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by HouTexBBC
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Question On Bronze Boat Screws
Replies: 19
Views: 9522

I have found that with the bronze screw, a drill is just too much for those little guys to handle. I pre-drill, but then drive the screws with a yankee driver. Between the passing of my first yankee driver and the arrival of the new one, I had to drive some screws with a drill. I was installing but...
by HouTexBBC
Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Question For Graham (Or Anyone) - Garage Floor Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 12686

Dennis, did you use the product from Behr? I've been looking at that product myself and was wondering how it would work. Yes I did and it has worked out fine. What I like about it is that it can be painted on with a brush just like regular paint. It has the same consistency as, say house paint so i...
by HouTexBBC
Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Question On Bronze Boat Screws
Replies: 19
Views: 9522

I do predrill and countersink but I probably need to be more precise on the bit size. I'm probably using too small a bit. Also, I don't hand tighten at all, I try to use the drill-driver all the way mostly for reasons related to the amount of extra time it takes. I understand what you are saying tho...
by HouTexBBC
Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:43 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Question On Bronze Boat Screws
Replies: 19
Views: 9522

Question On Bronze Boat Screws

In the first 2 boats I built I used treated deck screws. I think they are called PrimeGuard or something like that. You can get them treated, galvanized or SS. I like them because they are threaded all the way and grab like crazy. Only downside is that the shortest version is 1 1/8 inch. By the time...
by HouTexBBC
Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Best wood for frame?
Replies: 14
Views: 5175

Re: Material for frames

I thought mahogany was too soft? I was going to use white oak for strength. What am I missing here? Thanks, in advance, Keith Once again, boatbuilders choice depending on lots of factors. White Oak is an excellent choice. It has a long history in boat building and is as strong a wood as you can get...
by HouTexBBC
Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Best wood for frame?
Replies: 14
Views: 5175

Fortunately there is more than one option for what kind of wood you can use on your boat and what you chose is dependent on different factors such as the size of the boat, how the boat will be used etc. Also, depends on what's available in your area. It's good to be able to buy locally because you c...
by HouTexBBC
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: volunter work in negril, jamaica for offer.
Replies: 17
Views: 8553

I'm laughing my a_ _ off. Ok, who is the practical jokester?

I guess things were getting a little slow on the board.
by HouTexBBC
Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Testing Baltic Birch
Replies: 15
Views: 7426

Well I am trying something I haven't tried before. I will use a fair amount of yellow cypress on this boat (sometimes called Bald Cypress). It grows all over the south and thus is readily available. I also plan to use white oak on those certain parts of the structure where I have to have its strengt...
by HouTexBBC
Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Looking to build my first boat...wood questions
Replies: 20
Views: 8061

Your Okoume prices look great. I use Joubert brand which runs a little higher but I use it as I have heard of inconsistent quality for the off brands. If you ever try it from Noah's let me know what you think. That might be good source. I wonder how much they charge to ship. Locally the Okoume is mu...
by HouTexBBC
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Looking to build my first boat...wood questions
Replies: 20
Views: 8061

Re: use what you have.

I looked around where I live and came to one decision. I used what was available. I had ¼ and 3/8 BC Pine for plywood. I used poplar and whitewood for whatever I needed as a brace or whatever. I encapsulated the boat in epoxy. It worked. The boat has not rotted or delaminated or “exploded and sank”...
by HouTexBBC
Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Testing Baltic Birch
Replies: 15
Views: 7426

What would be the attraction to Baltic Birch versus anything else? I have heard of it before but not seen it used in a marine application. I think its mostly used for making cabinets and such. True if encapsulated the rot issue doesn't matter but does it cost significantly less than a marine plywood...
by HouTexBBC
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Cockpit area of Super Duper Spartan
Replies: 10
Views: 3085

Make sure you bolt the engine on & not just clamp it like the other guys in the video did! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8cE4YLIzMA :shock: :roll: Wow, what a nightmare. That looked like a nice old motor. There was a second video that popped up called Hydroplane Test 2 and it looked like the same...
by HouTexBBC
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Looking to build my first boat...wood questions
Replies: 20
Views: 8061

Sometimes the local home depot will have ABB or ABC aval at a decent cost. ABB will be some pretty decent stuff, more than sufficient for most boat builds. IMHO, for most sheeting in small craft builds BS1088 is allot of $ for a material that is beyond the necessary quality level. On a side note, D...
by HouTexBBC
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Looking to build my first boat...wood questions
Replies: 20
Views: 8061

It will make a difference what species is used for the ACX. What do they use up there? White Pine?

Dennis
by HouTexBBC
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Will this work?
Replies: 5
Views: 2997

My only thought is whether or not it will stick to the paint long term. Epoxy needs something to grab onto. Sounds like you already have quite a bit of epoxy on the paint so I don't think I would try and undo that. Maybe just watch it and see how it does. If you see the epoxy begin to fail, then you...

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