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by lakeracer69
Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mahogany Side Planking for Crackerbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 5401

Re: Mahogany Side Planking for Crackerbox?

Guys buy long boards and resaw and plane them to get thin veneers, like 3/16" finished. It is not counted as a layer only cosmetic covering.

YMMV
by lakeracer69
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: How long before removing clamps after gluing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

Re: How long before removing clamps after gluing?

svenole wrote:(96 ) hours :!: :D
Nooooo! 48 plus seems to be working out. : )
by lakeracer69
Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: How long before removing clamps after gluing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

How long before removing clamps after gluing?

I'm using Poxy grip and usually let things set up for 24 to 48 hrs before unclamping. I'm doing a number of laminations for my sheers and have some highly stressed areas within each lamination. I don't want to have a disaster by removing clamps too soon. I also don't want to add unnecessary time bet...
by lakeracer69
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: aluminum procurement
Replies: 11
Views: 6535

Re: aluminum procurement

What thickness are you looking for? Usually up to about .100" is "sheet" and over that is called plate.

Powder coating it for corrosion resistance is probably the cheapest route.
by lakeracer69
Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Rabl Method
Replies: 15
Views: 5290

Re: Rabl Method

Now you need to devise a miracle recovery. Either cut out the chine and start over, or figure out if you can save it by adding material to it. Chine location can be determined in the table of offsets.
by lakeracer69
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Rabl Method
Replies: 15
Views: 5290

Re: Rabl Method

hey guys I am having a problem fairing the front v of my squirt boat if you guys could help me and explain it in simple words would be a great help its from frame two to the bow of my boat. what angle is your stem, is it the same angle the whole length of stem? and I don't understand how to draw th...
by lakeracer69
Mon May 12, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Epoxy mystery
Replies: 26
Views: 4504

Re: Epoxy mystery

Use rollers that are "high density" and have like a 3/16-1/4" nap. You won't find them at a big box store. Buy from Glen-L or someone like Jamestown Distributors.

I believe that will solve your problems with bubbles. I tried once to use the wrong roller and ended up like you did.
by lakeracer69
Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Epoxy mystery
Replies: 26
Views: 4504

Re: Epoxy mystery

Try mixing by volume not weight.
by lakeracer69
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1944
Views: 441755

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Roberta, build looks great. For epoxy application i have found that automotive "bondo" applicators work great, as well as the little metal applicators one uses when oil painting a picture. Both clean up in seconds and the cured epoxy mostly falls off the bondo spreaders.
by lakeracer69
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tiny Might update
Replies: 22
Views: 6504

Re: Tiny Might update

It will definitely sound good! : )
by lakeracer69
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Builders Who Make Wooden Templates Of Boat Frame Components
Replies: 21
Views: 4451

Re: Builders Who Make Wooden Templates Of Boat Frame Compone

Another great thing about having patterns is that it allows you to trace and "nest" parts onto various boards to cut out with minimal scrap.
by lakeracer69
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lakeracers Crackerbox build
Replies: 22
Views: 8460

Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Thanks Mr. Hot Rod,

That is similar to what I envisioned. : )

What type of steel screws did you specifically use that had the same thread pitch?
I already have a pile of those small plywood squares already. LOL
by lakeracer69
Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lakeracers Crackerbox build
Replies: 22
Views: 8460

Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

Got a little further on. Fairing done on chines and first layer of bottom planking fitted. I need to get some white oak for the sheers. Doug fir even steamed would not take the bend at the back by the transom ( 4 laminations ). For those that have done a double planked bottom how did you attack the ...
by lakeracer69
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Your RABL method of fairing
Replies: 5
Views: 1748

Re: Your RABL method of fairing

I just went through this on my Crackerbox. You're over thinking it. I marked every 6" down the stem and keel. I then used a framing square and extension to mark the chine perpendicular to the keel from those marks. I then used a straight edge and Japanese Shinto rasp to make the notches. Using a com...
by lakeracer69
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Mixing Cups - Reccomendations
Replies: 16
Views: 10081

Re: Epoxy Mixing Cups - Reccomendations

Just use the cups from like a keg party. Cut them down a bit and there you go. Don't over think it.
Actual measurement and mixing thoroughness are more important.

YMMV