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by RonMc1954
Fri May 04, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boat Appraisals
Replies: 2
Views: 5315

Re: Boat Appraisals

Thanks Glen, I will send him an email.
I see by your website your still building some very nice boats. I hope all is well with you. I have been going through some old posts of mine and I might be getting the boat building itch again, it never goes away :tu

Ron
by RonMc1954
Fri May 04, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Started on the deck!! -Wet-out and 1 fill coat-- Pics added
Replies: 47
Views: 18891

Re: Started on the deck!! -Wet-out and 1 fill coat-- Pics a

Hi everyone, I have not been around for a while and I was looking over some of my old posts and found the pictures were not showing up here.
So I fixed it.

Ron
by RonMc1954
Thu May 03, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boat Appraisals
Replies: 2
Views: 5315

Boat Appraisals

Hey fellow boat builders, it's been quite some time since I have been on the forum. For those who don't remember me I have built 3 strip boats, 2 18' kayaks and 1 18' canoe. My wife and I have really enjoyed paddling them on local waters. Anyway I was at the insurance office today and we discussed i...
by RonMc1954
Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Been a while since my last visit here.
Replies: 7
Views: 7629

Thanks Glen; I still have some work to do but at least she is back on the road again. Now maybe I can get some kayaking in!!
Ron
by RonMc1954
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Been a while since my last visit here.
Replies: 7
Views: 7629

Real close to being finished

I thought I would post a couple of picture of the Scout, she's almost done http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/RonMc1954/DSCF1460.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/RonMc1954/DSCF1461.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/RonMc1954/DSCF1462.jpg http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/...
by RonMc1954
Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Been a while since my last visit here.
Replies: 7
Views: 7629

Thanks Glen, by the way I fixed the pics looks a little better.
Ron
by RonMc1954
Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Been a while since my last visit here.
Replies: 7
Views: 7629

Hey Glen, good to hear from you again. Yes I have some pics Posted below. I bought it off of Ebay I tought it was going to be a parts truck because it had a bad tranny leak and I did not want to spend $400 for a rebuilt. When I got it home the tranny leak turned out to be the torque convertor($80) c...
by RonMc1954
Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Been a while since my last visit here.
Replies: 7
Views: 7629

Been a while since my last visit here.

Just stopped in to say HI! I have not been to the forum for a while but I have been busy. I have gotten in some paddling but I have been busier restoring a 1974 Scout. Having a good time gettin greasy. At least the grease washes off, not like epoxy :laughing . I will try to visit more often.
Ron Mc
by RonMc1954
Sun May 04, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Solo fiberglassing
Replies: 16
Views: 4622

Stencil wrote:By the way. What is Raka? I checked and Sivertip is System 3.
Raka is a brand name. That's all I have used on my 3 boats all of which I epoxied by my self, reasonably price to.

http://www.raka.com

Ron
by RonMc1954
Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: this canoe is cursed
Replies: 8
Views: 2385

I feel your pain Dan, it happens to alot of us. I remember rigging a pulley system to store my wife's just finished kayak and I dropped a 1/2"x4" eye bolt right on the deck!! Can't blame anyone but myself. Best thing is it still FLOATS!!
Ron
by RonMc1954
Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 4110

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish all the boat builders a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, their families too.
:party

Be Safe!
Ron McElroy
by RonMc1954
Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: double layer fiberglass techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 3032

It's just that the warmer the epoxy the easier it will soak the fiberglass. I have put epoxy in a bucket of warm water for a while to raisethe temp.
Good Luck
Ron
by RonMc1954
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: double layer fiberglass techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 3032

IMHO I vote for #3 I have but 2 layers on the bottom of all my boats and the only problem I had was I had to be more patient with the wetout. It takes a little longer for the epoxy to soak in. Also make sure your epoxy is warm 70F to 80F
Ron
by RonMc1954
Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 1
Views: 3274

Right back at ya Randy and to all else that read this.

Ron
by RonMc1954
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Spline in Deck?
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

Hi cg; I did just what you are planning with my deck. I have had no problems what so ever. You can re-enforce the deck with some fiberglass strips on the inside in a few places especially if some one might sit on it (behind the seat). One thing about the center line strip it is easy to mate your str...