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by BobL
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Fairing
Replies: 9
Views: 3676

I think I have the same problem with the chine curve for my Jack Tar too. Now my bow bottom become concave instead of the designed convex.
by BobL
Tue May 06, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Best tool for notching?
Replies: 12
Views: 3771

Question for falcon

Hi falcon,

Did you cut the notches after fairing? My frame members are all not in right angle after fairing. Clamping a block in front may not end up a flat top for sitting the saw.
by BobL
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: To obtain the contour of the bulkhead
Replies: 6
Views: 2914

Thanks for all the suggestions. I will file them.

Ken,
No, the front bulkhead does not lay against any frame member.
by BobL
Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: To obtain the contour of the bulkhead
Replies: 6
Views: 2914

To obtain the contour of the bulkhead

I will eventually need to fit the structural bulkhead at the bow after the hull is righted. But, I still have not got a clue of how to obtain the contour line to cut the bulkhead ply so that it can fit to the hull curve. I hope you know what i mean.

Any tip?
by BobL
Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Polyester resin curing problems
Replies: 9
Views: 5332

I have no experience with polyester resin. But I read from one of Glen-L's books about the two different types of resins: Laminating and finishing resins. If you use laminating resin for the outer most layer, the resin will remain tacky forever as long as it is exposed to air.. Whereas the finishing...
by BobL
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fibreglass Skeg for wooden boat
Replies: 1
Views: 1619

Fibreglass Skeg for wooden boat

I am thinking of using FRP to build my skeg for my PW JAck TAR. The amount of lumber and drilling the shaft hole is giving me a lot of worries. I hope someone with the experience of building a large fibreglass skeg to give some idea.
by BobL
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 38 Andante - Can I build it on Fiber Glass?
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

Have you considered Odyssea or Yukon? Theye are quite close to Andante and have plans for PW and Fibreglass.
by BobL
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Australian Eucalypt. Suitable or not.
Replies: 4
Views: 2373

Take a look at this boat which is being built in OZ.

http://www.trawlersite.com
by BobL
Tue May 08, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Questions Without Answers.
Replies: 16
Views: 6883

Who created God?
by BobL
Tue May 08, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Deck Seams
Replies: 16
Views: 7884

Could you reuse the syringes?
by BobL
Tue May 08, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Any tricks to remove a screw?
Replies: 11
Views: 6778

Stained glass shop!! I know what it is but you would never find one in this part of the world.
by BobL
Tue May 08, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Any tricks to remove a screw?
Replies: 11
Views: 6778

I love this BB. I am sure I have enough options to test things out next week. I can't work on my boat this weekend: Spearfishing time. The big soldering iron thing, I used to have one during the vacuum tube age. But, it is difficult to get one now. BTW, I bought a butane pencil torch yesterday. I li...
by BobL
Mon May 07, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Any tricks to remove a screw?
Replies: 11
Views: 6778

Thanks Capt,

I have tried using a cigarrette lighter, but didn't work. I would try the soldering iron.
by BobL
Mon May 07, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Any tricks to remove a screw?
Replies: 11
Views: 6778

Any tricks to remove a screw?

From time to time I need to remove screws to avoid damaging my blades when fairing. However, my success rate of removing a "complete" screw is very slim. Very often, the screw breaks. Any tips???
by BobL
Mon May 07, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt bow fairing
Replies: 9
Views: 4960

I am facing the same problem on my side planking batten (Jack Tar). I let it curve naturally to meet the stem, but the batten ended up not curvy enaough to allow the side planking at the bow to mate properly. If I would to try forcing the bow planking to mate the batten, it would be too much flare a...

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