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by Dave Grason
Sun Feb 15, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: should all boats be white?
Replies: 3
Views: 4178

Here's a link to a website that features a couple of guys that race an antique Gar Wood. This beautiful boat is finished in the WEST system epoxy method and is painted black. It's a great looking boat and there's been nothing said about the boat's dark color offering problems. www.nhacbm.org/Obsessi...
by Dave Grason
Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: How do you put the oak stripes in the mohog?
Replies: 11
Views: 7595

See Dave, I told you Graham would read your post. :D
by Dave Grason
Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: How do you put the oak stripes in the mohog?
Replies: 11
Views: 7595

Ok, first of all, I haven't done this myself personally. But with my new upcoming project, I plan on getting the nostalgic "feature" lines in the mahogany as well. To me, it's just not quite "right" without these lines. But I've been studying on this for almost 2 decades and I feel totally confident...
by Dave Grason
Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Axle Question for Camping Trailers Plans
Replies: 11
Views: 9635

They are rated at 2500lbs - does that mean 5000lb axle rating? In my lawn biz, I've been running Dexter axles for years. The basic models are rated at 2000lbs and then the next models up are 3500lbs. Beyond that, the 7000lb axles start getting into some serious dollars so many of the trailer builde...
by Dave Grason
Fri Feb 06, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: The New "Mahogany"
Replies: 9
Views: 7302

.....it is hard to work and does have a tendency to splinter... WOW, that makes it sound just like white oak! :D I shouldn't have any problems with it in that case. (lol) I was thinking about this for use as the brightwork on the deck of my boat. I wasn't considering it for anything structural beca...
by Dave Grason
Fri Feb 06, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wood For Motor Stringers
Replies: 3
Views: 3834

So is the epoxy the correct glue? And how should I orient the grain?

Also, the peices I've seen so far are not perfectly straight. They're really close, but not quite. If there is a little run-out can I correct that later? How critical is this?
by Dave Grason
Fri Feb 06, 2004 5:43 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: The New "Mahogany"
Replies: 9
Views: 7302

The New "Mahogany"

While I was out shopping for material for my motor stringers, I was introduced to a type of wood that I've never seen before. The sales rep at the lumber yard explained that Weyerhaeuser has just started importing a wood called "Lyptus" into the country. It is NOT related to mahogany but it does com...
by Dave Grason
Fri Feb 06, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wood For Motor Stringers
Replies: 3
Views: 3834

Wood For Motor Stringers

I've been out shopping for wood, today. As I've stated before, white oak is very plentiful in my area. However, I'm still having a difficult time finding 8/4x6"x13' quarter sawn that's straight enough to serve as my motor stringers. The problem is that yards are selling this stuff for so many applic...
by Dave Grason
Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:09 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxied Fiberglass Preparation...
Replies: 8
Views: 7909

Yes, I agree....

However, just make sure that ALL water is completely gone and the surface to be painted is completely dry. If not, you'll have fisheyes.


Kinda like my avatar! :lol:
by Dave Grason
Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: I need wood help!!
Replies: 8
Views: 6867

Depending where you live..... Yes, where DO you live? If you're in the middle US, white oak should be easy to comeby and should NOT be expensive at all. Personally, I don't find it hard to work with at all but maybe that's because I'm so accustomed to it. Here in Tennessee, it's a short drive to So...
by Dave Grason
Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxied Fiberglass Preparation...
Replies: 8
Views: 7909

As far as washing off in preparation for paint, DuPont makes a product called "PrepSol." You simply dampen a terry cloth or old but clean t-shirt and wipe it down. It will bet rid of any waxes, silicons and oily residues such as fingerprints, assuming of course, that the waxes and such are not built...
by Dave Grason
Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat plans
Replies: 5
Views: 4785

My concern would be that I'd be buying plans from someone that bootlegged the plans instead of designing their own. For example, why would anyone advertise the Riviera, other than Glen-L, unless it was pirated? For some of the old magazine articles, if they've been out of print for years, I don't gu...
by Dave Grason
Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:42 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: natural finish
Replies: 5
Views: 5707

Re: Finish paint

Currently, I am leaning towards a two-part linear polyurethane finish. ...... Does anyone have any related experience? By "two part" are you saying that you have to catylize it like epoxy? I have not worked with any two part stuff............. but......... I may be offering help where I have ZERO e...
by Dave Grason
Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: exhaust hardware question
Replies: 3
Views: 3788

Colin, where are you located?

Maybe we can peruse the local boneyards and help you find the correct piece that you need................ unless you're on the other side of the pond.
by Dave Grason
Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:05 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Glue for cleats.
Replies: 5
Views: 6291

Re: Glue for cleats.

I even thought of doing some test with products like liquid nails. Years ago, I worked as a trim carpenter and I also did a lot of hardwood floors. I've a LOT of experience with "Liquid Nails." Liquid Nails is simply a brand name for standard construction adhesive. It has a consistency of heavy pud...

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