A longboard beltsander comes to mind...
Good progress TTLF.
Apology accepted but I'm out.
Give Mike a little more credit.
He built this boat, I strongly suspect he knows what I'm talking about.
I'd like to give him the benefit of the...
You're not concerned about initial stability being tender with all those people aboard?
I watched the videos.
My only concern is crowd control.
It's going to be rather tender in it's initial stability
which means it's...
Good work John, it's looking fantastic despite some stumbling blocks.
Speaking of which, I really don't like the idea of introducing ply into a...
TANSL raises some good points, of course.
What are your possible solutions John?
No, I was suggesting making the strips half thick at 5/16"
and doubling them up, staggering the seams.
But, I like double diagonal!
I had suggested the same thing, narrow them down.
But then realized, this wouldn't really make them that much easier to twist.
If I may answer in John's absence, he's ripping 5/8" strips off 2 x 4's, 6's, 10's, 12's... whatever he gets from work.
So, 5/8" x 1 1/2"
Are there any merits to a stayed mast on a cruising boat?
So, you're not 10 years old as you alluded to earlier.
I was thinking all this made more sense given you were 10.
But it says you live in Texas at the top of all your posts.
I hate to rain on your parade but I'm not sure a 10 year old is going to learn how to...
I'm sorry you're feeling less than supported here on the forum.
I like your ideas. You've engaged some of the most experienced minds...
A few points:
You'll have less draft without the tunnel (more buoyancy, right?)
Stitch and glue doesn't work as well with square builds like...
Have you ever measured your fuel consumption?
It doesn't sound like it.
Can you make the strips narrower in that area to accommodate the twist?
It'd be a shame to change the lines of the hull.
Was B4 the station in...
Why would you hope anyone would fail trying a new method of hull construction?
You sound very mean.
If you've lived with this for 8 years,
and haven't been able to diagnose or fix it,
then I would consider selling the boat.
When is it back...