If you don't mind could you tell me what you paid for the trailer?
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If you don't mind could you tell me what you paid for the trailer?
That's a beauty wood pile.
Michelw, you need a good spoke shave, I labored for a long time not being able to get a spokeshave to do anything, bought a wood river spoke shave from woodcraft, right...
What did you use for planking and the stem? The hull looks great, pretty boat. Good luck with the fabrics and coatings, be as neat as you can that **** can be a bear to sand out sags etc.
Did you read any of the thread?
I think Jay agreed with my question. My problem with the whole thing is that Jay and Bob took off on new discussion of the Herreshoff family.
Guess I forgot why I stopped coming to this forum.
Wow how to wander on a thread, not one response with any relevance!
Have you checked out RAKA epoxy, it's relatively inexpensive, 2:1 mix, low blush, they even have a slightly more expensive UV resistant (proof) resin and hardener, a good line of cloths and fillers....
Great thread, have the molds for the jericho ready to go. With so much glass and epoxy might as well build the boat with lumber yard spruce!
I will be using DF for all the structure and rails etc....
Because it's superior to any native species in Maine, in terms of grain, age, rot resistance. There could be an argument for northern white cedar but everything I see is very knotty.
After reading the latest issue of Nat. Geo. I can't justify using mahogany in a situation in which it will be epoxy encapsulated as well as painted.
Doug fir is easier to work with of better quality...
Your magazine Bud.
Why are boat builders using mahogany instead of D.F for structural parts like laminated stems and keels that are being painted anyway?, In The U.S.?
I don't know how the desert humidity or lack of will affect you, but I built my bowshed for much the same reason, get the stationary tools out, but here in Maine I had to cover them with scrap rubber...
Recently used epiphanes enamel and primer on a shellback dinghy. Very disappointed, took 3 coats to cover the primer, expensive, toxic!
I've used Brightsides in the past and love it.
I was pretty surprised to find that the home cheapo's spruce strapping was almost twice as much as my local lumberyards, as was several other products ie. drywall screws, plywood with more than 4...
The moisture seems to have gone away, maybe it just took 2 months for the ground under the shed to dry, no problems even with propane heat.
Thats an interesting idea knottyBuoz, but I really like the clear plastic, I already have a dark artificially lighted place to work
Where did you buy this miracle poly?
I think I bought mine at green house supply.
They had a ton of options, maybe I should have looked more closely at them
Again we are talking about shellback dinghy s.
The entire structure of the boat is dependent upon epoxy.
The design is from the late 1980's and perhaps Joel White was still a bit skeptical of the...
Perhaps I should have prefaced the comment with the last post.
Sorry for the delay in response.
This is a shellback dinghy I am referring to. The whole thing is held together with epoxy, the bronze screws are all counter sunk and filled with thickened epoxy. I...
The condensation in my 18 x 22 bow roof shed is killin me.
I put louvers in the gable ends, I leave the doors open, doesn't matter if I use heat or not as soon as it gets 40 degrees it either hails...
Bronze fastenings in epoxy encapsulated boats are a waste of money and natural resources.
Great stuff. Are those puzzle scarfs from Boulter Plywood? Always wondered if they would really work.
Plywood and goop builders?
And who are you Erster? Looks like a strip and goop build you have going there, looking good too.
I guess a 600 dollar used unisaw or what ever might be useful for building cabinet fronts and rough doors, but the rest of the finish will be curved. For ripping stock a circular saw or cheap...
I'm surprisingly happy with my $199 ryobi 10" very portable table saw.
After reading the article by Arch Davis this month, I wonder if using bronze fasteners is a waste of money? I will be coating my entire shellback hull with epoxy, can't imagine not...
Hi Frank and John
I won't be ready for sept. 17.
I'm located in york county.
It just seems to stray from the glue and screw of the rest of the boat, and it seems it would be impossible or very...
Why are the skeg and dagger board trunk bedded and not glued in place? The skeg is screwed from the inside out and the screw heads filled with epoxy, seems like it would never come apart, why not...
Nels that would be a waste of glue, unless you're trying to scarf together a long batten. I have a a 40 ' DF batten scarfed from a couple of 20' 1x1 strips but the scarf can leave a hard spot.
Whatever the trade name, solid vinyl trim, is very flexible, comes in 20' lengths. Rip a 3/4 by 3/4 strip and you can bend it to conform to any body plan curve, 1x1 or 2 and it will be stiff enough...
Boats built in 1938 were supposed to smell like tar, tarred marline whippings, fishing gear, sealants, it's a wonderful smell.
Check out Town Dock.net. In the classifieds they have a brand new Alerion 28 with a custom built Triad Trailer, so I guess that means they already make a trailer for that boat and it wouldn't...
I would use it for interior joiner work "inside a house" It's not marine glue.
Boulter ships pretty cheap. MDO can be had or ordered from most local lumberyards.
Thanks....I'll try zephyrwerks
Anyone know of suppliers of quality bearinged bronze or delrin sheaves for making wooden blocks?
Did you see Bristol Bronze at the MBS?
Compared to Davey's stuff it looks like crap.
I think the largest problem is convincing people that a centerboard does not necessarily have to be on the centerline of a boat. The second reason may be that centerboard casings, pipes for...
Bob gives great answers and that one may be the best one yet!
Fir plywood is famous for checking. Coating with epoxy should stop it but epoxy needs U.V. protection or it will fail.
Fir plywood today is not the same as it was in 1962.
DD I agree, as soon as you make a buck it's hard to stop even though you know it's not the end all.
Look into all the financial aid possibilities. If you want to start in the trades plan on...
Great stuff....nice spike!
Boat show is coming up in 3 weeks ! I think I know of the guy you speak of Clinton, pretty pricey. I bought an itty bitty brass hollowing plane...model making plane from him a couple years ago, paid...
I'm sorry, but Oscarvan, your avatar is the most annoying picture I've seen in years . Is that really you or I hope a caricature of yachtsmen.
Pretty common. Even more common to strip plank with wrc and cold mold 2 layers with fir.
I agree tinker away, stay away from the expensive stuff and consider it all firewood it doesn't work.
Tire weights are ideal because they already contain the antimony. They are becoming harder to find for free as the price of lead increases. I'm finding that my old reliable sources are now selling...