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by jpvernon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

The pictures are up.
https://boatbuilders.glen-l.com/rowme-d ... Vernon,-NJ

As time permits I'll add more info to each picture with my trials and tribulations, if there were any.
by jpvernon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

I just uploaded a ton of pictures and created a Gallery.
Emailed the admins to let them know and now waiting for them to activate the Gallery.
Once it is viewable, I'll post the link here.

I'll still be posting progress here, but all pictures will be updated on the Gallery as time permits.
by jpvernon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Try to understand Mark. I've had some personal and health issues that have sucked up most of my time. Not looking for sympathy,...but it does sting when someone declares your thread useless. For me, a quick update was cathartic. Makes me feel like I'm pushing myself to get this done in spite of ever...
by jpvernon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Wow! Way to troll and express your opinion for everyone Mark. :evil:
"No soup for you"
by jpvernon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

So it's 8 months later. Still chugging along but I did make a lot of progress this past month! Here's what I've done: Ripped the first sheer and burned out my table saw motor in the process (don't ask). I created a jig for my circular saw which finished the ripping job. Installed the inside sheers, ...
by jpvernon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Been over a year since my last post. I kind of got stuck on starting the inside fiberglass. After getting over being intimidated, I started with one small area. Not as bad as I feared,....and now I just finished fiberglassing all inside seams. Also have the front and middle seats filled with flotati...
by jpvernon
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Wow,..my last post was June,..time is not my friend. I managed to epoxy fill the gaps on the inside seams. I had had some problems with the bow where my boards just were not meeting enough. Luckily,...with a little tape on the outside covering the small gap, I was able to epoxy fill the gap. I've st...
by jpvernon
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Finally able to start working on the rowboat again.
Over the weekend, I added the fillets and the next day removed all the stitches.
Hey, what do you know, it didn't fall apart.

First batch of epoxy mix for fillets a lesson on "what not to do".
Subsequent mixes were fine.
by jpvernon
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Finished the transom finally and just wired it in. The boat is officially and totally wired. Now onto fillets.
by jpvernon
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Have all the seat uprights completed as well as the seat supports attached to the uprights. Finished the transom,...and decided to lower for a motor at some point. 5 HP is the most HP to use. I have an electric motor, but may look into a used 5 HP at some point. I also have the motor mounts finished...
by jpvernon
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Thanks for the info Bill! Will look into that.

Last night, it was 27 degrees here in Northern New Jersey,...so the going is pretty slow now.
Then there's that four-letter thing called "work".
by jpvernon
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Thanks Bill! Yes, the foam sheets didn't seem all that expensive,...so I think I will go that route.
Good idea on drain plug,...need to find that as well.
by jpvernon
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Took a step back and decided to look at the bow seat issue I had described earlier. I forget who mentioned it,..but the suggestion was to loosen up some of the stitches and try the bow seat again. At first, stubborn me was just going to wire in the bow seat upright in a new location and fill in the ...
by jpvernon
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

No work done on the boat this week.
Plan on epoxy coating the seats and the supports.
Then get those wired in, as well as the transom.
Should then be able to fillet the inside.
by jpvernon
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 61
Views: 34055

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Figured I'd post this in case others who might build the RowMe read my prior comments about 1/2" screws, 1/4" plywood, and 1/4" butt blocks. I found this when reading the "Consumer's Guide to Building Your Own Boat". It says: "When butt joining 1/4" panels with 1/4" butt blocks, screws that will not...