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by Brian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Necessity being the mother of invention, I think I have something to contribute back here. I had a board about 18" long, with a nice plastic grip and a rubber pad, about 3" wide. Two small screws on each end top secured a new 36" 220 sander belt (cut in the middle). Using a small hand towel soaked w...
by Brian
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Thanks Jimbob, got one of those. I'm using a belt to make a long board, so it's not on a belt sander. Both the eraser block and a stiff brush cleans off the clogs, but we have to do it about every 10 strokes! I tried a 220 wet sheet on a block, which works great except it's not very long and you can...
by Brian
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Thanks, Tom. I used that on my bottom long board, but between then and now, can't find it here anymore. I need to order it on the Internet. 220 wet works great, but you can't get it in long strips. I'm thinking of using a 220 belt (36") cut in the middle and mounted on a board as a wet board. Dry sa...
by Brian
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

In fact, I also have used semi gloss on the inside mahogany. Gloss is way to shiny for that. Sierra Boat says they use gloss for the deck and hull, and that board sanding with 220 with lots of coats of varnish will minimize minor waviness. So that's where I'm going. I have made boards with 3X36" bel...
by Brian
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

BTW, if you're still using the Maha, Bob has a side entry binding now that is much easier for "older guys" to get into!
by Brian
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Again, thank so much for all the advice. Jimbob, its funny you showed a pic of a Maherajah ski. Bob built me my first race ski in the late 1950's, and I've owned several of his slalom skis, including my all time favorite GS speed ski. My fantasy will be to get on it behind the boat I'm finishing, at...
by Brian
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

I contemplated spraying, but I don't have the ability to really control my shed environment. We seem to be "getting it" with roll and tip. As you say, because of the number of coats, plenty of learning time! Coat and sand. I think today we are going to put down a coat of gloss, jut thinned 5%, as re...
by Brian
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rub rails
Replies: 45
Views: 4219

Re: Rub rails

FYI, all, I've given up on the bow rub rails. Everything else on this 7-year adventure I've managed to figure out pretty well. But this bend/twist has got me. After heating, bending and just making things worse, I'm going to turn the problem over to Sierra Boat when it gets to Tahoe in April. It wil...
by Brian
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Thanks for all the responses. Similar advice from the pros at Sierra Boat, Tahoe. My sides are really good in the bow 1/2, but a little lumpy in the stern. Strangely, the last few feet (the barrel back area) is perfect. Of course, I thought it was all near-perfect after long boarding the wood. There...
by Brian
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 1017

Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

I'm using Epiphanes Clear Gloss on the sides of my 28' Monte Carlo design, and it seems really too reflective, showing up every little bump. I'm thinking I should do another coat with Semi Gloss, but still do the deck with Gloss. Or maybe all with Semi Gloss?
by Brian
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rub rails
Replies: 45
Views: 4219

Re: Rub rails

Oh, and that's just a quick coat of Interlux sealer on the deck and bare epoxy on the sides.
by Brian
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rub rails
Replies: 45
Views: 4219

Re: Rub rails

It works! Thanks!

The discoloration buffs out, so no worries there. As you can see in the underside shot, we still have about 1/2" to go there, which is more twist. The alignment is not perfect yet. I will drill out the fitting screw holes and epoxy hardwood dowels in them to make the final holes.
by Brian
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rub rails
Replies: 45
Views: 4219

Re: Rub rails

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by Brian
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rub rails
Replies: 45
Views: 4219

Re: Rub rails

I wish I could post pics, but last time I went through the process I ended up asking Gayle to do it for me. Not sure why I'm such a dunce at it, or why you can't just drag and drop into this Reply box. The status now is we have one side on, but there is still a section that is away from the hull at ...
by Brian
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rub rails
Replies: 45
Views: 4219

Re: Rub rails

Well, I've resorted to heat. No way that rail is going to bend and twist cold with screws. So it's back and forth between the shop and boat for fitting. I'm using MAPP gas, which gets about 2-3" red hot at a time and following that along a foot or so, using a Jorgenson clamp to twist. Even at that, ...

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