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by Its Me
Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Non Yellowing Spar Varnish
Replies: 4
Views: 2914

Non Yellowing Spar Varnish

I am looking for a non yellowing or cetainly a less yellowing varnish than Captain's Z-Spar. The application is actually for a lamanent paddle that I made from cedar and purple heart and I just don't want a strong yellow tint on the purple heart. ny recomendations?
by Its Me
Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Another Redbird and questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Consider making your stems 1.25" wide to avoid having a 3-dimensional cope it in to the hull. If you haven't seen Glen's photos on how cope in a stem on Bear Mountain Boat you wan to ask him. To do it over again, I would make my stems wider and just wrasp away the extra material.
by Its Me
Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epoxy in sunny SA
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

I don't think it sounds that scary Raka Our best selling hardeners are the 610 which is very fast curing and the 606 which is slow curing. They are mixed at a ratio of two parts resin to one part hardener. The two to one ratio epoxies are probably the most popular because they give a good compromise...
by Its Me
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epoxy fumes- Question
Replies: 13
Views: 5775

To the best of my knowledge, marine epoxies don't contain solvents and thus during the curing process don't give off vapors, let alone hazardous gases or even airborne dust particles (fumes). Inhalation hazards are often associated with heavy metals such as chrome, lead, arsenic, etc but there are n...
by Its Me
Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Question from Finland on the RedBird
Replies: 7
Views: 8545

I took my Redbird canoe camping two weekends ago (Cape Canaveral Seashore, Florida) . I loaded the wife and three little kids in it plus gear and it was fine. Even with five people (two who never stop moving) in the canoe I never had the feeling that we were going to tip. But the Redbird is not as s...
by Its Me
Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Steps for 2 fiberglass layers?
Replies: 15
Views: 4179

Why wouldn't you just go to an 8 oz or 10 oz cloth? I am not sure why one would need two layers of 6 oz cloth on a 1/4 hull but if strength is what you are after and the double installation is a concern, why not just up your weave? Either way you do it, that is a lot of epoxy that you are going to n...
by Its Me
Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 17' Old Town restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

I was in a restuarant a few months back and looked up and saw an old canvas canoe. A big one, maybe 18' long and 36" wide. It just killed me to see that canoe just hanging upside from the ceiling. I hope someone buys this guys canoe, restores it and uses it.
by Its Me
Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Unusual Canoe??
Replies: 7
Views: 2171

His hat is way better than my olive drab rain hat.
by Its Me
Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Help I lost my nut- the one on my Wilkie 12" Contractor
Replies: 15
Views: 6700

Have you tried McMaster Carr? http://www.mcmaster.com/

Just for kicks I searched left handed Acme nuts and they had them in 5/8" for two different TPI and I could them in either in brass, steel or zinc plated.
by Its Me
Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ash Seats - How Strong?
Replies: 17
Views: 4722

Its Me - you have confimed my fears that the 3/4" seats won't hold up. Thanks. I'll most likely build the new seat. How did you calculate that 1-1/4" stock would be needed? Bill. I just did a quick calc assuming a point load of 300 ponds on a simply supported 30" beam 1.25x.75. S = 19,200 psi. Way ...
by Its Me
Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ash Seats - How Strong?
Replies: 17
Views: 4722

Well I think you need to add something. A quick calc skows that at 3/4" and 30" span your 300lb buddy will overload the seat if he puts all his weight on one cross bar. Let alone if he drops onto the seat. You would have been better off to make the rails from 1.25" stock rather than 3/4' stock. You ...
by Its Me
Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Surface planing strips
Replies: 19
Views: 5401

I ripped them by hand, with an old rusty hand saw that was missing evey third tooth. Up hill too.

Ok I used a table saw and a planner. I just got caught up in the post.
:razz
by Its Me
Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Next project.
Replies: 11
Views: 3493

CSI Bear Mountain The Bondo could have been installed by some one other than the originator; someone, not as familiar with the process. The bondo could have been placed on by the original craftsman who did not yet have the epoxy. It looks like the whole processed stopped just before the glassing. Yo...
by Its Me
Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: getting started
Replies: 4
Views: 1584

My stem molds were 3/4" and my stem pieces were 7/8". The over lap was some what of an advanatge in that I added clamps sideways to keep the edged perfectly aligned. I would think that a 1.5" mold might make it harder to keep the 7/8" laminents aligned.
by Its Me
Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: kevlar canoe
Replies: 18
Views: 5947

Can some one give a $.50 run down on how one makes a kevlar canoe.