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by galamb
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Mas epoxy temps
Replies: 4
Views: 2097

Re: Mas epoxy temps

I have never used MAS but do use East and West System - live in Canada. With the fastest hardener available I can generally get it to cure as low as about 10C/50F. The temp can drop below that overnight (a bit) and it still cures but I look for a good three or four hours at (that temp) to allow it t...
by galamb
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: To prime or not to prime
Replies: 1
Views: 2128

Re: To prime or not to prime

If it will be stored inside - away from sunlight - I would leave it just glassed.

Then when you get back you can rough up the last coat of epoxy, go with one more coat and carry on with however you will finish it.
by galamb
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD
Replies: 17
Views: 5519

Re: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD

You asked about the stem, breasthook and transom in particular. On my 26 footer and my 16 footer both of those got built with BB-Marine because they are straight and laminated so didn't figure the cost of going with 1088 Okoume would provide any advantage. Yes, similar thickness marine has less plie...
by galamb
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New guy around Toronto!
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

Re: New guy around Toronto!

Noah's Boatbuilding (on six points drive in Etobicoke) litterally has "everything" you could ever need to build a boat, canoe etc - wood, plywood (multiple marine grade choices), epoxy, hardware, fiberglass cloth etc. Some of their items are maybe a touch pricey but when you factor in shipping from ...
by galamb
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Best choice between 3 types of "Mahogany"
Replies: 10
Views: 4317

Re: Best choice between 3 types of "Mahogany"

I have used both Khaya and Sapele (as well as some of the Philipine Mahoganies which are actually cedars) - I have no first hand experience with genuine mahogany. I found both easy to work with, both glue up well, machine well and fasten well - the Sapele is "prettier" in my opinion so if I was doin...
by galamb
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Small boat, outboard steering system advice
Replies: 2
Views: 3940

Re: Small boat, outboard steering system advice

Having had both steering systems over the years (cable and pully and the "new style" from Uflex, Teleflex etc) my advice would be - unless you are going for a classic or period correct "look" that the cables would give you, I would go with one of the "steering in a box" kits. You could still (fit) w...
by galamb
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from Central New York (Syracuse, NY Area)
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: Newbie from Central New York (Syracuse, NY Area)

Welcome aboard.

Since I'm just north of Kingston, Ontario, accross the "pond" from you, I guess that makes you a "southerner" :)
by galamb
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Need Battery Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 5205

Re: Need Battery Advice

There is only a couple of "manufacturers" that build every battery on the market. Clarios is the largest - (formerly Johnson Controls who bought out Delphi who used to be the biggest) and East Penn probably account for over 95% of every battery out there regardless of what brand is on the battery ca...
by galamb
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Grumman canoe question
Replies: 3
Views: 2654

Re: Grumman canoe question

Of course the Grumman website is under re-construction :) I have a 15' Coleman (pointed both ends) with one of those side motor mounts and a 14' Sportspal Wide Transom square stern. Both are rated at 3 horsepower although some 15' canoes we have sold (I'm a vendor of hunting/fishing stuff) have had ...
by galamb
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...
Replies: 9
Views: 3887

Re: Zip, Ski Tow, Rebel...

Just went through the same decision process last year myself. The Zip was a little too small for my "want". Looked carefully at the Ski Tow, Rebel, Malahini and finally decided on the Nimrod because it looks quite a bit like the Peterborough we used to have when I was a kid. Sorry - only threw one m...
by galamb
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Major problem applying sides
Replies: 7
Views: 3373

Re: Major problem applying sides

Are you forgetting there is some (bend/bow) in the sides of the hull. You should have to "bend" the straight edge (and the panel itself while installing) to make full contact with the chine and the sheer. If you could lay an (unflexed) straight edge and get perfect contact you end up with a very str...
by galamb
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: New Zealanders - Radiata Pine?
Replies: 6
Views: 5050

Re: New Zealanders - Radiata Pine?

Over on the wooden boat forum there is a gentleman named Bob Smalser who has probably forgot more about wood than any dozen of us will ever know. He was asked a good number of years back and made the following comments: Compare the numbers side by side with Doug Fir. Radiata is just as heavy but is ...
by galamb
Thu May 16, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt with a long shaft 9.9
Replies: 8
Views: 4292

Re: Squirt with a long shaft 9.9

I'm certain there is no mechanical reason that it won't work well. In fact, if you didn't know that a long shaft was installed I would bet that no one at that dealer would be able to tell if they were on the water underway. I advise on another website (marineengine.com) and we have flogged to death ...
by galamb
Tue May 14, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt with a long shaft 9.9
Replies: 8
Views: 4292

Re: Squirt with a long shaft 9.9

The only "danger" in running a long shaft on a short transom is the extra 5" of lower unit down in the water. As long as you are careful in shallow water and remember to tilt "early" if you are beaching it there is no "measurable" disadvantage to running the long shaft and there is no mechanical imp...
by galamb
Tue May 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: bending and attaching chines
Replies: 5
Views: 3362

Re: bending and attaching chines

Yes, trying to bend full sized stock can sometimes result in an unintended consequence :) shattered chine.jpg The (replacement) did go on fine but I soaked them in water for almost two days (save the end that needed to be fastened to the stem) and I fastened at the stem "first" - gave me a ton more ...

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