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by Locutus
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: G-10
Replies: 330
Views: 100631

Re: G-10

I didn't see a single mosquito at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington this year. Hint-Hint. :wink: Here's a slideshow I made from the photos I snapped there: http://s59.photobucket.com/user/Locutus59/slideshow/2015%20Wooden%20Boat%20Festival The harbor is right next to downtown, wh...
by Locutus
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Electric cooking.
Replies: 28
Views: 19074

Re: Electric cooking.

How about an induction cooktop, maybe combined with a microwave oven? They use much less electricity than a conventional electric cooktop, the surface remains cool to the touch, and it won't heat up your cabin on a warm day. You'll still need sufficient capacity (about 1500 to 1800 watts per burner)...
by Locutus
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: G-10
Replies: 330
Views: 100631

Re: G-10

Hey, how about some kind of Glen-L event in the Pacific Northwest sometime? There's lots of homebuilt boats up in this region. I saw some of them last month at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend. There were Benfords, Glen-Ls, Devlins, a Chesapeake Pocketship, at least three Stevenson Projects...
by Locutus
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 61880

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Geneanthes, If you want a mirror glaze finish, you can try what I did. But you'll need to buy a few specialized tools. Harbor Freight can come to your rescue here. You'll need a HVLP spray kit and a good polisher. (I used Interlux Brightiside paint.) Use the recommended thinner (I think I used 216)....
by Locutus
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Where to get insurance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1545

Where to get insurance?

So I called my regular insurance company earlier this week (State Farm) to get insurance on my build, prior to taking the not-quite-finished boat to the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend this weekend. Yesterday they got back to me only to say that they'll insure it, but first I have to get a mar...
by Locutus
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Help! Varnish has fouled my paint!
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Re: Help! Varnish has fouled my paint!

Billy,
Thanks for the response.
The Brightside paint was applied about 3 months ago. The varnish was applied about two weeks ago. Will WD-40 dissolve the varnish but not the paint?
by Locutus
Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Help! Varnish has fouled my paint!
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Help! Varnish has fouled my paint!

Hello. After varnishing the deck and peeled back the masking tape and paper, only to find that some varnish had somehow gotten behind the masking and fouled my nice topsides finish. Is there any way to remove the varnish without damaging the paint finish? I used Pettit Z-Spar Captain's Varnish on th...
by Locutus
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New and keen!
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: New and keen!

Hartley is another designer, popular in Australia and New Zealand. Plans are relatively inexpensive.

http://www.hartley-boats.com/

The Hartley 16 may be close to what you're looking for:

http://www.hartley-boats.com/16b.html
by Locutus
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New and keen!
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: New and keen!

I wasn't familiar with Selway-Fisher. Lots of nice designs there. Some of them remind me of Devlin designs, which I forgot to include in my post yesterday:

http://store.devlinboat.com/boats-under-20-feet.aspx
by Locutus
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New and keen!
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: New and keen!

The Minuet and Glen-L 17 that gap998 linked to are good options. Plus Glen-L plans are designed with the beginner in mind and by all accounts are very good at guiding the beginner through the entire process. Patterns are included. Other designs you might consider: Stevenson Projects. These are relat...
by Locutus
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From South Carolina
Replies: 34
Views: 7525

Re: Hello From South Carolina

Here in Washington, unpowered boats under 16' in length don't need registration. Did you check with your state to see if you can use your boat legally without registration?
by Locutus
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Utility Build Finsh Question
Replies: 40
Views: 10302

Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

LargeJ, You're welcome. Just a few thoughts on your response... Varnish over paint? I would think that a clear coat made for top coating paint would be more appropriate. I'd use the varnish on the bright work instead. But then I'm not a paint expert. If you polish your top coat make sure the coat un...
by Locutus
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Building a Junk Rig
Replies: 4
Views: 3442

Re: Building a Junk Rig

Leo, I'm glad you found my post helpful. An option I didn't mention yesterday is that you can maybe buy a small, cheap coastal or day sailboat to use while you're building, maybe something trailerable up to 22 ft. That way you can have the fun of sailing and developing your seamanship skills in loca...
by Locutus
Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Building a Junk Rig
Replies: 4
Views: 3442

Re: Building a Junk Rig

Hi, Leo. Welcome to the forum. I think it's fantastic that you're getting out to travel at such a young age. And that you want to build your own boat to do your traveling in. But consider what it is that you most want to do: Travel, or build a boat. You can't do both at the same time, and building o...
by Locutus
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Looking for help with a V-shaped forward coaming
Replies: 0
Views: 7080

Looking for help with a V-shaped forward coaming

I'm stuck for lack of knowledge, skill and access to a surfacing planer. The deck of my build consists of two plywood panels, strategically cut so that the seam forms a V on the bow deck. I want to cover this with a coaming that covers the deck all the way to the shear rail, thus hiding the seam. Th...

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