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by Ibrew2be
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Fiberglass is too expensive for my IMP, can I use epoxy and varnish to show the wood?
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: Fiberglass is too expensive for my IMP, can I use epoxy and varnish to show the wood?

What Jim says is right, on the IMP, the fiber glass is for abrasion resistance. The design does not call for reinforcing the seams with glass. You will want to encapsulate the boat with epoxy to seal the wood. When I built my IMP, I glassed the bottom and about 2 inches up the sides, but no further....
by Ibrew2be
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member Pam from Austin, TX
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: New member Pam from Austin, TX

Welcome to the forum, Pam. A couple of thoughts for you as you set off on your boat building adventure. First, if you haven't already done so, purchase a copy of Boat Building with Plywood. It is a great resource to have as you go through your build. Second, take the time that you need to study thor...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help needed working with Glen L plans
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: Help needed working with Glen L plans

Stephen, Yes, the frames are temporarily (but securely) attached to the building form after they are fabricated, along with the stem and the transom. Then the longitudinals (chines, sheers, battens) are attached, followed by the plywood planking. If you hold off on building the form until after you ...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Installing a strong towing eye
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Installing a strong towing eye

Stephen, the best approach for doing this is with a bow eye that is through-bolted, through the stem. The best approach is to use something such as the stainless bow eye shown in this example:

https://www.amazon.com/Marine-City-Ster ... B07GL4X3G7

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help needed working with Glen L plans
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: Help needed working with Glen L plans

Stephen, I am not familiar with the Chinook plans, but I suspect that the information you want is there somewhere, it's just a matter of finding it. One place to look at carefully is the instructions . For the build I'm working on (not a Glen-L), I was faced the same thing you are, with the outer ed...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: fisherman with merc 30hp efi
Replies: 6
Views: 4254

Re: fisherman with merc 30hp efi

Stefaan, your boat looks beautiful. Thanks for posting the link to your build photos.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Otter's Ski Bass
Replies: 83
Views: 39340

Re: Otter's Ski Bass

Chris, I love the approach of using a doweling jig to center the bow eye. What a great idea! When I mounted the bow eye in my boat, I did two things. First, I got some epoxy into the hole in the stem. A way to do this is to soak a piece of rope in epoxy, and pull it through the hole. After the epoxy...
by Ibrew2be
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 742
Views: 249588

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt, I love the color combination.

What are you using for varnish?

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Fiberglass Whitehall
Replies: 6
Views: 1350

Re: Fiberglass Whitehall

Bob, the time it takes to get to a "tack free" kind of surface will depend on the resin/hardener system you use, but 3 to 4 hours sounds like a reasonable estimate. Same thing with the time to trim. The key thing will be to keep a close eye on things as the cure of the resin proceeds. One other thin...
by Ibrew2be
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Atlas Woodworking Zip Build
Replies: 57
Views: 9089

Re: Atlas Woodworking Zip Build

For perspective, Ken Bassett's Rascal calls for a solid mahogany transom at 1 1/4" thickness on a boat that's rated at 60 hp.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Fiberglass Whitehall
Replies: 6
Views: 1350

Re: Fiberglass Whitehall

Bob, Fiberglassing is one of those tasks where there’s more than one “right” way to do it. Here are some thoughts based on what worked for me. As a general point, you want to achieve a chemical bond (not just a physical bond) between each layer of epoxy that’s applied. This can be accomplished if yo...
by Ibrew2be
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ski king frame construction
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Ski king frame construction

PJ, I'll take a stab at answering your question, though admit up front that I may be a bit off the mark. I see that the Glen-L catalogue says that the Ski King plans come with a "fully dimensioned framework". I'm not exactly sure what that means, but I wonder if it means you've been provided with on...
by Ibrew2be
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 90
Views: 43454

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Something for you to think about: this is the bottom of the boat that you are painting, and the fact of the matter is you don't see much of the bottom much of the time. So how perfect does it need to be to be good enough? On my boat, I put 4 or 5 coats on the bottom and decided that good enough was,...
by Ibrew2be
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Sissy Do strakes and HP for outboard
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: Sissy Do strakes and HP for outboard

Bob, I have a 5 hp on an Imp, which is not unlike a 10 foot version of the Sissy Do. The 5 hp pushes the Imp along nicely. When I'm in it by myself, I can get it up on plane. I think that a 9.9 would be a good size engine for the 13 foot Sissy Do.

Barry
by Ibrew2be
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 463
Views: 165457

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Craig, I agree with Bryan, your boat is beautiful. In terms of what to do with an older outboard, I think it depends a bit on how much fritzing around you want to do. At the very least, I suggest that you try starting it up in an appropriately sized bucket of water at home before you take it to the ...

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