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Other Boat Building Projects / Re: what I have been working on
« Last post by saddlemaker on April 28, 2016, 05:01:49 PM »
        her a couple more pics
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by cgrfish on April 28, 2016, 04:31:20 PM »
Looks Awesome - almost ready to head to Newport!
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by GullableSailor on April 28, 2016, 02:09:39 PM »
Sweet!
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by Cannon on April 28, 2016, 01:38:14 PM »
On the trailer now, mounting the OB next.


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Other Boat Building Projects / Re: what I have been working on
« Last post by adam_k on April 28, 2016, 07:37:01 AM »
She's beautiful! 
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: UHMW vs. HDPE
« Last post by pfithian on April 28, 2016, 04:20:23 AM »
Why use either on the boat or trailer?

If you don't plan on putting the boat on a rocky beach, leave them off. They are not necessary for boat performance and are a potential leak path for water into the bottom panel. Many of us have built without them.

For a trailer bunk, see this thread I started on using graphited cellular PVC adhered to 4x6 Douglas Fir bunks:  http://fishyfish.com/boards/index.php/topic,2891.msg28600.html#msg28600
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Jumbo Sides - Scarf in Place?
« Last post by pfithian on April 28, 2016, 03:45:48 AM »
See this thread:  http://fishyfish.com/boards/index.php/topic,1388.msg12595.html#msg12595

I never figured out Renn's instructions on this.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: UHMW vs. HDPE
« Last post by Cannon on April 27, 2016, 09:46:24 PM »
I believe that UHMW is much stronger than HDPE. If that was not the case, HDPE would be more popular for industrial use. Not sure whether or not one is slicker than the other, but I am going with the UHMW because it will give me years of use under hard abusive use. Yes it is expensive, but in the end I think the "investment" is worth the cost, considering the history of the product, especially under hard industrial use.
The guy who loaded the sheet on my rig, told me he put the same thing on his trailer. He was extremely pleased with the results. He told me that he had to idle back much more compared to the carpet he had replaced two times prior to going with UHMW.
 I considered using TREX on my bunks, as my last trailer had it and it worked Ok other than having a break on one side. My problem with TREX, was that it needs to be supported. It cannot span any distance and is structurally un sound. The GA is quite a bit heavier than my last boat, and has bottom paint as opposed to the aluminum keel on my last ride. I feel that the slick surface will abrade the bottom less...not to mention easier to load by myself.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: interior paint prep ?
« Last post by pfithian on April 27, 2016, 07:25:25 PM »
my kids put on some old latex on the insides    no prep     holding up fine


That's all you need to do.  Wipe off any amine residue with a damp cloth, sand or Scotchbrite lightly, and paint with a water based acrylic latex.  I suggest Valspar Duramax.
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Other Boat Building Projects / Re: what I have been working on
« Last post by saddlemaker on April 27, 2016, 03:15:22 PM »
Stripping the hull  took awhile but it was mostly in half hour 3 or 4 strips in the morning befor work.  I  I do remember thinking I would be done by now if this was a Tolman....   I didn't keep track of time spent....
 Sanding inside and out was an ugly job.   I downgraded the finish to a 20 foot finish :)  Sprayed the outside of the hull with an epoxy paint but brushed the rest.
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