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by harpoonhedd
Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Meranti/white cedar??
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Re: Meranti/white cedar??

meranti is a very dense wood that is used for many exterior uses...especially in Europe...doors, windows etc, and it is left natural...it does require a good penetrating oil base w/ a varnish cover coating...the white cedar is beautiful, but might not be dense enough to make for a good glue bond. Ce...
by harpoonhedd
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Deck Hardware mounting screws
Replies: 17
Views: 2480

Re: Deck Hardware mounting screws

if you need to break 5200 all you have to do is use a small torch(like the small cigarette lighter ones) or a propane carefully...hit the metal for a few seconds...and it will break lose w/o destroying anything...JMHO...
by harpoonhedd
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cracks in Deck....Grrrrr
Replies: 21
Views: 4147

Re: Cracks in Deck....Grrrrr

every species of wood responds to heat and moisture differently...regardless of sealant...yes, sealing w/ multiple coats will be a buffer to the woods potential response...but condensation,cooling and heating etc will ultimately have an effect on movement...being minimal sometimes. having a buffer o...
by harpoonhedd
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Deck Hardware mounting screws
Replies: 17
Views: 2480

Re: Deck Hardware mounting screws

I have found anytime you add the word marine to anything is is almost double$$$...McMaster/Carr is a good source for anything machine oriented...and they ship quickly saving gas...West mxxxxx is only a final resort...unless you have a commercial account...( or have a friend that has one...shhh) as s...
by harpoonhedd
Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 696
Views: 175297

Re: New Member

what a beautiful boat!...you have more wood in work benches than I have in my project!

you must be very proud indeed...
by harpoonhedd
Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cracks in Deck....Grrrrr
Replies: 21
Views: 4147

Re: Cracks in Deck....Grrrrr

new guy here...similar problems have developed for me . especially in area of lots of stress...like main sail rigging points or mast attachment etc...if you can dig out the caulking and drive a shim in between after smearing some epoxy in the groove( before the shim, which should close it up) it sho...
by harpoonhedd
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new member from CA
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: new member from CA

I used to live in Encinitas...I bet the semi -v work boat would do well there...especially during the santanna season...hit the kelp beds for the late summer/autumn run...good luck...
by harpoonhedd
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: work boat traffic jam
Replies: 0
Views: 926

work boat traffic jam

this pic was taken at a small port on Pacific Coast Panama a few years ago( near Costa Rican border...chiriquis)...tides change here 14 foot at a cycle...so if you need ice or to bring in fish ...its gotta happen in a small window...I worked at a small dive camp about 15 miles away...we needed ice a...
by harpoonhedd
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: carolina skiff mod's
Replies: 7
Views: 10408

Re: carolina skiff mod's

thanks for the links...I will spend tonight checking them all out...and you are right , its just a bit of fear etc...really if I can look at a drawing or photo I get relaxed real quick... the pic in the signature is from a 21 ft fractional rig sloop I owned a few years ago...I sailed it primarily in...
by harpoonhedd
Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: carolina skiff mod's
Replies: 7
Views: 10408

Re: carolina skiff mod's

Thanks so much Oyster for the detailed outline...the "sweet caroline" is def the direction I am heading...20 ft w/7' beam...building the hull is no problem for me...but a console is new...I am not familiar w/ the pulley system etc...and am a bit afraid of the idea of the first boat being more work.....
by harpoonhedd
Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: carolina skiff mod's
Replies: 7
Views: 10408

Re: carolina skiff mod's

pretty much back waters around where I live...lots of territory...all inland bays and estuarys etc...but on a west wind day( offshore) w/ no surf ( summertime, good tide etc, typical june, july,august conditions)I would like to head out to a few local wrecks...hence the 25... thanks for the response...
by harpoonhedd
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: EPOXY DIMPLES
Replies: 1
Views: 1555

Re: EPOXY DIMPLES

little late here ...but mineral spirits are not so friendly w/ epoxy type's( oil based vs. epoxy...its what will clean your hands...LOL...)...acetone( or lacquer thinner) afterwards water are best...I always scotch brite w/ water after cleaning etc...also making sure you are above 75 degrees and lo...
by harpoonhedd
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: carolina skiff mod's
Replies: 7
Views: 10408

carolina skiff mod's

new poster here...I made this response to my initial post on the forum...any suggestions from folks here are appreciated...I am building a 20ft flat bottm work boat carolina dory/skiff style... here is the initial & response post from new intros etc... new member from Chincoteague Virginia...have b...
by harpoonhedd
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tell me again how quiet 4 stroke outboards are?
Replies: 15
Views: 6213

Re: Tell me again how quiet 4 stroke outboards are?

very interesting thread...all I know is that I have a close friend that is an outboard mechanic...he tells me he has replaced more starters on the newer 4 strokes than he ever has done in twenty years of working on outboards...mostly two strokes...yes people turning on motors...that are already on! ...
by harpoonhedd
Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: harpoonhedd in Chincoteague
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: harpoonhedd in Chincoteague

thanks for the response, I really appreciate it...I hear you about losing planing surface...I was thinking of only bringing in about 6 inches on the side...the same as the amount the gunwales project past the waterline...I am not sure whether or not I will use the motor well or just transom mount th...

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