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by Oyster
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How Long Does a Plywood Boat Last Sitting in Salt Water?
Replies: 13
Views: 2411

Re: How Long Does a Plywood Boat Last Sitting in Salt Water?

Well currently the choices of plywood is the key factor when talking about longevity right behind maintenance of a finished plywood boat. But people that normally ask the question about how long plywood last would probably not be concerned about wood in their homes that rots on a regular basis and r...
by Oyster
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

Re: Merry Christmas

Good morning and hoping for everyone to have a good year and more building launches. :mrgreen: For us we are concentrating on putting more time on the water before our old bodies completely run aground. :wink:
by Oyster
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: 2018 Report
Replies: 48
Views: 11354

Re: 2018 Report

Mike Ray has engine problem. Mechanic has had it for over six weeks. No excuse.. Bill Just a quick side note,,, I don't know if it was the mechanic's fault or a combination of the factory or possibly the factory providing parts, if his engine is out of warranty. I had a problem with a new 60 Honda ...
by Oyster
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: 2018 Report
Replies: 48
Views: 11354

Re: 2018 Report

Nice videos folks, looks like a lot of wood showed up this year. Luckily you were able to have decent weather and of course a lot of food as the storm blew thru our region.. :) Did True Grit not make it this year?
by Oyster
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Modifed panel doors on the cheap
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Re: Modifed panel doors on the cheap

That's one of my custom designs, outboard powered with a 115 Suzuki that I am almost done with for coastal cruising. Its really nothing more than a wet condo with a point on one end. I just saw one of the Glen-L hulls in the article from Duckworks talking about making doors and know how much work it...
by Oyster
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Modifed panel doors on the cheap
Replies: 4
Views: 2292

Modifed panel doors on the cheap

I don't know if this is the correct place to put this one. But I thought I would add a post here after reading the Duckworks article on building doors for Glen-L’s Noyo trawler. I just completed building a form of panel doors on the cheap and quick. This entire rough in and glue up too about four ho...
by Oyster
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Jimmy 70
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Jimmy 70

If you still look in, please check your private messages on the site. I have tried calling a number that I had for you. But all I get is a message saying that there is no mail box set up .Thanks
by Oyster
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Alternative materials, initial wet out weights
Replies: 2
Views: 12920

Alternative materials, initial wet out weights

I thought I would pass this along for anyone interested in some of the alternative fabrics, as was being discussed in another thread. These numbers were provided by a good friend as a reference point when weight is a consideration. Of course in that mix while most framed boats are skinned with finis...
by Oyster
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skif vs Scrambler
Replies: 19
Views: 3057

Re: Console Skif vs Scrambler

Of the two alternative fabrics I personally like Xynole. While you will need to use multiple coats of resin to fill the surface after your original wet out, its pretty darn tough as it relates to abrasion resistance. Its next to impossible to sand. So pick your wet out times so that you can continue...
by Oyster
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: INSTALLING AN OUTBOARD REFERENCE ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1377

Re: INSTALLING AN OUTBOARD REFERENCE ?

As it relates to outboard choices, make sure you have a good dealer network in your area for the chosen brand. FWIW I used a Honda for a brief amount of time and had some serious issues at around 25 hours. I broke it in correctly and rarely ran it over 3/4s of the max rpm, because the boat ran just ...
by Oyster
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why Build Boats
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Re: Why Build Boats

Its hard to say that building wooden boats in particular is any more rewarding to the builder than say carving ducks, for an example. I feel a similar kindship or a feeling of reward and attachment exists in both people as their finished product comes to life. But with boats and as Ray speaks about,...
by Oyster
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missing persons
Replies: 90
Views: 29413

Re: Missing persons

That's a cool puzzle picture, if its what it looks like. I don't think I have ever seen anything like that myself. Merry Christmas to all and hope you recover from your medical issues Bill.
by Oyster
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit
Replies: 63
Views: 31913

Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

I just finished reading the bulk of this thread. Your build is outstanding, to say the least! As it relates to getting a trailer made from the major trailer outlets, well I have just been going thru this myself. I talked to nine different outlets, mailed each a drawing and I think I have begged one ...
by Oyster
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: boating woes
Replies: 12
Views: 2615

Re: boating woes

If you saw my boat now you wouldn't believe the variegated paint scheme. I have hit the docks so often and so hard that I have had to repair the rash. The damage to one area on port side bow, deformed the plywood but the glass did prevent abrasion. I ground out about an 8in circle buttered in a sca...
by Oyster
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sunnyland Boat Show
Replies: 60
Views: 11045

Re: Sunnyland Boat Show

Correct on all points,, But locally our options are limited to either paying a grand to 1,500 bucks for the stainless ones in 8 ft in particular, or dealing with the less than ideal ones, which are also lighter in weight when removing and remounting them too. Plus if you wish to get one custom made,...