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by Ed Houston
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: First Coat of Varnish on the Expedition-Pics
Replies: 10
Views: 2283

:applause Outstanding! :applause
by Ed Houston
Thu May 31, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: redbird - cost
Replies: 9
Views: 2224

Jason just do it, it will change your life. The cost is going to spread over a period of time so assuming you can save a few bucks you will be able to do this and the reward is out of this world. All my lumber came from Home depot or Lowes with the exeption of the cherry, maple, mahogany, blood wood...
by Ed Houston
Wed May 17, 2006 5:43 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnish --- yet more trouble....
Replies: 20
Views: 5011

Dan You may want to get another can of varnish frrom your vendor you may just have a bad batch. Explain the problem to them they may give you an exchange. Just a thought. Not sure about the oil thing I use oil on the below decks teak on my sail boat but if it gets splashed with water it leaves spots...
by Ed Houston
Tue May 16, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnish --- yet more trouble....
Replies: 20
Views: 5011

I used a small electric heater under the boat to increase dry time and in an attempt to lower the humidity in my garage Houston Tx very humid most all year round, have you tried that?

Ed
by Ed Houston
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ok Folks how about a sailing rig!
Replies: 7
Views: 1884

Wow :applause

Good job guys, I guess I am not as mad as I thought I was, OK next installment after I finish the current project another Baby crib (second grand child on the way) is to build the sailing rig.

Thanks all.

:wink
by Ed Houston
Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ok Folks how about a sailing rig!
Replies: 7
Views: 1884

Ok Folks how about a sailing rig!

:thinking Has anyone of you wonderful folks considered :rolling eyes built or know someone who has built a sailing rig for their prospector ranger :thinking ?

I have this mad :rolling eyes idea that I would like a sailing rig for mine, guess I am a little lazy in the paddling idea.

Ed
by Ed Houston
Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: hard to get strips to stay in place
Replies: 11
Views: 5695

Mike I think a first boat teaches one of the most usefull wood working skill, "clamping" get creative I used a number of techniques including I made a goal post over every other mould frame to use wedges to hold the strips which I like to call planks down. The goal posts were from 2" strips of 3/4" ...
by Ed Houston
Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Hi Jim I used Epifanes marine, in Seabrook Texas it was a little stickey but I varnished in June very hot I should have thinned the varnish as much as possible and as recomended by Epifanes, as the temperature is a little less than it was then you should not need to thin as much. Epifanes marine gav...
by Ed Houston
Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Random Orbital Sander Selection
Replies: 13
Views: 4652

I have a Riobi and a B & D Mouse, the Mouse is my tool of choice.
I am also looking at going pneumatic with future purchases sanders grinders etc.

Ed
by Ed Houston
Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sanding Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Another trick is to use a very bright light at one end of the hull at a low angle and look for shadows.

Ed
by Ed Houston
Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Flitchsawn
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Flitchsawn

All knowing list please help! Sitting in the reading room (AKA bathroom) this morning reading Fine Woodworking #178 the artical about Nick Schade's Night Heron, the artical talks about the boat being made from "Flitchsawn" WRC. What is Flitchsawn? The boat looks wonderful so whatever Flitchsawn is i...
by Ed Houston
Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: which epoxy?
Replies: 14
Views: 3793

I used RAKA and had no problems, after research I found the RAKA resins to be the best for me, no amine blush and good clarity. I used West system on my sail boat for a barrier coat and other projects the amine blush is a problem if you do not re coat right away or at least it was on the sail boat p...
by Ed Houston
Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Some other great software
Replies: 0
Views: 2840

Some other great software

Hi all My wife has an uncle who is a computer guy "analyst" or something very smart with the intrepid little device, I would consider myself a little above novice. Enyway Roy that's the uncle is also very careful about what he doe's on the internet, so I know this software is safe and hey its very e...
by Ed Houston
Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Fiberglass Outer Hull
Replies: 4
Views: 1605

Use a bubble roller, it works great! See link http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10001&productId=72269 My wife and I did our Prospector Ranger she mixed and stuck on the time tape and I applied and rolled and sqeegied. We did have a c...
by Ed Houston
Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: sanding/pre-coating inside
Replies: 10
Views: 2718

I did not pre-coat and had no real big issues, I did use and would recomend anyone to try a bubble roller to wet the cloth out and remove bubbles. This is a link to West Marine site that shows the rollers, good luck http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/10001/-1/10001/72269/100...