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by DeltaDawg
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 62
Views: 13428

Re: RowMe

Turned bow stop and fwd bunk roller out of Chinese elm will bend up brackets when boat right side up. Removed battens and wiped down hull. Heat, smoke, ash fallout temporarily subsided, plan to work garveyard shift to epoxy fiberglass tape bow, transom corners and encapsulate hull maybe bond coat fo...
by DeltaDawg
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 62
Views: 13428

Re: RowMe

Vupilot, thank you for sharing your DMV story. I drilled screw holes in the battens and rounded over the edges and ends. It was 114F out there, smokey and I was sweating like a pig in a bacon factory. I got 3 bowls finish turned for upcoming church online auction fundraisers, we'll see how that work...
by DeltaDawg
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 62
Views: 13428

Re: RowMe

Another heat wave, forecast 107 through Tuesday. I cut the battens and temporary spacers, snapped chalk lines and penciled in seat risers under the bottom and drew clearance envelopes with compass so I would not put a screw close to those epoxy putty fillets and can easily grind off the screw tips w...
by DeltaDawg
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Can yak build
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Can yak build

SC Tony, Have you watched YouTube videos of kevlar kayak builds? A neighbor down the street said he built them in Oakland California and really liked them. One of the YouTube videos shows a wood frame you could use the Glen-L plans for the frame. My neighbor told me kevlar kayaks are very light and ...
by DeltaDawg
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 62
Views: 13428

Re: RowMe

A little sanding, found some West 407 fairing filler locally, $22, wasn't sure I would like it, mixed up 6 oz of epoxy and stirred in 1/2 can filler to make stiff batter and I really like it, feathers out nice with squeegee. Bumping up against some hot days ahead this weekend, not sure if I will get...
by DeltaDawg
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 62
Views: 13428

Re: RowMe

After a 2 week construction halt due to the heat wave and smoke from the wildfires I mixed up the last of my silica and micro balloons from my stitch and glue kit and filled in the chine seams but ran out of putty to fill in stitching holes and fair over screw heads. I do not know if you care or hav...
by DeltaDawg
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 62
Views: 13428

Re: RowMe

110 degree days and 70 degree nights to hot to epoxy fiberglass bottom. We had thundershowers and 89% humidity too so had to hurriedly bring batten and inner sheer boards inside so they would not cork screw. I did put a new belt in my planer and clean the rubber feed rollers and got the boards plane...
by DeltaDawg
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Tape and tack 16 gauge steel RowMe?
Replies: 9
Views: 2615

Re: Tape and tack 16 gauge steel RowMe?

Yofish, Please refer to my 16 gauge steel 12 foot rowboat as "Magneto" going forward so named after the X-Men villain. Magneto is a he but since vessels are she maybe we can refer to her as Ms. Magneto. Aluminum is not magnetic so Ms. Magneto cannot be made of aluminum. :D Now I think I want 16 gaug...
by DeltaDawg
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Tape and tack 16 gauge steel RowMe?
Replies: 9
Views: 2615

Re: Tape and tack 16 gauge steel RowMe?

Yofish, thank you for your guidance I have been thinking about how I could fold along the chine and make a lap weld the length of the keel but not sure how a backyard builder could make that bend on the chine. Kevin, thank you for your well thought out reply and guidance. The Chinook looks a little ...
by DeltaDawg
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 62
Views: 13428

Re: RowMe

Flipped boat today by myself and sanded bottom.
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by DeltaDawg
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 62
Views: 13428

Re: RowMe

Seat tops are epoxy putty filleted in place very pleased with bow eye backing block. I used @Bill Edmundson's trick of drilling bow eye holes on drill press then my laser level to align on center line and the holes came through the bow perfectly. Thank you Bill. Leland
by DeltaDawg
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 62
Views: 13428

Re: RowMe

Getting close to the flip, maybe next week.
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by DeltaDawg
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 62
Views: 13428

Re: RowMe

Not cheap but you can't buy a boat like that. You have to build it. Nice job! Matt, thank you. These little neighbor boys are so into this, one stopped today with his brothers and Mom to talk with me at great length (and from across the street so we kept our distance) thanking me for the wood and t...
by DeltaDawg
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: RowMe
Replies: 62
Views: 13428

Re: RowMe

I trimmed and sanded a few blisters that had formed under the biaxial fiberglass tape. I wore goggles, gloves and a face mask but am still a bit itchy after a shower. This week I will cut the drain holes bed 1 inch copper pipe in epoxy putty through the water tight compartments, that worked on my st...
by DeltaDawg
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Tape and tack 16 gauge steel RowMe?
Replies: 9
Views: 2615

Re: Tape and tack 16 gauge steel RowMe?

"Boatbuilding with Aluminum" by Stephen Pollard arrived and I paged through it. The book might be more useful to someone thinking of setting up a small aluminum boatbuilding shop than it is to me building a 1 of boat for personal use. The author writes about $1,800 investment in welding equipment, u...

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