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by galamb
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 41st Ottawa ACBS show
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: 41st Ottawa ACBS show

Well that sucks - never heard about the show and I only live 25 kms south of Westport.

Could have come up and cheered you on :)

Congrats.
by galamb
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Inlays on S&G Kayack
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Inlays on S&G Kayack

If you are going for a clear finish, so likely a 4oz cloth over top of your wood you could simply use some veneer to make your decorations, epoxy them to your panels and then go over the whole thing with the cloth. (effectively making the veneer a decal) The veneer would be a little proud, but you c...
by galamb
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Outside build
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Outside build

The year following those pics I did "beef up" the tent somewhat. I fixed 4x8 sheets of 1/4" chipboard to the sides and added some straps between the roof poles (to try and keep them from sagging. But it really was a jury rig kinda set-up. Like I said, had I of set up the frame and add...
by galamb
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Outside build
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Outside build

I'm a couple hundred miles north of you in Eastern Ontario. I built one in "one of these". glue job 2.jpg Did it work? Yes. Would I do it again? NO. Was constantly at the mercy of the weather, the wind, humidity. So while "it worked" I estimate it easily took me three or four tim...
by galamb
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mahogany Planking over Plywood Skin
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

Re: Mahogany Planking over Plywood Skin

On my last build I put 1/4" mahogany strips over 1/4" plywood to (make up) my 1/2" sides - over that I put 4oz cloth and clear finished. On my current build which calls for 1/4" sides (3/8" optional) with 3/8" bottom - all plywood, I plan on using 3mm plywood covered wi...
by galamb
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From Toronto Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Hello From Toronto Canada

Toronto is a decent place to be for building supplies.

Noah's Marine on Six Point Road (Etobicoke) is one of the premier suppliers of everything boatbuilding in all of Canada.
by galamb
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Stretch a Coronado
Replies: 6
Views: 2204

Re: Stretch a Coronado

Since it states to duplicate frame 1 you can be sure the designer "knows" this will work. I stretched my last build by adding an additional frame (also frame one - different boat however/Cuddy Sport). In that design the hull was quite straight between the transom and frame 2, so simply add...
by galamb
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Naming your boat, bad luck?
Replies: 12
Views: 597

Re: Naming your boat, bad luck?

I say name away.

But I also used Black Walnut for all my floor timbers on my last boat, so maybe my opinion should be held in low regard :)
by galamb
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Seeking Information & Assistance
Replies: 21
Views: 1069

Re: Seeking Information & Assistance

24 feet is a lot of boat to build - I did one myself. 9 years back we (myself and the wife) started building the Cuddy Sport (my first complete build save a couple stripper canoes - certainly my first "major" build) which, by spec, is a 24' walk-around cuddy. We stretched it to 25'8" ...
by galamb
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: GPS Theft Device
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: GPS Theft Device

There are few systems such as "Lojack" that could provide that service (one time $700 to $1000 equipment/set-up, but limited coverage to major population areas, so if your boat ends up in a "non-coverage area" it becomes part of that 10% never recovered). There is also the DIY ve...
by galamb
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Screw thread pitch on wood screws
Replies: 2
Views: 4435

Re: Screw thread pitch on wood screws

Wood screws thread pitch "should" be uniform a given screw size. So as an example a #8 wood screw has 15 threads per inch, a #10 should have 13 threads per inch etc. Where you will run into variances is with "specialty" (for lack of a better term) wood screws. You have deck screw...
by galamb
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Ottawa, ON, Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: New member from Ottawa, ON, Canada

Welcome to the forum. Being in Ottawa you have a pretty decent source for wood and epoxy nearby. There is a place in Manotick called The Wood Source (out on Mitch Owens Road). They carry marine plywood, white oak, douglas fir, a few types of mahogany and the entire line of West System products (epox...
by galamb
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Fuel economy?
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Fuel economy?

There is always exceptions to the (rule), but in general when talking "marine engine" you will burn about 10% of the horsepower, in gallons per hour if your run at/near full throttle. So if you run a 30 horse at full tilt you burn 3 gallons per hour - at "whatever" speed that giv...
by galamb
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Question about ACX Plywood
Replies: 21
Views: 2091

Re: Question about ACX Plywood

I will add on "slight clarification" to Dave's excellent explanation. There IS a difference between panels rated "EXT" and "X". And EXT panel is an exterior panel which is considered waterproof and weatherproof. An X rated panel is an "exterior panel" that sho...
by galamb
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Elmers Waterproof Wood GLue Max vs epoxy
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

Re: Elmers Waterproof Wood GLue Max vs epoxy

I have built a stripper canoe with "carpenters glue". One of the books recommended by the guys at West System for building strippers shows all the builds with "wood glue", although, of course, West System suggests that epoxy is better. I would suggest that if you are using wood g...

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