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by scottinwv
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: White Oak
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: White Oak

There is a guy on ebay that sells African Mahogany for a pretty good price. He's in Middleton, Tennessee, so depending on where you are in Kentucky it might not be too far away. 400 miles from Huntington, WV.

Scott
by scottinwv
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Getting a nice smooth finish on varnish
Replies: 14
Views: 10370

Re: Getting a nice smooth finish on varnish

If using a used brush the specks could be from it. Some people buy a new brush for each boat and the final coat, after sanding the first coats, is done with it.

Scott
by scottinwv
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: McKenzie Driftboat Materials
Replies: 10
Views: 2971

Re: McKenzie Driftboat Materials

I can't remember the source, but I've read that maple has poor rot resistance. White oak is available here for about a buck a boardfoot, so I won't be using the 100 bf of maple I have in the basement for any boatbuilding. Unless using Honduran mahogany at $16 bf, most other boatbuilding woods would ...
by scottinwv
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Alternative Power
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

Re: Alternative Power

If you mount it vertical on an old outboard lower unit you'll save the interior space. To balance, the 55 gallon drum will have to be mounted on a bow pulpit, probably about 6 feet out. A long tiller would help counteract the torque.

Oops, wait, it's already April 2nd, ignore my reply!
by scottinwv
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: White Oak
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: White Oak

White oak is 47 pounds per cubic foot compared to Honduran Mahogany at 34 and African Mahogany from 31-53.
by scottinwv
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Harbor Freight boat trailers
Replies: 13
Views: 17840

Re: Harbor Freight boat trailers

I bought a HF utility trailer. The story I got at the store was that they would send the paperwork to California and within 10 days I would get the certificate of origin so I could license it. Two weeks later the store was swearing the paperwork was at headquarters, headquarters said they never rece...
by scottinwv
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Oar length for Whitehall
Replies: 2
Views: 2623

Re: Oar length for Whitehall

Howard, Thanks for the reply. As I've only rowed a shorter boat with 7 1/2 foot oars I didn't know what to expect from the Whitehall. I'm working on the garboards now. It will be lapstrake with 8 or 9 planks. I might use top mount oarlock sockets instead of side mount, that would help with the clear...
by scottinwv
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Oar length for Whitehall
Replies: 2
Views: 2623

Oar length for Whitehall

A few questions for you fellow Whitehall owners: What length oars are you using? I need to purchase the lumber to start my oars soon and would like input from actual Whitehall rowers as to the best oar length. My thoughts are that with one rower a shorter set would give more leverage, but if two are...
by scottinwv
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Straightening framing timbers
Replies: 7
Views: 2558

Re: Straightening framing timbers

More experienced builders may be able to determine if it is going to be a problem. If it does need straightened, one woodworker's trick when lumber moves like that is to put it in the sun. The upper side will contract as it dries faster than the lower side. Be careful though to not overdo it. Keep a...
by scottinwv
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to search the glen-l web site using Google
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Re: How to search the glen-l web site using Google

Thanks for the great tip! It has already saved me a lot of time!

Scott
by scottinwv
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Clinker Whitehall
Replies: 9
Views: 3848

Clinker Whitehall

I am starting a clinker Whitehall. I lofted all of the forms since the patterns were only for half of them. I'll be using 9mm Okoume ply for the planking and wanted the extra forms since the planks would be stiffer than cedar strips. The frames are on the building rack and ready for fairing and tomo...
by scottinwv
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Laminating plywood
Replies: 2
Views: 1991

Re: Laminating plywood

I would tend to think that if you laminate the 2 pieces together before joining to the transom you'll be making the transom match their shape, if you laminate one at a time to the transom the ply will match the transom shape. From watching the WEST instructional videos I believe for structural stren...
by scottinwv
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Okoume close to Lexington, KY??
Replies: 3
Views: 2088

Re: Okoume close to Lexington, KY??

I'm in Huntington WV, and the closest place I've found has been Homestead. Chesapeake Light Craft (clcboats.com) can also ship about 36mm total thickness for about a hundred dollars. When shopping for 6 sheets of 9mm and 2 sheets of 12mm recently, Homestead beat the total from CLC by $200. If you do...
by scottinwv
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Has anyone done a clinker Whitehall?
Replies: 9
Views: 5755

Re: Has anyone done a clinker Whitehall?

That's a beautiful boat, Howard! I really like the stem. I noticed that nearly everyone has used a stem that was flush with the deck, but I like stems which extend a few inches above, and have a square cross-section at the top 8 or 9 inches. I have decided the next boat will be a Whitehall, I curren...
by scottinwv
Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Prospective Whitehall builder in WV
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Prospective Whitehall builder in WV

Hello, I have thus far completed a 14' lapstrake wherry, 2 stitch-and-glue kayaks and a decked canoe. The wherry was from plans and a stack of lumber. The others were kits. The kits weren't as rewarding as building the wherry. I am now considering building the 17' Whitehall. My long-term plans are t...

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