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by sunflounder
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Fitting the breasthook and knees - ouch!
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Re: Fitting the breasthook and knees - ouch!

Phil; I feel your pain... the words 'Shape to Fit' buried somewhere in the Bulls-eye instructions should be large boldface and at the head of every page. I would name the boat ShapetoFit if I hadn't already promised my mother in law I would name it after her (soon to be 95). I mistakenly cut out the...
by sunflounder
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bulls Eye - First Trials
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

Re: Bulls Eye - First Trials

Wow,
Inspirational for yet another Bulls Eye builder here.
I've just finished the inside primer coats and hope to launch before the rain starts here (Nov.).

Must go check out the rest of your pics.

DaveA
by sunflounder
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Nameless trailer part?
Replies: 5
Views: 2796

Re: Nameless trailer part?

Thanks for the right terms Kens, all was revealed with a quick web search ... looks like another couple hundred bucks just to get it to the water. I guess I better contact the trailer manufacturer since they don't seem to offer such a thing as a factory option. I checked out your awsome boat pics, l...
by sunflounder
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: any suggestion on epoxy pump
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

Re: any suggestion on epoxy pump

I just finished up my 3rd gallon or so of Glen-L epoxy using the 5:1 pumps from West Systems, they worked great and automatically measure out the right ratio with one press from each pump. I think the whole set was $12 (two pumps and assorted extentions for various size cans) they fit right on the G...
by sunflounder
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Nameless trailer part?
Replies: 5
Views: 2796

Nameless trailer part?

Nameless trailer part; I can't seem to find the part of the trailer that the winch would attach to. Most all boat trailers seem to have them, a sort of tower usually bolted onto the tongue that usually holds some sort of bow stopper cushion. In my hopless newbyness I don't even know what it is calle...
by sunflounder
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: VC performance epoxy
Replies: 8
Views: 6568

Re: VC performance epoxy

Ahh ... close enough to obsess about paint... While I am only building a tiny sail boat that will spend most of it's life on a rack under a plastic tarp I have a vision of floating the thing on a lake for a week or so one day and so might as well put some bottom paint on it (also get some experience...
by sunflounder
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Silver tip SlowFair
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

Re: Silver tip SlowFair

How fair is your boat continued; So it turns out that while the System 3 folks will sell the SlowFair product to you directly they will only do so in 1.5 gallon amounts. Jeez I hope my little Bulls' Eye won't come close to gobbling up that much putty, lumpy though she may be. I sent a note off to Gl...
by sunflounder
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Silver tip SlowFair
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

Re: Silver tip SlowFair

I got a quick response from System3, they said the distribution of the stuff is limited so they will sell it to you direct, same price as the QuickFair.

I'll send a request to Glen-L and see if they will carry it. Any one else interested in such stuff, Glen-L might as well get the benefit.

DaveA
by sunflounder
Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Silver tip SlowFair
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

Silver tip SlowFair

Calling all sticky fingered fairers; Has anybody found a source for System threes' "slow fair" putty. I was watching the 'redbarnboats' videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmpTBu84ClA&feature=channel_page) and the guy raved about the slow setting version of the silver tip 'QuickFair'. I have trie...
by sunflounder
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy and bronze bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 3044

Re: Epoxy and bronze bearings

Thanks for the advisories. Oysters pictures where encouraging. I plan to get back to putting this together while waiting for the hull to cure for painting. Lining up such a seemingly simple pivot turns out to be more daunting the closer I look what with side loads, clearances etc.. I am currently pl...
by sunflounder
Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: I forgot my limbers
Replies: 21
Views: 4629

Re: I forgot my limbers

RR; Ouch, If you don't mind getting a new tool : ) you could get one of those flexy shaft extentions for your drill. Mine has a chuck ~1 1/4" in diameter and can fit most anywhere that has about 10" space plus the bit length in front of it. You can also get drum sander bits for the drill and make sh...
by sunflounder
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy and bronze bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 3044

Epoxy and bronze bearings

Folks; I came across some bronze bearings at the hardware store (I imagine the high lead stuff they usually use for bearings, no data as they where in the misc. parts bin) and was thinking of using it as the bearing for my tilt up rudder to tiller with a bronze or ss bolt running through it. My thou...
by sunflounder
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: More favorite tools
Replies: 1
Views: 1670

More favorite tools

Builders; I posted some of this on the sailboat topics and upspirate suggested adding to the tool section. Here it is with some additions The talk of sifters reminded me of one of my most useful tools ... a sifter. I bought a small one with the squeeze handle in an attempt to get rid of the horroren...
by sunflounder
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Kick Up Rudder Fittings
Replies: 13
Views: 5150

Re: Kick Up Rudder Fittings

Kid; I got one of these kick up units from Glen-L as a replacement for the standard parts for my Bull's eye hardware kit (they where great about customizing the kit). They said it should work and it appears to be a sturdy piece of stainless hardware. It has a quite a few mounting holes in the backin...
by sunflounder
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Fast-G Glass Tape Finishing
Replies: 16
Views: 3515

Re: Fast-G Glass Tape Finishing

Mark: The talk of sifters reminded me of one of my most useful tools ... a sifter. I bought a small one with the squeeze handle in an attempt to get rid of the horrorendous small lumps in the various fillers for making epoxy putty. They end up catching on the putty knife and leaving tracks as one at...

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