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About lowpine

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    fishing, boat building
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    programmer analyst
  1. (*Edited - we don't allow soliciting/buying or selling outside the BST Forum - thanks. TimS)
  2. looking real good Jim. What thickness ply did you use for the anchor roller's sides? are you using ply for the base or dimensional lumber? thanks, Steve
  3. Thought I ought to update the thread, I got the boat launched recently, uneventful and very exciting. My youngest daughter went with me and we had a great time running around the James River. The boat and the engine handled and ran great. I put my 20hp from my previous skiff on the back and it does fine. No issues getting on plane, so I'm happy for now. Bass Pro had some numbers that matched the paint scheme pretty well [img= http://www.stripersonline.com/content/type/61/id/1753687/] 1 1/4" pvc tarp frame [img= detail on attaching to boat http://www.stripersonline.com/content/type/61/id/1753689/] with tarp [img= I also made a set of rod holders for the side of the boat, these will attache to the framing: http://www.stripersonline.com/content/type/61/id/1753691/] Out on the James [img= http://www.stripersonline.com/content/type/61/id/1753693/] the video is a little shaky... to many giggles Steve RVA
  4. From the album 18' Tolman Skiff build

  5. From the album 18' Tolman Skiff build

  6. From the album 18' Tolman Skiff build

  7. From the album 18' Tolman Skiff build

  8. From the album 18' Tolman Skiff build

  9. From the album 18' Tolman Skiff build

  10. From the album 18' Tolman Skiff build

  11. From the album 18' Tolman Skiff build

  12. The plans call for the rubrail and the middle spray rail to come to the bow in that manor, except Renn suggests cutting off at 30deg from perpendicular to the bow. The thing about Tolmans or any boat your building, you have license to change minor details, mine are cut perpendicular to the bow, not a big deal but I thought they would look better that way. Renn calls for the auxilary spray rails (bottom ones) to start a foot or something from the bow, I ran them all the way up to match the middle spray rails. So I'm going to paint the face of the rails and will run that color around the front, we'll see how it looks. The top set of holes are for running lines thru, the bottom holes hold a 'bow pipe', you can see the pipe in previous pics. This takes the place of a bow eye. I'm not totally convinced that this is better than a bow eye, yet. the idea is that you run a rope or cable thru the copper pipe which is entirely around the bowstem and is stronger than and less likely to get water intrusions vs drilling holes in the bowstem. Who knows, It's quicker to drill for the boweye and if you seal it up properly it won't get in leaks. I tell you what, after spending upteen hours building and finishing the boat, it's not easy drilling holes in it! thanks, steve
  13. Thanks Bob, I liked how the primer turned out, so much that I painted the hull a very similar same color. I think I may be the only one that likes it, but that's fine. I've gotten 3 coats on the boat now, pretty much looks the same as the primer pic. After I primed my last skiff, I remember liking the grey especially on the interior, then after painting it I wished it were still grey. So this time I'm going grey with blue accent stripes. The blue is similar to the blue stripe on the yamaha. I'm putting on the hardware this week, then giving it a bit of color. Like you, if I change my mind on the color, I'll change it up. Steve
  14. A Deputy stops at a dairy farm and talks with the old farmer who's the owner. He tells the farmer, 'I need to inspect your property for illegally grown marijuana.' The old Farmer says, 'Okay, but don't go in that field over there.' The officer verbally explodes saying, "Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me!" Pointing to the badge on his chest he proudly says, "See this badge? This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish on any land. No questions asked or answers given. Have I made myself clear? Do you understand?" The old farmer nods politely, and goes about his chores. Later, the old guy hears loud screams for help and spies the deputy running for his life! Close behind is the farmer's huge breeder bull. With every step the bull is gaining ground on the officer. The officer is clearly terrified. The old farmer immediately throws down his manure fork, runs to the fence and yells at the top of his lungs..... Your badge, your badge... show him your badge!
  15. hey Bob, now that you mention it, I do remember your build thread, sorry I did not make the connection at first. your boat sure did turn out nice. I just got my first coat of paint on Saturday. I'm going with a grey, similar to the primer color. I'm going to put some accent color on, but I haven't decided what color yet. thanks for the info on the lights steve RVA