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by DeltaDawg
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 51
Views: 10508

Re: RowMe

Last coat of epoxy on and curing for 7 days, 3 daily coats Off-white EZPoxy polyurethane paint 7 days curing, flip right side up and put my turned bunk rollers to work :D
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by DeltaDawg
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 776
Views: 243944

Re: Klondike Build

How is the survey going did you get what you needed from the process? Are you happy with the surveyor? Are you registering with CA DMV boat and trailer, that took me 7 trips to Concord DMV got turned away 3 times I am anxious to hear how it goes for you? Thank you Steve. Leland
by DeltaDawg
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 51
Views: 10508

Re: RowMe

I am using Tap plastic marine epoxy now and it is not giving me headaches and nausea. It also doesn't cure brittle. I have 3/4 gallon of GlenL poxysheild and hardener probably headed to household hasmat drop off. A few white blisters to sand another coat of epoxy to fill weave cure 7 days, paint 3 c...
by DeltaDawg
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 51
Views: 10508

Re: RowMe

Graveyard shift rocks :D
by DeltaDawg
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 51
Views: 10508

Re: RowMe

Acetone wipe down, cloth trimmed and fitted, pee, coffee then epoxy bond coat and make those Bush beans disappear after 20 years in pantry toot toot :D
by DeltaDawg
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 51
Views: 10508

Re: RowMe

Thank you to my Mother and Grandmother 60 years ago for showing me how to pull a thread to get a straight line that came in handy to split the fiberglass cloth down right down the center. I reinforced the transom seams and bow with biaxial cloth and got the epoxy seal coat rolled on. I got a headach...
by DeltaDawg
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 51
Views: 10508

Re: RowMe

Turned bow stop and fwd bunk roller out of Chinese elm will bend up brackets when boat right side up. Removed battens and wiped down hull. Heat, smoke, ash fallout temporarily subsided, plan to work garveyard shift to epoxy fiberglass tape bow, transom corners and encapsulate hull maybe bond coat fo...
by DeltaDawg
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 51
Views: 10508

Re: RowMe

Vupilot, thank you for sharing your DMV story. I drilled screw holes in the battens and rounded over the edges and ends. It was 114F out there, smokey and I was sweating like a pig in a bacon factory. I got 3 bowls finish turned for upcoming church online auction fundraisers, we'll see how that work...
by DeltaDawg
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 51
Views: 10508

Re: RowMe

Another heat wave, forecast 107 through Tuesday. I cut the battens and temporary spacers, snapped chalk lines and penciled in seat risers under the bottom and drew clearance envelopes with compass so I would not put a screw close to those epoxy putty fillets and can easily grind off the screw tips w...
by DeltaDawg
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Can yak build
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Can yak build

SC Tony, Have you watched YouTube videos of kevlar kayak builds? A neighbor down the street said he built them in Oakland California and really liked them. One of the YouTube videos shows a wood frame you could use the Glen-L plans for the frame. My neighbor told me kevlar kayaks are very light and ...
by DeltaDawg
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 51
Views: 10508

Re: RowMe

A little sanding, found some West 407 fairing filler locally, $22, wasn't sure I would like it, mixed up 6 oz of epoxy and stirred in 1/2 can filler to make stiff batter and I really like it, feathers out nice with squeegee. Bumping up against some hot days ahead this weekend, not sure if I will get...
by DeltaDawg
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 51
Views: 10508

Re: RowMe

After a 2 week construction halt due to the heat wave and smoke from the wildfires I mixed up the last of my silica and micro balloons from my stitch and glue kit and filled in the chine seams but ran out of putty to fill in stitching holes and fair over screw heads. I do not know if you care or hav...
by DeltaDawg
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 51
Views: 10508

Re: RowMe

110 degree days and 70 degree nights to hot to epoxy fiberglass bottom. We had thundershowers and 89% humidity too so had to hurriedly bring batten and inner sheer boards inside so they would not cork screw. I did put a new belt in my planer and clean the rubber feed rollers and got the boards plane...
by DeltaDawg
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Tape and tack 16 gauge steel RowMe?
Replies: 9
Views: 2420

Re: Tape and tack 16 gauge steel RowMe?

Yofish, Please refer to my 16 gauge steel 12 foot rowboat as "Magneto" going forward so named after the X-Men villain. Magneto is a he but since vessels are she maybe we can refer to her as Ms. Magneto. Aluminum is not magnetic so Ms. Magneto cannot be made of aluminum. :D Now I think I want 16 gaug...
by DeltaDawg
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Tape and tack 16 gauge steel RowMe?
Replies: 9
Views: 2420

Re: Tape and tack 16 gauge steel RowMe?

Yofish, thank you for your guidance I have been thinking about how I could fold along the chine and make a lap weld the length of the keel but not sure how a backyard builder could make that bend on the chine. Kevin, thank you for your well thought out reply and guidance. The Chinook looks a little ...

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