM »
When I first started looking at outboards, the best prices were at the PDX BOAT SHOW. once that had passed prices rose considerably.
Good to know will have to hit the PDX boat show this year if I still need an OB then, I have the PDX boat show already marked on my calendar.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New build in VA finally starting...
« Last post by Dshoe on August 21, 2016, 07:27:53 PM »
very cool seeing your mods- i plan on flaring my bow as well. only my decision is after the fact as i realized i wanted a wider walk way to get up to the bow yet not lose any width to the cabin on an already narrow boat. so i will have to devise it in place when the boat is flipped. but it will allow for diverting the water as well.. my plan is to leave the upper spray rail off for now as it may not be necessary up front depending on the bow and also it might detract from the feel and look of the mod. keep up the great work...
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New build in VA finally starting...
« Last post by Cannon on August 21, 2016, 06:08:27 PM »
I definitely like what you are doing!


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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New build in VA finally starting...
« Last post by Oyster on August 21, 2016, 06:07:03 PM »
Now that is top shelf! Not much else to say, but a great job putting your tweaks on this build and hull.  Check in sometime.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Ply on frame similar to Widebody?
« Last post by Dave Wright on August 21, 2016, 05:48:35 PM »
Thanks Dave! What you described would be the perfect layout. I guess it's time for me to really study the book and get it planned out as completely as I can. In the mean time I have to finish some projects for the wife and experiment with a small epoxy/glass project.

I'm sure I will have many more question. Thanks everyone!

I was wrong when I said you'd only have storage under thd seat/ cabinets in the pilot house. If you were willing to omit the central lower section of the forward bulkhead you would have storagd under the forward deck to the flotation chamber.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New build in VA finally starting...
« Last post by captainfogfish on August 21, 2016, 05:41:12 PM »
Lookin' good shipmate
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