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 91 
 on: July 27, 2015, 06:05:21 PM 
Started by luk diver - Last post by luk diver
 After we flipped we used the same tires we flipped onto and put them on the ground back in the boat tent and the boat rested on them for the 5 months? Depending on the trailer some of the other Tolman builders have skidded their boats right onto them so just as easy skidding it off? Wouldn't know as we jacked our boat putting it on the trailer and try real HARD not getting it off except into the water when launching. Seen several boats launched early and it ain't pretty.

 Our boat tent was a metal tube frame and heavy plastic tarps (went double wall as the sweating wasn't good for epoxing). You've got the open land on your property for a structure? B & B

 92 
 on: July 27, 2015, 05:57:36 PM 
Started by luk diver - Last post by luk diver
what was the copper in the epoxy on the bottom for?  And why was it necessary to sand it off?  it seems to me its encapsulated in the epoxy?



  I didn't copy the ad but I think the copper on the bottom was basically like the graphite for anti-fouling? He stated it might be necessary to sand it smoother. Also some of the primer on the stern quarter he stated needed to be scrapped off and repainted? B & B

 93 
 on: July 27, 2015, 05:56:26 PM 
Started by luk diver - Last post by film842
Thanks. I'm in Wilsonville and a building shed is first on the list. Been noodling ideas all day long and sitting it on the ground is something I had wondered about. Can't think of a reason why not to do it. Well, lots of decisions to make.

Looks like this forum is going to be a terrific resource and hopefully I can help someone in turn down the road.
 Boatbuilding had been a passion of mine all my life and mow I get to really indulge myself.





 94 
 on: July 27, 2015, 05:18:34 PM 
Started by luk diver - Last post by luk diver
 Congradulations, it's a good thing my twin brother wasn't easily sold by me. Where are you located? Looks like there might be 3 Tolmans in the Portland/Vancouver area soon. You have a building shed? We flipped in 3 months and took another 5 months to launch so I'd highly recommend putting it flat on the ground as you'll be stepping into it a 1000x, better into then up to IMO. If we can be of any help let me know. B & B

 95 
 on: July 27, 2015, 05:15:38 PM 
Started by luk diver - Last post by cgrfish
At any rate, it's sitting in my driveway now and I'm sitting in a deck chair staring at it and wondering what I want to do with it.

Congratulations!  Build it!  Finish it and get it in the water!

 96 
 on: July 27, 2015, 05:13:48 PM 
Started by film842 - Last post by Easygoing
Congratulations!  I wondered who ended up with that gift boat.  Looking forward to seeing you finish it.

 97 
 on: July 27, 2015, 03:46:51 PM 
Started by film842 - Last post by film842
Just joined the forum after purchasing a completed Jumbo hull, 25' on a trailer. I was just getting ready to start on Pac city dory when I saw the ad in Craigslist in which the owner was offering the completed hull and trailer for an unbelievable $1500. Thought it was a typo but it wasn't. There is a thread here under General Discussions from others who saw the ad. I just happened to be the first one there I think. I had no plans to build a Tolman even though I had read the book a few years ago, but this was a complete no brainer.

The owner built the hull 10 years ago at a boat building school in Washington and the trailer was built by King trailers and hasn't seen the water yet. He's had it stored in his barn plus shrinkwrapped ever since building it. He always thought that he was going to be able to finish it out, but it didn't work out. It became clear to me in talking to him that he was more interested in seeing it go into good hands and getting finished off than he was in making money.

So, here I sit in my driveway staring at it wondering how I became such a smart shopper. Usually I get screwed on boat deals. It's my history.

At any rate, I look forward to being a member of this group and learning what I can. I have built a large Pac city dory in the past, but his is a different animal and I think it's going to be great fun.

 98 
 on: July 27, 2015, 03:32:06 PM 
Started by luk diver - Last post by film842
I'm the guy who purchased the hull and trailer and yes it is a tremendous deal. I think that the seller was more interested in seeing the boat completed by someone with experience than he was in making money. Interesting guy and I think he found it hard to give up on his dream of finishing it up. Don't blame him a bit. He wants to drop by and watch progress which he is entirely welcome to do

At any rate, it's sitting in my driveway now and I'm sitting in a deck chair staring at it and wondering what I want to do with it.

 99 
 on: July 27, 2015, 03:01:44 PM 
Started by luk diver - Last post by David Nolan
what was the copper in the epoxy on the bottom for?  And why was it necessary to sand it off?  it seems to me its encapsulated in the epoxy?


 100 
 on: July 27, 2015, 02:25:56 PM 
Started by BobC - Last post by BobC
I'm planning to do 1/2" bottom, 3/8' sides. Same as a Jumbo but using the GA cut plans.  Build order will be pretty close to the GA build manual.  I guess this is sort of a hybrid Jumbo/GA build.  Need to get my existing boat sold to make some more space for the fairbody assembly and jig in the garage, that will also give me some more $ for the project.


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