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Thread: Thinking of building a Tolman Skiff

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    Dust and fumes are something you will need to deal with.
    Hopefully your shop is not connected to your house.
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    Look for Kachemak Skiffs in facebook. He's located out in Meadow Lakes and is a professional builder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmunsell View Post
    Look for Kachemak Skiffs in facebook. He's located out in Meadow Lakes and is a professional builder.
    Yep...he also has a few ads with contact info on craigslist...https://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa...327334322.html
    BTW...is anyone selling pre-cut Tolman kits..I'd heard that Neal no longer made them??

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    While not a Tolman, the Hamms are similar. This one is only $5k! But I don't know what kind of shape it is really in.
    http://alaskaslist.com/-3/posts/10_T...Hamm_Hull.html

    I have built a few boats. There is great satisfaction in wetting out fiberglass with epoxy and spreading it out. The process is like meditation. Those pre-cut kits are probably the best way to go. I also highly recommend WetLander epoxy coating for the bottom since it is really durable and slick. IF you are new to boat building maybe consider a pre-cut small boat from Chesapeake Light Craft, those kits are the gateway drug for boat builders and they can give you an idea of what you will be up against.

    Another route is getting an aluminum kit boat, like a Specmar design and sent the files to a metal cutter. I am helping a buddy build one of those little mini inboard jet boats. But bending aluminum is a whole other animal compared to bending wood.

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