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by Eric
Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: white ash
Replies: 16
Views: 9317

Well I surely didn't mean to make you so upset. I know some of the guys that have worked on trying to repiar those boats personally. Ash frames are the problem with those boats. I do know that for a fact. Go to Lake Georege and ask any boat repair shop that works with wood and ask about hacker's fam...
by Eric
Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: white ash
Replies: 16
Views: 9317

I am talking about current boats. Boats built from the late 1980's to the late 1990's. And I said nothing about planking with ash, only referring to frames. With a cold molded hull it is difficult to replace frames and leave the hull intact. Very costly. They had built them with ash for a 10 year pe...
by Eric
Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:34 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: white ash
Replies: 16
Views: 9317

Ash has many good marine uses. Canoes being a good one. This question was specific to a cold molded runabouts. This application is not one of the good ones.
by Eric
Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: white ash
Replies: 16
Views: 9317

Perfect.

I just finished a set of frames for the Barreal Back 19 from African Kaya , works and looks great.
by Eric
Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: BS 6566 Okoume vs. BS 1088 Okoume - Lloyds Approved
Replies: 3
Views: 2314

It depends on what boat you are building. BS6566 quality has gone down hill and availability is drying up. the mills in the far east that make it are converting mostly BS1088. The companies I cut kits for say no 6566 in a planing hull. To many voids and quality control is slacking on the 6566. have ...
by Eric
Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: white ash
Replies: 16
Views: 9317

Let me be a bit frank with no offence meant, DON'T DO IT!. There, I meant to be firm but I am a polite guy, most of the time. I am sure you have heard of Hacker Craft. Well for a ten year period they built boats with ash frames. Now some of my friends are making tons of money putting new bottoms and...
by Eric
Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Plan on building boat using the geodesic frame design
Replies: 1
Views: 3707

Monfort Platt desinged and built many of these. Unfortunatly Monfort passed away last year but I think his plans are still out there.

Aircraft Spruce in Washington has the dacron you will need.
by Eric
Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Not sure what Mahogany to get
Replies: 16
Views: 6562

I prefer the Khaya and pay a little under $5 a board foot for it. It's rough cut and so you will need to plane it.

Where are you located?

Shipping will be a factor. Some local yards will order it for you and have it shippe din with their regular shipment and not charge shipping.

Eric
by Eric
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: What am I doing wrong???
Replies: 6
Views: 3710

check the auto body supply stores for the polishing products. 3M's Finesse it II will give you what you are looking for. like Bronk said, a real buffer is required to get the speeds required. Maybe a rental shop will have one you can rent for a day.
by Eric
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Crazy prices at some sites!
Replies: 11
Views: 7095

And you can trust Glen-L to provide you with quality products rather than a low quality fastener.
by Eric
Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:24 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: varnish off epoxy
Replies: 3
Views: 2913

The guy that works in my shop is restoring a horse buggy for his wife. He is using the citrus stripper to strip off the old varnish and it's working pretty well. It takes longer than the harsher checmicals but has no offensive odor and is suppose to be non-toxic. it washes off with mineral spirits a...
by Eric
Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Epifanes over Epoxy
Replies: 8
Views: 7311

I've used Epiphanes over epoxy right from the can. Your right, thining is good to help soak in and get a bite. Make sure your epoxy is fully ( 2 weeks or more) cured or the varnish won't cure right. That took some time to figure out one time when that happened on a guideboat I was finishing. I have ...
by Eric
Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Marine Ply for frames?
Replies: 31
Views: 16159

Al I totally agree with you and if it were not for the liability issue in this country I would try it. But whatever I build is for sale and if there is a law suit for whatever reason and the boat is not built to specs then I lose automatically. You can not win against these tort lwayers these days. ...
by Eric
Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:52 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Marine Ply for frames?
Replies: 31
Views: 16159

I'm not siding with either side of this disucsion but I asked this question of Ken Hankinson before he retired regarding the Barrelback 19 and he said absolutely do not use plywood. But I do wonder for all the reason pro and con listed here from you guys. If you are not screwing into it then it woul...
by Eric
Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: steam bending method vs pouring boiling water
Replies: 24
Views: 21755

No need to steam at all, Graham is right, much easier and will take minutes and be stronger.

Eric

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