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by AaronStJ
Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: ANOTHER NEW PUGET SOUNDER
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

Re: ANOTHER NEW PUGET SOUNDER

Let me be the first to welcome you. Also from the Puget Sound region, up in Seattle. My parents live in Tacoma, near Browns Point; I'll tell my dad to keep an eye out for another gorgeous wood runabout when he's out sailing. As for advice, we've got plenty of it. :). Here are the standards: Buy Boat...
by AaronStJ
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Building Gentry
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: New Building Gentry

I do t know of any St. Johns in my family from michigan, but I can possibly claim the founder of Chris Craft in my lineage, I certainly will. :)
by AaronStJ
Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Building Gentry
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: New Building Gentry

I don't suppose you're related to any St.Johns from the Portland, OR area?
by AaronStJ
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Angled Cuts on Transom of Huck Finn
Replies: 556
Views: 63089

Re: Angled Cuts on Transom of Huck Finn

Thanks for the compliment. For those that don't know. Wimp stands for: Wonderfull Impressive Marvelous Person. Certainly :mrgreen: A toast has been added to the top of my check list for the next two flips. :wink: Hmm... Remind me to build a multihull next... Marbles, that ain't fair. I only got one...
by AaronStJ
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Painting over epoxy/epoxy over paint
Replies: 13
Views: 5308

Re: Painting over epoxy/epoxy over paint

ToneDef wrote:What do you recommend that will hold up in a salt environment? Regular NAPA Crossfire or Spies Hecker clearcoat?
That is definitely a question for someone else. I'm sure someone will be along shortly. :D
by AaronStJ
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Painting over epoxy/epoxy over paint
Replies: 13
Views: 5308

Re: Painting over epoxy/epoxy over paint

I'm surprised no one's brought it up yet, but using any type of clear epoxy as a top coat is not a good idea. Epoxy is not UV resistant - it will yellow and chalk with UV exposure. That's why people finishing bright need to use a layer of varnish or clearcoat over the epoxy. If you want to add depth...
by AaronStJ
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Angled Cuts on Transom of Huck Finn
Replies: 556
Views: 63089

Re: Angled Cuts on Transom of Huck Finn

It took you two people? Wimp.
by AaronStJ
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monthly Riviera Update - February
Replies: 20
Views: 2861

Re: Monthly Riviera Update - February

There used to be a boat company ,Donzi I think, that made sure all the screw heads were lined up on the rub rail....you might want to watch out for that when the time comes too!!! Lining up all of the screws seems have been somewhat common at one time. There was a big thread on it in that other boa...
by AaronStJ
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: faring
Replies: 13
Views: 2851

Re: faring

GeorgeD wrote:Do not dispare...there's little that epoxy and filler can't fix (or alcohol).
Amen to that!

...On both accounts. :mrgreen:
by AaronStJ
Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Cheap clamps at Harbor Freight
Replies: 6
Views: 3931

Cheap clamps at Harbor Freight

HarborFreight.com currently has 12" racheting bar clamps on sale for $2.99 each. These reviews seem to think their bar clamps are pretty good. Being Harbor Freight, I'm sure it's a gamble, but I figured you can never have too many clamps. I picked up half a dozen for the price of one "good" clamp fr...
by AaronStJ
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Vertical Grain?
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: Vertical Grain?

He kept calling the 1/4 inch as 6mm, which seems to be the exact same width, so he's keeping an eye out for me. From what I can tell, a lot of the good marine plywood is manufactured overseas. You'll see it sized in metric sizes a lot. And yes, 6mm is the equivalent of 1/4". You'll find metric equi...
by AaronStJ
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: where chine meets frames
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

Re: where chine meets frames

The chine will naturally fall somewhere on the stem as you bend it forward. Look at the pics in the "customer photos" section of this site and compare where yours falls to others. Its not critical, you just don't want it extremely near the breasthook or extremely high. These photos might be somewha...
by AaronStJ
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mahogany Runabout Hull Shapes
Replies: 7
Views: 1748

Re: Mahogany Runabout Hull Shapes

Nick_NZ wrote:Yea, but thats a much bigger boat than what i want to make.
But when has that stopped anyone? :mrgreen:
by AaronStJ
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Laminating stringers
Replies: 25
Views: 5186

Re: Laminating stringers

Caber-Feidh wrote: But then they would never make a rule, then try to justify it later, would they? (with all possible sarcastic tone)
Woah, careful with that sarcasm. A couple of member's have already broken their sarcasm detectors recently. :mrgreen:
by AaronStJ
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Progress
Replies: 12
Views: 3073

Re: Squirt Progress

I figured I better post and update on my progress or you guys will forget that I'm actually building a boat. Progress has been slow and steady, mostly to keep pace with my budget. I have finished the planking, fiberglassed the hull, and added three fill coats of epoxy (on top of the initial wet-out ...

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