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by garrech
Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Fillets
Replies: 3
Views: 3079

Fillets

I'm ready to start fillet-ing the Kidyak and have a question. The Book says on page 286 that "fillets are applied over a surface primed with epoxy resin." However, the instructions don't mention this primer step. What do you guys do? And a follow-up question: Do you guys prefer to apply the fibergla...
by garrech
Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Kidyak
Replies: 4
Views: 5447

John, sorry for the long delay in responding...I've been out of the country on a mission trip, then on vacation, with a few busy weeks of work thrown in as well. Barry referred me to a diagram in the instructions. It is supposed to meet corner to corner, both of them rounded by sanding. He also said...
by garrech
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: inboard ski boats what are you running carb(s) or injection
Replies: 5
Views: 3814

My in-laws have an inboard ski boat that I'm lucky enough to use every other weekend or so, and it has a 5.7 liter with EFI. It starts just like a car, just turn the key. No throttle pumping or anything.

I hope I didn't just jinx myself! :lol:
by garrech
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Kidyak
Replies: 4
Views: 5447

John Bowen wrote:Send Barry an E
Done. I'll let you know what he says.
by garrech
Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Hairline Crack...Need Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3197

I was afraid of that. I've been thinking about it off and on throughout the day and wondering...what if I un-stitched it and then epoxied a piece of ply behind the crack as if it were a butt block? If this were a powerboat I would definitely see replacing as the only option, but since this is a Kidy...
by garrech
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Kidyak
Replies: 4
Views: 5447

Kidyak

I have a question about the chine. In the book there are diagrams of chine intersections that show the side sitting on top of the bottom. However, the bulkheads of the Kidyak extend out to the edge of the bottom, seeming to indicate that the sides come down beside the bottom so that the bottom fits ...
by garrech
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Hairline Crack...Need Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3197

Hairline Crack...Need Advice

I stitched the sides of the Kidyak together at the bow and stern and then stretched the sides apart to fit down over the bulkheads. Apparently when I read the directions I missed the term "loosely" stitch. I discovered a hairline crack in the starboard side, aft of the bulkhead. It runs from the chi...
by garrech
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: First time epoxy user
Replies: 5
Views: 3818

Thanks for the suggestions. I was using some small (half-quart I think?) plastic mixing pots from Lowes that I got in the paint section. Sounds like the ones you are talking about only smaller. I wondered about the "pumps". Seems like I read somewhere on here that someone didn't like them, but I gue...
by garrech
Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: First time epoxy user
Replies: 5
Views: 3818

First time epoxy user

I'm building my first boat, a kidyak, and I'm to the point where you butt joint the side pieces together. I mixed up some Glen-L epoxy and slow hardener. However, when I went back the next night to check on it the pieces came apart very easily. I spent some time on this site reading the past posts o...
by garrech
Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: News Letter 76
Replies: 7
Views: 3176

I don't understand. I mean, I understand why Mr. Perry would want to retire and that he deserves to retire. What I don't understand is Glen-L's decision to not replace him and therefore basically stop providing all of the frame kits. I am knew to boatbuilding and am currently working on my first pro...
by garrech
Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Problem finding Marine Grade
Replies: 11
Views: 6690

Thanks for your input guys!
by garrech
Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Problem finding Marine Grade
Replies: 11
Views: 6690

Problem finding Marine Grade

I am new to boatbuilding and am starting out with the Kidyak. However, I am having problems finding 1/4 inch marine grade plywood. I have found some marine grade, but 1/2 inch is the thinnest I've found. I read the discussion on page 17 in Boatbuilding With Plywood that addresses the marine grade vs...
by garrech
Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Windfall
Replies: 6
Views: 3769

Re: Windfall

Graham Knight wrote: Now how to sell the idea to the wife, who already thinks I've got too many boats....
The correct number of boats to own is X+1, where X is the number you currently have. :)
by garrech
Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Kidyak - Glass the hull or not???
Replies: 8
Views: 5238

Terry, how did the KidYaks turn out? I'm planning on building one myself this winter and had similar questions. I'm sure the kids will be rough on it, so I've decided to go with the 1/4" plywood and fiberglass it. Thanks.

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