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by Lopez Mike
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building Spiffy
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Building Spiffy

I live in a small town with only one place to buy anything but Luan. Fortunately they have a couple of planks of Honduran that look very nice. I'm sitting down this morning to do some careful calculations so that I don't way over buy. Running about $12/board foot. I'm doing a wainscoating style coam...
by Lopez Mike
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building Spiffy
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Building Spiffy

Not really. We did install temporary struts to hold the first set of sheets at the correct distance apart. When we added the sides it got a lot stiffer and as soon as the bulkheads were glassed in you could have dropped in the engineering plant and gone steaming. The decks made the boat into a very ...
by Lopez Mike
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building Spiffy
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Building Spiffy

And a thanks to you, Steve, for commissioning the design. I would probably be still struggling along with my old hull if I hadn't seen your first post on here. My project has been, of course, just a fraction of the work that yours has been as I had a donor boat with essentially all of the machinery ...
by Lopez Mike
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Best rpm for plunger pumps?
Replies: 18
Views: 2043

Re: Best rpm for plunger pumps?

Wish I could get my hot well temps up to hot tub numbers. If I size my condenser for hard running, it is too big for piddling around. I have thought of having two keel condensers in parallel with a valve to block one off when running on a slow bell. Better ideas anyone? Bart was scarred by having a ...
by Lopez Mike
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steamboat SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

Re: Steamboat SOLD

I'm in Olympia working on my boat. I'll go and see if that steel 32 footer is still there. If so, I'll see if I can get contact informtion.

Mike
by Lopez Mike
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building Spiffy
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Building Spiffy

So here is a shot of Spiffy on the trailer and headed for captivity and idleness for two years. Covid and pressing matters intervened. Mind you that thus far the time from the delivery of a stack of fancy plywood until this picture was taken was only a little over four weeks. We weighed it as closel...
by Lopez Mike
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building Spiffy
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Building Spiffy

With the deck, we departed from our custom of coating both sides of the plywood with cloth and resin before cutting out the shapes. Too much waste. There are four pieces. Bow, stern and the two side decks. The joins were done with small backing plates. The fore deck crown is so gentle that I built s...
by Lopez Mike
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building Spiffy
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Building Spiffy

I'll spare you a whole saga or two of priming and painting. To be honest, it wasn't that big a deal. Since the sheets of plywood had been glassed on both sides before even cutting them to shape, there was only some taping of seams and smoothing things out with a disk sander before the prime coat. Th...
by Lopez Mike
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building Spiffy
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Building Spiffy

Now a shot of where we were after opening up the keel and installing bulkheads. It was all a colossal mess with dust everywhere, the dog and cat upset and me just doing whatever I was told to do. I'm a machinist and an electronics person. What's all this wood and resin stuff? Bulkheads with Scott.jpg
by Lopez Mike
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building Spiffy
Replies: 23
Views: 1433

Re: Building Spiffy

After a some intense efforts including attaching the sides, building the fantail stern, attaching a black Locust stem and I forget what else, we turned the hull upside down and started to build the keel. Note that the keel is, at first, an add on structure. When completed it was then bonded permanen...