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by jcallends
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Pine
Replies: 8
Views: 3915

Re: White Pine

My source for this information is www.wikipedia.com, listed under Pinus Strobus, Eastern White Pine. Wikipedia has no listing for Southern White Pine so I did some more research. According to the Southern Forest Products Association the name is a trade name for 4 different kinds of pine, Longleaf, S...
by jcallends
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Pine
Replies: 8
Views: 3915

Re: White Pine

White Pine really describes several types of pine so you might want to research the actual type. As for ship building it was the wood of choice during the sailing era as knot free boards were the rule and especially for masts since white pine was the tallest growing tree in the eastern United States.
by jcallends
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: aluminum procurement
Replies: 11
Views: 7920

Re: aluminum procurement

I have had great success with this site; OnlineMetals.com
by jcallends
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: epoxy use on pressure treated lumber
Replies: 7
Views: 5639

Re: epoxy use on pressure treated lumber

I have made about two dozen scarf joints on PT wood in my build during the past five years all on 1x6 and 2x4 sizes with marine epoxy, have yet to see a failure. Often times PT lumber is still wet from the treatment when you buy it and you have to wait for it to dry. A clue to this problem is that a...
by jcallends
Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Southwest Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 1752

Re: New Member from Southwest Michigan

Great beer town. My favorite trip, Dark Horse in Marshall, Arcadia in BC, Bell's in K-Zoo.
by jcallends
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Southwest Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 1752

Re: New Member from Southwest Michigan

Hey Ben, You didn't say where in SW Michigan?
by jcallends
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: a new skipper in town
Replies: 8
Views: 2116

Re: a new skipper in town

Congratulations! Is this your first?
by jcallends
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Boat build glue question
Replies: 3
Views: 1585

Re: Boat build glue question

There's a world of difference between WATERPROOF and WATER IMMERSION. If you go to TITEBOND'S web page, Franklin Glue Co. Columbus, Ohio, you will find that they do not recommend any of their glues for water immersion.
by jcallends
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Working on old outboards
Replies: 6
Views: 2140

Re: Working on old outboards

There probably is not one answer for all the instances of this problem and you have tried many. Another method I have used is an impact wrench with the air supply set low so as not to shear the bolt and than rapidly alternating between forward and reverse. Again this is just another method to try, n...
by jcallends
Thu May 22, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: have you used glue other than what the plans say
Replies: 8
Views: 3067

Re: have you used glue other than what the plans say

Your question is really difficult to answer as there are hundreds of different kinds of adhesives as well as hundreds of different formulations for epoxy even high temperature types It's sort of like asking what are the best tires for a car? Water proof glue or any thing else labeled water proof is ...
by jcallends
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Wiring the Glen L Jubilee houseboat
Replies: 5
Views: 4495

Re: Wiring the Glen L Jubilee houseboat

Try this USCG publication P16761.3 "Safety Standards for Backyard Boat Builders". Can also be found on the net in .pdf form but I do not have the URL.
by jcallends
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A Winter Wonderland
Replies: 25
Views: 5415

Re: A Winter Wonderland

On HLN this morning they said this was one of the WARMEST winters on record, you figure. Pics from Southern Michigan.
by jcallends
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Easy Starting of an Outboard Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 14863

Re: Easy Starting of an Outboard Engine

The old standby for checking this is to spray fuel or starting fluid into the intake and see if the engine runs. Bear in mind this is not a very safe procedure as the engine could easily backfire and cause a fire. I am reminded of a similar problem a friend of mine had several years ago. The engine ...
by jcallends
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Easy Starting of an Outboard Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 14863

Re: Easy Starting of an Outboard Engine

Does not sound like a mystery to me? The engine stopped from the previous run at or near TDC with fuel in the chamber and ready to fire, remember older engines used a capacitor to hold a charge for the spark and did not have to spin to produce electricity, a good capacitor can hold a charge indefini...
by jcallends
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Laminating ply wood
Replies: 3
Views: 1850

Re: Laminating ply wood

If you are working alone I would advise against trying to do 2 separate laminations of plywood at one time. You can get a ballpark figure on how much epoxy to mix by first deciding how thick a layer of epoxy you will apply such as .020-.030 inch and then multiply that by 64 square feet, the area of ...

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