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by iwally
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Oil, Tack, Choke Location
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: Oil, Tack, Choke Location

Terry,

Our 54' U-22 has tach, temp and oil on starboard stringers; choke on port stringer.
Don't know if this differs from runabouts.
Good luck.
by iwally
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: looking for help
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: looking for help

Ah, go on .. if I can do it you can too (and misery loves company :D

Hope you find your helper. Meanwhile, this forum and http://eveforum.danenbergboatworks.com/eve/forums
but you probably already know that.

good luck!
iW
by iwally
Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Platers
Replies: 9
Views: 3025

Re: Platers

.. I don't know if there are different grades or thicknesses of the final chrome layer or not by plating companies that do plating for marine hardware. From what little I've learned about plating it seems to have something in common with alchemy. Decorative chrome plating is sometimes called nickel...
by iwally
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Platers
Replies: 9
Views: 3025

Re: Platers

Al, Your post started me thinking about the expected life of a typical plating job. Looking at my chocks with the original factory chrome - the chrome is rubbed off inside the scallop where the lines play, as with yours. Our boat was at dock 3 months (25%) of each year for 20 years - which would amo...
by iwally
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Platers
Replies: 9
Views: 3025

Re: Platers

You know I started wondering about a couple of things .. 1) How long does a "good" plating job last? .. on wear points like chocks and/or decorative bits granted there's a deal of difference between a boat like Al's, in service 12 months of the year, and say a summer only boat possibly changes withi...
by iwally
Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: okume plywood size and plank size for u22 bottom
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Re: okume plywood size and plank size for u22 bottom

drrot wrote:Go with 4mm. 6mm is too stiff to bend.
True. Also keel/gripe/stem dimension changes when upsizing depth of bottom.
by iwally
Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Platers
Replies: 9
Views: 3025

Platers

Hi all, Well I've gathered all the chrome and am trying to face-up to the having it plated. I solicited bids via email from a few platers that seem like they might have a good reputation and regularly do this type of work (auto/marine restoration). Among these was "JR Custom Plating" in North Branch...
by iwally
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: bedding old topside planks
Replies: 4
Views: 1821

Re: bedding old topside planks

Thanks for your reply. Since asking this question I found more information on this topic, including this list: http://www.goodoldboat.org/reader_services/articles/sealant.php http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Adhesives/Tapes/Products/~/3M-Hybrid-Adhesive-Sealant-Fast-Cure-4000-UV?N=5510818...
by iwally
Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: bedding old topside planks
Replies: 4
Views: 1821

bedding old topside planks

Hi All, Well I've been toiling away in the garage and while the paint is drying on the various front-end pieces (stem, gripe, cap, F1&2, etc) I thought I'd bring up something that's worrying me that I'll have to decide this week. As I go about this bottom job - with all new bottom frames and several...
by iwally
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: how to make a new stem-cap / bullnose?
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Re: how to make a new stem-cap / bullnose?

here's the piece I'm talking about ..
stemcap1.JPG
by iwally
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: how to make a new stem-cap / bullnose?
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Re: how to make a new stem-cap / bullnose?

OK OK it's not a bullnose bullnose .. it's a stem-cap that is somewhat, well - slightly, bullnose-like. It's in the same general area anyhow ;)

I'll get a picture up soon.
by iwally
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: how to make a new stem-cap / bullnose?
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Re: how to make a new stem-cap / bullnose?

1954 U22 Sportsman. Not quite like yours but thanks for sharing - I feel lots better about my 22' of fun having seen that massive boat/project :)
by iwally
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: how to make a new stem-cap / bullnose?
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

how to make a new stem-cap / bullnose?

So I've been avoiding this one for awhile but will have to face up to it soon .. how exactly do/did all y'all make a new stem-cap / bullnose piece?? Not talking about the piece that lies flat, the stem itself - that I've traced per the book. But I can't find any mention of this pyramid shaped object.
by iwally
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: cutting the batten notch angles - eyeball it?
Replies: 20
Views: 5022

Re: cutting the batten notch angles - eyeball it?

Well I made the jig and it looks great!

Unfortunately I was unable to clamp the extremely angled frame #2 to it using my quick release clamps (even with shims). I'm thinking that I need to get a different type of clamp to handle these angles - perhaps a wooden screw type will work better.
by iwally
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: cutting the batten notch angles - eyeball it?
Replies: 20
Views: 5022

Re: cutting the batten notch angles - eyeball it?

Ha! Maximizing the time this is taking is not the problem. Fast & accurate is preferred.

I'm working on frames 1 & 2. The stern frames are coming up soon. Most everything in between (topsides) is debatable.

thanks for your help!
by iwally
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: cutting the batten notch angles - eyeball it?
Replies: 20
Views: 5022

Re: cutting the batten notch angles - eyeball it?

I used a small fine tooth back saw with two pieces of wood bolted to the blade parallel to the teeth. The blocks were set back from the teeth the thickness of the batten. When you saw at your lines the depth is automatic, also the angle is copied of off the face of the frame. Multiple cuts 1/16 apa...
by iwally
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: cutting the batten notch angles - eyeball it?
Replies: 20
Views: 5022

Re: cutting the batten notch angles - eyeball it?

Actually shims were used only to improve clamping. The angles are correct if you use the jig in the picture and have the face of the frame against the bottom of the jig. That will result in the drill bit perpendicular to the face of the frame and the bottom of the bored notch will be parallel to fa...
by iwally
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: cutting the batten notch angles - eyeball it?
Replies: 20
Views: 5022

Re: cutting the batten notch angles - eyeball it?

Hi, Thanks for all comments. The handsaw method looks elegant but I doubt I could do it well. The photo series was great - in essence what I've been attempting but w/o the jig. I was trying to clamp a correctly angled companion (it's cut away) to the table and then clamp the piece to that but clamp ...
by iwally
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: maintenance of a 10 year old 5200 bottom
Replies: 22
Views: 4806

Re: maintenance of a 10 year old 5200 bottom

Has it been re-painted since it was done 10 years ago?
by iwally
Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: cutting the batten notch angles - eyeball it?
Replies: 20
Views: 5022

cutting the batten notch angles - eyeball it?

Here I am trying to cut the batten notches for frame #1 and wondering how everyone else does this. I'm using a 1-1/2" forstner bit on a drill press and having trouble clamping the piece to the table at the correct angle. So how do/did y'all do this? And how successful/easy was it? Is the drill press...
by iwally
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: topside planks - dealing with open seams
Replies: 7
Views: 2356

Re: topside planks - dealing with open seams

@offshorespars .. Sounds like a plan! Have you used this method? If so, how's it holding up?
thanks - I
by iwally
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: topside planks - dealing with open seams
Replies: 7
Views: 2356

topside planks - dealing with open seams

Hi y'all, As I continue to toil away replacing bottom frames my mind wanders forward to the topside planks. In general they're in good shape and I'm keeping them. That said, there are gaps and compression set in some areas. The largest gap is probably ~1/16". And yes it's dry here now but my recolle...
by iwally
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: use of old wood bungs vs new wood bungs
Replies: 5
Views: 2073

Re: use of old wood bungs vs new wood bungs

I have done it both ways and to say "you should only" is a bit of a strong statement. If you want to match some old planking then sometimes old wood is a good choice but new is not that big of a deal as long as it matches. I cut my bungs down with a very sharp chisel about 3/4 almost flush then I t...
by iwally
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: the scary stem & gripe
Replies: 14
Views: 4358

Re: the scary stem & gripe

I have a 1947 20' custom runabout. Bow entirely rotted off. I need tracings of the stem and gripe, help! Sorry can't help you with that but you might want to start a new thread mentioning Custom Runabout in the subject. Since this post has come back around I'll mention that I did finally end up buy...
by iwally
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: trying not to break the steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Re: trying not to break the steering wheel

Ha. Having come close to tears, cursing fate and pleading with God on numerous occasions trying to separate one metal piece from another - I can see how these ointments generate enthusiasm. I'm glad to hear about any and all such that work!
by iwally
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: trying not to break the steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Re: trying not to break the steering wheel

SUCCESS! It finally turned! Two person operation - one to press, one to turn. Thanks to all who helped!! re PB Blaster - you know, I went to the local auto parts store to buy PB and the folks there persuaded me to buy this new souped up penetrating oil version of WD-40 instead of the PB which they a...
by iwally
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: trying not to break the steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Re: trying not to break the steering wheel

thanks for the confirmation - sprayed even more wd-40 yesterday and this morning.
by iwally
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: trying not to break the steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

trying not to break the steering wheel

steering_wheel.JPG Well got sidetracked for a while but it's now time to get back to removing the steering wheel - which I asked about some time ago and received some nice advice. Today I managed to remove the throttle lever and rod from the assembly. There is no nut (that holds the wheel on) visib...
by iwally
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Frames went boing!
Replies: 16
Views: 4404

Re: Frames went boing!

The solution was to lift the hull at the covering board with a floor jack until the bolt holes in the bottom frames lined up with holes in the side frames - then re-supported the hull along the shear. Er um, I guess I'm a little dense, can you explain this a bit more? I'm still not sure I know just...
by iwally
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Knowing one khaya species from the next
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Knowing one khaya species from the next

First - I also posted this question on Danenberg's site, please let me know if this is a faux pas in this small boat community. I've decided that my best bet is to go with African mahogany - khaya ivorensis - for replanking and frame work. Reportedly some species of khaya (ivorensis & anthotheca) ar...