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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Helm arrangement
« Last post by calmwaters on January 08, 2017, 11:54:11 AM »
I had the same thought when I started my widebody build. I planned on building a hard top side console design similar to a Thunderjet brand with a pass through front windshield. That plan changed after I flipped my boat and put the deck on it. Due to the flare at the bow I didn't feel the visibility would be good enough to drive from a standard seated position for this boat . If you look at the commercially built recreational fishing boats around you'll see that they all have a minimal amount of bow flare on their side console models.

I eventually decided to build a small cuddy and am currently in the process of building a cantilevered roof with a forward leaning windshield. 

Chris
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Insulation and flatation
« Last post by gdwamsley on January 08, 2017, 10:42:17 AM »
Ah but if the beer can rolls over it will dump it's precious cargo.

Good points bob on weight distribution and buoyancy locations in relation to rollover.  I was thinking along those lines  but you got there first and stated it better than I would have.

I'm actually considering adding some ballast down my keel line due to my boat layout and what I feel is a bit lower primary stability than I would like.  Put 3 grown men on 1 rail and she rolls hard but doesn't go over which shows me it has good secondary stabilty.  My underdeck is split 3 ways.  Think I'll just pull the main plug and let some water in the middle section and see how the boat reacts. No cost to the experiment and no permanent alterations. Alas, that is for another thread.

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Insulation and flatation
« Last post by GS on January 08, 2017, 10:29:34 AM »
Govt supported theory based on controlled lab tests rarely ever duplicates reality. However many politicians and lobbyist get rich for some odd reason. As of today I am going to make sure I drink around the foam in my beer so its stays on the bottom in case I drop it overboard so I can retrieve it so as to finish it.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Insulation and flatation
« Last post by Cannon on January 08, 2017, 09:58:11 AM »
As usual, good points BobC. The bucket analogy was quite visual!
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New widebody build scarf joint issue
« Last post by scrinch on January 08, 2017, 09:56:24 AM »


... Seams they were correct.... ;D

Nice one!

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Insulation and flatation
« Last post by larspa on January 08, 2017, 09:31:10 AM »
And then there are the big holes.  ~10 years back there was a 35 - 40' fiberglass boat (Bayliner) that sank right at the fuel dock.  It seems the diesel engine vibrated so badly that it simply blew out the bottom at the engine mounts and the engine dropped out and then its boat went down to get it.

I can't recall the brand of engine, except that it was a Japanese engine.

te
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Insulation and flatation
« Last post by larspa on January 08, 2017, 09:18:24 AM »
Re. sinking Tolmans.  It occurs to me that the captains of the sunk Tolmans may have gone down with the ship and were never heard from again.


(OK...just being a twit, apologies)
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Insulation and flatation
« Last post by GS on January 08, 2017, 09:05:35 AM »
bobc,

I debated not reading your post due to the length (my head was beginning to hurt on this thread), but I am glad I did.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New widebody build scarf joint issue
« Last post by cbaker on January 08, 2017, 08:38:57 AM »
Here is a link to an article by Greg Loher the developer of Resin Research. http://www.seabase.eu/docs/resin-research-epoxy-usage/   We pretty much followed his advice about using his epoxy.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New widebody build scarf joint issue
« Last post by Cordell on January 08, 2017, 08:18:56 AM »
We have also used Resin Research and have had none of these problems, our boat is pretty much finished, we are in the painting stage. Did you guys use Additive F with the epoxy? It makes a huge difference.
Cordell

We have been using Resin Research as well and found the same thing happening. We found that when we added a little colloidal to your epoxy, just enough to thicken it a little bit and still be able to roll it out, it will stay put (for the most part)

Looking forward to trying both of these suggestions! Not sure how we missed the additive. Looks as if it will help with a number of issues with have had.

Thanks!
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