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by WMegl
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished!
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Re: Finished!

Thanks, Randy. And thank you for your guidance.
by WMegl
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished!
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Finished!

My Redbird is complete, and I am very pleased with how it turned out. I couldn't have done it without the expert, generous help from the members of this forum. Thanks to all who replied to my posts.


[ img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/nTs6ySwc9MemDMJ19[ /img]
by WMegl
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 212

Re: Hull Repair

Jim: I don't know what S-glass is. I made my hull with western red cedar, 6 lb. fiberglass cloth, and West System epoxy- 105 resin and 207 hardener. Stephen: I do use the preview button prior to posting my pictures. Once they showed up, but people on the forum indicated they couldn't see them. The b...
by WMegl
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 212

Re: Hull Repair

Yes Stephen, I was able to post the link while not using the brackets also.

Thanks to all for your help.
by WMegl
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 212

Re: Hull Repair

Now, the links are appearing, but no images. And, I inserted a space after each bracket, as Brian showed in his post, in order for the link to appear. Please let me know if the links work. I would still like to know how to post a picture directly into a post. [ img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/i1DjiHgU...
by WMegl
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 212

Re: Hull Repair

Brian: I am following the instructions you posted exaclty to post pictures.
by WMegl
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 212

Re: Hull Repair

I couldn't see the pictures on my last try either. How about this:

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by WMegl
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 212

Re: Hull Repair

Ok, I'll try again.

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by WMegl
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 212

Re: Hull Repair

I can see the pictures on my post. I thougt I correctly copied the URL using the post an image icon above. I'll try again. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/R8vmmUlW8234cQzQNWOnSBOS7Z0y1XBJbG2CIZ62SFqWSJ0PRn_sF0t7LqV9OBGNrggDc_Aqu4MJcu14Wju0f1ulCsh0bFHlXdf4cw9n9ZeND37K9hFLcuYw0Anb1ffvCcwMNRbC2GivzIx...
by WMegl
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 21
Views: 212

Hull Repair

While floating last weekend, I hit a sharp rock and damaged the hull. The picures show 2 punctures of the fibergalss layer and a long scrape. The first picture shows damage through to the wood, the second picture shows a scrape to the fiberglass, and the third picture shows an indent. What is the re...
by WMegl
Fri May 31, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Installing Outwales

Thanks Randy. I've used Epifanes before and I have had trouble with runs. But, it sure looks good. I recall using a 10-20% thinking ratio for the final coats.

Also, thanks for the picture posting directions. Just in time for my project completion.
by WMegl
Fri May 31, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Installing Outwales

Thanks, Randy. The more I looked at it, the better it looked the way it is. If I plane some of the top of the outer gunwale off, I think the outer surface which is now 5/16 in. would be too thin. I'm in the process of varnishing now with only the stem bands remaining. I assume as Ted states, install...
by WMegl
Thu May 30, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Installing Outwales

My outwales are successfully installed. Again, thanks for the sugggestiions. The dragons teeth worked well. As the 4th picture in the link below shows, the inwales and outwales do not creat a flat top surface. I would like you opinon on weather or not you would take a plane to the outwale to make th...
by WMegl
Tue May 28, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Installing Outwales

It worked! Tapering in the vertical axis reduced the stiffness to the point where I belive I can epoxy and clamp without steaming. I tapered the top surface from 1/2 in. to 5/16 in. I also like the look.

Thanks to all for your suggestions.
by WMegl
Mon May 27, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Installing Outwales

I was going to cut the long strip for the dragons teeth from a large piece of plywood or particle board and match the curve of the sheer line. When I tapered the outwale in the horizontal, I went from 9/16 in. wide to 5/16 in. at the bow and stern. Now, when I taper the vertical dimension, I will ta...