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  • capt.tilley
    Mar 1, 2009
      --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "adharvey2" <adharvey@...> wrote:
      >Hey. What kubota did you end up with and what are you going to do
      about the tranny. I mailed off for everhope plans the other day. I
      wont be able to start building until Sept or latter, but I will start
      gathering supplies. I am thinking of strip planking the hull up to
      the turn of the bilge then doing glued lapstrake ply on the top sides.
      I have a glued lapstrake double paddle canoe (Piccalo By baker) that
      I built about ten years ago. No frames. I have used it hard. It was a
      tender for a little 26' sailboat I lived on for 8 years. It got banged
      around left under docks... Lost it for three days in Baha and it went
      up on the beach through 6-eight foot surf. You can see the sides flex
      when you squish it between two boats or drop it on its gunwale, yet
      the laps havent come apart at all. It seems very flexable but it
      doesnt seem to hurt anything. Its stiff in the turn of the bilge and
      flexy in the straight sections. t

      > I just got my exhaust manifold for my Everhope today. Unfortunately
      > (or maybe fortunately), nobody makes a marine manifold for the
      > particular model of Kubota that I ended up with, so I'm going to have
      > to use something like the Rob White copper tubing method if I want to
      > cool it down any. At least this one only cost 40 bucks.
      > As for picking the design, my biggest problem with Everhope was that I
      > thought, initially, that it was a little cramped (by modern standards)
      > for a day fishing boat, but after mocking up the arrangement in the
      > shop I decided it was fine. What I believe will be the big advantage
      > of this design is the ability to use it on the unregulated mountain
      > lakes around here. In the spring and fall, or during a dry year, the
      > water is way down on the boat ramps, or below them all together, and
      > you're trying to launch in very shallow water. Anything with a
      > traditional deadwood, or even a moderate V, would be quite a bit
      > harder to get off the trailer.
      > Speaking of Rob White, I was looking at his web site and I got to
      > wondering about his construction method. I'm going to build my
      > Everhope using glued plywood planks. A really competent and thorough
      > "conversion" to modern construction would probably involve eliminating
      > the 38 bent ribs, and completely redesigning the interior and deck
      > structures using plywood bulkheads, stingers, fillets, and stuff like
      > that. That's certainly not for the likes of me. Besides, I don't mind
      > steam bending at all, I do it regularly in my shop for chair parts,
      > etc. And this way I won't have to "redesign" anything. And I think
      > having 19 frames plus about 10 molds to lay the planks on is going to
      > make keeping the planks fair pretty simple for even a first time
      > lapstraker like myself. Additionally, I can't think of another way to
      > support floor and deck beams, seats, etc. that wouldn't actually be
      > heavier than all those little 3/4" x 3/4" oak frames.
      > Which brings me back to Rob White. I notice that on all the round
      > bilge lapstrake boats in his photo galley, he used sawn frames. Now I
      > know that sawn frames are in someways stronger than bent frames, which
      > is why you can use fewer of them, but if Ian Oughtred is to be
      > believed, a glued lapstrake hull is so strong frames aren't usually
      > even required for strength on small boats. So I wondered why someone
      > with his regard for lightness and efficiency, and obviously more than
      > adequate skill, wouldn't prefer bent frames in a lightweight lapstrake
      > boat. Except now that I type this I think I have answered my own
      > question - Rob used solid wood planks, didn't he. Which means his laps
      > probably weren't glued. Which means he probably wanted the stiffer
      > sawn frames for shape retention. Well I'm not going to waste all this
      > typing so I'm sending this anyway.
      > Andrew Harvey
      > --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "capt.tilley" <capt.tilley@> wrote:
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      > > --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "John Kohnen" <jkohnen@> wrote:
      > > >Hey thanks for the wise words, john.
      > >
      > > Thats what I need, a little reassurance to keep myself from foly. Oh a
      > > tempting disease I have to make everything 'custom'. I'll say hi to
      > > Pat for ya.
      > >
      > > t.
      > >
      > > > Sounds like you're down in Port Orford. Say "hi" to Pat at Griff's
      > > for me!
      > > > I used to eat at Pat and Jerry's Griff's in Winchester Bay a lot.
      > The
      > > > people who bought the Windy Bay Griff's are doing good, but Pat and
      > > Jerry
      > > > still do fish a little bit better. :o)
      > > >
      > > > Don't worry about Everhope's transom stern, and don't mess with it
      > by
      > > > trying to add a Normand stern. They launched and landed Seabright
      > > skiffs
      > > > on the New Jersey beaches in conditions at least as bad as anything
      > > you'll
      > > > want to tackle at Port Orford. You don't really want to launch on a
      > > nasty
      > > > day, do you? And with decent weather forecasts nowadays the
      > chances of
      > > > getting caught out are a lot less than they used to be.
      > > >
      > > > The "dories" they beach launch at Pacific City nowadays are wide
      > > transom
      > > > skiffs, and they brag about how well they do. <g> Build Everhope
      > > (please!
      > > > I want to see one in the flesh <g>) or Shoals Runner, but please
      > > don't try
      > > > to make some morphodite by combining parts of the two.
      > > >
      > > > On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 07:08:05 -0800, capt.tilley wrote:
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      > > > > --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "titanicslim" <titanicslim@>
      > wrote:
      > > > >> Hey, thanks for that reply. I think I will order plans for
      > Everhope.
      > > > > Just wrestling with messing with the plans or not. Really
      > want to
      > > > > put shoals runner's stern on everhope with out messing up
      > performance.
      > > > > That big flat stern facing the waves seems slappy and pushy.
      > Though
      > > > > I could never beach launch everhope into anything bigger than
      > > > > high surf... We have a good flat beach that you can drive down to.
      > > > > Its realitively protected but always has at least knee to
      thigh high
      > > > > surf. It would save a 20$ crane trip.
      > > >
      > > > --
      > > > John <jkohnen@>
      > > > Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that he
      > > > sometimes has to eat them. <Adlai Stevenson>
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