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by eamelink
Sun Sep 25, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: cloth, and mat
Replies: 8
Views: 6450

Re: cloth, and mat

This is not necessarily accurate. You're probably right. For the stitch and glue boats, laminations of biaxial cloth are an important structural element of the boat. True, I forgot about those boats. I was primarily referring to wooden boats which are strong enough by themselves and do not get thei...
by eamelink
Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:14 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: cloth, and mat
Replies: 8
Views: 6450

Re: cloth, and mat

I am new to the site, and new to boat building. Cool :D I have built custom Vettes and always used mat and not cloth. I seem to see that mat is not used in boat making, is this correct. The biggest difference is that you probably used mat to make real structures, where in boat building, at least on...
by eamelink
Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Straight Talk About Mahoganies
Replies: 8
Views: 6474

My boat is built of Sipo : http://www.vastolegno.com/sipo_eng.htm Sipo is an African Mahogany. It's also from the Meliaceae family according to this page, so I guess it's a real mahogany as well. The plywood is Oukomé. Wood names are pretty tough since there seem to be a zillion names for certain ty...
by eamelink
Sun Jun 19, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Boat Color?
Replies: 7
Views: 6421

There's no doubt that the black color will absorb a LOT more heat than a light one, but the black looks SO striking that I personally think it's worth the risk to have a really different looking boat. I have been thinking of painting my boat black as well. In the end I chose red :). Of course it de...
by eamelink
Tue Aug 31, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: To Dream of Building a Boat!
Replies: 11
Views: 18067

Re: To Dream of Building a Boat!

For over 20 years, I've wanted to build a boat of my own. In years past, I always spoke of my wanting to do this. I haven't, since I haven't reached the age of 20 yet :P I will next month :) But I only wanted to build a boat for half a year and the jokes were everywhere :P "Hey mum & dad, I'm gonna...
by eamelink
Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Antifouling questions
Replies: 12
Views: 9416

A guy at the local marina reckons that if you mix several spoonfuls of chilli powder in with your bottom paint it acts as an antifoul! I'm not sure if he was pulling my leg or not.... Well, at least he didn't make it up completely (or he did, but told more people ;)): http://www.sailing-forum.com/u...
by eamelink
Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: how high to paint the bottom ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3621

Re: how high to paint the bottom ?

I will be finished the fiberglassing of the bottom of my runabout before the winter hits here in Ontario. I would like to paint the bottom before turning the boat over next Spring. I was going to guess the waterline for a fully loaded boat and paint to that line but I read about Mark Bronkalla's pr...
by eamelink
Sat Aug 21, 2004 2:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Space between transom and deck
Replies: 11
Views: 6715

A 20hp 2 stroke shouldn't weigh that much, my 18hp weighs 87lbs (about 40 kilos), a 20 will be about the same and shouldn't really require any weight in the bow to balance it. What happens when the bow tank empties and gets lighter anyway? Well, I'll see what happens, I can always put it in the bac...
by eamelink
Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Space between transom and deck
Replies: 11
Views: 6715

DavidMcA wrote:I left the dash where it was, but moved the seat back a few inches which means that I'm a little bit tail heavy.
I'm probably going to make a bracket for a 12 liter gas tank in the front. That should compensate some for the quite heavy engine :). And it leaves me more space in the back :)
by eamelink
Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Space between transom and deck
Replies: 11
Views: 6715

I've fixed that this morning but also added a second pair of wires to the switch, these will extend to a second kill switch on the control box, there's a hole for one and I found one just the right size. I'll also fit a key switch on the dash, so when I remove the key the kill circuit will be perma...
by eamelink
Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Space between transom and deck
Replies: 11
Views: 6715

OK, I just went out and measured mine, the distance from the transom to the rearmost deck beam is 27cm, this still leaves plenty of room to feed the cables and for the motor to tilt right up. I think over the winter I may build in a self draining motor well, I'm having a custom cover made and the g...
by eamelink
Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Space between transom and deck
Replies: 11
Views: 6715

Space between transom and deck

I'm going to build a hatch in the back part of my squirt :) Since I want it to be as big as possible, I'd like to make the aft deck larger, ie more towards the transom. But I don't exactly know how much space I need, so that I'll still be able to lift up the engine. I am probably going to buy a 20 o...
by eamelink
Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: [Deck] Oak in the mahogany
Replies: 12
Views: 7905

If so, I presume I should stain the wood after glueing the mahogany planks on the deck, and before applying the oak strips? Yes, that's the way I would do it. But you may (or you may not) want to tone the oak down a little. When I worked in the flooring biz for so many years, virtually all of the r...
by eamelink
Wed Aug 18, 2004 5:52 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Antifouling questions
Replies: 12
Views: 9416

Thank you Ron for that reply. The hull has already been glassed so I'll just go ahead and look for a nice topside paint that I like. I'm leaning toward Interlux "Brightside" because it has come so highly recommended. And I like the colors. So basically, what I need to do is to simply wipe down the ...
by eamelink
Wed Aug 18, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: [Deck] Oak in the mahogany
Replies: 12
Views: 7905

Take a tip and buy yourself a random orbit sander to sand it all down prior to varnishing, it takes minutes with this tool and you don't get the "swirlies" that you do with an orbital. My sander was really cheap, but still did the job very well. My dad happens to have a random orbit sander, a norma...

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