The Jim Franken special Sliver roller system...... Note the counterweights bolted to the wheels.....plywood boxes filled with concrete.And here I thought you would roll it along the floor.
Yup, exactly what he said: Jim Franken the magic man just sends the file to Brandon Davis at Turn Point Design and the 5 axis CNC machine cuts them out perfectly. The entire boat is built in detail in Jim computer (Yes I have a back up copy) and he can just select what is necessary and after he applies his magic off the files go to Brandon. Thats also how we got those amazing wheels all developed, cutout and sent to the crew for assemply.Silver:
There is no measuring at all. It's all constructed in 3D on the computer by Jim Franken and he sends it for CNC cutting. It's an amazing process.
Not a peep! She is pretty stiff and solid even without the interior sheathing. Tim Nolan (our engineer) was there and we were looking and listening, but she did not complain a bit and when you think of it she is a box section which is pretty strong.Kimb,
Thanks for the pics. Pretty amazing process. Any sign of racking when she rolled? I suspect not but I tend to worry....