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by BobBrown55
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

Nest step is sealing with CPES, then fiberglass. Question on the fiberglass process: I’ve used West Systems epoxy so far, and have liked it and gotten used to it. However, I’ve heard others say there are better epoxies for fiberglass, since it needs to be clear. Recommendations? Update: Never mind. ...
by BobBrown55
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

Big milestone: I stained her! I really like the way it turned out! (I wish I'd been able to get wood that was more similar in grain and color, but it is what it is...) I used Interlux Interstain #42 Brown Mahogany (1X) #573 Chris Craft Mahogany (2X) (2 pints #573 / 1 pint #42) Thinned with #333 Brus...
by BobBrown55
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

Bob: She looks really nice. What type of stain are you using? 220 may be too fine. My stain manufacturer recommends no finer than 150. Says wood won't pick up stain well with finer. Bryan Bryan, Thanks for your comments, especially on the sandpaper grit. I’m using Interlux Interstain. Sure enough, ...
by BobBrown55
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

I don't know what a Townsend video is, but your planking looks outstanding and from best I can tell your hull looks very well faired. Does it really even need to be stained? Bayou, Thanks for your comments. Townsend offers a series of DVD’s on boat building. I’ve found the ones on finishing to be h...
by BobBrown55
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: Bob Brown’s Belle

I’ve also made progress recently on getting the Belle ready to stain. The sides and transom have all been sanded with 80, 120, and 220 grit. That may be overkill based on re-viewing a couple of Townsend videos, but It can’t hurt. (Turns out it can hurt; see comments below.). Here’s what she looks li...
by BobBrown55
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob Brown’s Belle
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Bob Brown’s Belle

I started my Belle Isle build almost 7 years ago (!) and have not made much progress over the past 4 years. Life changes! Now, I’m getting back to it a bit. This forum has been a great help to me so far, and I know I’ll need more help to get to launch. Also, I hope this will help other builders, as ...
by BobBrown55
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)
Replies: 196
Views: 22879

Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Is it just me, or are all the photos that were in this series of posts no longer available? Is it because Photobucket changed their policy for posting on third party sites (I.e. a paid subscription is now required to do that)?
by BobBrown55
Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 8325

Re: Dick Williams Belle Isle Update and Launch ... October

Dick,

Congratulations! You did a terrific job. She is incredibly beautiful.

Bob
by BobBrown55
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Oregon white oak
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Oregon white oak

The Port Orford cedar should be great. I've used it for the frames on my Bele Isle build, and it has been great. You're lucky to find it!

Bob

(Also in Oregon)
by BobBrown55
Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: The Princess Project
Replies: 122
Views: 16773

Re: The Princess Project

Bill, Congratulations on completing and launching your boat! She looks GREAT!! As a fellow Oregonian, boat builder, I'm proud of you! And also envious. You started just a few months before me and finished way, way ahead. Again, congratulations. I hope you're enjoying the summer and having your boat ...
by BobBrown55
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Belle Isle progress ... and a question about the center line
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: Belle Isle progress ... and a question about the center

Glenn,

Thanks for your reply. It is helpful.

I believe the Facbook link is available regardless of FB membership.

Thanks again.

Bob
by BobBrown55
Thu May 31, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Belle Isle progress ... and a question about the center line
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Belle Isle progress ... and a question about the center line

Hi guys, Appreciate all the encouragement and help provided here, though I haven't been a regular contributor or user. I'm making progress on my Belle Isle build, though never as fast as I'd like. Have two layers of plywood done on the sides, so the next layer there will be 'real' mahogany. Also hav...
by BobBrown55
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Milestone for the Biscayne
Replies: 15
Views: 2961

Re: Milestone for the Biscayne

Congratulations on the milestone Looks great!

The support braces you used for the flip look very well done. Did they work as well as it looks like they would?
by BobBrown55
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Rogue Runner with a jet ski power source
Replies: 23
Views: 7991

Re: Rogue Runner with a jet ski power source

Hi Bob, I got the lumber at Tree Products in Springfield on Shelly St.. I used to buy lots from The Lumber Centre on Hwy 34 near you. But they didnt have most of what I wanted lately, and what they had was a bunch higher price. Chris Hi Chris, Ah, Tree Products makes sense. I've purchase from them ...
by BobBrown55
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Rogue Runner with a jet ski power source
Replies: 23
Views: 7991

Re: Rogue Runner with a jet ski power source

crowsridge wrote:Got the first installment of lumber and plywood yesterday. :D 6 sheets of marine ply and 100+ bd. ft. of mahogany.


Hi Chris,

The lumber looks great! I haven't purchased any for my Belle Isle project yet, so I'm curious where you got it. Will you share that info?

Thanks.

Bob (in Corvallis)

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