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by Dave Grason
Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:31 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Antifouling follow up
Replies: 2
Views: 3869

Bill, this is a fairly new topic for me, too. But I've asked questions about this on this and other forums. So as I understand it, if you plan on trailering the boat a good percentage of the time, an antifouling paint is just a waste of money. The reason is that when you remove the boat from the wat...
by Dave Grason
Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: MARINE PLYWOOD JOINTS
Replies: 8
Views: 6977

Thanx to Doug and Jeff for those websites. Good stuff.

The jig shown at "oneoceankayaks" is identical to the jig in Wooden Boat magazine. I'll now be able to build what I want.
by Dave Grason
Sun Sep 19, 2004 6:24 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: MARINE PLYWOOD JOINTS
Replies: 8
Views: 6977

...I believe that when you purchase long sheets, they are really just factory scarfed anyway.... You're correct, Kens. My Zip has factory scarfed joints in the Okoume and they ARE definately visible, although the scarf work done is very strong and certainly looks seaworthy. I think though that the ...
by Dave Grason
Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: One-Off??
Replies: 3
Views: 3898

You'll also see/hear the term being used a lot with custom cars, hot rods, exotics, etc. A group of guys will get together to design and build a car that is totally unlike any other.
by Dave Grason
Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: douglas fir exterior plywood
Replies: 6
Views: 5661

Also, the adhesives used in exterior plywood is not marine grade. And I believe the number of plys is less with each ply being thicker than with BS1088. However, on the other hand, when I was a kid, there was a neighbor of ours that built a rowboat out of exterior DF. He did a good job on it and it ...
by Dave Grason
Wed Sep 01, 2004 5:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: To Dream of Building a Boat!
Replies: 11
Views: 17703

Yes, Graham, that's true. But we have something those single guys don't. With me, my wife has become as enthusiastic as I have about boat building. She's actually more than just supportive. She's excited about the build and having the completed project to enjoy at the lake. We have a lot of boating ...
by Dave Grason
Wed Sep 01, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Trailers and transom savers
Replies: 5
Views: 4906

I've had these types of brackets for other outboard powered boats in the past. They really DO make a big difference. I won't go to the water without one. If you don't have it, you can often hear the motor bouncing around and you can see it going through convulsions in your rearview mirror. That just...
by Dave Grason
Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Antifouling questions
Replies: 12
Views: 9173

Scuttlebutt has it that Pettit Paints is coming out with an antifouling paint specifically designed for trailerable boats. It will be called "Vivid." That's the news that I got. It is supposed to be specifically designed to not dry up and blow away but retains all the antifouling properties wanted i...
by Dave Grason
Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: To Dream of Building a Boat!
Replies: 11
Views: 17703

Well, maybe I should have used the phrase "home-made." But then, that would not be correct either because virtually all these boats on this site are made at someone's home. The point that I was intending was to say that the quality of the boat needs to be superior in everyway. That's when it shuts u...
by Dave Grason
Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: To Dream of Building a Boat!
Replies: 11
Views: 17703

To Dream of Building a Boat!

I have recently been corresponding via several private messages with Fritz, another forum member here, who is also planning on building a Zip. We got into somewhat of a discussion about getting the boat onto the water to PROVE that we can do this, to our wives and our friends. I got onto somewhat of...
by Dave Grason
Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: HVLP Equipment Advice Please
Replies: 6
Views: 5143

Terry, where do you live? In many municipalities here in the U.S, the old style conventional guns are not legal anymore because of there supposedly being too much overspray - hence they pollute. That's why the HVLP guns have come so much into vogue. I have a Porter Cable HVLP that I got at the Home ...
by Dave Grason
Wed Aug 18, 2004 5:03 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Cloth application Sequence
Replies: 34
Views: 22789

Some time back, I bought Glen-L's video: "How to Fiberglass a Boat." It was worth every penny and after seeing it the first time, I was chomping at the bit to go at it. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so this video is worth at least a cool million words.
by Dave Grason
Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: [Deck] Oak in the mahogany
Replies: 12
Views: 7651

If so, I presume I should stain the wood after glueing the mahogany planks on the deck, and before applying the oak strips? Yes, that's the way I would do it. But you may (or you may not) want to tone the oak down a little. When I worked in the flooring biz for so many years, virtually all of the r...
by Dave Grason
Wed Aug 18, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Antifouling questions
Replies: 12
Views: 9173

Thank you Ron for that reply. The hull has already been glassed so I'll just go ahead and look for a nice topside paint that I like. I'm leaning toward Interlux "Brightside" because it has come so highly recommended. And I like the colors. So basically, what I need to do is to simply wipe down the h...
by Dave Grason
Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:27 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Antifouling questions
Replies: 12
Views: 9173

Antifouling questions

I'm ready to paint my hull and I've been talking to some local experts about using an antifouling paint. Their general consensus is that any and ALL boats should have some type of antifouling paint from the waterline to the keel even in inland freshwater lakes. With the amounts of algea we have in t...

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