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by KnottyBuoyz
Mon May 12, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Raptor stapler and staples
Replies: 2
Views: 2425

Oh yeah! They'll go in. What is it you want to do? Staple the fiberglass to the wood before wetting it out? Gotta be careful you'll get bunches and folds around the staples. I've done a few vertical wet outs and only stapled the top edge and worked away from the staples.
by KnottyBuoyz
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Substituting steel for plywood in the Union Jack
Replies: 6
Views: 4851

I spotted this one in our marina last week in aluminum.

http://glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3934

Should be easily doable in steel. Don't know about modifying for larger engine though. You going to use it as a tug?
by KnottyBuoyz
Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jackpot - Sightings
Replies: 2
Views: 2445

Jackpot - Sightings

Spotted in our marina. Jackpot which is a Glen-L Union Jack in ally.

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Very nice little boat. The aluminum is extremely practical and you'd never know she's 9 yrs old. Full time livaboard too![/img]
by KnottyBuoyz
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L Reliant - Electrical
Replies: 10
Views: 3592

Jim Benge wrote:Thanks Rick.

I just sent him an email.

Jim
Let us know how you make out Jim. Looked through your web site. That's quite a project. Amazing work. Really looking forward to seeing it all come together and you getting her wet!

Cheers.
Rick
by KnottyBuoyz
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L Reliant - Electrical
Replies: 10
Views: 3592

Hey Jim

You might want to look this guy up. Alden Trull

http://www.midcoast.com/~aft/index2.html

Haven't had him design anything for me but he was open to my many questions.

Rick
by KnottyBuoyz
Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: More New Toys - from makita this time
Replies: 11
Views: 5685

I was told by a Brit friend that if you order from the US and have the shipper mark "For Agricultural Use Only" on the manifest or shipping notice it'll pass through customs without duties being req'd. Someone might want to check on that just to make sure.
by KnottyBuoyz
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Glen-L RV's
Topic: plumbing holding tank
Replies: 4
Views: 8435

Re: plumbing holding tank

We are building living quarters into a 33 foot horse trailer. need to know how to plumb in the toilet/holding tank. THis is a crude diag of how its done on a boat. Don't know much about trailers but maybe an RV forum would be better choice for answers. http://www.cruisersforum.com/attachments/galle...
by KnottyBuoyz
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Fiberglass on plastic?
Replies: 2
Views: 2690

I just read a small technical article from an e-bay supplier I frequent on heat treating plastics to improve adhesion. It might be worth a read.

http://www.polymercompositesinc.com/fla ... cation.doc

It's in MS Word format. If you don't have that I can send it to you via e-mail.
by KnottyBuoyz
Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Fiberglass on plastic?
Replies: 2
Views: 2690

I fixed my buddies quad fenders with that Interlux epoxy filler stuff. It worked. Any other time I've tried to fix plastic I've always tried it first. Sometimes you get lucky, others you don't. If the wheels are HDPE the only way to fix them would be to weld them with a soldering iron maybe. Sorry c...
by KnottyBuoyz
Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Spending and budgets
Replies: 10
Views: 4351

I'm building the Biscayne 22... That Biscayne 22 is a real work of art Bob! Looking forward to seeing it all come together. I have to go searching for your thread. I have a planning spreadsheet in MS Excel for our trawler project. It might be useful for other boatbuilders to modify. Leave me a mess...
by KnottyBuoyz
Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I see a lot of guys using spray in foam for their boats.
Replies: 7
Views: 3483

I've seen it used also. Not large scale mind you but small areas to be covered and for fastening sheet foam or empty pop bottles for buoyancy. Without knowing the composition of the foam I'd be inclined to put a coat of latex paint over it after it's cured in case it outgasses something nasty. We're...
by KnottyBuoyz
Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: bronze staples?
Replies: 3
Views: 3399

If you can't find Bronze Steve look for Raptor Nails. They're plastic and just as tough!

Rick
by KnottyBuoyz
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum cabin & steel hull?
Replies: 10
Views: 8456

There are special metal bonding strips used in the transition from steel to aluminum. Sorry, can't remember what they're called. One of the ships I worked on had a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. It was joined with overlapping sheets that were bolted through a rubber like gasket. I think the...
by KnottyBuoyz
Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Can PoxyGrip bond wood to fiberglass?
Replies: 3
Views: 2432

You might want to use the poxygrip to bond the ply to the glass and form a nice 1" radius fillet with a tongue depresser. Then right away, working wet on wet, lay in your tape. Overlap the edges of the tape by a couple of inches staggering them. http://www.cruisersforum.com/attachments/gallery/1/7/0...