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by dherrema
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff update
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: Atlantic Skiff update

The stem is curve laminated from 1/4" X 2 1/2" X 14' Mahogany strips, glued up with Sys 3 T-88 epoxy adhesive. I made the strips on a band saw. I glued 3 at a time with my clamps attached to my work bench at the same curve as the plans. It's a heavy sucker. It may have been cheaper to build a mold a...
by dherrema
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outrage Build
Replies: 54
Views: 19012

Re: Outrage Build

Don't use the tack cloth that feels waxie, it will leave a residue that epoxy does not like and the epoxy will react with it. I use the red/white ones that come in a ziplock type bag, feel dry, and are washable. I use a shop vac with a dedicated brush style end that I keep very clean, and also use a...
by dherrema
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93325

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

I'v got a bunch of pictures, I will try and get them all together and start a building thread.
Dan
by dherrema
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93325

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Weller, that looks great. Those low tide sand bars will part when they see that full skeg coming. I'm laying the keel on mine this week and helping another local GA guy with a flip on Saturday. If you had it to do over would you use okoume or meranti ply rather than fir to eliminate a bunch of the s...
by dherrema
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy won't set up.
Replies: 14
Views: 5916

Re: Epoxy won't set up.

A quick way to tell if it's soft epoxy or amine blush is to use a hair dryer and give it a blast of warm air for a bit and then give it the smell test: A stinky waxie smell is amine blush, chrispy sharp epoxy smell is a bad cure. "Don't burn your nose" or touch it when hot!! I know it's a little sub...
by dherrema
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Shop Size
Replies: 21
Views: 6553

Re: Shop Size

I am using a basement room for the build at 13' X 29' for a 26'6" X 8'5" Atlantic Skiff. It seems ok for now but I sure could afford to lose about 25lbs. Door now only opens about 40%, and the long stuff goes in and out the windows. It was my work shop which I now squeezed into a thinner room. I wil...
by dherrema
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff update
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Atlantic Skiff update

Now that I have my full basement back I have laid out the building form, set the frames, and stem.
I had to put squeeze my shop into the small side of the basement. Lulu the wonder dog chews up all scraps into tiny pieces so that I can shop vac them
by dherrema
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Chevy or Mercruiser V8
Replies: 18
Views: 7139

Re: Chevy or Mercruiser V8

falconer100 wrote:What is it with all these computers!! :? :?
And if we have that big EMP attack you all will not be able to go fishing in your computerized boat
by dherrema
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from GA
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: Hello from GA

Welcome, I am in Roswell, GA and building an Atlantic Skiff with frames, transom, and motor stringers complete. I will set up the "building form" at the end of August and finally get back to it full time. Got to go fishing and house hunting for a week or so in SE FL first though. You will get a lot ...
by dherrema
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93325

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

I think for offshore N.Carolina and Florida(me) a gas engine with about 350hp is the best way to blast ofshore quickly and get a quick couple of good hours in fishing or diving and then blast back in time for seafood on the barbie may be the way to go. Price, weight, speed, and fuel cost it's hard t...
by dherrema
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93325

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Weller, it looks great.
Have you given anymore though on power?
I'm thinking 350 to 400hp, GM 454.
Dan Herrema
by dherrema
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Which Epoxy?>
Replies: 8
Views: 3117

Re: Which Epoxy?>

I prefer System 3 ClearCoat for "crystal clear" mahogany transoms, furniture, and cedar/redwood longboards. I use West System products for everything else. 105 then the different hardners and fillers. I've heard the the Glen-L epoxy is also excellent, and if you are only going to use it to build the...
by dherrema
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: adding of length in fiberglass boat.
Replies: 5
Views: 4655

Re: adding of length in fiberglass boat.

Polyester continues to get more brittle with age which causes poor adhesion when trying to add new polyester or epoxy to it.

You will also need to look out for polyestermites.
(sorry just kidding)
by dherrema
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93325

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Weller: that's beautiful work!!!

psychobilly: I will be using it a lot and teak is the wood of choice. I guess the "Cheap Dutchman" in me is just going to bite the bullet and order a few pieces of teak. squeek squeek that's the sound of dollars coming out of my aaaaa wallet.
by dherrema
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Atlantic Skiff build
Replies: 264
Views: 93325

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

I used about 4 1/4" across 89". I drew a few radii and that looked the best to my eye. I thought while I'm a few months (May/June) away from being able to get the building form going, I would build a large dive platform. Teak would be nice but too costly, I'm thinking 6/4 mahogany super saturated wi...

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