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by TomB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 632
Views: 108681

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt,

Epoxy does not adhere well to Minwax oil based stain. See the attached test done by the guys at West Systems, https://epoxyworks.com/index.php/epoxy- ... er-stains/. It also says Minwax water based and gel stains are ok.

I plan to use Interlux stain (someday :roll: ).

Tom
by TomB
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Flexible Orbit Sander
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Flexible Orbit Sander

That’s a first class sander and a very nice boat design. I really like the modern bottom plan. Since the La Paz used wide longitudinals, I would fair the frames first so the battens can be mounted with very little faring. A low angle plan or belt sander would do the trick to take the outside edge of...
by TomB
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Waterproof wood glue
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: Waterproof wood glue

Hi Tom, Welcome. It is nice to see another MI builder. I used Franklin III on a laminated bent wood mahogany chair. It has been outside, not in the rain, for several years without a problem. I would not use it on a boat for anything important. It was easy to starve the glue joint and III has a relat...
by TomB
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 124
Views: 11678

Re: Michael's ZIP

All the previous advice was spot on. Also add an assortment of push sticks to keep digits from meeting a spinning blade. It is also a good idea to confirm that the blade is parallel to the miter slot and rip fence. Tom
by TomB
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo - Motor Decision
Replies: 18
Views: 358

Re: Key Largo - Motor Decision

Well Bryan, now that you asked...do you need a "Donut Chaser" deck ornament? :wink:
by TomB
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Desperado
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Desperado

Duggie,

The turn of the chine and sheer will be tighter in the shorter boat. You might need to laminate those members and go with thinner plywood and an extra layer to make the bend...or not.


Tom
by TomB
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 87
Views: 3950

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

I want one too! I can imagine myself in my best pirate PJs doing Long John Silver "Argh, them that dies, they'll be the lucky ones".
by TomB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Jet Squirt Builder. Thanks for all your future help!
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: New Jet Squirt Builder. Thanks for all your future help!

I would want more than 18" on a side to work. I would run cross rails below the build form from wall to wall and get them level and then slide the form from side to side and anchor to the rails while working.
by TomB
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: "I Wish I Had..."
Topic: Encapsulating the Frame
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Encapsulating the Frame

I agree Bill. I encapsulated after the frames and chines were on and after all the notches were cut. Puddles of cured epoxy gave me extra practice cleaning up the corners of all the notches. :oops: :oops:
Tom
by TomB
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 96
Views: 21402

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Michael, I saw something a while ago about a cheap way to get bigger batches. The guy used a big plastic drink cup as his measure cup, pushing a small nail through the side and filled to the nail. He was using a 2:1 mix, so he filled the cup to the nail and poured into his mix cup, twice with resin ...
by TomB
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 160
Views: 6909

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Nice work Neel. Looking forward to your next installment in March. Tom
by TomB
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member in South Dakota
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: New Member in South Dakota

Tim,

Welcome. I started with Malahini and switched to the Barrelback stretched to 20'...I was ready to order lumber and we moved! Now I'm building a Tahoe 23. Deciding which of these great boats to build may be the toughest part of the build. Please keep us posted.

Tom
by TomB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 145
Views: 17908

Re: Monaco Restart

Very nice! It looks as though each narrow strips is attached to a mahogany strip. Did you glue light and dark lumber together and then slice the lumber? What are you using for the light strips?

Tom
by TomB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello and a ignorant (sort of) question
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Hello and a ignorant (sort of) question

Brad,

The only thing you really, really need is the itch. Everything else will take care of itself. Be sure you get the drawings and instructions with boat kit as there is still plenty to do.

Tom
by TomB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi Malcolm from Norfolk (UK)
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Hi Malcolm from Norfolk (UK)

Hi Malcolm, I think the answer is "how big can you get?" My garage door is 8' high and 9' wide, a standard size here. My boat trailer has loading guides that touch the weather seals on both sides as I push the trailer through the door by hand, not ideal. My boat shop door is 7' wide by 6'-...

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