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by Catbldr
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Replies: 4
Views: 285

My lease did get cancelled.

I just got every thing reorganized to get going on my boat. A ton of stuff put upstairs to make room and everything ready to go. Then POOF! My lease gets cancelled and I have to move. I puts me 6 weeks behind but hopefully be done by May. Just had an epic 2 weeks of moving. Now getting everything re...
by Catbldr
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Use of Layout Boards.
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Use of Layout Boards.

OK. I read the instructions and I see why layout boards are needed but the instructions for first timers are sorely lacking. To finish the instructions to my understanding I will continue. Fasten the frame components to the layout board. Then attach the frame. This will allow precise attachment of t...
by Catbldr
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.

Thanks everyone. I'm going think hard about the white oak. I may go to mahogany. Also easier on planer blades.
by Catbldr
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Epoxy bonding issues with white oak.

I have been reading about bonding issues with epoxy and white oak. I seen it mentioned but never explained. I am planning on using white oak so I would like to what the issue is and how to prevent or alleviate it. If it is to insidious or difficult I may consider using mahogany instead. Thanks for a...
by Catbldr
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Materials Advice for a 18' Power Catamaran
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Materials Advice for a 18' Power Catamaran

The Wild Cat is a "whole lotta boat"! It is gorgeous. I think I'll stick to the 18. The power upgrade alone is probably a budget breaker. Outboard engines are getting soooo expensive. Hard to find used twin sets. The ones you find are 250 and 300 hp.

Jeff
by Catbldr
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: orientation of the patterns in plan packets
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: orientation of the patterns in plan packets

Thank you for your input. I know they are symmetrical. Just hoping they would be consistent to show orientation on the boat.

Jeff
by Catbldr
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Materials Advice for a 18' Power Catamaran
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Materials Advice for a 18' Power Catamaran

I was going to build the Hell Cat but decided to go to the Aqua Cat. I figured if I'm going to spend the time I'm going to do it right. This boat will be out in Cape Hatteras area. Lots of Sound running and some near shore ocean fishing. It will take some pounding. I am planning on doubling up the t...
by Catbldr
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: orientation of the patterns in plan packets
Replies: 5
Views: 308

orientation of the patterns in plan packets

I have been pouring over the plans, instructions, and every detail given on the plans for the Hell Cat. I am still confused as to the orientation of the plans. Are the patterns forward looking aft or aft looking forward. My impression so far is forward looking aft. I just need to be absolutely sure ...
by Catbldr
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Pulling a light boat trailer behind a travel trailer.

I am a true believer that you can take it with you. I have seen, although not often, a boat being towed behind a travel trailer. I have a 31 foot Airstream that weighs about 7100 pounds loaded. I boat would be a 16 foot Hell Cat with twin 50 hp Yamaha 4 strokes. They weigh about 265 each. So the who...
by Catbldr
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: More clamps on the cheap
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Re: More clamps on the cheap

If I bought one I won't tell anyone I had one.
by Catbldr
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Router for cutting plywood panels
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Router for cutting plywood panels

I'm new at this but awhile back I was talking to a person who had built several boats. I was, and still am, intimidated by the proposition of accurately cutting out the plywood panels. He told me just clamps it in place and uses a router with a trim bit to cut it out. If this is possible can some ex...
by Catbldr
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: SCARF JOINT WITH A POWER PLANE?
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

Re: SCARF JOINT WITH A POWER PLANE?

I saw a really nice jig setup for a circular saw . Basically setting the circular saw at 6 degrees above zero degrees with the saw perpendicular to the floor ( or at 84 degrees precisely). The saw rides on a guide that holds the blade just touching the edge of the jig. With the jig five feet wide yo...
by Catbldr
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: SCARF JOINT WITH A POWER PLANE?
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

Re: SCARF JOINT WITH A POWER PLANE?

I saw a really nice jig setup for a circular saw . Basically setting the circular saw at 6 degrees above zero degrees with the saw perpendicular to the floor ( or at 84 degrees precisely). The saw rides on a guide that holds the blade just touching the edge of the jig. With the jig five feet wide yo...
by Catbldr
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Hello from the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Thanks Weller, I hope to tap so of that expertise here and on this form as well. I've had many hobbies but never this enthusiastic about getting started on this on. I can tell many ate skeptic that I can do it but that said that when I want to go to medical school. That skepticism will make me an ev...
by Catbldr
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Hello from the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Hi, My name is Jeff. I have been driving by all the boat works around here looking at all the huge 50 and 60 foot sport fishers they build here and wondering what is must be like to build boats. Now I have my chance. This area is rich with boat build history and fishing in general. I love living her...

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