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by Oyster
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD
Replies: 17
Views: 6676

Re: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD

The AB Fir plywood that we use is considered marine plywood and has no voids. Most of the AB Fir plywood has solid face on one side and some footballs on the face on the other side. So far its always consistent and good quality. Also in the past outlets that sells Georgia Pacific plywood provides AB...
by Oyster
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD
Replies: 17
Views: 6676

Re: OKOUME PLYWOOD VS MARINE GRADE PLYWOOD

If you are talking about doing your stem and transom and surely going to paint it, I would personally use Meranti 1088 plywood. Its a bit more rigid and depending on where the Okoume originated from, more weather resistant unless you glass the transom in particular. Is it possible to ask about the o...
by Oyster
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 242
Views: 57473

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Great update, FWIW if you plan on crossing the stream to the Bahamas, be mindful that the months Dec. and Jan have the cold fronts that can cause some uncomfortable seas from the north that is not always noticeable close into the shore the further south you go before you make the leap. The northwest...
by Oyster
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 242
Views: 57473

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Curt I don't know what happened to your post that I attempted to quote. But I found the gathering link and will pass it along to them.
by Oyster
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 242
Views: 57473

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Yes, we are at the top of the Tenn-Tom, but we are going to go on up the Tennessee River to Joe Wheeler state Park Marina for a gathering of Great Loop boats next week. There will be seminars on what to see and expect in Florida, the Bahamas, and going up the ICW on the East coast. The seminars wil...
by Oyster
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How Long Does a Plywood Boat Last Sitting in Salt Water?
Replies: 13
Views: 5874

Re: How Long Does a Plywood Boat Last Sitting in Salt Water?

Well currently the choices of plywood is the key factor when talking about longevity right behind maintenance of a finished plywood boat. But people that normally ask the question about how long plywood last would probably not be concerned about wood in their homes that rots on a regular basis and r...
by Oyster
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 3839

Re: Merry Christmas

Good morning and hoping for everyone to have a good year and more building launches. :mrgreen: For us we are concentrating on putting more time on the water before our old bodies completely run aground. :wink:
by Oyster
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: 2018 Report
Replies: 48
Views: 19075

Re: 2018 Report

Mike Ray has engine problem. Mechanic has had it for over six weeks. No excuse.. Bill Just a quick side note,,, I don't know if it was the mechanic's fault or a combination of the factory or possibly the factory providing parts, if his engine is out of warranty. I had a problem with a new 60 Honda ...
by Oyster
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: 2018 Report
Replies: 48
Views: 19075

Re: 2018 Report

Nice videos folks, looks like a lot of wood showed up this year. Luckily you were able to have decent weather and of course a lot of food as the storm blew thru our region.. :) Did True Grit not make it this year?
by Oyster
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Modifed panel doors on the cheap
Replies: 4
Views: 4566

Re: Modifed panel doors on the cheap

That's one of my custom designs, outboard powered with a 115 Suzuki that I am almost done with for coastal cruising. Its really nothing more than a wet condo with a point on one end. I just saw one of the Glen-L hulls in the article from Duckworks talking about making doors and know how much work it...
by Oyster
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Modifed panel doors on the cheap
Replies: 4
Views: 4566

Modifed panel doors on the cheap

I don't know if this is the correct place to put this one. But I thought I would add a post here after reading the Duckworks article on building doors for Glen-L’s Noyo trawler. I just completed building a form of panel doors on the cheap and quick. This entire rough in and glue up too about four ho...
by Oyster
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Jimmy 70
Replies: 4
Views: 1851

Jimmy 70

If you still look in, please check your private messages on the site. I have tried calling a number that I had for you. But all I get is a message saying that there is no mail box set up .Thanks
by Oyster
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Alternative materials, initial wet out weights
Replies: 2
Views: 15250

Alternative materials, initial wet out weights

I thought I would pass this along for anyone interested in some of the alternative fabrics, as was being discussed in another thread. These numbers were provided by a good friend as a reference point when weight is a consideration. Of course in that mix while most framed boats are skinned with finis...
by Oyster
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skif vs Scrambler
Replies: 19
Views: 4595

Re: Console Skif vs Scrambler

Of the two alternative fabrics I personally like Xynole. While you will need to use multiple coats of resin to fill the surface after your original wet out, its pretty darn tough as it relates to abrasion resistance. Its next to impossible to sand. So pick your wet out times so that you can continue...
by Oyster
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: INSTALLING AN OUTBOARD REFERENCE ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2044

Re: INSTALLING AN OUTBOARD REFERENCE ?

As it relates to outboard choices, make sure you have a good dealer network in your area for the chosen brand. FWIW I used a Honda for a brief amount of time and had some serious issues at around 25 hours. I broke it in correctly and rarely ran it over 3/4s of the max rpm, because the boat ran just ...

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