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by Smith Brother
Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Cradle building photos?
Replies: 5
Views: 3244

Did you GOGGLE " boat cradles" ? :)

Dale
Indy
by Smith Brother
Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: World cruiser for two?
Replies: 5
Views: 3507

I would think that if you have the confidence, and desire to build a boat, then buying would take away from the whole experience. Lots of us hands on types enjoy the building experience as much as the enjoyment of using the finished product. I have ALWAYS looked at my monster projects as BUNCHES of ...
by Smith Brother
Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Staplers
Replies: 6
Views: 7508

Graham, I know this is an old topic, but wondered what you came up with?

Thanks,


Dale
:) Indy
by Smith Brother
Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet Model
Replies: 80
Views: 34830

I am sure you have thought of this, but carboard MATTRESS cartons are good for this. You need a pick-up to bring them home, and don't forget to tie in cause a gust of wind will make them a PLANE. I used such to make patterns for my street rod firewall, and inter fender panels.

Dale :)
Indy
by Smith Brother
Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: marine plywood opions
Replies: 31
Views: 14867

FIRST, I would change the boat in NAME only from TORNADO to HURRICANE, so as to get some of the TRILLIONS that will be passed out by the FEDS, which LET US NOT FORGET IS US TAXPAYERS. Just a bit of HUMOR.

By the way you did NOT offend me, FOR SURE.

Dale :)
Indy
by Smith Brother
Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: marine plywood opions
Replies: 31
Views: 14867

I repeat " THIS POST IS NOT INTENDED TO EXPLAIN THE GAS PRICES". I will say though that WHEN you have a SINGLE supplier like for the MOST part oil has, couple that to the fact that WE the CUSTOMER HAS TO HAVE THE PRODUCT, then EXPECT the possiblity the supplier WILL become GREEDY. I have NO interest...
by Smith Brother
Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: marine plywood opions
Replies: 31
Views: 14867

This post is NOT intended to explain the GAS PRICES. MOST retailers operate from the LI-FO theory, " LAST IN, FIRST OUT". Not to be elementary in explaining such, but here is how in simple terms it works. Let's say you have just ONE piece of plywood to sell, and the raw cost of such to you from the ...
by Smith Brother
Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:56 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Staining between Strips
Replies: 5
Views: 3790

I have done a ton of staining over 50 plus years, and BLEEDING from one to another is often a problem. Stain that penitrates will go right under tape, and sometime thru tape. Test, Test, and Test on scraps, and consider NOT staining. Isn't boat expoxy an AMBER color? Personally testing is a MUST her...
by Smith Brother
Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: how do you prepare wood?
Replies: 140
Views: 55149

So Barry, and Graham when you come to the PARTING OF THE WATERS you FULL THROTTLE and UP & OVER? I bet that's a thrill.......

Just alittle fun, SURE LOVE THIS SITE, REALLY

Dale
Indy
by Smith Brother
Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 52207

If you saw all the stuff I have welded with my 12 year old Hobart 110v Handler you would be shocked. Yes lots and lots of 1/8" and quite a lot of 3/16" stuff too. I built a 5200 pound street rod, 1941 Buick Formal Sedan and put all late Vette suspension under it and did all the new cross members and...
by Smith Brother
Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Transom, Stem Plywood
Replies: 6
Views: 3507

The study plans I have say yes, but my plans are for a Bo-Jest. If only PENNY'S are involved why consider? I'm a new boat builder, so I will learn what the REAL builders say. I WILL BE WATCHING.

Dale
Indy
by Smith Brother
Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: This site, I LIKE, A LOT........
Replies: 2
Views: 1856

This site, I LIKE, A LOT........

Hello, I am 68, built lots and lots of different things over the past 50 years, but NO boats. My purpose in writing this note is to say that I visit and am involved in several forums at present, and I find this site to be TOPS. I VALUE your input. I am at present considering WHICH boat to build. Her...
by Smith Brother
Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Rage brand bondo type?
Replies: 8
Views: 5860

Dan, a doctor gave me this boat 3 weeks ago. 78" long, 37" beam. At first I though it to be a Carnival kids ride that had never seen water, but when I unloaded it I discovered it is a inboard-outboard set up. It has seen water, and was not a Carnival ride after all. It has the engine down in the hul...
by Smith Brother
Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Rage brand bondo type?
Replies: 8
Views: 5860

Rage brand bondo type?

I have a childs motorized boat that is wood and fiberglass coated. The sides are WAVY, and can I use automotive Rage bondo to fill in the lows? It would then be painted with expoxy paint. I am not talking the bottom, but the sides. This boat is 78" long with a 37" beam and powered by a 3-1/2 H.P. Cl...
by Smith Brother
Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: cloth, and mat
Replies: 8
Views: 5458

cloth, and mat

I am new to the site, and new to boat building. I have done serious wood working for years, and metal too. Kind of artsy, and love to try new things and learn from others. I have built custom Vettes and always used mat and not cloth. I seem to see that mat is not used in boat making, is this correct...