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Mike R
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Another new guy

Postby Mike R » Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:11 pm

Hello everyone, I am yet another person dreaming of building and working on these gorgeous boats. I just received the plans for the Riveria and I am totally smitten. I have gone through the posts on this forum and can't wait to get started. Looking through the pictures, of course, has been the most fun and inspirational.

I did have a question though - does anyone know about Thomas Stock's boat? He posted pictures in the Customer Photo section and one of the last finished pictures shows his Riveria next to a larger boat named "Wood Stock". I love that bigger boat and eventually want to build something like that. Any ideas?

Look forward to geting started!
As my Father says, "Less engineering and more nails!"

Nova SS
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Postby Nova SS » Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:28 pm

I believe its a Chris Craft. I think Glen-L has some simular type designs though none I believe are exactly that the one in the picture. Possibly something like the Gung Ho would interest you.

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Postby maumarti » Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:47 am

Maurizio - Ferrara - Italy

Mike R
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Postby Mike R » Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:16 am

Either one of those may do. Thanks!

I did have a question about building the Riveria or any of the boats in general. I plan on using white oak for my frames and have seen where thee might be problems with epoxy? Are there any precautions I need take?

Speaking of epoxy, I have built a boat previously - a 16' duck boat from plywood and fiberglass. I didn't use the thickened epoxy as an adhesive, just as a filler and encapsulator. How do you apply the thicked epoxy when gluing pieces up? With a brush or squeegee? Thanks for the help!
As my Father says, "Less engineering and more nails!"

rasorinc
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riveria-white oak

Postby rasorinc » Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:20 am

I would shy away from white oak. there are many woods to choose from thet offer no problems and are just as strong or stronger and probably at less cost. stan

tbagger
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Postby tbagger » Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:08 pm

Smith & co makes an oak & teak epoxy glue that sounds pretty good. I haven,t tried it but I,ve used several of their other products with good results. Check it out at www.star-distributing.com, maybe this would help those who like to use oak.
Tom

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Postby maumarti » Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:05 pm

some proper lumbers for the nautical constructions:
mahogany
elm
chestnut tree
douglas
iroko
kalam (Duabanga sonneraoides)
kosipo (Entandrophragma candollei)
laurel (Terminalia tomentosa)
maidu (Pterocarpus padetus)
Maurizio - Ferrara - Italy

maumarti
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Postby maumarti » Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:16 pm

I forgot...

redwood
vacapua (American Vouacapoua)
western red cedar
Maurizio - Ferrara - Italy


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