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by Scot2640
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Waterproof wood glue
Replies: 13
Views: 3018

Re: Waterproof wood glue

I know this thread is a bit old but I just wanted to add to it because I found my self doing a lot of research on adhesives for our big build. There is a modern version of Resorcinol called Aerodux 185, easily found with a google search. This is not your grand-fathers resorcinol. It cures down to 50...
by Scot2640
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story
Replies: 29
Views: 13675

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

I've been neglecting this forum! I've been distracted by our big project over at http://www.seadreamerproject.com but we continue to work on our Zip! We moved the Zip to our cottage so I would free up some space at the home shop and give me something to work on when we are at the lake. We flipped ou...
by Scot2640
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 177
Views: 77783

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Very unique build, the electric motor concept is very intriguing. Keep up the great work.
by Scot2640
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Scrambler update
Replies: 113
Views: 42458

Re: Scrambler update

I really admire your welding skill. I wish I learned to weld, seems really cool.
by Scot2640
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Strength
Replies: 12
Views: 3735

Re: Epoxy Strength

I don't think its the case here but I read it in the comments forum of an epoxy producers website when individuals were claiming that the epoxy would not kick off or set up. It sounded like they were confused by the 5 to 1 ratio thing and they were unaware that the pumps were already calibrated with...
by Scot2640
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story
Replies: 29
Views: 13675

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Done?, I wish!! Nope I'm still working but much more slowly. The beauty of Glen-L is their plans are so good it makes you think you can do anything. That has led me to start the Diesel Duck as well. This hobby is a dangerous one, addictive how awesome it is! Framing up the zip really gave me some co...
by Scot2640
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Rust proofing after cutting threads
Replies: 4
Views: 2690

Rust proofing after cutting threads

I need to make up several very long bolts for my build (some as big as 40 inches). I found a good price on 5/8" galvanized bar stock that I can cut to length and thread to my specifications. I don't want to use SB rod, sticker shock! After I cut the threads, and there by remove all the galvanizing f...
by Scot2640
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: over powering your vessel
Replies: 4
Views: 2839

over powering your vessel

I have heard various things about using a larger than necessary diesel engine to power a vessel. specifically i'm referring to a full displacement trawler (21 ton) operating on a single screw at low RPM utilizing a less than a 100 HP engine (as the designer recommends). setting aside the extra cost ...
by Scot2640
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Mixing by weight
Replies: 7
Views: 3108

Re: Mixing by weight

Thanks guys. I was working with Rescirnol so I was just unfamiliar with mixing in that fashion. I got lazy with epoxy using the metered pumps. Everything worked out good, I maintained the temperature in my shop for about 30 hours under very high clamp pressure and things appeared to have set up prop...
by Scot2640
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Mixing by weight
Replies: 7
Views: 3108

Mixing by weight

This is just not clicking I my small brain. Instructions for mixing adhesive call for mixing by weight (not volume so no need for specific gravity mumbo jumbo) in the ratio of 100 to 20. 100 for the adhesive, 20 for the hardener. So if I use 16 ounces of adhesive, do I use 3.something ounces of hard...
by Scot2640
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wood porn
Replies: 4
Views: 1807

Re: Wood porn

I had to look it up too, but it worked out well. Bill did you get my PM ok, I had a computer issue a bit ago.
by Scot2640
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wood porn
Replies: 4
Views: 1807

Wood porn

It was a good day. 1100 board feet of larch. Courtesy of an upstate NY Amish community, .60 cents a board foot.
by Scot2640
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: glassing plywood prior to hull installation
Replies: 18
Views: 4375

Re: glassing plywood prior to hull installation

Such a small world! On George Buehler's diesel duck website there is a picture series of them building their boat. Must be 30 pictures of the build, from a pile of wood to launch. They did a traditional planking then covered it in 2 layers of ply. If this is the same boat, and I think it is, Mr. Bue...
by Scot2640
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Waxing philosophical and boat building
Replies: 15
Views: 3307

Re: Waxing philosophical and boat building

Scot2640 were you EMS too? I can honestly say I like my career helping others but my true passion is working with my hands and building. It is a wonderful stress reliever. If I don't have anything to do between tasks, I've been known to just sit next to my boat and think.....about non EMS related t...
by Scot2640
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: glassing plywood prior to hull installation
Replies: 18
Views: 4375

Re: glassing plywood prior to hull installation

Monster is putting it nicely! Gonna be no fun for sure.

Who wants to help?!?