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by sean-michael
Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Silicon Bronze vs Stainless
Replies: 28
Views: 15204

Re: Silicon Bronze vs Stainless

Old aussie wrote:Hi
I thought electrolysis was the enemy of all metal in boats that is why we use sacrifical anode blocks......


Old Aussie Peter......
Expescially in saltwater as I understand it and you have to be particularly carefully mixing fastener materials.
by sean-michael
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Zip, Douglas Fir Lumber?
Replies: 12
Views: 6131

Re: Zip, Douglas Fir Lumber?

Just wanted to drop in and say hello.

It's not that my project went into limbo, I actually got a second job to save up some money.

Cant wait till I get back to building again! :)

Sean-Michael.
by sean-michael
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Zip, Douglas Fir Lumber?
Replies: 12
Views: 6131

Re: Zip, Douglas Fir Lumber?

Well, finally got my wood ordered and on it's way, be here tomorrow sometime! :) I have one more question, I plan to use the improved method for gussets as mentioned in the instructions... 1/4" marine ply on both sides but I'm hoping to use screws in place of the nails. Seems I saved myself some hea...
by sean-michael
Mon May 31, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Zip, Douglas Fir Lumber?
Replies: 12
Views: 6131

Re: Zip, Douglas Fir Lumber?

Thank you all for your feed back, it has been a big help the past couple days when thinking about my wood order. I was a little confused at first about how to get a 1" x 4" net keel and 1" x 2" net strongback. This process took me threw learning how douglas fir is sold and how to determine the net s...
by sean-michael
Thu May 27, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Zip, Douglas Fir Lumber?
Replies: 12
Views: 6131

Re: Zip, Douglas Fir Lumber?

Why Red Elm? http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/red-elm/ Compared to Douglas Fir? http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/softwoods/douglas-fir/ Trying to find a cord to my camera to show what I have laying around from a project I was going to make. I was planing...
by sean-michael
Wed May 26, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Zip, Douglas Fir Lumber?
Replies: 12
Views: 6131

Zip, Douglas Fir Lumber?

I searched threw the forum but could not find an answer so here I go :) I'd like to use Douglas Fir Clear VG for my Zip Lumber, this a good choice? Is to going to be ok for the keel? Seems the grain would be laid out in a way that the wood would easily split? Also when talking about VG DF is it real...
by sean-michael
Mon May 17, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the Columbia River!
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: Hello from the Columbia River!

Aha Sean-Michael! I just spoke to you on the phone and here I see your posts on the Forum. Welcome! Thank you Gayle Brantuk, was a pleasure speaking with you also and I cannot wait for that big brown truck to roll up my driveway! Sean-Micheal, Well, Im glad I mentioned it since you had not seen it....
by sean-michael
Sat May 15, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the Columbia River!
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: Hello from the Columbia River!

Welcome, The flying saucer is a very cool little boat. Just curious so I gotta ask... Why not build the Zip, just a little bigger but enough seats for everyone! The extra cost and time wouldnt even be noticable. We'll, that's because I had not yet had the pleasure of meeting you here yet, seems you...
by sean-michael
Thu May 13, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the Columbia River!
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: Hello from the Columbia River!

Thank you again Bill,

I added my location like you advised... there should be a bunch of you here, I know everywhere I go I see boats of all sizes lol :)
by sean-michael
Thu May 13, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the Columbia River!
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Hello from the Columbia River!

Hello everyone,

I'm looking to build a Flying Saucer with my 3 little girls, 2yrs, 5yrs and 9yrs.

When we are sure of our abilities I hope to see something bigger... in the 20' range but well start small like everyone advises. :)

Thanks,