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by sunflounder
Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Bunks or Keel forms
Replies: 8
Views: 3877

Re: Bunks or Keel forms

Thanks responders! Ideally I would like to put the boat inside the 'pod' (one of those 16'x8'x8' containers they drop off, pick up, store and ship for you) but what I thought were our meager possesions are rapidly filling the thing up and I haven't even got my tools in it yet :( I thought upside dow...
by sunflounder
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Bunks or Keel forms
Replies: 8
Views: 3877

Bunks or Keel forms

Folks; I am moving to the Puget Sound islands and am contemplating using my fancy Rack&Roll trailer for the 1K mile haul. This is an aluminum car rack on a trailer thing with 16" wheels and motorcycle like suspension designed for kayaks not 'real boats' :) like my almost done Bulls Eye (just the rud...
by sunflounder
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Amigo, laminated frame pics.
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Re: Amigo, laminated frame pics.

Walker;

Oooh the curves, the curves : )

DaveA
by sunflounder
Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: primer
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

Re: primer

I used system 3 2 part epoxy primer over GlenL epoxy/glass and it went on nice and sanded pretty well but as mentioned doesn't really cover any flaws beyond 80 grit sanding scratches. Major feature- the stuff is water base and actually cleans up easy like latex. No fumes either! I put VC performance...
by sunflounder
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Fastening hardware to wood spars
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

Fastening hardware to wood spars

I'm just shaping up my mast and boom for Bulls-eye spirit rig. Spars mostly lams of Port Orford Cedar and some nice expensive DF. I was wondering if simple screws would hold or should I plan on through bolting everything, countersinking the nuts, maybe putting plugs on ...major pain but less so than...
by sunflounder
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: recommendations for an inexpensive HVLP sprayer
Replies: 22
Views: 9369

Re: recommendations for an inexpensive HVLP sprayer

A cheap idiots adventures spraying VC epoxy bottom paint and System 3 LP .. ohh yehh Am finally putting some finish on my little Bulls-Eye (11ft sailboat). VC epoxy bottom paint; I tried roll and tipping, brushing. swearing and mixing sweat with the VC epoxy it pretty much doesn't like to flow anywh...
by sunflounder
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Bottom painting
Replies: 7
Views: 4679

Re: Bottom painting

Well ... just got back from applying the first coat of VC epoxy bottom paint on top of 4 coats of epoxy and 3 coats of system 3 epoxy primer. Must say even though it seems pretty thin after mixing the 2 parts it needs more thinning still with the recommended diluter to flow well after application wi...
by sunflounder
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Fastning plywood
Replies: 5
Views: 4287

Re: Fastning plywood

Larry; As a stone beginer I tried the Glen-L recomended technique (Boatbuilding with Plywood) of 'scrunching' down the screws so they countersink themselves after drilling pilot holes. The book says not to use pre countersinking as it damages the integrity of the outer layer of plywood. Unfortunatly...
by sunflounder
Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Week of the Pirates, Cheers and beers
Replies: 14
Views: 2066

Re: Week of the Pirates, Cheers and beers

Happy birthday/ anniversary pirates. I to have such an arrangement with my best half. In the spirit of sharing the Webs riches check out this advice to spouses on the occasion of birthdays.. http://svsereia.blogspot.com/ She is a sailor (hence the board relevance : ), the rest of her blog is worthy ...
by sunflounder
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Cheap clamps at Harbor Freight
Replies: 6
Views: 4219

Re: Cheap clamps at Harbor Freight

I have a subsantial collection of these clamps as well and find them ideal for epoxy clamping since the will self destruct if you try clamping them too hard. The el cheapo internals are all plastic and can't handle the force you can excert on the el cheapo plastic handles. They are fixable though wi...
by sunflounder
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: PLYWOOD supply in California
Replies: 6
Views: 2013

Re: PLYWOOD supply in California

Malcom; Jackel in Watsonville carries a good selection of Hydrotech marine ply. I bought the 6mm for my Bulls eye there, they also have large selection of hardwoods including lots of african mahogany. Watch for sales as they do some great discounts The Hydrotech is pricier than MacBeath but they may...
by sunflounder
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Philosophical Commentary on Boat Building
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Re: Philosophical Commentary on Boat Building

Fellow 'I sand therfore I am' ers I've been following Cheeks site for a while now http://lawrencewcheek.com/news/ A good read, even picked up his book covering in more detail the ever more familiar (to me) gritty ground of wooden boat building. An even more intimate view of the process, with lots of...
by sunflounder
Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: VC performance epoxy
Replies: 8
Views: 6568

Re: VC performance epoxy

Well; Just in case anyone is interested ... I got the following response to a query to Interlux tech support Good Morning Dave, Unfortunately VC Performance Epoxy does not have any UV Inhibitors/UV Stabilizers in this product. If there were to be direct UV exposure to the areas which had been painte...
by sunflounder
Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: carving foils for daggerboard and rudder
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Re: carving foils for daggerboard and rudder

Responders; Much thanks for feedback, especially from Cranky Badger. This is the sort of suggestion that encourages my nutjobbery to no end (this is the same guy who has ordered VC bottom paint and plans to use a kiddie wading pool and saw dust for water line, another great suggestion from the board...
by sunflounder
Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: carving foils for daggerboard and rudder
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

carving foils for daggerboard and rudder

Sailors; I know the instructions for the BullsEye call for tapering out to 1/3 width and down to the trailing edge, but seeking further guidance I got the formula for an NACA foil shape off the web and ran a spread sheet to get the specs. We're starting out with a 3/4" x 12" laminated luan plank. I ...

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