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by Graham Knight
Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Sold
Replies: 10
Views: 3514

No pressure then!
by Graham Knight
Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Sold
Replies: 10
Views: 3514

Thanx for the comments, it's good to know that my build inspired others! Much as I liked my Squirt and enjoyed building it, it unfortunately turned out to be the wrong boat for where I live. I think I've probably explained this before, but basically when I chose the design I was in the process of bu...
by Graham Knight
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Sold
Replies: 10
Views: 3514

Squirt Sold

Hi guys, it's been a while since I posted here, and I just thought I'd drop in and update you all on my Squirt which has now been sold. I wasn't making any special effort to sell it so it's taken a few months, but a few weeks back I got a call from a classic boat broker in Henley-on-Thames who has h...
by Graham Knight
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: First time builder
Replies: 2
Views: 2346

I haven't built the Guillemot, but my last boat was Iain's Acorn Skiff 13 which is a pretty much identical build. The Guillemot is a beautiful boat and it's on my short list of boats to build someday! I found the skiff a very easy build, if you have Iain's clinker ply manual you should have no real ...
by Graham Knight
Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Decking Seams
Replies: 10
Views: 4355

Not sure what additive you would find for black seams.
Either epoxy pigment or graphite powder.
by Graham Knight
Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Band Saw or Jig Saw
Replies: 49
Views: 28296

Yes it'll cut 2" timber but you have to take it easy or the blade will deflect, you can't force it. I think if I were cutting a lot of 2" timber I'd want something even better, I always fancied the Festool saws, but at twice the price of the DeWalt they were a bit out of my price range, the RR of ji...
by Graham Knight
Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Western Hemlock
Replies: 10
Views: 5792

None of the D-f that I've used has been "sappy", it's all been very good quality kiln dried timber and hasn't needed any treatment before gluing, very occassionally I've found a sap pocket that I've needed to work around but they've been rare.
by Graham Knight
Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Decking Seams
Replies: 10
Views: 4355

If you want them black your best bet is probably deck caulk, or you could use coloured epoxy, or maybe you could glue in some black acrylic strips, but I think the caulk would be best.
You'll need to varnish the deck first if you use caulk as it doesn't take varnish very well.
by Graham Knight
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Western Hemlock
Replies: 10
Views: 5792

I'd go for the Douglas-fir, Hemlock isn't a great choice for boatbuilding, relying on encapsulation to offset its poor rot resistance is not a good idea IMO.
by Graham Knight
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Band Saw or Jig Saw
Replies: 49
Views: 28296

Yes, but it needs to be a very good one. Cheaper machines will be hard work and the blade tends to deflect if you have to force it, look for a high quality saw with a powerful motor. Having said that a bandsaw that's up to cutting 2" frames needs to be pretty good too, you won't get away with a chea...
by Graham Knight
Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:31 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Too Scarf or not too Scarf
Replies: 2
Views: 2305

I suspect an 18' sheet will be scarfed anyway, most if not all the extra long sheets I've seen (over 10') have been two panels joined. Yes an 18' long sheet probably will be quite awkward to fit, but maybe less awkward than making the scarf joint in-situ, if the cost isn't excessive I think I'd go f...
by Graham Knight
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Damn Squirt Transum!!!...and a question.
Replies: 17
Views: 6378

damn...how do you get a picture to load SOme pictures ...first the before... http://jauboatworks.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/transum%20problem%201.jpg then the pieces we added: a trim piece and a wedge in the notch to fix the andle. http://jauboatworks.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/tr...
by Graham Knight
Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: maas epoxy
Replies: 15
Views: 7328

Graham, where do you source your Epoxy in the UK ? Chinawind Yachts who are the UK distributors for MAS Epoxies, the cheapest brand name epoxy I've found in the UK, and reasonable shipping too which is what usually kills any "bargain" priced resin! Their fillers are well priced too and worth buying...
by Graham Knight
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Will it float?
Replies: 6
Views: 2947

IIRC it's an Aqua Cat you're building? What makes you think it may not float? You'd have had to do something really bad for it to sink, like forgotten the bottom planking ,you did put the bottom planking on didn't you? Yes of course you did because I remember you asking about transition joins a whil...
by Graham Knight
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Gluing Steam bent wood
Replies: 15
Views: 12328

I've found Robbins to be a bit expensive (for everything!), my most recent batch of Balcotan came from Melco Bonding Supplies, it was cheaper and so was the shipping.