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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Ply on frame similar to Widebody?
« Last post by captainfogfish on August 18, 2016, 06:23:55 PM »
Is the standard stable enough for a 6' 4"ish pilot house?
Yip I reckon it is , I have a wheelhoose up Fwd with a small storage / battery cuddy , the wheelhoose is approx 5' 8" from the deck which is attached straight on to the stringers , ( see Scottish Build thread) we run it out of a harbour on the North East Coast of Scotland in some snotty weather , feels pretty stable to me so far .

    Eddie
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Wow, a writer Renn Tolman is not.
« Last post by steveoh on August 18, 2016, 05:22:45 PM »
I believe in Free Speech. Takes a lot to make me delete a thread.

Steveoh

moderator could delete this whole thread as far as I am concerned.

Surely you are not suggesting that differing opinions should be censored. Notice that the original poster is non-responsive. The only participants in this thread lately are Tolmanites. So who is creating this drama and keeping this undesirable thread alive?
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Ply on frame similar to Widebody?
« Last post by Mountaindog on August 18, 2016, 05:22:15 PM »
It looks like Joe Nelsons 18 foot standard has a cuddy. I want a walkthrough pilot house without a cuddy. I want a raised (but still well below the gunwale) casting deck in the bow. It appears I would have to remove the cuddy and most of the cabin...maybe redo the deck.

That reminds me. For those who have experience with both a standard and widebody, how do they compare other than size? Do the chine flats on the widebody make a noticeable difference in stability and lift? Is the standard stable enough for a 6' 4"ish pilot house? 18 feet is long enough for me and I think 7' is wide enough for the pilot house I want. However, I know the standard was designed to be an open skiff, and the widebody is considered more suitable for a cabin.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Another thing I learned this summer
« Last post by BobC on August 18, 2016, 01:30:28 PM »
No, that's not it.  That's a neat concept though, similar to the climbing stick style I mentioned.

Oysters was teak and stainless...  I'll keep looking, know I saw it somewhere.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Ply on frame similar to Widebody?
« Last post by Dave Wright on August 18, 2016, 01:01:08 PM »

... don't have a sketch, but as I said before Dave Witherall's wide body with walk through pilot house (http://fishyfish.com/dave_witherall/index.html) is the closest I have ever seen to what I have in my head.

I'm good with the trailer and outboard requirements. My plan would be to sell my current outboard and upgrade. My 16' tin tub would be converted to a duck boat complete with mud motor. 

Thanks for all the advise and suggestions...


Check out Joe Nelsons 18 foot standard:

http://fishyfish.com/boards/profile/?area=showposts;u=31

3500 bucks gets you a well thought out, easy to complete boat, with an engine. Still has room for a personal touch. Look at the pictures. What doesn't it have that you want?
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Another thing I learned this summer
« Last post by BobC on August 18, 2016, 09:43:51 AM »
Somewhere a while back, can't remebere if it was this forum or elsewhere, Oyster posted a picture of a swim platform with integrated ladder he designed and had welded up.  It was really slick.  I think it would fit the bill here.  I'll see if i can dig it up and repost it or maybe he is lurking and can beat me to it.



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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Ply on frame similar to Widebody?
« Last post by BobC on August 18, 2016, 09:38:48 AM »
stitch and glue uses much more glass and epoxy to make up for the lack of frames. Again, i'm new to this....so...





I think you would be surprised.  My experience is limited but I have seen plank/ply on frame boats built and they use far more epoxy than the S&G style does.   I don't think you would gain much advantage by building with frames and it is certainly slower build method and yields a heavier boat.  The only place a framed boat would be easier is if you wanted a lot of compound curves.   Even many of the strip plank guys are now building on removable jigs to eliminate frames.   
I have found epoxy to be much nicer to work with than polyester.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Another thing I learned this summer
« Last post by Dave B on August 18, 2016, 09:30:02 AM »
I like that one, just need to mount the bracket at an angle or have stops on the transom to rest on. I can see fish lines getting wrapped up/ around it though.

I did a quick search and saw that the bracket that comes with it holds it away from the transom at an angle. It's designed for a quick disconnect and I can't tell how far it hangs down when retracted and whether it could be left on when up and running. It could certainly get in the way of fishing lines, however. I wish one of you would buy it and install it on your Tolman so I could see it.


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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Another thing I learned this summer
« Last post by Rbob on August 18, 2016, 09:15:32 AM »
Garlick makes a cool ladder, eez-in integrated transom adder.  #19902

http://www.garelick.com/Eez-In-Integrated-Transom-Ladder
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