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  • Arne K's Tolman Skiff Build

    For those of you not familiar with the history, my 21' Glasply died a terrible death along the highway on the way to Newport last year and I'm building a Tolman Skiff to replace it. I had this build thread on the glasply.net site before it crashed and I'm continuing the thread here. This is a link to the photo gallery with progress pics up to this point:

    http://s65.photobucket.com/user/Arne...20Body%20Build
    They civilize left, they civilize right, 'til nothing is left and nothing is right. (Ben Rumson)

  • #2
    Got the gunwales partially capped and the cuddy cabin tacked together. Will fair and fiberglass it tomorrow.





    They civilize left, they civilize right, 'til nothing is left and nothing is right. (Ben Rumson)

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    • #3
      Arne, I had never gone through all of the pics of your build. I know that I am not the first to say that you've got skills. Outstanding work!
      Deep-V

      To argue with someone who has abandoned reason, is like giving medicine to a dead man
      Thomas Paine

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      • #4
        52 gallons...

        They civilize left, they civilize right, 'til nothing is left and nothing is right. (Ben Rumson)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by deep_v View Post
          Arne, I had never gone through all of the pics of your build. I know that I am not the first to say that you've got skills. Outstanding work!


          Thanks for the compliment. I'm a Sheet Metal Worker by trade so layout and pattern development is just a product of my training. I also grew up with carpenters in the family and worked in a cabinet shop during my teenage years so I already have basic woodworking skills. There's no fine joinery required for these skiffs, epoxy filler fixes almost any gap. The fiberglass and epoxy has been the biggest learning curve. I move slowly and carefully for the stuff that will be exposed and don't sweat the runs and sags that will be below decks.
          They civilize left, they civilize right, 'til nothing is left and nothing is right. (Ben Rumson)

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          • #6
            Thanks for posting the updates here. Truly beautiful work!

            So you're using epoxy resin, not polyester or vinylester, right?
            -- Tim Taylor

            1979 Glasply 21-foot I/O Overnighter w/ 5.0L Volvo-Penta duoprop (Cardinal)
            1982 Glasply 16-foot runabout w/ 50hp Mercury OB (JV Junior)
            1978 Glasply 19-1/2 foot runabout, project boat (Beer Goggles)


            You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Binford View Post
              Thanks for posting the updates here. Truly beautiful work!

              So you're using epoxy resin, not polyester or vinylester, right?
              Epoxy naturally adheres to wood extremely well. Poly/Vinyl don't so well. It's pretty amazing what you can do with epoxy resin and a variety of fillers.
              They civilize left, they civilize right, 'til nothing is left and nothing is right. (Ben Rumson)

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              • #8
                Arne,

                I saw the love and skill you put into your Glasply, and again you show the same love and skill in building this skiff. Again, it is impressive work and I can't wait to see you on the water in it!

                Regards,

                Will
                Will Riddle
                Everett, WA.

                Confidence is what you feel before you truly understand the situation...

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                • #9
                  I think when you finish, the boat should be considered an honorary Glasply - after all, you likely wouldn't be building this now if you hadn't lost your 21'. I'm sure we can hunt up some GP decals somewhere...
                  Deep-V

                  To argue with someone who has abandoned reason, is like giving medicine to a dead man
                  Thomas Paine

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                  • #10
                    HA! The question is, would he even want a Glasply sticker on his Tolman?!
                    -- Tim Taylor

                    1979 Glasply 21-foot I/O Overnighter w/ 5.0L Volvo-Penta duoprop (Cardinal)
                    1982 Glasply 16-foot runabout w/ 50hp Mercury OB (JV Junior)
                    1978 Glasply 19-1/2 foot runabout, project boat (Beer Goggles)


                    You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

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                    • #11
                      I'm with deep_v: I move that Arne be considered an honorary Glasplygian in perpetuity, and be accorded all the honors (that's honours for you, Postie) and privileges associated with the position. If he and the Tolman make it to the next Rendezvous, the first round's on me.
                      2013, 2014 & 2015 LD Award Recipient, and Unquestioned World Record Holder for Longest Tow to the Glasply Rendezvous, THREE years running

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mr. Smee View Post
                        I'm with deep_v: I move that Arne be considered an honorary Glasplygian in perpetuity...
                        Oh, without question, yes! I'm just doubful he'd want to put Glasply stickers on his thing of beauty is all!
                        -- Tim Taylor

                        1979 Glasply 21-foot I/O Overnighter w/ 5.0L Volvo-Penta duoprop (Cardinal)
                        1982 Glasply 16-foot runabout w/ 50hp Mercury OB (JV Junior)
                        1978 Glasply 19-1/2 foot runabout, project boat (Beer Goggles)


                        You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

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                        • #13
                          No shame in the Glasply name! My Tolman will be light weight and fuel efficient but I know it won't be as bulletproof as a Glasply hull. There's a reason Coast Guard and Law Enforcement bought so many of them.
                          They civilize left, they civilize right, 'til nothing is left and nothing is right. (Ben Rumson)

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                          • #14
                            Great looking slideshow Arne. Would it be possible for you to re-post the pictures and build of the skiff that you and your son built? I really enjoyed that one too. Thanks
                            I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me....

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Arne K View Post
                              No shame in the Glasply name! My Tolman will be light weight and fuel efficient but I know it won't be as bulletproof as a Glasply hull. There's a reason Coast Guard and Law Enforcement bought so many of them.
                              Well, I'm not saying Glasplys aren't solid boats. I just figured you'd prefer to put on an "Arne_Ply" sticker instead!
                              -- Tim Taylor

                              1979 Glasply 21-foot I/O Overnighter w/ 5.0L Volvo-Penta duoprop (Cardinal)
                              1982 Glasply 16-foot runabout w/ 50hp Mercury OB (JV Junior)
                              1978 Glasply 19-1/2 foot runabout, project boat (Beer Goggles)


                              You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

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