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by Jim Dodd
Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: MAS Epoxy recoat time
Replies: 21
Views: 7881

Sounds good!
There always seems to be a lot of variables that can cause problems.
Good Luck!!!!
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: MAS Epoxy recoat time
Replies: 21
Views: 7881

Out gassing that I've experienced is air that was trapped in the wood, between strips or in the staple holes. Reducing room temperature as Glenn states, does solve this problem!! Has anyone been concerned about sanding uncured epoxy? What I've read was it takes up to 7 days for a complete cure, at w...
by Jim Dodd
Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bead and cove bit question
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

My first set of B&C bits came from MLCS, and after cutting strips for nearly 20 canoes, I'm still using them! I would buy the two bit set. Instead of having to adjust the router, just change the bit, they should both be the same height. Mine are set in two different routers, but I only run one at a ...
by Jim Dodd
Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat Placement
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Hi Mike Using the BMB system for the 15 Bobs Special, how far {from the bow} would the front seat be? This dimension should also work on the 16 ft stretch. Also use this method with the stern seat, except measure from the stern to the front edge of the stern seat. What it would be on the 15 should w...
by Jim Dodd
Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Removing Epoxy Sanding Dust
Replies: 10
Views: 2395

Hi Ed
Your right about the bubbles!
I should've inquired about the epoxy brand you were using!
I use System Three's Clear Coat, and have not encountered the pin hole problem!
What caused the bubbles?
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Removing Epoxy Sanding Dust
Replies: 10
Views: 2395

Hi Ed A trick I learned about applying several epoxy coats is, put the first wet out coat on, let it cure,or almost cure, typically 4 hours, or more. Then apply the second coat. While the second coat is still in the tacky stage, 2 to 3 hours, apply the third coat, and so on. The tackinees will keep ...
by Jim Dodd
Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Floating fabric on the wetout coat
Replies: 15
Views: 3620

Try a foam roller the next time.
by Jim Dodd
Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Floating fabric on the wetout coat
Replies: 15
Views: 3620

Mike How did you apply the resin? Did you use a brush, squeege, or a roller? Excess resin on the inside will flow towards the bottom before it sets, thus floating the cloth, as you described. Notice that this doesn't happen on the outside, you work the excess resin towards the shear. On the inside, ...
by Jim Dodd
Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Design - Freedom Solo
Replies: 23
Views: 12074

OK, I'd better chime in on the weight thing also, 200+ range.

Erik is right, The Magic is comfortable, and designed to haul a good load.

The flatness, and fullness below the waterline I suspect to be the reason.
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Design - Freedom Solo
Replies: 23
Views: 12074

The tumblehomed canoes I've built were not as extreme as your Freedom 15. Would you accomplish the sharp turns by using narrower strips, say 1/2 to 5/8in? I would imagine that starting at the tumblehome's sharpest edge with the first strip, and work towards the shear would work. After that, return t...
by Jim Dodd
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Design - Freedom Solo
Replies: 23
Views: 12074

If you could design it at 15ft 9in, that would be great, as that's as long a boat as I can get out of 16ft lumber!
I hate to throw wood away, when I can paddle it!
Thanks!
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Design - Freedom Solo
Replies: 23
Views: 12074

Hi Steve I've been wishing I had a set of plans similar to the Bell Magic, designed by David Yost! Recently, I built a replacement seat for a Magic, and this gave me the opportunity to paddle and look at the hull. I'm impressed by it's speed and handling! If your design can compare to this hull? I'M...
by Jim Dodd
Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: epoxy on attachments
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

I glue and screw my inwhales, decks, and glue the outwhales.
Should the time come when removal is necessary, it will be a pain!
Watco has been my choice for trim finish, not perfect, but will stick with it til I find better!
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: mounting stations to strongback - to bolt or to screw?
Replies: 13
Views: 3372

I screw my mounting blocks(2x2x12) with deck screws to the stongback, and either bolt, or clamp my forms to these.
This allows me to adjust the forms to the centerlines. Many times I have to go back and adjust, How would I easily do this if I screwed my forms to the mounting blocks?
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: If you could get plans for any canoe model...
Replies: 6
Views: 2613

It would be good if someone would twist David Youst's arm a little and get him to sell some similar plans!
I'd be up for a couple designs!!!
Jim