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by Cruiser
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 35135

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Those look really well done Randy.

I bought some material for that same gunnel idea .... did you cut the groove in the foam and let the sleeve go inside the groove or sleeve the outside and cut the groove? I am leaning to the latter.


Brian
by Cruiser
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Just finished on the water. 16 Prospector
Replies: 8
Views: 1750

Re: Just finished on the water. 16 Prospector

Nice job and congrats for making it through the gauntlet .... now you get to smile every time you look at the boat.

Building a solo is sensible, lets you go out with or without some one else .... and it feeds the addiction to building.

Brian
by Cruiser
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 35135

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

I used a 3/8" x 3/4" cherry gunnel on my mine and I think that could be reduced to 3/8" x 5/8" with an inside bevel ... a couple of lightweight decks and you could be right in the 3 pound total mark. When you consider the weight of the epoxy and materials to wrap cedar ... I really wonder how much i...
by Cruiser
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 35135

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

In my latest build(s) I am finding that trim is one of the places we add a lot of weight that just doesn't need to be there, if we plan carefully. I am surprised at the weight of aluminum trim ans am glad you shared that tidbit ... but the boat is one of the best composite copies I have seen done so...
by Cruiser
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 35135

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

O.o Nice job Randy .... Did you get a weight? What did you pick for gunnels? Are the thwarts shop made? Is that aluminum trim?

Inquiring minds want to know, lol


Brian
by Cruiser
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: brass screws for hanging seats
Replies: 12
Views: 2173

Re: brass screws for hanging seats

We all have our visions and will go a aways to achieve them, in this case, since the pieces in question don't really appear together at any point, so you really be the only person to notice that detail. given the superior strength and availability of SS ... I would think that smaller and more readil...
by Cruiser
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alternative finishes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1666

Re: Alternative finishes?

I got a blank screen when I pushed the post button ....
by Cruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alternative finishes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1666

Re: Alternative finishes?

Not sure I like this new software for the forum, having issues posting
by Cruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alternative finishes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1666

Re: Alternative finishes?

I may try and get some to play with, that finish looks good. (and thanks for sharing)

Brian
by Cruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alternative finishes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1666

Re: Alternative finishes?

I may try and get some to play with, that finish looks good. (and thanks for sharing)

Brian
by Cruiser
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Fiberglass still tacky
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Re: Fiberglass still tacky

As Jim says ... likely culprit is insufficient mixing, so take a look at how you are mixing the epoxy and make the mental adjustments to fix this issue ... usual method is to mix for 2 minutes ... once you get used to doing the thorough mixing, it becomes second nature .... the alternative of dealin...
by Cruiser
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alternative finishes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1666

Re: Alternative finishes?

I never knew it existed, but I viewed your link, it does look like it is a perfect match for your needs .... if you try it, I would be very interested in your impressions, I may have to look and see if i can buy it in Canada, just to give it a try.


Brian
by Cruiser
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Fiberglass & epoxy application during very hot weather?
Replies: 8
Views: 1789

Re: Fiberglass & epoxy application during very hot weather?

Please note the correction to use lacquer thinners, not mineral spirits as originally posted ... denatured alcohol will also work to dampen the cloth ... or if you don't have those just use a clean cloth.


Brian
by Cruiser
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 29433

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

How do I position the cleats to hold the seats? How high above the floor should they be? Straight forward, you need to know what drop (distance from gunnel to seat top) you want, measure the seat thickness, cleat top position is the drop plus seat thickness. Halfway down the page of this link is my...
by Cruiser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Fiberglass & epoxy application during very hot weather?
Replies: 8
Views: 1789

Re: Fiberglass & epoxy application during very hot weather?

One of the steps to prepare the hull for glassing is the crack/hole filling. I was observing a building class (at BearMountain) and picked up a technique on filling the imperfections that I used on my last 2 builds and I really like it and I believe it saves much time. I don't use staples, so the id...