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by Bill Edmundson
Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Interlux Schooner Varnish over fiberglass?
Replies: 25
Views: 10605

I've used oil based varnish over epoxy before on my cedar strip canoe. (The book Canoe Craft actually recommends oil based.) No problems. Well, other than I'm not very good with varnish. :oops:

The Interlux Perfection (2 part PU), rolled and tipped, worked better for me.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: clamps
Replies: 8
Views: 3769

The answer is YES! :lol: You can't have too many clamps. There are uses for all three type you listed. I even made up some clamps out of boards and ropes.

I know that's not much help.
:wink:
Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's do a Gathering!
Replies: 98
Views: 19498

There you go with deadlines, I can't live up to! :oops:

Sounds like being at work! :lol:

I guess, I'll just have to bring the canoe.

And, Pictures, John!

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Hull veneering
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

You can use the micro fibers or the fairing filler or saw dust. But, do use filler so you won't have little pockets.

Airgun staples will work fine.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Hull veneering
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

Nope, it's epoxy only. But, it's glassed over and double layered at the keel, chine, stem and transom interfaces.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Garage floor paint (cont'd)
Replies: 16
Views: 7177

Soo, many surfaces inside! Boy, I'll say. :shock: It takes a little over an hour to coat one 22" section trying to get every surface covered. Multiple coats to improve your chances of getting everything. :oops: I hate painting almost as much as I hate SANDING! :lol: If the epoxy resin will hold...
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Hull veneering
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

Greg,

I'm in the glued and screwed camp. I used bronze screws thru the last layer of plywood. Then filled and faired over the screw heads and vaneered over that.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: chines-work back to front or front to back?
Replies: 14
Views: 3907

yes, fair the frame to match the chine. As you go forward from the widest point of your boat the forward edge of the frame is faired. As you work to the stern the aft edge is faired.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: chines-work back to front or front to back?
Replies: 14
Views: 3907

Due to space limitations, I had to go from stern to stem. It was a real pain! Don't do it, if there is any other option!

Same at the shear.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Fasteners at Home Depot
Replies: 9
Views: 5373

Saltwater is sodium chloride. Some stainless steel alloys are chloride sensitive to chloride, and will corrode. They are great in fres water. Marine stainless is fine in fresh or saltwater. Alumineummmmm has the same problem.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Is this for us?
Replies: 8
Views: 5055

:lol: I think this section is a great idea! But, everyone just wants to have a little fun with the first post.

Let's move it on down the list now. :)

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Few Questions About SQUIRT
Replies: 207
Views: 53339

Use the tip of a paper towel to get what you can. Maybe a hair drier. or Accept it! (Usually what I have to do.)

Sorry, I'm not talking polyester. I don't think I'll ever use it again.

Steve, Can we see some pictures? :)

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Few Questions About SQUIRT
Replies: 207
Views: 53339

"Bright work", clear fiberglass, is no different than any other glassing. Clear resin, clear hardener, glass cloth equals clear fiberglass. The woodwork is the difference. Make sure the surface, air and resin temperatures are all above the dew point and haze won't be a problem. And, Don't ...
by Bill Edmundson
Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:11 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Minuet Model
Replies: 80
Views: 30473

GG,

You're welcome to it. :wink: It was given to me, by an old salt. Just wish I'd come up with it by myself.

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat Seats
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Ahh, Canada! :? You're worried about HEAT? :shock:

Down South, black, in bright sun, 100 Degree+, will burn the ....out of your ......! :oops:

White, Tan, Gray, light colours. :wink:

Bill

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