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by DrBryanJ
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Tinting VC Performance Epoxy Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Tinting VC Performance Epoxy Paint

Tom: I think Bill Edmundson mentioned tinting Interlux at Sherwin Williams. I don't know the details. I have been using WR-LPU from system 3. It goes on nicely and they have a cream color. Only problem is it is not really a bottom paint and can not stay submerged for long periods of time.
by DrBryanJ
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Micheal: That is a very nice design.
by DrBryanJ
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 2405

Re: Utility skiff build question

I agree with cyclone and hercdrvr. Keep the joints near the transom. As for your plan to steam in a bag and bend into place while still steaming. I did the same thing on my build to bend my lift strakes. It worked out nicely. The pieces are very hot! Be sure to use heavy gloves when bending. Don't a...
by DrBryanJ
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 176
Views: 55466

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Very cool Dave! I wish I had a chance to ride in her at the gathering. Maybe next year.
by DrBryanJ
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 40
Views: 2966

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I tried several different things. Epoxy with wood flour: Didn't have to buy anything extra, but very hard to sand. Takes a long time to cure. Quick Fair: Sands nicely. Not cheap. Total Boat Total Fair: Also sands nicely (maybe a little easier than Quick Fair). Also not cheap. Liked Total Fair better...
by DrBryanJ
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 37
Views: 2405

Re: Utility skiff build question

Remember, most of these boats curve up (or down when upside down) from where the stem joins the last frame. It makes sense that the keel will have a little bend at that point.
by DrBryanJ
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID
Replies: 25
Views: 4239

Re: Key Largo Update - Boise, ID

I'm not sure about varnish submerged for any period of time. I would consider wr-lpu in clear. I am using it as bottom paint for a boat that will be mostly trailered. You can reach out to them on their help line to see about compatibility.
by DrBryanJ
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Party Boat Builder
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: New Party Boat Builder

Welcome Krobs: You can do this :!: :!: Where in southern NY are you. I'm in northern NJ. If you need help locating wood, I can give you a couple of good sources. If you are not too far, you are welcome to come see my build. This forum is awesome. Every one here is willing to help.
by DrBryanJ
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2452
Views: 376608

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl: When Lisa and I were engaged, I had her a hope chest that I veneered in cherry. The material was thin and applied with contact cement. I used a heavy roller to attach pieces. Similar to when applying formica laminate. I have also used the heat activated, but had a few problems with it.
by DrBryanJ
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2452
Views: 376608

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl: You could fill in the gap and cover the side with a cherry veneer. Something like thishttps://www.veneersupplies.com/products/Paper-Backed-Cherry-Veneer-Flat-Cut-4-x-8.html. I'd fill gap first, cover with veneer and then make a new edge strip.
by DrBryanJ
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Question: Battens on the Barrelback
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Question: Battens on the Barrelback

it is the heat that allows the bend. With a stripper canoe, your pieces are fairly thin and a heat gun will work nicely. I was bending 5/4 lift strakes. The steam allows the heat to penetrate the wood deeper and over a broader area. I don't know how thick the battens are. Heat gun might work.
by DrBryanJ
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: 2018 Report
Replies: 48
Views: 2885

Re: 2018 Report

Here's a short video of karaoke at G12http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZwzTkYK_j8
by DrBryanJ
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Question: Battens on the Barrelback
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Question: Battens on the Barrelback

I needed to steam my lift strakes to get them in place. Found that when using pvc pipe to steam, by the time I got the piece to the boat it had dried or cooled too much to bend easily. I had much better success partial attaching my pieces to the boat, wrapping in heavy plastic and steaming in place....
by DrBryanJ
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Builder from Seattle, Wa
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: New Builder from Seattle, Wa

Jon: Welcome. Others here have built non Glen-L boats. I would definitely recommend the boat building with plywood book. I also bought plans from classic wooden boats that I did not use. There is much more detail in the Glen-L plans. I don't think I would have been able to build my first boat withou...
by DrBryanJ
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Must have Tools
Replies: 12
Views: 1082

Re: Must have Tools

John, I'm also building a malahini. I have very limited power tools. a router and a trim router, belt sander, circular saw, jigsaw, power plane, chop saw and an oscillating saw. Oh yeah, I also have drills. One corded and two cordless, one of which is impact (very useful for driving bronze screws). ...

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