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by slug
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Bonding problems
Replies: 4
Views: 3978

Bonding problems

Doug, Thank you for contacting us regarding your LV/Low Tox dilution and surface prep questions. Per our conversation I would recommend denatured alcohol for both. To dilute, blend the resin and hardener together first at the recommended mix ratio, then blend in roughly 2-5% denatured alcohol to thi...
by slug
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry build continued
Replies: 465
Views: 114591

Re: Gentry build continued

Very nice job Neel. They blend in very well.

Doug

note; I'm completely refinishing the deck on mine due to some issues with the cover boards :evil:
by slug
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Cover boards telegraphing problem
Replies: 1
Views: 2399

Cover boards telegraphing problem

All started with me following plans instead of my own intuition :( . I didn't install enough frame supports under the cover boards before installing them, and consequently they came out less than uniform. I also had terrible African mahogany to work with and it stained up terrible. Soooooo, ended up...
by slug
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Prayer Request for vupilot
Replies: 67
Views: 20819

Re: Prayer Request for vupilot

Glad to hear that Chris. Good on you and the family. Make the best of it!

Doug
by slug
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Colborne ON.
Replies: 94
Views: 24226

Re: Gentry in Colborne ON.

Got the trailer rebuild finished today and the Gentry loaded for her photo required for licensing. Finally good to see her outside and get a look at all her little flaws. She will definitely get a new paint job on the deck area. One thing I did do that has really pleased me was to install a trailer ...
by slug
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Electrical overview?
Replies: 4
Views: 1265

Re: Electrical overview?

I have Calder's book....not much help in wiring diagrams. Just some basics and wire capacities. I used this site as a help.
http://newboatbuilders.com/pages/electricity13.html

Glen L also now has wiring diagrams.

Doug
by slug
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2962
Views: 583742

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I purchased a length of 3/8 SS rod, had a machine shop thread it, and took it to the spring shop to form it on their U bolt press. Biggest problem was getting the two holes straight. ( I didn't but can"t be seen!)

Doug
by slug
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: New toy, i mean tool coming.
Replies: 9
Views: 4715

Re: New toy, i mean tool coming.

I'm assuming that's not going down in to your basement workshop? :shock: :lol: :lol:

What's the weight and electrics? Are some/most of these 550?

Doug
by slug
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Rust proofing after cutting threads
Replies: 4
Views: 3549

Re: Rust proofing after cutting threads

Loctite makes a never sieze product that has either a copper or some other base that works well, especially keeping SS threads from siezing.

Doug
by slug
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jimbo in alumnium
Replies: 3
Views: 1352

Re: Jimbo in alumnium

Dave; Usually the building form is on a sheet of the plans.

Doug.
by slug
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry build continued
Replies: 465
Views: 114591

Re: Gentry build continued

Neel; Can you explain to me why you needed the rails? Is there a potential problem for me?

Doug
by slug
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building your own shop/garage.
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Building your own shop/garage.

The last 2 shops and last garage that I've built boats in, I've built myself. The large one for the 34' steel sailboat was 28 x 48 with 16' ceilings and fully insulated and heated (with wood and the welders :shock: :lol: ). The next one was about 20 x 30 with a 10 foot ceiling and heated with an old...
by slug
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Colborne ON.
Replies: 94
Views: 24226

Re: Gentry in Colborne ON.

Thanks for the encouraging comments everyone. You have reinforced my hesitant decision to go the wood route.

Doug
by slug
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Colborne ON.
Replies: 94
Views: 24226

Re: Gentry in Colborne ON.

Correction on the windshield posting; The inside radius on the curved supports is actually 2 1/2", and the diameter is 5". They are curved around to 60 degrees and cut and sanded to fit the two different heights. Measurements are critical here.
Sorry bout that.

Doug
by slug
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Colborne ON.
Replies: 94
Views: 24226

Re: Gentry in Colborne ON.

Neel; The cost factor was a major decision maker for me, but I've deviated a little from the deck plans, so that was also a consideration. When you see it all together you''ll get the effect I was hoping for. I would be more than happy to have anyone copy my efforts. For the brackets, I used cherry....

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