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Offline guldam

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Welcome aboard new members!
« on: August 27, 2014, 09:45:07 AM »
We are seeing a lot of new members and I thought that perhaps a more formal board for folks to introduce themselves made sense.

Welcome aboard new folks!


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Re: Welcome aboard new members!
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 03:20:33 PM »
Hi all,
I was supprised to see refrence made to this site regarding my 24' Tolman, RIP Renn, that I've listed on craigslist. My son,Kyle, and I built two of these the winter of 2009 in Winthrop Wa.In the spring I brought mine to Tacoma where I live to rig, wire and outfit while Kyle trailered the other one to Homer, it is a friends boat, Andy, and he was a customer who has a summer place in Homer. I usto live in Homer which is of course where I met Renn and Kyle lives there in the summer and winters in Winthrop.
Kyle is a great craftsman who can think a project through beforehand then is a real whirlwind when he's unleashed. Although I invested a substantial amount of time in the build process my greatest undertaking was figureing out what systems and components I wanted to use and where to put them,like the three 35 gal. fuel tanks in the cabin and that's where Kyles genius took over as far as incorporating them into cabitenery.
I saw mention of a non draining deck problem which was also of a concern to me during our build so I chose to raise and camber the foward portion of the deck at the bulkhead by 2" and reverse camber and raise the aft end of the deck at the transom by 1 1/2" and install the flapper valves from skiff kits in the channeling that Kyle created around the deck hatches and through transom but that didn't quite work out and was never very happy with it so this spring i plugged up the transom and just use a sump box as a pumpout for bilge pump
Thanks for keeping Renn's legend alive
Paul Lints

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Re: Welcome aboard new members!
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 05:32:09 PM »
Welcome aboard and very nice job with your Tolman.  There were definitely some nice features on the deck and in the cabin.  I like your dinette solution using the side of the cabin and a ceiling support.  I may try and utilize that when I redo my cabin after I retire and spend more extended time on the boat.  Is the Homer boat set up similar or does it have a different layout?  And last question for now, do you have a covered anchor rode area or is it open as in Renn's book.  I couldn't tell in the photo's.  Good luck on the sell of your Jumbo.   
Kenneth Dodson
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Offline Randy Zimmerman

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Re: Welcome aboard new members!
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2014, 07:38:22 PM »
Paul - your level of finish and well thought out design are really impressive. Good luck with your sale. I can't imagine that it will take long to sell.

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