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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by BobC on May 20, 2016, 06:32:43 AM »
If the cat left paw prints in my epoxy, I might just have to dip the whole cat in epoxy and then glue it to the bow.  A poor man's mini version of this.... ;D



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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New fuel tank - advice needed
« Last post by BobC on May 20, 2016, 06:20:58 AM »
You don't mention what material the tank is made of.  If it is plastic, you will need to allow room for expansion.  Other than that it really doesn't matter what material you fill the gap with.  Some guys secure them with some nylon or stainless straps.  It could be done as simply as gluing some blocks of wood to the stringers at intervals.  With plastic tanks, the gasket around the sending gauge and fuel/vent inlet and outlet can be subject to deteriorating and leaking after time due to the constant expansion/contraction of the materials.  Best to have an inspection port at this location.

If the tank is made of aluminum. I would not use anything that could trap moisture against the aluminum as this will cause corrosion.  Once again you can use some blocks of wood that are epoxy/glass covered glued to stringers to hold it in place. UHMW plastic strips or HDPE or even some peices of PEX pipe will also work to hold it in place, will not wear a hole in the aluminum and will not retain moisture against the aluminum.  Don't use foam or a dissimilar metal.
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We're little more than an hour's drive from PT (Bainbridge Isl) and will likely come up by car or by boat. Would be fun to see some other Tolman folks.

BTW, I was in the Maritime Center last weekend and there's a 26' Bartender in there that a guy from Portland is working on. Nice guy. Nice boat.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New fuel tank - advice needed
« Last post by SmokinFletch on May 19, 2016, 07:09:32 PM »
 The extra vent
I would guess, the extra vent is for diesel fuel, it needs a return line

I braced my fuel tank with 1" aluminum pieces, I put neoprene between the tank and aluminum brackets I made.
I bought the aluminum at the big box store in a 3' length.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by captainfogfish on May 19, 2016, 06:52:38 PM »
Swallows are my Nemeses , those things shit on every thing  ::) . That and the cat that likes the warm shed but hates epoxy , not as much as he hates Acetone when I use it to wash his paws though , I have a few paw prints in the epoxy  ;D
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by tananaBrian on May 19, 2016, 06:46:37 PM »
Almost all Tolmans and GA's have mosquitoes and flies epoxied right in, some sanded in half and coated over again...

bd
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Other Boat Building Projects / Re: The Boat BW
« Last post by GullableSailor on May 19, 2016, 06:21:00 PM »
Mo that is a beautiful skiff that really demonstrates your talents. Congratulations on the launch.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Jumbo in VT (by elephant bites)
« Last post by Cannon on May 19, 2016, 04:36:47 PM »
You are on a roll, git r done, fishing is heating up


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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by Cannon on May 19, 2016, 04:35:17 PM »
Hell, I have red LED rope lights, I could turn it into a Christmas whore house...


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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by gdwamsley on May 19, 2016, 03:11:23 PM »
Oh no. That's beat.  My consistent problem has been bird poop.  Some of it is glassed in and living there for perpetuity

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