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Rub-a-Dub-Scrub

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:00 am
by BayouBengal
When you're done building boats, this is an idea - https://returntonow.net/2019/04/17/form ... tBHXTk7Lqo

Re: Rub-a-Dub-Scrub

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:15 am
by TomB
Very cool...build two...hang an outboard on one. Tom

Re: Rub-a-Dub-Scrub

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:30 pm
by kens
yeah, thats cool.
The guy talks about how 'green' it is, a natural wood product, BUT, he doesnt say how much electricity he used sanding it smooth, nor sawing all the wood, nor how much petroleum used in the finishes.
All that clear coar doesnt look very 'green' to me.
but it is cool.

Re: Rub-a-Dub-Scrub

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:31 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Ken

I had the same thoughts. I wonder what that coating is that doesn't require maintenance? I'd sure like some of that stuff!

Bill

Re: Rub-a-Dub-Scrub

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:19 pm
by BayouBengal
I wonder what that coating is that doesn't require maintenance?
Looking at the plastic like gloss, I'm thinking it's automotive clearcoat and that's what I'd coat it with if I were to build it. Ken probably knows.

Of course, nothing is maintenance free, but it's my understanding that this is a $30,000 bathtub. For 30K, I'd be glad to go and sand and buff it out every two or three years to bring it back to looking like new.

Speaking of price, I don't really have any desire to build one of these, but I'd be more than happy to for 30K.

Re: Rub-a-Dub-Scrub

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:25 pm
by BayouBengal
The guy talks about how 'green' it is
He and his shop are in Seattle, and he's marketing this thing which has at most a $1,000 of materials in it for $30,000. He's got to talk about green to sucker in one of the rich liberals out there with more money than sense.