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by watkibe
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff, Fiberglass or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Console Skiff, Fiberglass or not?

What they said ! YES ! Fiberglass gives abrasion protection, but more than that, it keeps plywood in one piece. Several years of sun and water will cause any plywood to check, surface crack, and even delaminate. Epoxy encapsulation alone is not enough. Glassing is easy, relatively fast, and cheap en...
by watkibe
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: introduction

Hey Gordon - Welcome, and feel free to share your story or ask any questions you have.
Bruce
by watkibe
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Oregon
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Greetings from Oregon

RE: Developing your boatbuilding skills The only was to develop your boatbuilding skills is to build a boat ! Start slow, one step at a time, and go carefully. Seems like the designs always start with something really important. I ended up doing some of the first, major parts twice. Also, don't be c...
by watkibe
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 33
Views: 1900

Re: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.

Started gluing the stem and chine seams. Temps are about 40 degrees F, but by mixing fast and slow hardeners, it is setting up fine. Just make a loose little tent with cardboard and a tarps, and put a small heater inside.
It is becoming more like actually building a boat, day by day.
by watkibe
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 33
Views: 1900

Re: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.

Thanks to PeterG for the tip on the "disposable cake decorator hack" using zip lock baggies. Since my last post and your post, I used my wife's real cake decorator gizmo to finish the transom glue up. Just as we finished, my wife dashed to the house for a large beaker of hot water and vine...
by watkibe
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 33
Views: 1900

Re: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.

We had a 50 degree heatwave and we glued in the transom. Application of a heater and a halogen lamp gave a 12 hour cure ! We used all fast hardener, and I was very surprised how fast it was at 50 degrees. It made the installation a little bit of a scramble, with some missteps. (Epoxy has a supernatu...
by watkibe
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: what's that speckle paint ?
Replies: 5
Views: 307

what's that speckle paint ? Gayle knows !

Gayle kindly enlightened me about Zolatone before I read Mr Hot Rod's helpful answer. Thanks to Gayle and Mr Hot Rod 1 Gayle's email follows : ******************************** Bruce, It's called Zolatone. I believe its primary use is on truck beds. We've used it on all kinds of stuff around the offi...
by watkibe
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: what's that speckle paint ?
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: what's that speckle paint ?

Thanks to Bill and BayouBengal for your responses. I was referring to the Glen-L "Building the Console Skiff" video. Neither of the possibilities you guys recommended are really what I'm looking for. Maybe I should ask Gayle ? Any other ideas ?
by watkibe
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: what's that speckle paint ?
Replies: 5
Views: 307

what's that speckle paint ?

In the Console Skiff video, the finished boat has the interior painted with a light brown speckled paint. I think it's cool; it looks like something a professional would use, haha.
Anybody know what that paint is called, and where to get it ?
by watkibe
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 33
Views: 1900

Re: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.

Today was to be "glue the transom into the hull day". Last night, I brought the glue and silica into the house to warm up, and put heat on the hull to pre-heat that. Then we woke up to 30 degrees and snow...
Slow progress is still progress, I guess.
by watkibe
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: To introduce myself
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: To introduce myself

Welcome, Conrad ! I visited Phoenix once back in the day, when people and air conditioning were scarce. I was a kid, so it was a lot of fun. I visited again as an adult, on a business trip. Both people and AC were abundant; not so much fun. I have kept a "boat book" journal, not something ...
by watkibe
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 33
Views: 1900

Re: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.

I finally just went for it. When I had everything as good as I could, I just drilled it from the outside by measurement. Thankfully, all the holes went into the transom, and not out of it ! I think my skills are slowly improving; or maybe I am going slowly and improving my skills ? Anyway, put in al...
by watkibe
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 33
Views: 1900

Re: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.

Thank you to TomB and Bill Edmundson for your concise replies. The center form is still in place, and one of the ropes used in persuading the forward section into shape is still there also. I think from the form forward the hull shape is pretty stable. Aft of the form though, that can still move. I ...
by watkibe
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 33
Views: 1900

I'd love to hear some opinions on this, please

I'm building the Cabin Skiff; hull is stitched and in the sturdy cradle, and I'm fitting the transom. We put it in, checked the angle with the knee, measured from the stem to the two corners to make sure the transom was square to the keel. I marked it, removed it, and drilled tiny pilot holes from t...
by watkibe
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I will be turning wood into a boat shortly.
Replies: 33
Views: 1900

Re: Only the unemployed make no mistakes at work.

I think it's our moderator, Bill Edmundson, who said "No great comeback is possible without a major screw-up first". Well, I guess it wasn't a major screw-up, at least not once I saw how to fix it. I forgot to staple the carpet onto the cross members of the cradle before putting the boat o...

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