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by jprice
Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: recommended high build primers?
Replies: 10
Views: 5723

Re: recommended high build primers?

Thanks Roberta. I was hoping to find a high build primer. The system 3 appears to be a "normal" primer. Plus the 2-part deal seems like a little overkill for topside, and is expensive. Basically I'm looking for one that will fill the fiberglass weave, and help hide some of the doug fir grain (where ...
by jprice
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: recommended high build primers?
Replies: 10
Views: 5723

recommended high build primers?

Just looking to see if there's any recommendations out there for a high build, easy to sand primer.
It will be used topside only, and covered with an alkyd paint (kirby).
Thanks.
by jprice
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building the Celerity
Replies: 104
Views: 34533

Re: Building the Celerity

Not much. Right now puttying, sanding, and rounding the edges. Then I'll be putting a layer of fiberglass on top. After which I plan on putting on a piece of sapele rub rail. Then it's onto building the consoles and the bow seating. I'll post some more pics when I have something more substantial. Ri...
by jprice
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just Getting Started
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: Just Getting Started

Welcome! Nothing wrong with having lofty goals, but you're talking about not only building a large craft, but also completely outfitting a large workshop. That's going to be one hefty chunk of change. You must have a really good lawywer... :wink: :lol: Hopefully Steve (steveh41) will chime in here. ...
by jprice
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbee
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Re: Newbee

Very nice!
Is that the glen-l 17' ?
by jprice
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: newbie S&G - please tell me if my stitches/joints are ok
Replies: 2
Views: 3593

Re: newbie S&G - please tell me if my stitches/joints are ok

I haven't done a S&G boat, but can tell you that epoxy works much better with small gaps as opposed to tight joints.
by jprice
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: First Boat Build - A Boat Designed to Solve a Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: First Boat Build - A Boat Designed to Solve a Problem

Welcome!
Sounds like a good plan to me... at least to get some fresh air and avoid the funny smells, if nothing else. :D

Here's some pics of a nice flying saucer build for some motivation...
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=25199&hilit=Flying+Saucer+alaska
by jprice
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO - ANYONE HAD THIS ISSUE?
Replies: 13
Views: 3417

Re: GERONIMO - ANYONE HAD THIS ISSUE?

Remember that the chine and sheer are what's generating the lines of the boat, not the frames. A small gap behind the frames is actually a good thing. Also, you're looking at this piece of ply as if it's a standalone piece. Once it's connected (through butt or scarf) to the aft piece of ply, that wi...
by jprice
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Laminated Chines and sheers.
Replies: 4
Views: 2594

Re: Laminated Chines and sheers.

Stuart wrote:...use bronze because your power planner can handle them a lot better than stainless.
Stuart
Just make sure you using HSS blades, not carbide. Bronze may be relatively soft, but it still shatters carbide blades.
by jprice
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rebuild Sweet Caroline 20 after using incorrect finish.
Replies: 4
Views: 1681

Re: Rebuild Sweet Caroline 20 after using incorrect finish.

It's hard to tell from the pic, was there fiberglass sheathing, or was the original paint just over raw wood?
by jprice
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Is the Malahini made for the sea?
Replies: 33
Views: 12986

Re: Is the Malahini made for the sea?

I don't have any experience with a malahini, but i can say from experience being out on the ocean, that you don't want to be in 6-8 ft waves in a boat that small. Brutal wouldn't begin to describe it, not to mention the risk of getting swamped or capsizing. :shock:
by jprice
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GERONIMO AND RABL
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: GERONIMO AND RABL

I'm an anti-rabl guy. Was way more trouble than it's worth.
But I think Andy is probably right. It's likely better suited to some designs than others.
by jprice
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new guy
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: new guy

just don't give up, period.
by jprice
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Scarf joints
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

Re: Scarf joints

The way i see it, if the joint ever works it's way open at all, you're going to have problems regardless of which way it's facing.
by jprice
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Scarf joints
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

Re: Scarf joints

Book says the top/outside lap point should point aft.
Personally, I don't think it makes much difference. A properly done scarf ends up as the wood being one solid piece. I don't really see how the orientation would matter.

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