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by jcallends
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Just one of my many dumb questions
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Just one of my many dumb questions

No such thing as a dumb question on this blog. We all have the same experience until we learn, keep asking.
by jcallends
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone from beautiful Michigan
Replies: 15
Views: 1205

Re: Hello everyone from beautiful Michigan

You'll enjoy this blog Jimmy but I don't understand the word "beautiful" for this time of the year. Here in Coldwater its just plain gray most of the time except when its white when it is snowing.
by jcallends
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Michigan
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Hello from Michigan

If your a true Michigander you know the day after tomorrow will be just as crummy as it is today.
by jcallends
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Screw thread pitch on wood screws
Replies: 2
Views: 4364

Re: Screw thread pitch on wood screws

Sorry, can't answer your question but will give you something to think about. Many containers, like bottles, have a different thread pitch than the closure that is applied. It's what makes the closure tight. Unless the thread difference is visible, in which case you would strip out the wood threads,...
by jcallends
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Clinton or Trump?
Replies: 16
Views: 2342

Re: Clinton or Trump?

The Ship.
by jcallends
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New Toys
Replies: 30
Views: 3848

Re: New Toys

I am sure your right about that but the commercial applications are endless, reminds me of Murphy's second Law of Flying: "No two aircraft can occupy the same airspace at the same time."
by jcallends
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New Toys
Replies: 30
Views: 3848

Re: New Toys

The FAA site is for anyone. I believe I read recently that AMA members don't have to register because they are already registered with AMA. The AMA rule, with a few exceptions, is that your AMA number has to be on whatever you fly. My experience has been that only a few members follow this rule.
by jcallends
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Which material for permanent tank?
Replies: 12
Views: 4241

Re: Which material for permanent tank?

Probably an oops but 4mm is closer to 3/16".
by jcallends
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Committed in Michigan
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: Committed in Michigan

:D Looks like you will need a new picnic table also!
by jcallends
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Fuel Tank Ground
Replies: 4
Views: 2783

Re: Fuel Tank Ground

Bob is right in his statement about overkill. The fear in this case is that static charges will accumulate to the point that some other object attracts the charge, if this happens it will travel to that object as a spark, called Electrostatic Discharge or ESD for short, you know what happens then. T...
by jcallends
Tue May 10, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: 120 Volt Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 2878

Re: 120 Volt Connections

In addition to the above info most builders will buy crimp connectors from the big box stores, these low cost connectors cover a range of wire sizes indicated by a certain color insulator. To use the smallest wire size indicated is asking for trouble. Better to buy crimp connectors from an electrica...
by jcallends
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 25 centre board
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

Re: Glen-L 25 centre board

Since you mentioned the Egyptians it reminded me of my personal experiences. In the past I occasionally have faced the same type of dilemma, an almost impossible task that has to be accomplished. It is then that I think about the Egyptians who built the pyramids thousands of years ago with just a fe...
by jcallends
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cold Weather!
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: Cold Weather!

What sense are you talking about? The temperature here is 57 at 5:30 in the morning with a prediction of the reverse of that number for a high, Were going to the beach today to get some rays and enjoy the walking scenery. Up north is strictly a relative term and applies a lot of different locations....
by jcallends
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Glen-L Poxy-Grip question
Replies: 15
Views: 1852

Re: Glen-L Poxy-Grip question

Most adhesives, including epoxy, will instruct you to coat surfaces prior to bonding them together. All wood is porous to some degree and if you tightly clamp a joint together the epoxy in the pores of the wood is sufficient to make a strong joint and there is always a thin film of epoxy at the join...
by jcallends
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Rustoleum Boat Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 1697

Re: Rustoleum Boat Paint

Over the years Rustoleum has been a pretty dependable company and their paints have lived up to their claims. I recently used some water based primer of theirs, the claim that it will work anywhere. It went on fast and dried quick. Think you are right in trying it first. Do they sell quarts?

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