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by Nova SS
Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:40 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Plans / "Daniel Wells"
Replies: 2
Views: 3305

I like that. It should be a really nice boat when done. Very ambitious however.
by Nova SS
Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:27 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: plywood gusset
Replies: 6
Views: 3969

In the plans I have for the Tornado the gussets are 1/4" thick plywood. Not sure if that is the same for your plans but I found the information in the "Building Instructions" booklet that came with the plans. It was listed on the "Bill of Materials" section. As far as the screws are concerned yes th...
by Nova SS
Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Boat Color?
Replies: 7
Views: 5274

Re: Boat Color?

Can I paint the whole exterior in a dark paint like black or should I paint it in a very light pastel color? I have read somewhere that if you use epoxy to fiberglass the boat and and then put a dark color over that such as black the epoxy may soften a bit because of the heat from the sun. They say...
by Nova SS
Sat Jun 04, 2005 4:20 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: lengthing a plan 10%
Replies: 2
Views: 2170

Barry wrote:Use the overall length of the boat.
Not all designs have the frames evenly spaced; if they are, the process is simple as you describe. If not, they must be spaced proportionally. i.e. 10% = 1.1 X the current spacing.
thank you very much Barry for the answer.
by Nova SS
Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Time to Paint the Zip - but I've got questions......
Replies: 26
Views: 12801

Hey Dave I Love the statement in your signature file. That is SO true. People that have no dreams of their own seem to get a preverse pleasure out of squashing the dreams of others.
by Nova SS
Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:59 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: lengthing a plan 10%
Replies: 2
Views: 2170

lengthing a plan 10%

I was looking over the Glen-L site And it says, not for all but most I believe, that the plans can be lengthened up to 10% by re-spacing the frames from the aft end of the stem to the transom a proportional amount. My question is this. When they say 10% increase in length is that refering to the OVE...
by Nova SS
Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Time to Paint the Zip - but I've got questions......
Replies: 26
Views: 12801

I found it useful to throw a couple of buckets of water over the hull. That way, it comes up all shiny and you can see the low spots more easily. You can also use what they call a guide coat. That is where you fogg on a really spoltchy coat of contrasting colour (primmer normally) and than sand tha...
by Nova SS
Tue May 31, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Time to Paint the Zip - but I've got questions......
Replies: 26
Views: 12801

Re: Time to Paint the Zip - but I've got questions......

Is there any reason why I can't switch to automotive type figerglass reenforced bondo? It would set up in about 10 minutes and be ready to sand in 45. I know back home in Canada, Canadian tire sells a line of fiberglass bondo that they say is for both marine and automotive use. So I suspect that th...
by Nova SS
Tue May 31, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: using fiberglass mat on inside of boat??????
Replies: 2
Views: 3309

Ya the abrasion protection was really what I was after. But I suspected it would be one of thoses things where the effort to do it far outweighs the benifits of having it done. BUT even if it added 100lbs (I am just guessing here as I have no idea at all what it would add) to the Tornado it really w...
by Nova SS
Tue May 31, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: using fiberglass mat on inside of boat??????
Replies: 2
Views: 3309

using fiberglass mat on inside of boat??????

Hey all; I know you can use cloth to cover the inside of a boat if you fillet all the hull members first so that you don't end up with air bubbles or the like. BUT normally this is only done on stitch and glue type boats because of the complexity of the hull framing on other boats such as the Tornad...
by Nova SS
Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Aniline Dyes or Prepared Stains under epoxy
Replies: 2
Views: 3118

Maybe you might want to check out this website. Mark Bronkalla built a beautiful boat that is stained under the epoxy.

http://www.bronkalla.com
by Nova SS
Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Preparing stainless steel for fiberglass.
Replies: 6
Views: 4785

I have repaired gas tanks that were steel by using fiberglass to patch a puncture hole and the glass held up well. As for a pitted stainless tank, why glass it? If it is structurely okay, you could just coat the tank with a resin type sealer. I know they have sealers that work well for rusty old ga...
by Nova SS
Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Applying Graphics....
Replies: 5
Views: 3781

my understanding is this. the graphics may work perfectly fine when you stick them to the top of DRY clear coat. They last a long time and have no chemical reactions with with dry clear/paint below. BUT if you put them ontop of the dry paint and then clear coat over them the chemicals in the wet cle...
by Nova SS
Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Applying Graphics....
Replies: 5
Views: 3781

Re: Applying Graphics....

Has anyone used automotive graphics to detail their boats? I was planning to use armorpoxy to paint the boat. Then apply the graphics (stickers) and next apply armorpoxy clear to seal them. Any thoughts? You might want to find out if the graphics are compatable with the clear before you put the cle...