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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / My GA build
« Last post by Cannon on February 01, 2016, 09:22:54 PM »
I'm not putting a kicker on it at this point. I'd like to run it and see how it works. If I do decide to add a kicker, I will use a bracket. I originally planned on mounting a kicker alongside the main, but it restricted the storage so I filled it in. Funny how while building a boat you get a good feel for what works and what doesn't. I thought when I started I knew exactly what I wanted, but it has continued to evolve since the day I started. So far I'm happy with how it is coming together, we will see after I fish it for a season and see how it flows...
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Bronze fittings, bronze screws?
« Last post by Mo 'Poxy on February 01, 2016, 09:12:11 PM »
I have a bronze scoop intake for my wash down pump. When installing do I need to use bronze screws or are stainless ok? I hate to buy a box since I only need four...

It is usually not a good idea to mix dissimilar metals in water. Saltwater is worse than fresh water since saltwater is more electrically conductive.

How bad an idea depends on how far apart the metals are on the galvanic series and how long they will be immersed in water. 

If they are seldom in an electrolyte (water) it hardly matters.

If in water, especially salt water, then the metals' relative position on the galvanic series indicates the potential for corrosion of the metal that is lower in the series.

Here is a link to the galvanic series https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galvanic_series#Galvanic_series_.28most_noble_at_top.29

Notice that stainless steels are at the top of useful metals. It is not a good idea to connect stainless to other metals.

Stainless and silicon bronze tend to play nice together.

Look how low aluminum is. Why do outboard manufacturers connect stainless steel to cast aluminum? Me thinks it is planned obsolescence.

You learn something useless everyday.






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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by elkhunter338 on February 01, 2016, 08:40:35 PM »
Cannon good looking progress.  I hope to get my pilot house floor down this weekend for the final time, except the section over the fuel tank, finger crossed. 

It looks like you have your transom cut for a single OB no kicker, are you planning on mounting a kicker on a kicker bracket of some sort?  Go the no kicker route and just have a single.  Keep at it.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by Cannon on February 01, 2016, 08:03:04 PM »
Seems like I spent half my life on a ladder two steps to go over the transom was a piece of cake. I am glad that you told me to wait to build the splashwell, it is a lot longer climb now that the splashwell is in place.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Bronze fittings, bronze screws?
« Last post by Lyle on February 01, 2016, 12:29:32 PM »
Sorry Cannon. All out on silicon bronze screws
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Ebond epoxy. Am I missing something?
« Last post by narvik on February 01, 2016, 11:36:36 AM »
Hei, I have just positive experience with off label epoxy. I ordered my first batch online from a boat building shop, but after a short period I realized that the same company was selling big scale for industrial flooring. It is the same stuff. Lots of money to save. We are best friends now and I get the flooring prices. Model building is most expensive, maritime is next, and then you have the industrial users. I was able to visit their storage facilities. Same product, different pricing.
Peter
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by David Nolan on February 01, 2016, 11:28:37 AM »
How are the knees holding up Kent?

You know when I see the boats up on a jig, and then with the engine drywell installed, my knees started to hurt.

I lowered my hull all the way to the garage floor set on a piece of plywood to get it all the way down, and did not install the drywell until later in the game.   I know I made several thousand trips in and out of that damn boat.  If I had had to climb It would have been another season

You are making good progress. 
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Ebond epoxy. Am I missing something?
« Last post by Cannon on February 01, 2016, 09:24:33 AM »
I got my epoxy Friday and spent yesterday glassing the parts and pieces I had precut and fitted during the week. To be quite honest, couldn't really tell the difference from Aeromarine except my wallet wasn't nearly as light at the end of the exchange. $82.00 American dollars as opposed to $200.00 from Aeromarine. Shipping was basically the same. I wish I hadn't had my head so far up my rear the last time! I only ordered three gallons, wish I had done six!
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by Cannon on February 01, 2016, 09:16:19 AM »
Fishbite, thanks for the input! Once I get to that point, I will add one through the side on either side of the deck with a neoprene flapper.
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