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  • Strip-building anything that was originally designed for flat-sheet (plywood) construction, seems counter-intuitive. But I would like to learn more about the idea -- For example: Will strip-plank building (absent "double-diagonal" or longitudinal/transverse layering) be able to take hydrodynamic stresses without "splitting" along a grain-line? (Multi-ply Plywood is known for its...
    Wayne Gilham Oct 11, 2014
  • in response to Chris Crandall's discouragement that Black Skimmer had no place to comfortably sit: In my several years of owning a Black Skimmer, both trailer-cruising and from-marina-cruising the Chesapeake, I found a most comfortable "reading seat" inside the cabin was created by placing a Type IV square "throwing-cushion" on the floorboard just a bit aft of the berth, then...
    Wayne Gilham Apr 18, 2014
  • Phil Bolger sketched out for me, a way to "tabernacle" the standard (long) BlackSkimmer mast.... did that, and used a gin-pole of sorts (dropping into trailer-winch-mounting-tube) that made raising the mast not a terribly big project -- we could arrive at launch-ramp and raise mainmast, drop-in mizzen, put on the sprits, tie-on the leeboards (firmly bolted to trailer for safe...
    Wayne Gilham Mar 11, 2014
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  • Phil also designed a few cruisers with his modifications of a "Chinese Junk" rig -- of this, there ARE several proponents. Most recent excellent article on Junk Rigs is by Annie Hill in this month's "Good Old Boat" ( Mar/Apr 2014, on your news-stand right now, if you can find it!) about "Building a Junk Rig" to outfit an older 26' flush-deck fiberglass sloop -- Annie has sailed the...
    Wayne Gilham Feb 28, 2014
  • I remember some Bolger article in MAIB years ago, about a plywood "box" with some sophistication, designed to replace function of typical rigid inflatable as hung from davits of larger cruising sailboats. Anybody have details on such a project? lightweight, easily beachable, suitable for 10-15hp for planing two or more occupants, not more than say 10' long... rowing not a high...
    Wayne Gilham Jan 21, 2014
  • oooooh MY! there's a phrase in the wonderfully-written reply below, that should become a classic on this website, oft-repeated (as it applies to a LOT of discussions): "...It was not the dead pigs fault.." timeless! brilliant, Chief! Wayne Gilham From: bolger@^$1 [mailto:bolger@^$2] On Behalf Of Chief Redelk Sent: Monday, December 23, 2013 8:44 PM To: bolger@^$3 Subject: Re...
    Wayne Gilham Dec 24, 2013
  • may I guess -- that "full-size plans" are drawn to actual finished size of the boat -- for some boats with complex shapes, such could be used as patterns for sawing frames, etc... without going thru the steps of "lofting". Certainly not a requirement for a "box-boat"... Wayne Gilham - previous owner of a Black Skimmer (built by others) On the other hand, in this board's recent...
    Wayne Gilham Jun 24, 2013
  • I strongly "second" this approach -- just coming back from a tour of French art-galleries, it's really a shame that the original artist gets paid not much from original purchaser, then subsequent sales of the same piece go at more and more "appreciated" prices based on "fame" of the artist -- too bad that artist cannot benefit in such appreciation in some way. In the case of a book...
    Wayne Gilham Jun 6, 2013
  • Idaho. great cabin , it's all-view. Forward and aft cockpit. Designed for Bernie Wolfard, who was wheelchair-bound, thus NO PROBLEM to move about. "snipping" from prior posts of others here, about this boat: here is what PCB writes: Tennessee is lighter, cheaper in materials, quicker to build, and more efficient with low power (ten horsepower is ample and as much as she can...
    Wayne Gilham Jan 19, 2013
  • Checking of plywood is not necessarily a "recent" phenom... my Black Skimmer, built in Maine way back in the '70's as far as I can determine, had some panels that were checking vigorously, some not so much by this century. (subsequently have sold the BS, hope the next owner really DOES put cloth and resin over the checking panels...) Sorry, do not know if this was built of FIR or...
    Wayne Gilham Dec 24, 2012