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by rhenig
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bull's Eye Thwart attachment and paint/varnish recomendation
Replies: 4
Views: 3029

Re: Bull's Eye Thwart attachment and paint/varnish recomenda

Thanks Bill. Internet search for me kept comping up with multi colored Anodized Aluminum washers that were not cupped. It was not making sense how these would work with oval head screws. Thanks for the link and the other name. Makes much more sense now.

Bob.
by rhenig
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bull's Eye Thwart attachment and paint/varnish recomendation
Replies: 4
Views: 3029

Bull's Eye Thwart attachment and paint/varnish recomendation

The plans call for oval head wood screws with beauty washers. I'm not finding beauty washer readily available in local hardware stores. I'm not really sure what size washer goes with what size screw. What did other Bull's Eye builders do? Also, any recommendations for paint and varnish brands? Thank...
by rhenig
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Mast Building Glen-L 15
Replies: 18
Views: 5910

Re: Mast Building Glen-L 15

The spices I used for some of the work so far is Shorea negrosensis, common name is red luaun. I think the glen-l hardwood list says this is good for boatbuilding, but now I'm having doubts that I read it correctly. It does seem to be fairly dark and that is what the lit. says is better for marine u...
by rhenig
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Mast Building Glen-L 15
Replies: 18
Views: 5910

Re: Mast Building Glen-L 15

Anyone have an opinion on using Philippine Mahogany for a mast? I plan on building one for the Bull's Eye.
by rhenig
Sat May 28, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Foam and seat ventilation
Replies: 10
Views: 2552

Re: Foam and seat ventilation

After looking around for a while I decided I did not want desk plates but wanted something that would not get lost. I went to the local plumbing store and after talking with the pro's about what kind of valves might work for this purpose I settled on a small cock drain. I build a recessed enclosure ...
by rhenig
Sun May 22, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bow Eye Installation on Bull's Eye
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

Re: Bow Eye Installation on Bull's Eye

Thanks for the replies. I went with drilling a single hole from the outside of the stem eyeballed to be parallel to the centerline and perpendicular to the block. Once the hole was drilled I was able to position the block using the strong arm held perpendicular to the bulkhead. I then marked to hole...
by rhenig
Thu May 19, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bow Eye Installation on Bull's Eye
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

Bow Eye Installation on Bull's Eye

The instructions tells me to use the bow eye to hold the bow eye block in place while the epoxy putty glueing it cures. It seems to me that once this is done the bow eye is in place for good. So, when I flip the boat to fiberglass the stem the bow eye will be in the way. I would think I would want t...
by rhenig
Mon May 16, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Foam and seat ventilation
Replies: 10
Views: 2552

Re: Foam and seat ventilation

Is that a tow package for a Prius?

Where did you get the plans for the trailer?

Thanks,
Bob.
by rhenig
Mon May 16, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Foam and seat ventilation
Replies: 10
Views: 2552

Re: Foam and seat ventilation

Wow Dave, your boat looks great. I like what you've done between the inner and outer sheer with the alternating pattern. What will cover the holes on the seat ends when you're underway? Same as the cover of the bulkhead? Also, I did a quick search on the West Marine web site and did not find those f...
by rhenig
Sat May 14, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Foam and seat ventilation
Replies: 10
Views: 2552

Foam and seat ventilation

I am at the point were I can put the seat tops on the Bull's Eye side seats. The instructions say "foam flotation may be required". My first thought is, by whom and how would they know? That aside, what kind of foam should be used? The instructions also specify ventilation to prevent expansion damag...
by rhenig
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Fiberglass lamination process question
Replies: 10
Views: 3946

Re: Fiberglass lamination process question

Thanks again for the replies. I tried my first application today to the chine forward of the seat ends. It was much easier then I expected. However, the 6" tape has one edge that will not lay smooth. Is this typical? Both edges of the 4" tape are fine, they lay smooth against the planking. When I ex...
by rhenig
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Fiberglass lamination process question
Replies: 10
Views: 3946

Re: Fiberglass lamination process question

Thanks. One more questions that is not clear from the plan. In several places the plans call for 1 layer of 6" and 1 layer of 4" but does not specify which is on top of which. Some examples are the stem and chine. I would think if I'm doing both at the same time it probably doesn't matter as the epo...
by rhenig
Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Fiberglass lamination process question
Replies: 10
Views: 3946

Fiberglass lamination process question

If I have multipul layers of fiberglass to put down does it matter if I let the first layer dry before adding the second layer? In that vain, can the second layer be added any time while the first is curing but not fully cured? Is it better (stronger) to put the layers down with a single batch of ep...
by rhenig
Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Considering a Bulls-Eye
Replies: 12
Views: 3857

Re: Considering a Bulls-Eye

I'm building a Bulls-eye. I'm not very far along. Thought I should mention that the plans come with details on how to build your own mast and boom. This might be a good opportunity to mention that I'm planning on doing just that. So, if the guru's on the list think that's a bad idea please let me kn...
by rhenig
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bull's Eye target inlay - how is it done
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

Re: Bull's Eye target inlay - how is it done

Oyster,

Did you do this experiment this morning? That's awesome!

Thanks,
Bob.

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