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by Jim Dodd
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 261

Re: Hull Repair

I'd sand a little more and add the patch, probably two ! A Tip ! Cut the patches, and lay them on some plastic, saturate, with mixed epoxy. Then pick them up and lay on the scared area. Stretch some plastic wrap over it. A little hand sand, and varnish. I just did this on a friends hull. You can't t...
by Jim Dodd
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished!
Replies: 7
Views: 50

Re: Finished!

Gorgeous ! I love those seats !
Are you going to get it Wet ? It almost seems a shame to !
Nice !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 261

Re: Hull Repair

by Jim Dodd
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 261

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. Then you are most likely using 6 oz. E-glass. The grain in your cloth is quite visible. More than I'm accustomed to seeing ! S-glass is slightly more ...
by Jim Dodd
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 261

Re: Hull Repair

Wayne ? Is that S-glass ?

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 261

Re: Hull Repair

Yes. I see one pic.
And yes my directions should work fine !
Sorry I can't help much with the pic posting !

jim
by Jim Dodd
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 25
Views: 261

Re: Hull Repair

I can't see the pics either. I just finished glassing an old hull for a guy, that had several spots, where some of the wood from the strips pulled off with the removal of the glass. Anyway I had to build up the spots, with several layers of cloth. After the epoxy had set for a day, I SCRAPED everyth...
by Jim Dodd
Mon May 27, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Installing Outwales

If you are still having trouble making the Cherry conform to the shearline, Yes taper some more, or steam them! Now that I'm back on the Soap box, I want to share another thought about the Dragon's Teeth. With the amount of upward curve in the Outwhale. I would cut the long strips of the Teeth to mi...
by Jim Dodd
Sun May 26, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Installing Outwales

Brian The direction of the bend is the reason for just tapering the ends ! Thank for bringing this up ! If you just Thin the strip, you are making it more flexible, Horizontally. Beings the outwhale needs to bend Vertically, Tapering it top and bottom will aid it's bending ! I should have clarified ...
by Jim Dodd
Sun May 26, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Installing Outwales

Jim: I have tapered the last 32 in. of the inside of the outwales and I think it did make it a little easier to bend, but it seems I need a lot of force to hold them to the shear line. I like your clamp jigs. I have conceptualized the same thing. Is that blue tape on the side that contacts the hull...
by Jim Dodd
Sat May 25, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Installing Outwales

I don't like screws or plugs showing on my outwhales either !
Image

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Sat May 25, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Installing Outwales

Nice looking hull ! The Old timers would taper the outwhales, gradually at the ends. Say 3" from the ends.This allowed outwhales to bend much easier. Don't thin them though. Once you have the outwhales epoxied to the Hull. Leave the clamps in place at least a week, to get a full cure. You could stea...
by Jim Dodd
Wed May 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon

Jim, I think a bolted on Thwart might indeed be easier to replace. But consider the case where a bolted-on thwart breaks and due to its firm attachment to the gunwale, causes the gunwale itself to be damaged in the process. I think I'd rather have a thwart break clean away from the gunwale than tea...
by Jim Dodd
Tue May 21, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon

Just a thought !
If broken a thwart that is bolted to the inwhale is easier to replace, than one that is glued .

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Thu May 16, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon

Butt join two pieces of wood with epoxy. Wait a week and try to break ! It will break at the glue joint. That is the reason we Scarf the wood we use on gunnels ! At least an 8-1 ratio ! I usually do a 10-1 ratio. I don't like mortising thwarts, as it makes it near impossible to remove, or repair if ...