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Tolman Skiff FAQ / Re: Engines, propellers, rpm, and speed
« Last post by Cannon on September 17, 2016, 08:16:44 PM »
Funny, but sea conditions play a big part in this, speed can vary 5 knots depending on currents and swell.
2003 Yamaha 225 6 cylinder 4-stroke
5600 rpm 18-20 knots
5800 rpm 22-24 knots
Average fuel burn has been consistently 3.51 MPG
SOLAS SS three blade 17" prop
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Southern Maryland Jumbo Build
« Last post by cj8mule on September 17, 2016, 05:09:34 PM »
Hell, slap some paint on her and let's go fishing! Just kidding, looking good, and you are making good progress, it's a marathon not a sprint!


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Thanks Cannon.  Looking back through your build... you were sprinting.  Boat building definitely cuts into fishing time.


Looking good. You are at the point I stressed out about the most and found it was nothing at all to get the bottom on. I pre-marked all of my screw holes and wrote out the gluing process in big words on a sheet of paper and taped it to the wall rather than looking through the book while scrambling around. My electric drill burned out and then my battery went dead in my portable while screwing it down. Still had plenty of time to borrow a neighbors drill to finish the screwing process.

Thanks GS.  I didn't stress to much getting the bottom glued up last night.  I was working by myself so there was alot of running back and forth.  The worst part was trying to get a swig of beer every now and then.



Nice work.  Shop space looks great!

Thanks Paul.  Shop is 36 X 16... and I wouldn't want it any smaller. 


I ended up dry fitting the stringers and installed all the screws to make sure everything was the way I wanted it.  Worked out fine and with cordless bit driver it was not a hassle.  If you want more time with the epoxy you could use the e-bond slow hardener.  I think they just came out with a fairly slow hardener, I used aero and had enough time.  I had 2 helpers that day.
Looking good.  I think the standard size jumbo is now probably 24-26'.

Thanks elk.  The epoxy worked out great and I was able to get a pretty good stringer fit.  (One side is off by a 1/16th at the stringer horse. lol)   I think you're right about the 24-26' Jumbo.

Here are some measurement just for reference later:
I added a couple of feet to my bottom panels on top of 3 full sheets.  I believe the bottom panel total length was around 24' 5".  I only cut off 2 to 3 inches hanging past the transom.  I bought 22' LVL stringers and cut a little less than a foot off.  I also used a full 9" stringer height.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by Cannon on September 17, 2016, 04:09:06 PM »
Arne,
You are lucky you stated home today! Coming out of the jaws, it was nice...then a little rougher, then a little rougher, rougher still and finally I needed to take a leak...
Too rough to stand, let alone fish. We called it at around thirty miles. On the way back in, my son spotted a whale breaching.  I shut it down and watched him roll on his side, flapping his fin. I said Ben, that is awesome, I have never seen a whale Breach! Then right in front of the boat, another whale breached! He looks at me and says, "you have now!" What a trip!


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Tolman Skiff Adventures / Re: Tuna are moving back in to the Oregon coast
« Last post by luk diver on September 17, 2016, 02:12:58 PM »
 Been using noaa graphics site for years and just recently using ( https://www.windyty.com/46.063/-124.649?45.837,-125.021,9  ) . The tuna boys out of Ilwaco speak highly of it. Any south wind over 5kts. we're really leary of. B & B
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Tolman Skiff Adventures / Re: Tuna are moving back in to the Oregon coast
« Last post by Cannon on September 17, 2016, 01:31:46 PM »
Rough today, so much for the weather report.  Will post video when I get home


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Tolman Skiff Adventures / Re: Tuna are moving back in to the Oregon coast
« Last post by luk diver on September 17, 2016, 12:52:45 PM »
 Must be pretty good quality as they sell to restaurants and Whole Foods. Probably 28' boat and they net their fish/bleed and ice asap. Not quite our quality I'm sure. We've gotten flash frozen albacore from the swordfish boats in San Francisco and it wasn't that good of quality. The boats operating out of Samoa are 'assembly lines' that loin their fish and individually vac bag the product. The albacore as white flesh tuna have to be carefully handled compared to Bluefin/yellow fin tuna. B & B
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Tolman Skiff Adventures / Re: Tuna are moving back in to the Oregon coast
« Last post by tananaBrian on September 17, 2016, 11:58:55 AM »
Good hunting. Late season gets slower so you're doing great. One guy who runs from Ilwaco (Oppor-Tun-anity) advertised on IFish he's getting close to ending fishing and his price is $9/lb for vac bagged loins and $3/lb whole. Bruce said our first trip was $2000 then. That's some good eats. B & B

And if it's flash-frozen sushi-grade like you guys produce, would it sell for even more?

bd
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Tolman Skiff FAQ / Re: Engines, propellers, rpm, and speed
« Last post by pfithian on September 17, 2016, 11:32:35 AM »
Numbers for Ken Chase's and our Jumbo are on the Wikipedia page.

Here are some revised numbers for mine, showing the comparison of the old 115 vs 135 HO E-TEC motors.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: My GA build
« Last post by Arne K on September 17, 2016, 10:05:49 AM »
A similar sized Grady would get about 1/3 the mileage in those conditions. This encourages me about what my 23.5' Widebody will get with a 115hp. I know a couple of hull-flippers that would help with the gas bill if there was room ;)
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Tolman Skiff Adventures / Re: Tuna are moving back in to the Oregon coast
« Last post by luk diver on September 17, 2016, 09:34:25 AM »
 Good hunting. Late season gets slower so you're doing great. One guy who runs from Ilwaco (Oppor-Tun-anity) advertised on IFish he's getting close to ending fishing and his price is $9/lb for vac bagged loins and $3/lb whole. Bruce said our first trip was $2000 then. That's some good eats. B & B
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