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by Morecowbell
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Treatment of inner stems before glass?
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Treatment of inner stems before glass?

Just a quick question on how folks handle the inner stems prior to fiberglass - do you round the edges, chamfer the edges, taper along the length, carve the story of your last hunt, what? Was thinking of hitting it with a quarter round router bit as far as I can reach - take the edge off, so to spea...
by Morecowbell
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Advice needed re second coat of epoxy
Replies: 1
Views: 988

Advice needed re second coat of epoxy

I just made it past the first coat of epoxy!! But by the time I finished the bow the stern was basically dry (pretty hot, low 90's)- and frankly I'm about done emotionally so fine with waiting for second and third coats. :laughing So my question is how to rough up the first coat for the mechanical b...
by Morecowbell
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: FIberglassing the Stems?
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Re: FIberglassing the Stems?

Thank you both - great explanation and pics always help!!
by Morecowbell
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: FIberglassing the Stems?
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

FIberglassing the Stems?

Sneaking up on the fiberglass stage and am wondering if I'm interpreting things correctly: as I'm reading it, the glass is trimmed at the stems when the epoxy firms up - and there is no effort to wrap the glass around the upright portion of the stems. And if that's correct then the upright portion o...
by Morecowbell
Tue May 22, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: E glass vs S glass?
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: E glass vs S glass?

Wow Jim, that's fascinating, thanks for posting!! Please keep us updated, I really enjoy seeing new approaches. I had a long conversation with someone at Sweet Composites today and his advice was basically to bite the bullet and use the S-glass, which I think I will do on the outside. Frankly at thi...
by Morecowbell
Tue May 22, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: E glass vs S glass?
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: E glass vs S glass?

Brian, Thanks for the thoughts. At this point I'm going to stay with the 6 oz cloth - I've read a lot of guys looking for weight savings saying its overkill for these boats, but the foam core will drive the primary weight savings so I'm okay with the 6 oz. cloth. I had read about the S-glass being t...
by Morecowbell
Mon May 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: E glass vs S glass?
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

E glass vs S glass?

Just wanted to ask this question in case anyone has a strong opinion. I'm attempting (note the choice of words) to build a canoe using foam as the core. Of course its much more flexible than wood, but I've done some test panels and once the fiberglass and epoxy is on its very strong. I've used both ...
by Morecowbell
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: S-glass vs E-glass?
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

Re: S-glass vs E-glass?

Jim, I got my S glass from Sweet Composites, only place I could find that had 60" S-glass. I was just doing a 1' x 2' panel but I didn't have any trouble wetting it out. Their Kevlar looks a little more expensive and in a 5 oz. instead of 6 oz. What would be the pros/cons of Kevlar, Carbon Fiber or ...
by Morecowbell
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: S-glass vs E-glass?
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

S-glass vs E-glass?

I'm playing around with using a different core material for my canoe (balsa or foam), neither of which are as dense as WRC, so I'm curious about S-glass vs E-glass. I've read that S-glass is much stronger, more abrasion resistant, etc. but it seems to be overkill for these canoes in the WRC version....
by Morecowbell
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Form placement question
Replies: 10
Views: 2184

Re: Form placement question

Thanks Jim - also confirmed from another source. Not sure why that baffled me except that I got it in my head early on that all the forms would be centered on the 12" interval. Not a huge issue I'm sure but thanks for the help.
by Morecowbell
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Form placement question
Replies: 10
Views: 2184

Re: Form placement question

...and because this boat is an asymmetrical design, the middle form is form 8 but the widest form (highest point) is form 9. So it seems that form 9 should be the one that straddles the line...???

:thinking
by Morecowbell
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Form placement question
Replies: 10
Views: 2184

Form placement question

I just want to be sure I have this right: the boat I'm building (Kipawa) has the forms at 12" intervals. The center form straddles the center line but the other forms are placed so that the side of the form toward the bow or stern is on the line. Other than the center form, the forms do not straddle...
by Morecowbell
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Water-based stain under epoxy?
Replies: 6
Views: 4202

Re: Water-based stain under epoxy?

You should be fine as long as the water has evaporated! Check Green Valley Boat's site, there's an article on there about staining with analine dyes (water based)
by Morecowbell
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: cane seats 2
Replies: 8
Views: 3065

Re: cane seats 2

Beautiful work. If you have a chance I'd love to know what they end up weighing.

Thanks,

Clay
by Morecowbell
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bob's Special Half Breadth quesition
Replies: 1
Views: 1302

Bob's Special Half Breadth quesition

Hi all, In lofting the Bob's Special I've got a point that looks off. Not a huge deal but curious if someone might know. Its the half breadth on #3 at 8". Looks to be about 1/16" wide. Of course it could be the points above or below but from the general look of things that seems to be the culprit. N...