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by Oyster
Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: BS1088 Okoume Plywood
Replies: 20
Views: 7724

Needless to say I did not order any of it when she studdard about town. She did tell me that they did have five sheets in stock for anyone in that area..
by Oyster
Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: BS1088 Okoume Plywood
Replies: 20
Views: 7724

I have just spoken directly to the company and inquired about the amount of plies and rating. I also ask if that was the correct price. I spoke to a lady and she said yes. I also ask how many plies that were in the 1/4 and she could not tell me but would ask her superiors. I also said that if she co...
by Oyster
Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Paint or Varnish?
Replies: 6
Views: 3923

Oh, thanks that was my mixup on the boats. This time of year, it is also possible to get some outgassing in the initial coats of resin. You can eliminate that if these bubbles do not dissapear in the layup process by using a torch moving it quickly across the surface, but not too close, or just blow...
by Oyster
Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:12 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Paint or Varnish?
Replies: 6
Views: 3923

The special coatings hardener such as the 207 that West makes in their brand, is made specifically for clear coating applications which requires varnishing with a uv finish over it. Make sure that you completely clean your wood, and pick a day that its not too humid, leaving some cloudiness in your ...
by Oyster
Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Marine Ply for frames?
Replies: 31
Views: 15396

I hate to offer up any comment on using plywood engrains for frames and ribs in construction of a hull, but its possible to do so with a bit of extra work, if this is your last resort. If you pilot drill your hole and then couterbore the hole with a countersink into the engrain of the plywood frames...
by Oyster
Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: white ash
Replies: 16
Views: 8558

Re: white ash, and to notch or not to notch??

Well! I guess I must concluded that white ash is definetely not a good choice for framing!! I got another question for you...In the book boatbuilding with plywood by glen-l witt he says in chapter 10-frames, that you can notch the frames for bottoms battens or allow the frames to set on the bottoms...
by Oyster
Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: white ash
Replies: 16
Views: 8558

Upset? Never, I was trying to learn about ash and how it makes a boat louder, which is a pretty straight foward request, IMHO. As far as ash frames being bad, in wooden boat contruction, there are many reasons for rot, but fresh water rot in wooden hulls, are more of an issue than rot in wooden boat...
by Oyster
Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: white ash
Replies: 16
Views: 8558

Another point. Last fall I took a ride in a 30 foot hacker. Noiser than hell, couldn't hold a conversation. Ash frames. Last week I took a ride in another 30 foot hacker, 10 years newer, oak frames and extremely quiet. In your earlier posting, you stated the above comment, pretty straight foward . ...
by Oyster
Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:48 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: white ash
Replies: 16
Views: 8558

I am sure you have heard of Hacker Craft. Well for a ten year period they built boats with ash frames. Now some of my friends are making tons of money putting new bottoms and frames in some of those boats. The ash didn't last at all. Some are being let go because the cost is too high. Another point...
by Oyster
Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Tons of Cherry, Walnut and Ash. Where can I use it?
Replies: 9
Views: 4013

Free and quality woods always have its place in your next boat. Even splinter or cutoffs can be used, when your imagination is allowed to run wild. The standard order of buying new stuff will wane as you continue building the next boat, as you learn to cut through some questionable stock in the cull...
by Oyster
Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: white ash
Replies: 16
Views: 8558

Mahogany used to be readily avaliable and used for framing in nicer boats. Utile is now being sold in lieu of it, replacing the wood with some major suppliers. Its not as oily, and actually seems to be a bit harder when running silicone bronze hardware in it. Sanding creates a nasty odor, but other ...

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