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by scottinwv
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Clean Up
Replies: 12
Views: 3479

Re: Epoxy Clean Up

I use plastic cups, craft sticks and chip brushes. The cups are about $4 for 100 and the large craft sticks (tongue depressor size) are about $5 for 300. Chip brushes bought in quantity are about 40 cents each. No clean up, just let it harden where it won't build too much heat and toss in the trash ...
by scottinwv
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Electric motors
Replies: 6
Views: 7355

Re: Electric motors

What would be your recommendation for and electric motor system for the Glen-L Harbormaster?

What would be an estimate of the price for a motor, controller and charger?

Thanks,

Scott
by scottinwv
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Whitehall speed and performance.
Replies: 1
Views: 2926

Whitehall speed and performance.

I built the Whitehall and stretched it to 18 1/2 feet. It weighs about 350 pounds empty. The antique 2 stroke Armstrong style engine was built by my parents 54 years ago, they had previously built one other and then later built another. Continuous power is approximately 1/5 hp, with emergency power ...
by scottinwv
Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Malahini board feet of lumber calculation
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

Re: Malahini board feet of lumber calculation

I do not know how much would be required for the Malahini, but always buy more than you think you'll need, even after an allowance of 20%. That would allow you to better match boards, grain orientation, etc.. I bought 225 bf of WO when I needed less than 100 bf, but it allowed me be very picky about...
by scottinwv
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Anyone have pics of the Harbormaster?
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Anyone have pics of the Harbormaster?

I'm considering a Harbormaster or similar hull for an electric launch.

The Glen-L site only has pics of one finished Harbormaster. Are there others out there? Anyone have pics?

Thanks in advance,

Scott
by scottinwv
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Clinker Whitehall Splashed!
Replies: 14
Views: 7394

Re: Clinker Whitehall Splashed!

Thanks, Gayle. Tony, I used 9mm okoume for the planking, I'm not sure if it would be stiff enough for a sail rig since it isn't built to Glen-L specifications. Built to their specs you shouldn't have any trouble with a sail. Bergy, I was able to hit 4.5 on the GPS against the current tonight and 5.5...
by scottinwv
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Clinker Whitehall Splashed!
Replies: 14
Views: 7394

Clinker Whitehall Splashed!

Splashed the Whitehall a few days ago! Glen-L plans, stretched to 18 1/2', done in 9mm okoume ply. http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg278/morseinwv/IMG_0648a.jpg http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg278/morseinwv/IMG_0604.jpg http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg278/morseinwv/IMG_0621.jpg http://i...
by scottinwv
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things To Do With Your Building Form
Replies: 8
Views: 3823

Re: Things To Do With Your Building Form

Thanks, but I cheated. I used a dovetail jig and router.

Scott
by scottinwv
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SILICON BRONZE SCREWS not working....
Replies: 31
Views: 8797

Re: SILICON BRONZE SCREWS not working....

Make sure the threads are only gripping in the 2nd piece of wood, they shouldn't grip the first, it makes them harder to drive and could cause the two pieces to separate, in other words, make sure the step goes completely through the first board.

Scott
by scottinwv
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things To Do With Your Building Form
Replies: 8
Views: 3823

Re: Things To Do With Your Building Form

I built boxes. http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg278/morseinwv/boxes.jpg The pine boxes were the build form. Used 2x10s, planed them to around 5/8", got out the dovetail jig, made a cooler and a couple toolboxes for the boat, and a few sea chests for around the house. I planned ahead using the wi...
by scottinwv
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Has anyone done a clinker Whitehall?
Replies: 9
Views: 5317

Re: Has anyone done a clinker Whitehall?

Finish pics will be posted soon. Still need to do the oarlock pads and final coat of varnish on inwales and rubrails.

Scott
by scottinwv
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Chesapeake Light Craft
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: Chesapeake Light Craft

I built one of their small kayaks with the puzzle joints. It did go together easily, just make sure the joint is absolutely flat. The joints were very accurately cut. The joint was a little stiffer than the rest of the panel, but was designed to be in a flatter spot on the hull. I've built two lapst...
by scottinwv
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Oil vs Varnish brightwork opinions/experience wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2603

Re: Oil vs Varnish brightwork opinions/experience wanted

Thanks for the comments.

I'll look into the Sikkens Cetol.

Scott
by scottinwv
Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Oil vs Varnish brightwork opinions/experience wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2603

Oil vs Varnish brightwork opinions/experience wanted

I'm currently working on a clinker Whitehall. The interior will be light gray, exterior white. The thwarts, transom, inwales, guards and knees are all white oak and will be finished bright. This boat will get its share of wear as it will be used for day long river rows with plenty of gear loaded in ...
by scottinwv
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: where to purchase copper wire?
Replies: 3
Views: 4727

Re: where to purchase copper wire?

Not the cheapest, and not the easiest, but when I ran out and only needed a few more feet and didn't want to wait for an order to arrive I found thermostat wire to work. I had to pull the two wires apart and strip it, but it allowed me to finish that day.

Scott