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by jpvernon
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 52
Views: 18626

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: 52
Views: 18626

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: 52
Views: 18626

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: 52
Views: 18626

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: 52
Views: 18626

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: 52
Views: 18626

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: 52
Views: 18626

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: 52
Views: 18626

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: 52
Views: 18626

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...
by jpvernon
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 52
Views: 18626

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

You are correct vupilot. I like that idea about loosening the stitches on the bow to accommodate the bow seat upright. Seems I can get the sides attached for the upright,..but I'll need to do that loosening to be able to stitch the bottom of the upright to the hull. Then (as you stated in a prior po...
by jpvernon
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Helping 7 year old grandson build "Squirt" in Houston
Replies: 19
Views: 6207

Re: Squirt New Build in Houston

That is awesome! Thanks for sharing.
by jpvernon
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 52
Views: 18626

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Well, the spreader bar certainly helped. I had mistakenly thought the spreader bar was more aft. Nope, more towards the bow. While I can get the bow seat upright into position easier, it's still not sitting flush on the hull. Oh well, time to give it a rest.
by jpvernon
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 52
Views: 18626

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

Thanks vupilot! I see what you're saying when I stitched the bow. Also, that's a great idea, to give it a rest to acclimate itself to the new shape. I will have to work at it a little and not rush this. One example are the seat uprights, especially the bow seat upright! As it stands now, there doesn...
by jpvernon
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Building a RowMe in New Jersey
Replies: 52
Views: 18626

Re: Building a RowMe in New Jersey

All butt blocks completed and sanded. I went ahead and followed the plans calling for screws in butt blocks. The 1/2" screws arrived yesterday and worked perfectly on the side panels. Stitched one side panel on and the trickiest part was wiring near the bottom butt block. Today will wire second...
by jpvernon
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: walnut coverboards
Replies: 25
Views: 4375

Re: walnut coverboards

Make iron acetate by sticking a pad of fine steel wool into a glass jar of vinegar. Let it sit for a couple of days, until the steel wool has rusted/dissolved. Shake it up and paint it on. It's fun to experiment with different woods and types of applicators. Cool idea! I imagine that you'd want to ...

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