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Funny. Can't remember if I've ever noticed that or not. I'm presuming you're planning on a transom mounted outboard? In the traditional dory setup the motor well was offset so the fisherman had room to one side to work his nets. With the transom mounted outboard you would center it. If I recall, the...
When I was 12, me and a couple friends tried to build a hover craft out of plywood and a lawnmower engine. I think the plans came out of Popular Mechanics. It never hovered but that never stopped us from trying other dumb ideas; you win some, you lose some. I'm all for the plywood frame idea but bee...
One of the cons I hear about is the inherent weakness of a screw holding in what is basically endgrain. If you put a dowel through the frame it will hold as good as any board. Well worth the extra effort IMO.
- Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:25 pm
- Forum: Wood and Plywood
- Topic: ipe for stringers and something for frames
- Replies: 17
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Ipe' is harder'n a whores heart. Difficult to work with anything but power tools and it'll dull those pretty quickly. I think a good part of its rot resistance is its incredible density. I doubt it would absorb epoxy with any degree of confidence. I wouldn't use it. Makes a great deck though. Don
- Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:07 am
- Forum: Power Boats
- Topic: Forward slanting windshield
- Replies: 8
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Not sure how much it helps with weather, just haven't seen enough yet. I guess it helps w/ glare reduction but does not eliminate it, especially when you have all around windows. Mine are tinted Lexan and I have to look close to see the display on the GPS. The benefits I notice are: It's a classic l...
Seems to be about the same craft w/ the Chunky Dory being a little 'chunkier' as evidenced by the minimum horsepower requirements. From the description I was wondering if the CD might cut through the chop a little cleaner but you would have to see the body plan or half sections. Not sure if those ar...
- Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:46 am
- Forum: Painting
- Topic: Brightsides paint and rolling
- Replies: 10
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The make and model isn't important. I used a 1/4 inch foam roller (the yellow ones sold at Lowes) and that would distribute the paint nicely. Anything bigger soaks up too much paint and is wasteful IMO. I tried the epoxy foam rollers sold by Glen-L; they don't hold enough paint. I'm convinced you do...
- Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:23 am
- Forum: Fiberglass
- Topic: Do I need to glass the whole boat?
- Replies: 4
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I mostly used doug fir ply on all painted surfaces for my Hunky Dory. I encapsulated the hull on the outside. Most other surfaces, in and out, received 3 coats of epoxy under a high quality marine paint or varnish. Within a year the paint cracked. The next year the ply was checked so badly that the ...
My opinion (and I'm not familiar with the CS20)-- The full size plans and lofting layout are a close approximation of what the designer wants in a curve. All sorts of variables can affect the precision of the curve points and even the best plans may not result in a fair curve. I've used all manner o...