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by ToddM
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2212

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Mark-NJ wrote:I like the idea of a dishing washer forming the flair! Thanks.

One question: how long should I cut the tube so the flaring is sufficient? 1/4" longer than the transom thickness? More? Less?


How does a dishwasher form a flair?

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by ToddM
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 117
Views: 22564

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Jimbob wrote:The weekend progress.
Oh well, I can always use the excess for something.
Jim


My garage is full of, "ikinuse's".
by ToddM
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: cure time for sanding
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: cure time for sanding

A couple of days ago, about 48 hours after application, the epoxy may have been a little tacky, so I wrote this post to get advice. Yesterday, about 96 hours after application, the epoxy was definitely no longer tacky, so I started sanding. It sanded like a champ, with no clogging up of the sandpape...
by ToddM
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: cure time for sanding
Replies: 6
Views: 309

cure time for sanding

I have encapsulated some Doug Fir pieces with System Three Silver Tip. Any opinions on how long to cure until I can sand without clogging up my sandpaper with globs? I plan on using a random orbit sander with 150 grit to flatten the epoxy and scratch it up a bit for painting. Many products give a cu...
by ToddM
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO floor foul up
Replies: 19
Views: 968

Re: GERONIMO floor foul up

+1 on the router idea. And maybe you can turn it into some kind of design idea? Sometimes when I am planing a board, the grain changes and I get tear out. If I don't care to start with a new board, I fill the void with ground turquoise and CA glue. It changes a "Oops", into a, "Eww-A...
by ToddM
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO floor foul up
Replies: 19
Views: 968

Re: GERONIMO floor foul up

Bob The power of this foam is surprising. They just used it to try to level my driveway. One psi is 144 pounds per sq. ft. Quarter inch steel plate weighs 10 pounds per sq. ft. Bill When the approach to a bridge has sunken too much, we, (Caltrans), drill holes in the material underneath and inject ...
by ToddM
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Main stringers
Replies: 21
Views: 839

Re: Main stringers

Hi Is there a reason that main stringers are listed as DF and not Hard wood? I am thinking Utile, Sipo? I am thinking Monte Carlo? Thanks Steve. I would not let the the non-hardwood designation of Doug Fir effect my choice of using it for a project needing a "hard" wood. Doug fir is plent...
by ToddM
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Main stringers
Replies: 21
Views: 839

Re: Main stringers

Hi Is there a reason that main stringers are listed as DF and not Hard wood? I am thinking Utile, Sipo? I am thinking Monte Carlo? Thanks Steve. I would not let the the non-hardwood designation of Doug Fir effect my choice of using it for a project needing a "hard" wood. Doug fir is plent...
by ToddM
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 227
Views: 48440

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

kens wrote:WOW!!! just WOW!!!


What Kens said.
by ToddM
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: The Tool I hate!
Replies: 13
Views: 2801

Re: The Tool I hate!

Still love my Sawstop, but yesterday learned that a drop of sweat on material will cause the brake to engage just as well as a finger. Expensive lesson, but on a positive note, I know the safety brake works.
by ToddM
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Hot weather epoxy application
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Hot weather epoxy application

For small amounts, I mix on a 12" x 12" porcelain tile that has been in the freezer for an hour or so. I doubt that any epoxy manufacturer would approve of this method, but it has worked for me.
by ToddM
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Header pic
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Header pic

Congrats! It's beautiful.
by ToddM
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 29
Views: 2188

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Looking good TomB. It is amazing to see the solutions people come up with.
by ToddM
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 471
Views: 57737

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Jimmy Y - I read about WR-LPU and this is from System Three: "Buffing and polishing: If a higher level of gloss is desired the cured coat may be sanded and buffed. Wet sand with 600 grit sandpaper proceeding in stages through 1500 grit. Buff with a compound equivalent to 2500 grit and finish wi...
by ToddM
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 471
Views: 57737

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

I don't have any advice, but my own experience with color sanding clear finishes, in my case lacquer, is that at any time if the finish goes from shiny and glossy and clear, to duller, it means I have burned through the finish down to the wood. In your case, it sounds as if you sanded through all yo...

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