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by Mrlew
Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Sissy Do what can it do?
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Sissy Do what can it do?

Hey folks, Been a long cold lonely winter here in the northeast and things took a change during the chill for me. I've been building a Sissy Do, about half way done I'd say. Well as I said things changed and we purchased a Catalina 30 sailboat. She will be docked up in Connecticut on eastern Long Is...
by Mrlew
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: My Sissy Do
Replies: 2
Views: 1814

My Sissy Do

It was a beautiful Sunday and my son was around so I asked him to help me flip the thing over so we could get our first look at it right side up. Long way to go but it's looks better then I expected. And no my son isn't superhuman that's my grandson in the boat. http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b...
by Mrlew
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Building the Minuet
Replies: 4
Views: 1790

Re: Building the Minuet

Looks good. I have the plans for Minuet but chose to build a Sissy Do first. Can't wait to see your progress!
by Mrlew
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Not so flat bottomed sissy do
Replies: 9
Views: 6095

Re: Not so flat bottomed sissy do

Okay, so I forgot that with the sides on my Sissy Do I can't take photos of the area in question. I found some photos I took with my phone and posted them here. Hopefully they will help with what I'm saying. Let me know if you have questions. Chris http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b636/chrisings/...
by Mrlew
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Not so flat bottomed sissy do
Replies: 9
Views: 6095

Re: Not so flat bottomed sissy do

Humm.. I too am building a Sissy Do and I'm a little further along then you. From the photo I think the issue may be with the angle of your cut where the chine meets the stem. It appears to be a right angle, mine was anything but. I read somewhere that a boat is nothing but a wooden box with no righ...
by Mrlew
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: My first build a Sissy Do
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Re: My first build a Sissy Do

Welcome David! I am also building a Sissy Do not quite half way there I think. Jeff was good enough to post the Bill of Materials which should answer your question. (btw, you can find the BoM for every boat on the Glen L site) Never having built a boat myself I will say that finding and purchasing t...
by Mrlew
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: cloth weight
Replies: 5
Views: 4047

Re: cloth weight

Thanks Bill,

The boat will be painted so milky is not an issue. It's also going to be a "working" boat so it will get a fair share of bumps and bangs.

Follow up question about Dynel. Can I lay on one or two layers of regular cloth and then a layer or two of Dynel to finish?
by Mrlew
Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: cloth weight
Replies: 5
Views: 4047

cloth weight

I tried searching the forum cause I'll bet this has been asked before, but came up blank.

So........ I'm building a Sissy Do (oh that name) and the instructions call for 7oz fiberglass cloth. Would a little heavier be better?

Say, 8.5 or 9oz? Pros - Cons?

Thanks,

Chris
by Mrlew
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Screw Lube?
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Re: Screw Lube?

"But steel does matter. Yes, the bar soap will draw moisture to the screw, ... but we are using Silicon Bronze screws and they don't corrode. Bill" I'm a total newbie at this but if the bar soap draws in moisture, even if you are using SB screws, couldn't that lead to a wood rotting condition over t...
by Mrlew
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Screw Lube?
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Re: Screw Lube?

Bob Perkins wrote:Wax toilet bowl ring...
Holds the screws for you too. Works great..

Learned this trick at Wooden Boat School.
All I've ever used since.
That is genius! Thanks for sharing Bob.

Chris
by Mrlew
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Screw Lube?
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Re: Screw Lube?

Bergy wrote:Oh no! And I was about to order more. There is another product called Screwwax sold by Woodcrafters and Amazon. Looks to be the same as Akempucky.

Howard
Thanks Howard, I just ordered me some Screwwax.

Chris
by Mrlew
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Screw Lube?
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Re: Screw Lube?

Akempucky works great. Sold by Jamestown Distributors and others I'm sure. Here is a link to Jamestown site. http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=1184 I looked into Akempucky a while ago, unfortunately it is no longer made. The Jamestown link says "no longer available...
by Mrlew
Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Screw Lube?
Replies: 20
Views: 5758

Screw Lube?

Gotta be careful with that subject :oops: Didn't know if I should post here or in "Fasteners" but since I'm building a Sissy Do......... What do you use to lubricate wood screws to make driving easier and stripping less likely? I've heard some folks using common Ivory soap but I've also read that so...
by Mrlew
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Plywood thickness question
Replies: 5
Views: 2192

Re: Plywood thickness question

Thanks Michael, I am planing on using 1/4" for the sides, not the 3/8". I have a supplier that is very local, less then 10 minutes away, that stocks 1/4" and 1/2" but not 3/8" and they are not too keen on custom ordering. My thoughts are that the bottom is perfectly flat, no bending required, and I'...
by Mrlew
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Plywood thickness question
Replies: 5
Views: 2192

Re: Plywood thickness question

Thanks guys,

If bending is the only concern that's good news, the bottom of the "Do" is perfectly flat.

I'm thinking the added weight shouldn't be too much of a concern as the plans call out an option of skinning the sides with 3/8" instead of the standard 1/4".

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