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Now that is a big boat! Makes a jumbo look, eh, small... ;)
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Tolman Skiff FAQ / Re: Planing outside edges of bottom to match the chines better?
« Last post by TFreeburg on October 30, 2017, 08:44:46 PM »
I am taking Dr. Cannon's advice, and so far none of the fillets have been the size of a cat.  More to come - stay tuned.
That being said, the bonding looks good.  I am going with just epoxy and wood flour and I am saving the micro-balloons and silica for later.  I am impressed with the strength of straight wood flour with joints that will later be covered with more epoxy and blankets of fiberglass.  My understanding is micro-balloons do not add strength, and silica is best for vertically leaning joints.
Snohomish Tom
PS - Medical issues are significant impacts, speaking from personal experience.  Go for it when you can boys - life is shorter than you expect.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Southern Maryland Jumbo Build
« Last post by Cordell on October 30, 2017, 07:25:22 PM »


I chose to make my transom 15 degrees which I would do again.  I have plenty of trim to push the bow down, but am considering some trim tabs.  They are way down on the must have list, but I can see a need for them around the 1 to 2 foot bay chop.  There are many other things with higher priority though....  like an ERIP, life raft,

--dave

Good to know about the transom angle and trim tabs. We went 14°.  I think I may oversize the transducer blocks to accommodate possible future trim tabs. The boat I currently run in the trim tabs are used constantly when in the ocean or when the bay gets 2ft +.  Makes a big difference keeping the bow down and cutting the chop. Easier on the hull if not the fuel economy.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Southern Maryland Jumbo Build
« Last post by cj8mule on October 30, 2017, 06:11:27 PM »
I've run the boat about 300 or so miles around the Chesapeake Bay  area in varying sea conditions....   all I can say is how impressed I am with this boat.  I'm starting to get used to the slow speed handling.  The 4 stroke 9.9 kicker was worth the money!  It's a quiet and very fuel efficient to troll around.  I made a steering connection rod that I take on and off when I want to use the kicker.

I chose to make my transom 15 degrees which I would do again.  I have plenty of trim to push the bow down, but am considering some trim tabs.  They are way down on the must have list, but I can see a need for them around the 1 to 2 foot bay chop.  There are many other things with higher priority though....  like an ERIP, life raft, radar.....

I was searching the internet and found some wreck/reef anchors made out of rebar or aluminum....  I might try to make one.  Anyone else use these?  I gotta get me an anchor buoy also!

The best news is getting the title and registration today.  I was fortunate not getting stopped on the water the past few weeks...  not sure I could've talked my way out of that one.  All in all, it took 6 weeks for Maryland DNR to come up with a value for my boat.     

--dave
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Looks great Bob!  Let me know when you want a fishing break.
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I would definitely give way to a guy docking like that.

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Tolman Skiff FAQ / Re: Planing outside edges of bottom to match the chines better?
« Last post by cbaker on October 30, 2017, 03:33:53 PM »
When we built our 20ft Standard I planed the bottom panels from where the curve started forward to the bow, the closer I got to the bow the more I had to plane. If you dry fit the side panels it's pretty easy to tell where and how much to plane. The planing really helped the fit on the inside. We also braced the bottom panels at the back to get the chine as straight as possible.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Graphiting the bottom
« Last post by Cannon on October 30, 2017, 02:27:24 PM »
David  Nolan uses a torch lightly over the surface. I have never tried it, but he claims it works like a champ!


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Announcements / Re: Another Tolman launched!
« Last post by kevdog on October 30, 2017, 02:23:51 PM »
Congratulations on a fine looking Tolman!  Hope you have many fine adventures.

Kevdog
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Graphiting the bottom
« Last post by backatit on October 30, 2017, 12:01:57 PM »
Thanks Ken, others

That is the real world stuff I am looking for.  I am trying to get this right and I don't think it is straight forward as it may seem.   I wonder how long the Antifoal paint would of lasted for you.  What is its life span generally?

 I appreciate you addressing the sun and the graphite.  I think coats of epoxy beats paint structurally.   An issue,  I do not see exactly how not having UV protection on exposed section of the boat is a good thing, although, as I have noted to others, many of the best boats have done just that.  I also think heating up the fiberglass and epoxy of the hull higher than need be with black is potentially a problem. At least, it could cause telegraphing of the weave.   I know I live in the northwest and it isn’t FLA, but at least as a theoretical point. 

As I said, on advice, I do have system 3 primer coming and will probably buy some ezpoxy paint for at least above the water line.   I do have several unopened quarts of Brightside paint that I could use.  As I have mentioned to another,  thoughts about the  anti-foul paint is  that the paint probably has to give up some good characteristics that topside paint possesses in order to excel for its intended purpose. So if I am only trailering the boat then I thought maybe I would not need a bottom paint and go with a topside that has the characteristic that make it excel at its mission.

Where I stand now is I copied what Jim Shula did on one of his boats.  That is if I got it right.  ( I have reached out to him).  It is the same boat as in this cool flipping the boat video called Flipogram.  Worth checking out.

https://www.facebook.com/sw.wkshop/videos/1267806916632353/

 So, I have taped off and applied 2 coats of graphite on the majority of bottom and not up sides or at bow.  Logically, to me, it makes sense accepting  some flies in the ointment.  Nothing is perfect.  Especially my finish.

Which brings up a problem. I am getting air bubble in the graphite.  I applied over well sanded epoxy in declining temperatures with a good roller, and tipped off with a 4" Jen brush.  When I put second coat on it did not fill most of air holes.  Any advice on what I can do to fill in air holes?  Looks bad because they don't have graphite coloring.  Please if you have advice on the bubble problem please advice me.

Thanks All

Tony
 
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