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by RoyH
Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 3800 Staples!
Replies: 35
Views: 15309

Nice work. An electrical stapler is much cheaper than fysiotherapy when your arm-muscles are worn out.. 8) From the pictures it looks like you have set the staples with low force and it would be easy to use a plyer or something to get them out. Or you could use a cheap 6 or 8mm nylon rope, and put t...
by RoyH
Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: stain and epoxy
Replies: 2
Views: 1873

You can check this link to West System who has tested this: http://www.westsystem.com/ewmag/21/epoxy_adhesion.html

Here is some info about Lockwood stain:
http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/Merc ... einfo.html
by RoyH
Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Help Me get to the next step!
Replies: 21
Views: 6946

Im building the Squirt too, and are at the same stage in building. I see that you are talking about the transition joint on the chine. When you put on the bottom panel there are two options if I have understand the drawings and info correct. 1. adjust the ply to the senter of the stem lik your pictu...
by RoyH
Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What is a 2 by 4 in Europe?
Replies: 4
Views: 7375

Does 48 by 98 represent the full dimensions or the milled size? All materials we can buy here on "home depo" type stores are "justert" (adjusted?), so that would be the milled size. That is if we are talking about general contruction lumber for housebuilding etc. If you want "full dimensions" you m...
by RoyH
Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What is a 2 by 4 in Europe?
Replies: 4
Views: 7375

I cant speak for the hole of europe, but at least in Norway a "2x4" is 48x98 mm. If you go to a lumberyard, you buy 48x98 as everything is measured in metric, but in the daily speach most people still use the term 2x4, 2x8 aso. The Inch measurement is in use as long as we speak about size on TV(40")...
by RoyH
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: C-D RACING RUNABOUT "Transom"
Replies: 7
Views: 3146

On a racing boat like this I would use a jack plate/Lift and a surface propeller. To lift the engine high enough for a surface propeller, you will need to ad a nose-cone or a water-pickup for cooling.
Check out http://www.bobsmachine.com/
by RoyH
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Engine lift/Jack plate on Squirt
Replies: 4
Views: 2887

Thanks David If I don't use a jackplate, I will build a motorwell so that the boat don't get swamped, but if I use a jackplate the plan is to have a full aft deck. Then the water would have to come all the way up to the cockpit before it can swamp the boat. The engine I'm going to use is a 1958 18Hp...
by RoyH
Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Engine lift/Jack plate on Squirt
Replies: 4
Views: 2887

Engine lift/Jack plate on Squirt

At the moment I'm putting the bottom panels on my Squirt, but planning ahead I wonder if I can use an engine lift or Jack plate on the Squirt. This would make it possible to skip the motor well and give me a much "cleaner" aft deck Have anybody done this on the Squirt? This is what I'm talking about...
by RoyH
Mon May 28, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Batten fairing
Replies: 20
Views: 8545

Personally I like to "twist"the batten a little to keep some "meat" on it for fastening. Thank you for your reply. My battens are made of 23mm mahogany, so to twist them I must use brute force, and I suspect that the straightening force in the material could bend the plywood sheeting when applied. ...
by RoyH
Sun May 27, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Batten fairing
Replies: 20
Views: 8545

Squirt Batten fairing

Have put the sideplates on my Squirt now, and its time for the bottom battens. The outer battens should reach almost to frame #2. I guess the battens should be faired to follom the keel and chine, and not be bendt down(up). Right so far? I made myself a little tool here: http://home.online.no/~royha...
by RoyH
Fri May 25, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Net/web-TV: Building of vikingship and runaboat
Replies: 0
Views: 1542

Net/web-TV: Building of vikingship and runaboat

Here is a TV-show : http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/254342 The coments are in norwegian, but the pictures show building of some smal viking-ships. They also visit Dolvik http://www.dolvik.no and show a realy great runaboat. They show when they stain the mahogany hull, and its an interesting prosess...
by RoyH
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: For those interested in Viking-ships
Replies: 8
Views: 3011

Grammar...oh, my.. I'm not the right person to ask about that. Check this link http://employees.csbsju.edu/tnichol/norwegian.html I hope that answers your question... :oops: I have never though much about how hard it is to learn since most of that was done when I was 2-6 years old.. :wink: So, the f...
by RoyH
Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: For those interested in Viking-ships
Replies: 8
Views: 3011

Hi RobB....Solved it.. :wink: In norwegian he says " den dag i dag..." He talks about past boatbuilding traditions, and then takes it forward to the present day. Directly translated word by word it should be something like: Den = The (usually to point at a spesific object, "den bilen - That car") Da...
by RoyH
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: For those interested in Viking-ships
Replies: 8
Views: 3011

Hi RobB Glad you liked it. Yes I speak norwegian, and will gladly help you with the translation. But "Doggy Dog" is closer to a "gangsta" rap-ers name than norwegian.. :lol: Do you have a timecode(min/sec) where the "word" is, and I will translate it for you. If you travel to Roskilde in Denmark you...
by RoyH
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: For those interested in Viking-ships
Replies: 8
Views: 3011

For those interested in Viking-ships

Hi For those of you that are interested in Viking-ships and simular boats, here is a link to a TV-program you can watch as web-tv... http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/245045 It is about 30 minuttes long, and the comments are in norwegian. The pictures are from the West-coast of Norway and displays be...

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