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by AaronStJ
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Steering system for the Squirt
Replies: 9
Views: 3352

Re: Steering system for the Squirt

There's a brief article on installing a teleflex system on one of the webletters: http://www.glen-l.com/weblettr/webletters-8/webletter65.html#squirt. Personally, I still can't decide between teleflex or drum and cable. I'm leaning toward teleflex. However, I might have to look into that rum based s...
by AaronStJ
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Iron Wood, hey you down under guys!
Replies: 22
Views: 5914

Re: Iron Wood, hey you down under guys!

Iron Wood is also a nick name for Lignum Vitae . This species is commonly used on boat for things like blocks and belay pins. I've also seen boat with lignum vitae bands around the water line for protections against chunks of ice and other nastiness. I doubt it would be useful as a general construct...
by AaronStJ
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: marine tech or ext
Replies: 16
Views: 4070

Re: marine tech or ext

While I previously would have sided with Caber-Feidh regarding the X - it's something I'd read before - the wiki article doesn't have a citation, and it's hard to argue with someone who has the standard on their bookshelf. Whichever is true, I definitely think plywood manufacturers play very fast an...
by AaronStJ
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Color help
Replies: 11
Views: 2686

Re: Color help

Make that three (or is it four now?) for ultra north.
by AaronStJ
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Ottawa Ontario
Replies: 10
Views: 2340

Re: New Member from Ottawa Ontario

upspirate wrote:Looks great!!

You are farther along than I thought
He should be pretty far along - he's been working on it for 22 years! :mrgreen:

Seriously, though, it does look great. Keep up the good work, and keep posting pictures.
by AaronStJ
Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: saw safety
Replies: 14
Views: 3905

Re: saw safety

DaveLott wrote:I think a feature like this would be mandatory in high school wood shops and other places with people using it that does not have a lot of experience.
Like my garage. :mrgreen:
by AaronStJ
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi, I'm new here.
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: Hi, I'm new here.

Welcome! *warning* Keep hanging around and I gaurantee you will be building that boat. But that is a good thing. I am enjoying my project immensely. I don't think it's guaranteed. He might end up building a bigger boat. :mrgreen: The Cabin Skiff seem like a great boat for that kind of river cruisin...
by AaronStJ
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Attaching Frames to Form
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: Attaching Frames to Form

I wouldn't think they'd be solid enough. You apply some pretty good force to the frame bending on the longitudinals, and you really need them to stay solid. It take a bit of work after you've gotten the frames on the form until the boat is solid enough that it doesn't need to be screwed down, I'd be...
by AaronStJ
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Attaching Frames to Form
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: Attaching Frames to Form

To be clear, you're really talking about how to connect the MOTOR STRINGERS to the building form, correct? The frames are connected to the stringers, not the form. I believe he's building a malahini, so there are no motor stringers. The frames attach directly to the building jig. With carefully pos...
by AaronStJ
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Global Warming My Foot
Replies: 77
Views: 10785

Re: Global Warming My Foot

I'm having fun with this. But, let's keep it friendly or drop it! We have boats to build! Definitely agreed. Which is why I usually keep my liberal mouth shut around here when politics come up. One of the great things about this board is how friendly everyone is, and I'd hate to ruin that. I just w...
by AaronStJ
Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Global Warming My Foot
Replies: 77
Views: 10785

Re: Global Warming My Foot

It is quite common knowledge to air up tires properly, but, Algore tried to make that a GW/conservatin strategy. As if airing up tires is gonna really save fossil fuel. Personnally, I have found my tires low from time to time, and I should have run out of gas because of it. Alas!! It really didnt m...
by AaronStJ
Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Global Warming My Foot
Replies: 77
Views: 10785

Re: Global Warming My Foot

Wasnt Algore the one that said to check your tires for better milage & fossil fuel conservation? didnt he say that to a nationwide audience? Probably. You can increase your mileage by 3% on average (more or less depending on your tires, etc.) by keeping your tires properly inflated. I'm not sure I ...
by AaronStJ
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Global Warming My Foot
Replies: 77
Views: 10785

Re: Global Warming My Foot

Nobody is as crazy as the Sea Shepherds.
by AaronStJ
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CUTTING OUT THE TRANSOM - MALAHINI
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: CUTTING OUT THE TRANSOM - MALAHINI

Without seeing "the detail on sheet 4", it's hard to say what exactly that's supposed to mean. But the bottom of the transom will need to be angled. I do not recommend cutting the angle into the transom when you cut out the transom. The plans for the squirt showed two lines for the bottom of the tra...
by AaronStJ
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Global Warming My Foot
Replies: 77
Views: 10785

Re: Global Warming My Foot

kens wrote: The global warming freaks, enviromentalists, greenpeacers, they are all cast from the same lot.
As a global warming freak and environmentalist, I take excption. I'm not anywhere near as crazy as the people in greenpeace.

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