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by Bill Edmundson
Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to sail
Replies: 11
Views: 3772

Sailing Away

How big of a boat are building? And, where will you be sailing.

A big book on keel boat cruising sailing might be interesting. But, it is mostly useless in a dingy on the lake.
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Applying spray rails
Replies: 7
Views: 3189

Thanks Dale. The only downside that I've thought of is coefficient of expansion. Would it try to pull loose or buckle?
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Applying spray rails
Replies: 7
Views: 3189

Skegs & Spray Rails

I had thought over the weekend :shock: . Has anyone tried using solid vinyl for skegs and spray rails? No rot, and scratches through the paint don't matter, works like wood.
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Sewing Machine
Replies: 5
Views: 3224

Sail Making

I'm not sure you have resin coated sail cloth or not. But, if you do it takes a pretty good machine. I know I can't push a sail needle through by hand with more than two layers.
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Lumber or plywood?
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

Sailboats

Most boats including mine have Teak interiors. However, it is almost always plywood with a face veneer. It is not inexpensive. With all the curved surfaces in a boat, I recommend making full size patterns from cardboard first. Wood is hard to un-cut.
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Applying spray rails
Replies: 7
Views: 3189

Spray Rails

I plan to use 3M101 or 3M4200. Both can be used above or below the water line. They are not as strong as 3M5200. But, if you have to replace the skeg or rails you can get it off.
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Favorite Christmas/Holiday Present?
Replies: 28
Views: 8735

All I got was a Rock. Bought my own beer. Got the C&C out and used the rock to sharpen my pocket knife.
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Surface Preparation for Clear Glass Over Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 2052

Sanding

Thanks, Terry. 150 grit was more what I was thinking. I plan to go to 1/8" on the veneer. So sanding through isn't a worry. On the cedar canoe I can see, nobody else seems to notice, variations in the wood sanding though the fiberglass. It's just a few small spots. But, I can see them. We seem to be...
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Surface Preparation for Clear Glass Over Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 2052

Surface Preparation for Clear Glass Over Wood

Westsystems does not say anything smoother than 80 grit over wood. That seems pretty coarse to me.

I'm thinking about linear urithane clear coat. Is 80 grit smooth enough there?

I don't love sanding. But, I went alot finer on my canoe.

I know you need a tooth. But?

Bill
by Bill Edmundson
Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Shaft Horsepower & Diesel Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 2589

Runabouts

Mike, I'm building the Hankinson Tahoe 19. But, streched to 20'-6". There are a few pictures on my post in power boats "Mahogany Pattern". However, people have had mixed results viewing my pictures. Nobody seems to know why. Anyway, they're on page 2. I have a 1GM Yanmar on my 1983 Hunter sailboat a...
by Bill Edmundson
Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Shaft Horsepower & Diesel Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 2589

Diesels

I'm building a runabout, that I plan to use predomenatly on Mobile Bay and the Inter-Coastal Waterway. I plan to go with the 125 hp Yanmar. My friends on the coast are all Yanmar fans in the lower power range diesels. You might want to join boatdiesel.com, $25.00/year. They have some really good pow...
by Bill Edmundson
Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I'm serious about this!
Replies: 7
Views: 2680

I've already packed the sled, and have the Admiral's permission. I'll have mercy on you and not sing. At least not until I've had some responsible drinks. What if I just bring a Rusty Mchugh CD with "A Bus Back to Birmingham". If you're wondering, go to rustymchugh.com. There are several music clips...
by Bill Edmundson
Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:59 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plans and sharing boat building experience
Replies: 3
Views: 3079

Photo Shoot

Sounds good to me. But, I hope the weather is better by then.
by Bill Edmundson
Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:49 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Plans and sharing boat building experience
Replies: 3
Views: 3079

Hankinson Designs

Welcome, I'm building the Hankinson Tahoe 19. I started about this time last year. I'm a part time boat builder. I have a post under power boats, "Mahogany Planking Patern". I just posted a few picture yesterday. In that post string there is a description onf how to post pictures that will be helpfu...

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