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by lakeracer69
Mon May 02, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Silicon Bronze...Frearson vs. Square Drive
Replies: 20
Views: 13383

Re: Silicon Bronze...Frearson vs. Square Drive

Square drive is all I use. I really like using an impact driver too. Much better than just a drill.
by lakeracer69
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Ratios of Epoxy / Silica / Micro Balloons
Replies: 8
Views: 6589

Re: Ratios of Epoxy / Silica / Micro Balloons

2 to 1 ratio. I will look tomorrow, I have a cup marked with it. It is mentioned in Glen's fiberglassing video. I think it's 2 parts #1 silica to 1 part Microballoons. Straight Silica is a bitch to sand.
by lakeracer69
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Glueing mahogany boards for frames
Replies: 10
Views: 3791

Re: Glueing mahogany boards for frames

I think he means "titebond" wood glue. I would suggest epoxy as well. You'll need to buy some sooner or late. If you don't have Glen-L's
"Boatbuilding with Plywood" book buy that as well. Many building questions are answered there.

by lakeracer69
Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Glen-L Poxy-Grip question
Replies: 15
Views: 9696

Re: Glen-L Poxy-Grip question

Use 60cc syringes for epoxy measuring. I've been doing it for years. Try a Vet supply house like Jeffers, or use your Google Fu to find them. I have made extremely small batches and have never had a curing problem. If you try to reinvent the wheel and weigh out batches, good luck. If you want to use...
by lakeracer69
Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crackerbox conception
Replies: 79
Views: 68557

Re: Crackerbox conception

You may want to revisit your chine/stem junction. It looks way off from your picture.
by lakeracer69
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What I'm doing now
Replies: 23
Views: 3766

Re: What I'm doing now

Roberta, Check out the flite test website and youtube videos. All these planes are just about $3.00-4.00 of Dollar store foam board. Buy cheap electric motors, esc's and servos and you have a complete plane for $40.00. Lemon R/C receivers are like $5.00. Build a plane in an afternoon or so. All the ...
by lakeracer69
Mon May 18, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: pine frames
Replies: 5
Views: 1818

Re: pine frames

Try GreatBay Selectwoods in Portsmouth, NH. They have a great selection of woods. Tons of vertical grain Doug fir to choose from for frames, perfect for your application.
by lakeracer69
Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini chine help please
Replies: 20
Views: 7308

Re: Malahini chine help please

Something looks way off there in the fairing process. :shock:
by lakeracer69
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 780
Views: 227768

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

I like the 1579 Red Mahogany. I think it has a little warmer tone than the first one.
by lakeracer69
Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: How to make wood colored resin putty
Replies: 9
Views: 4487

Re: How to make wood colored resin putty

I used Famowood all over the place. I used it on the transom to cover the screws and on the decking to fill small gaps. I posted some experimentation on color under Painting here: To get the best match, the filler and wood should be stained pr...
by lakeracer69
Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Helm seat
Replies: 11
Views: 3208

Re: Helm seat

how about "many" vertical saw kerfs closely spaced on the seat back? If you go two layers with epoxy it should be strong as hell.

by lakeracer69
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 388919

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

I second Porter Cable. I have the same one, It's about 15 years old and still works great.
Sometimes cheap tools yield cheap results.

Hand sanders are another matter, I consider them throw aways after they grenade.

by lakeracer69
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility Chine Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 2439

Re: Utility Chine Locations

I used a combination of two methods. The first is "whatever makes a fair curve" ending on the stem. The second is that number is located in the "table of offsets" on your plans. I used both to get it worked out. I think the two should be in general agreement. I have also seen some builds, of various...
by lakeracer69
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pellet stove
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

Re: Pellet stove

The cheaper the pellets you use the worse they run, both clogwise and efficiency. Not all pellets are the same.
by lakeracer69
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Oak For Motor Rails
Replies: 10
Views: 6425

Re: White Oak For Motor Rails

I would use 60-80 grit sandpaper and acetone as the previous poster suggested. I would also laminate a full length piece of 1/2" marine plywood to them as well. It will help to control splitting and warping.


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