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by AaronStJ
Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ANYONE BOUGHT TEN FOOT LENGTHS OF MARINE PLY?
Replies: 6
Views: 2755

Re: ANYONE BOUGHT TEN FOOT LENGTHS OF MARINE PLY?

If you have a local wood store that you like, as if they can order 10 foot lengths for you. A lot if places only stock 8 foot plywood, but they can easily have their supplier put. Couple 10 foot panels on the truck next time they come around.
by AaronStJ
Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 187
Views: 64021

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

My chines (solid oak) came up to low (too close to the stem) this caused the line between the sheer and the stem / keel to be concave, I had to add an extra lamination on the chine to get the chine to stand proud of the line between the sheer and stem/keel I heard more builders with the same proble...
by AaronStJ
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: America's Cup Boats
Replies: 14
Views: 5224

Re: America's Cup Boats

Trackhappy wrote:Oh Yeah!!! NZ was doing well until you Guys made a comeback :(
Look at the crew nationalities. The boat paid for by an American may have the cup, but however you look at it, New Zealand sailors won.
by AaronStJ
Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Af4 Grande Yamaha 40hp Jet Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 6590

Re: Af4 Grande Yamaha 40hp Jet Drive

Sure. "Beached while kids play on gravel bar." We can all see the photo. More like "beached while Daddy gets a few casts in." :D
by AaronStJ
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Check this out!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2230

Re: Check this out!!!

People who say "why jump out of a perfectly good airplane" have never seen the average jump plane.
by AaronStJ
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building a Squirt
Replies: 123
Views: 26503

Re: Building a Squirt

My mixture may not have been a perfect 1:1, so the cure time may take a little longer perhaps... That's not really how epoxy works. That is more or less how polyester resins work - more catalyst makes them faster to set up, less catalyst makes them slower. Epoxy, however 'uses up' both the resin an...
by AaronStJ
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Utility Zipp
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: A Utility Zipp

It sounds like he want the deck completely open. In that case, yes, you can build the Zip with an open "utility" cockpit. The design page says: ZIP can also be finished as a utility with a large open cockpit for fishing or general use I haven't seen anyone build a Zip as a utility, but I always thou...
by AaronStJ
Wed May 26, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: First time builder, on a budget.
Replies: 9
Views: 2062

Re: First time builder, on a budget.

I suggest red keg cups.
by AaronStJ
Mon May 24, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Glen-L Squirt with Jet power,yikes!! Power and weight
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

Re: Glen-L Squirt with Jet power,yikes!! Power and weight

That said, jet Squirts are extremely fast. The reason is a Squirt was designed for a fairly small outboard motor (the plans say 10hp, but many people use a 15-20hp motor) hanging off the back of a transom. However, using a jet ski motor with a short drive shaft is a way to fit a much more powerful i...
by AaronStJ
Mon May 24, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Zip project finally started
Replies: 11
Views: 3043

Re: Zip project finally started

Im not sure about making the knee/breasthook etc out of hardwood. Im sure their must be a good reason the plans specify 3/4" ply laminations. That reason is strengh in more than one direction. Both the knees and the breasthook taken signifcant amount of stress from two directions at a 90 degree ang...
by AaronStJ
Mon May 03, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New, looking into building a Zip
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: New, looking into building a Zip

Fiberglassing is easy; you'll probably have more trouble getting used to building something with no right angles. Just remember, machinists work to the nearest hundredth of an inch, cabinetmakers to the nearest sixteenth, and boatbuilders to the nearest boat. :mrgreen:
by AaronStJ
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Supplies in San Diego
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

Re: Supplies in San Diego

Aeromarine are the people that sell non-amine epoxy for cheap on jgreer.com. I'm using it on my squirt, and I like it so far. Mixes easily, cures hard and clear, doesn't blush. I don't know what else to say about it... it's epoxy and it works. Not too exciting. :)
by AaronStJ
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: saw blade sharpening
Replies: 13
Views: 4312

Re: saw blade sharpening

I wonder if the blade was purposely modified for some reason. It reminds me of a modification a blogger I read made to a saw blade to cute sheet metal roofing: http://woodgears.ca/shop-tricks/sawblade.html.
by AaronStJ
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everyone. Jet Squirt.
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

Re: Hello Everyone. Jet Squirt.

Yowza. They say you never have enough clamps, but based on these photos, I think Dave might!
by AaronStJ
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Rounding over sharp corners
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

Re: Rounding over sharp corners

Wow, I set up a duct tape damn to pour in a transom edge almost exactly like yours. Great minds... :mrgreen:

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