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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New Jumbo launch
« Last post by gdwamsley on May 18, 2018, 02:47:01 AM »
Nice job. Congrats.  Awesome feeling eh.

Good speed numbers on the motor.  You can cruise along between 4000 and 4500 conditions permitting and make good time.

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Tolman Skiff FAQ / Re: Can you.........?
« Last post by larspa on May 18, 2018, 01:34:26 AM »
I used silicon bronze screws for anything I was going to leave in.  My understanding is that if they're to be buried, the silicon bronze are best should they become damp for any reason.  Stainless needs some air to hold up, so burying them in epoxy is fine until they become wet/damp. 
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New Jumbo launch
« Last post by elkhunter338 on May 17, 2018, 08:49:54 PM »
Awesome, glad all went well. 
my mercury dealer told me don't follow the owner manual for break-in too aggressive.  They wanted me to hold off wot until 6 hrs.
Mechanic told me less aggressive break in is better. 
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Comments from Widebody owners.
« Last post by Todd j on May 17, 2018, 08:37:19 PM »
I’m toying with the idea of doing a quick modest build of a Widebody.  My ultimate plans are to go big with a Great Alaskan.  Right now I just can’t finish a ga soon enough and I am  ready to thin the herd.   I want 1 decent size prop boat. The Widebody would replace my jet boat and mark V, and hopefully allow me to do what I want while I work on the ga. My intended use would be near shore bottom fish, halibut on decent enough days, maybe salmon,  diving, and Kokanee fishing in lakes and reservoirs.  I’m a bit  concerned about the 20” motor and a following seas.  I would be repurposing my 115 merc 2 stroke.  Im interested in the thoughts/comments of folks with a similarly powered boat.    Experiences or observations, your .02 is welcome!
Thx.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New Jumbo launch
« Last post by sakatanick on May 17, 2018, 08:01:19 PM »
Congratulations!  Those do sound like good numbers. I like those 115s. They seem like good engines. Can’t wait to see some pics.


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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New Jumbo launch
« Last post by UP Tolman on May 17, 2018, 07:49:14 PM »
Awesome! Congrats! That truly is a sweet feeling and I am sure you were pretty anxious! Show some pictures
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: those who removed their strakes ?
« Last post by bullet on May 17, 2018, 07:43:30 PM »
5-6 years ago maybe longer I ripped some redwood 2x2 into strikes and epoxied, then coated with graphite mix on my 15 footer, no glass, and it’s still there after much abuse. Do not underestimate the power of epoxy. Don’t know if it helps with handling. I have been blown upstream on a river with a fairly stiff current. I tend to come in to the dock pretty hot when the wind and current are fighting me and my little boat has the scars to prove it. Zero screws in that boat and I’ve tried to break it. Used cheapo big box ply too.
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Tolman Skiff FAQ / Re: Can you.........?
« Last post by bullet on May 17, 2018, 07:26:03 PM »
I only have a WB but I used cheap ass Sheetrock screws. I use them as clamps then remove them, most of them anyway. Seems to me that it shouldn’t matter what kind of screw you use if it’s encapsulated in epoxy tho.
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I actually never gave it much thought, but you are right, pushed by the wind makes sense! I was a rock climber in my younger days, you didn’t pee over the side, up draft made it a wet affair


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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: those who removed their strakes ?
« Last post by Oyster on May 17, 2018, 06:38:43 PM »
Handling characteristics vary with every boat that's built. While there are some common issues such a sliding easily in a current or gets blown around in wind is something that will go away to some extent the more time you get on them. Reverse strakes and create an adverse effect on handling when on plane for the shallow water boats. So you must be measured with your angles and any reverse angle that you put in them. I always use them coupled with chine strakes mounted external which helps to release the hull from the water while on plane.
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