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by ttownshaw
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sweet Caroline, Gets her interior
Replies: 13
Views: 4416

Shark proof cage :?: :?: :?:


SWEET CAROLINE!!!!!!!!!!
by ttownshaw
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Selection
Replies: 30
Views: 10032

I have been doing a lot of research on the same...I found (What I think) a good test of different EPO's. I know this is not the definitive site for epoxy worthiness but I do value other people's opinions. http://www.oneoceankayaks.com/Epoxyhtm/epox12m.htm Epoxy hasn't touched my boat yet...I have be...
by ttownshaw
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: malahini
Replies: 2
Views: 1649

Nice work! I am building the same but a little more in-line with the plans. Here is the picture of your boat:

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Now that you are done, is there anything else you would have done differently?
by ttownshaw
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Oak chines on my Malahini - Like bending Steel!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4573

Bill & Kens...thanks for the encouragement! I took the clamps off this morning and the boards did keep most of their shape. They only sprung back about 6" so I will get a closer bite on the chine block and repeat the process. This whole ordeal hasn't been terrible, just time and patience. Here is a ...
by ttownshaw
Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Oak chines on my Malahini - Like bending Steel!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4573

Oak chines on my Malahini - Like bending Steel!!!!!!!

Well...been a while since I've posted anything but wanted to give an update. All the frames are built and mounted to the building form, stem is attached with chine blocking and breast hook, keel is under construction (I accidentally used my longest board intended for the keel somewhere else - head-s...
by ttownshaw
Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Your opinion on books about marine wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 6358

I have the same book...great reading. I am building my first boat but have worked on the wiring of several and have found this book indispensable. I first found it a public library and searched until I found a copy at a used book store. Not that I am cheap, but I am saving every extra penny for upgr...
by ttownshaw
Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Oak Head-Scratcher...Opinions Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3882

Thanks again for the replies and info. I will be using Weldwood's Resorcinal for the joints...don't know exactly why I prefer this for structural joints...perhaps it is just from previous experiences with WO on some furniture I built. I am also glad that kens recommended using the more vertical grai...
by ttownshaw
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Oak Head-Scratcher...Opinions Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3882

Thanks for the replies...and yes I bought every single piece they had. :mrgreen:

Glen-L's instruction for selecting wood does say that vertical grain is ideal and goes on to say QS is preferred (paraphased).

Any additional opinions are appreciated.
by ttownshaw
Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Oak Head-Scratcher...Opinions Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 3882

White Oak Head-Scratcher...Opinions Needed

Yes, I am a newbie...so please forgive me if this is posted elsewhere (I did search but did not find exactly what I was looking for). I am in the process of collecting materials for my first build (Malahini) and found a dream buy from a local mill that I trust (I have worked with them before). 16-20...