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by kens
Sat Feb 21, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to...Deck Plates/ Hatch
Replies: 6
Views: 4131

How to...Deck Plates/ Hatch

What is a good way to build deck plates/hatches on your ply boat? I looked under the webletters and didnt see anything. I like the style that is common on the 'glass boats, the round ones that pop out. How could you use a similar thing with your own materiels from the project? What about the fastene...
by kens
Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:02 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Notches on Transom Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 5170

What you are trying to figure out is the "fairing". This is the bugaboo of all beginning builders. You need to read the section in Glen-l's book about fairing. The book about boatbuilding with plywood. There is probably some info about "fairing" in the web letters. The earlier question about transom...
by kens
Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Notches on Transom Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 5170

Make the final cut in place. You can get it close beforehand, but I would take the last bit out with a chisel or something like that.
by kens
Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:44 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Cleat Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 4585

For a racy style boat, I would look at the smallest as possible, as streamlined as possible for good looks. But, how will you use your boat? Will you be hauling up anchor frequently? Mooring to storm anchor? If so then you need large cleats for secure line. For a racy style boat, get cleats to fit t...
by kens
Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wood For Motor Stringers
Replies: 3
Views: 3463

West System does recommend to make laminations for structural members. They say to orient the grain randomly. That is, do not simply resaw the stock, then laminate it back together. They indicate that the more laminations the better. But the more glue lines you have the more structural it is, but it...
by kens
Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: I need wood help!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6231

Fir is a fine boat wood, recommended in many boat plans.
Yellow pine and Ash are good too.
Oak is hard to work with and is good for the old tyme building processes that use thru bolt fasteners.
by kens
Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: exhaust hardware question
Replies: 3
Views: 3483

I know of 3 companies that cast exhaust parts as replacements for the factory made items.
Barr Marine
Osco
Aqua Power
They make generic replacement parts for cast marine manifolds, thermostat housings and stuff.
by kens
Sun Jan 18, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wood for cleats
Replies: 4
Views: 4188

As far as Bronk's remarks, dont forget about Elm or Sycamore. Those are the toughest to split I ever ran into. I heated the house with wood as a kid and I would simply pass a piece of Elm or Sycamore to split for wood. The Locust was very hard, but easy to split; it would dull a chainsaw, but easy t...
by kens
Wed Dec 24, 2003 8:46 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White oak for frames?
Replies: 12
Views: 8796

Your answer is yes. West System recommends that oak be coarse sanded at the joint to increase the ability of epoxy to bond. Also, you can mildly heat the wood at the joint, the heat serves to thin out the wet epoxy and helpd it to absorb into the wood. Do not heat the epoxy itself though, this would...
by kens
Mon Dec 22, 2003 4:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: inboard cooling help request
Replies: 2
Views: 3638

How does the longtail boat guys do it? Why not improve on what they already got. ? They get their hardware from somewhere locally for sure.
by kens
Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:56 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Info on epoxy tinting sources
Replies: 9
Views: 8091

The WEST System has done lots research on the graphite added epoxy. They do recommend it. Their website is very good.
by kens
Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New BB
Replies: 33
Views: 26746

kens

OK, lets try this again, I got kicked off the BB after logging in, then I posted as the name guest1 and guest2.
The first time I logged in I could see myself at the bottom as being logged in, then I surfed the BB and it kicked me off. Thats when I did post as a guest.
by kens
Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New BB
Replies: 33
Views: 26746

I agree with Eric W. :o

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