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Kennneee

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  1. Marissa # 63

    BEAUTIFUL! Take a victory lap!
  2. A Visit From Graham

    Carter, The first part about the master designer is spot on. The second is an act of kindness. I never expected Graham to sail here so who knows if a trip to the desert could be possible. Carlita is capable of some unexpected feats:). Ken
  3. A Visit From Graham

    I attended the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival this year. Got to meet Graham in person and see his beautiful CARLITA. There was a pretty constant stream of people admiring his boat and the clever details that seem to be in every corner of his boat. The self steering system was a real crowd pleaser. After the show Graham sailed his 17' Core Sound to Salt Spring Island were we live. We tracked his progress via his SPOT link. Seeing CARLITA come into view was s beautiful sight indeed. Beauty and function! Got to know Graham a bit and besides being a WIZARD he is an exceptionally nice guy. What a treat to share some meals, hike and have him look my Outer Banks over and point out some of his thinking on design. Here is a link to a few more pics. https://photos.app.goo.gl/QgFVmWgUK9yqSgBF2
  4. OK256 in Vanuatu

    Wow! Stunningly beautiful. Any input on overall performance?
  5. Utah OB20

    I quit using drywall screws years ago. Pocket screws are more expensive but I reuse them over and over. I usually predrill but it is often not necessary since they will drill themselves. Never had one break and the heads don't strip like phillips can. Once you wuit using Phillips you won't go back. If they get stuck In cured epoxy I give them a blast of heat with a heat gun and out they come. I use plywood washers when there is a lot of load to pull a plank in but often don't need to since they have a washer head. I actually like them to make a very slight impression in the surface of the wood. It makes filling the hole easier, particularly on horizontal surfaces. The indentation keeps the resin inplace as it soaks into the hole and accepts filler better. Bottom line is what you think will work best for you. They are available at most woodworking supply houses and Amazon. Pocket joinery has become quit common. I find that the prices can vary quite a bit. I keep a number of different lengths with 1" being the most used length on this project. Cheers, Ken
  6. Utah OB20

    I quit using drywall screws years ago. Pocket screws are more expensive but I reuse them over and over. I usually predrill but it is often not necessary since they will drill themselves. Never had one break and the heads don't strip like phillips can. Once you wuit using Phillips you won't go back. If they get stuck In cured epoxy I give them a blast of heat with a heat gun and out they come. I use plywood washers when there is a lot of load to pull a plank in but often don't need to since they have a washer head. I actually like them to make a very slight impression in the surface of the wood. It makes filling the hole easier, particularly on horizontal surfaces. The indentation keeps the resin inplace as it soaks into the hole and accepts filler better. Bottom line is what you think will work best for you. They are available at most woodworking supply houses and Amazon. Pocket joinery has become quit common. I find that the prices can vary quite a bit. I keep a number of different lengths with 1" being the most used length on this project. Cheers, Ken
  7. Utah OB20

    Carter, I agree with Russell. Worked well on my OB26. They tend to blow out a little wood when the come through to the inside plank but that is easily filled later. Screws and staples are a good combo. I use square head POCKET SCREWS. Much better than drywall screws. The square head and built in washer are a big advantage. Ken
  8. Utah OB20

    Carter- looks really nice! Love seeing your pics. Ken
  9. Fuel Tanks, Splash well, Windows...

    Yikes! Changed the battery in my motorcycle today and had a new respect for the " acid bomb" that I swapped out. Thanks Dave.
  10. Fuel Tanks, Splash well, Windows...

    Thanks again Egbert!
  11. Fuel Tanks, Splash well, Windows...

    Egbert- thanks for the input. Any pics of your tank installation and venting? Your choices make a good case for an aluminum tank. Don't need to do it twice. Did you add foam for floatation? I have assumed that I would use some rigid foam under the cockpit deck but I am having second thoughts. The price here is absurd for the foam and not sure if it is the best path anyway. Might build airtight floatation chambers instead. Any thoughts appreciated. Cheers, Ken
  12. Fuel Tanks, Splash well, Windows...

    Ken, Thanks for the input! Ken
  13. Utah OB20

    Carter, The boat looks good! For the stringers I just rigged up a simple steam box. A high output kettle and a piece of scrap PVC pipe I had laying around. The pipe gets a bit noodle like but works fine. I have a bigger steam box for larger pieces of wood but this set up was perfect for this application. I was using air dried Yellow Cedar which bends nicely. Kiln dried fir, for example, is a bigger challenge. I did one piece of the the sheer clamp at a time. Let it sit for a few hours after steaming and then glue. Getting sticky is a way of life for the modern boatbuilder:). cheers, Ken
  14. Fuel Tanks, Splash well, Windows...

    Thanks Oyster!
  15. Fuel Tanks, Splash well, Windows...

    Oyster, Yep, planning to glass with 6oz using DWX epoxy. Duckworks claims it has UV inhibitors but I don't totally trust that. I have had really good luck with BRISTOL as a long lasting and durable top coat. Keep the comments coming! cheers, Ken
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