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by capt jake
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: cabin heater in an outboard
Replies: 13
Views: 4813

John Bowen wrote:http://www.marinestove.com/sardineinfo.htm

WHAT!! Ya thought I was kidding?? :shock:

Tea, anyone? :wink:
Those are too cute! :) They have to be close to me. The area code is mine, but nothing on the site states what town they are in. Pretty nice stuff. :)
by capt jake
Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Imagestation!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

I give up...... "Once again, two of the albums are not transferred. There are still 61 images in two albums that are not transferred. I would transfer them myself, except that the site still shows them as unavailable (Imagestation). Please be assured that I am totally unimpressed with this migration...
by capt jake
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Polyester resin...the good, the bad, and the ugly
Replies: 25
Views: 16862

question about epoxy. Can it be sanded, with increasingly finer grades of sandpaper and then polished to make it smooth like glass? yes you can. Varnish over epoxy looks very good too. You almost have to use varnish or some other coating over epoxy for the UV protection right? Yes, that is true. Th...
by capt jake
Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Ply construction WITHOUT epoxy
Replies: 21
Views: 6087

I could be mistaken but I do not believe you can use polyester resin as a glue like you can with epoxy. You can use polyester during the fiberglassing part of the build BUT you will need a different adhesive to actually build the boat with...that is my understanding True indeed. Polyester is not a ...
by capt jake
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Ply construction WITHOUT epoxy
Replies: 21
Views: 6087

Steve; Having been "sensitized "on my last build , ( a 34' Brewer Kaiulani in steel, cherry/ash interior ) just mixing a 1/2 ounce with gloves and mask will start the symptoms. Duane; Due north of Grafton just N of Centreton on McDonald Rd. Am leaning towards aluminum om this one, but was looking a...
by capt jake
Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: cook off
Replies: 10
Views: 2981

Drew wrote:man i wish i lived closer to the gathering.. I want to have a cook-off!! :(
I just wish I lived closer to meet everybody, drool over the boats and have fun.

Speaking of which, I hope you all have a really good time, wish I was there. :) :)
by capt jake
Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: epoxy fumes?
Replies: 3
Views: 2562

It might just be the tropical climate in New Orleans, but I have noticed a vapor coming out of the Poxy-Shield hardner container when I first open the container and again when mixing w/ resin. I use a respirator, gloves, and glasses during those times. I got a decently comfortable respirator for ab...
by capt jake
Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: epoxy fumes?
Replies: 3
Views: 2562

Epoxy doesn't contain the volatile components that you are used to 'enjoying' (me too. :) ). Vinylester and polyester resins give off volatiles. Poly and vinyl actually will weigh slightly less when cured than epoxy (which doesn't have the volatiles in it). Epoxy does however, contain amines, which ...
by capt jake
Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question: Storing mahogany ply on concrete garage floor
Replies: 5
Views: 2397

Kens, good on the borax. You could also crush up moth-balls. Must be a Southern thing. ;) ;) No need here. :shock: I would built a small rack to keep them vertical and store them that way. Stickers on the ground to keep them off of the concrete. This way, you can access the sheets one by one at any...
by capt jake
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Fiberglass Supplier Question???
Replies: 5
Views: 3541

I have really been happy with these folks http://www.fiberglasssupply.com/default.asp

I too, get confused with all of the weave types and so on. ;) I called them and told them what I was after and they helped point me to an appropriate product. Very prompt delivery also.
by capt jake
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Masking tape not stickin' too well ...
Replies: 6
Views: 3239

I find that the green tape by 3M is about the best out there. It ain't cheap though. ;)
by capt jake
Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Painting over epoxy.
Replies: 8
Views: 5626

From all that I have researched thus far, paint does adhere to epoxy with or without primer. I attempted to paint directly over the resin but couldnt get the resin smooth enough for a slick paint finish. I did use easy sanding filler/primer to speed up the sanding process. I have painted several bo...
by capt jake
Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: The weather's getting colder and I'm still not finished
Replies: 13
Views: 5118

The electric blanket idea works really well. Be aware that with dropping temps, amine blush is more prone to appear.
by capt jake
Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: McCloskey's Varnish
Replies: 15
Views: 6718

Epoxy baked for a over a week in the 90*+ garage, so I figured it would be good, but I guess it didn't cure asx quick as I thought. Yeah, I am using the green stuff. I was totally happy with everything, it went on well, good coverage, everything but it just didn't dry. It looked awesome on my test ...
by capt jake
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: McCloskey's Varnish
Replies: 15
Views: 6718

Judging by your location, I doubted that humidity was your problem, but you never know, ;) Is the epoxy fully cured? I usually thin the Man O War about 20% or more, to make it flow out nice (I find that with all of the varnishes though). I think I had a quart of flat or low gloss (green label) that ...