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    Re: Exterior ply for trailer sailer?

    Now that is a testing program! Thanks for sharing oldcodger, perfect time and place!
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    Re: Exterior ply for trailer sailer?

    Thanks for the info Dave, that is exactly what I'm looking for!

    Your points about my scarf cutting are absolutely correct. I still need a lot of practice and using a different technique will...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,



    Well Gary, after a whole lot of testing that didn't prove much, I've come to the conclusion that your are right. 6mm, 5 ply BS1088 for the hull, and seriously considering butt...
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    Re: Exterior ply for trailer sailer?

    Keep 'em in suspense my Dad always said.

    So you can see in the earlier cross-section photos that the scarf joint on the sandeplywood was ok, but the DF really didn't come out like I thought it...
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    Re: Exterior ply for trailer sailer?

    True Dave, when I was testing them, the DF always broke along the grain. But maybe more importantly, I should have included some pieces with a butt backed joint as the plans call for. When it gets...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,



    I'm beginning to come to that conclusion. Haven't even finished testing the DF sample but I've got a huge case of the willies about sticking with that material. Thanks for the...
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    Re: Exterior ply for trailer sailer?

    Greetings all,



    Thanks Nick, I think that a hand plane with sandpaper finish will be the prescribed method.



    Thanks pandes, hopefully beneficial too!
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    Re: Exterior ply for trailer sailer?

    I keep coming back to exterior sheets. Looking forward to testing these samples!

    Thanks!
    Eric
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    Re: Exterior ply for trailer sailer?

    I always thought that honor went to the owner! :D

    But perhaps to your point, why mince dollars in critical elements? The question of 3 plys vs. 5 plys is an important question, especially with...
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    Re: Exterior ply for trailer sailer?

    Greetings all,



    Yes it is and thanks for the info on the durability capabilities of Sande. Odd story about how I ended up with this sheet.



    Yeah, this was the first time plywood scarf...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,



    True that Gary, but I still love the band Blind Faith...:D



    Great point about the bow situation Don. While not done with the testing program yet, I keep thinking about a...
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    Re: The commute

    Not as peaceful, short, easy, relaxing, memorable, healthy, inspiring, efficient and accommodating as some of the others above, but it's my commute.

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    Re: Exterior ply for trailer sailer?

    OK, back at it.

    The boil test was intended to be the deal breaker in material choice, but that was not the case. Other than noticing a weight gain in the sanded pine sample and some minor checking...
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    Re: Exterior ply for trailer sailer?

    Greetings all,



    I think I agree about the sanded pine, that piece gained a lot of weight in the boil test. That central ply just seemed like a piece of sponge. Yeah, that 1 hour boil didn't...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Yes indeed I'll be glassing the outside Gary, 1/4" seems so thin! Right now the marine 5 ply is about 3 times the cost of the 1/4" DF, so I'm hoping that the scarf joints work out.
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,

    Small steps lately, but just finished up with a lot of detail and the diagonal stringer needed to place all of the rest of the stringers.

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    I've been thinking about...
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    Exterior ply for trailer sailer?

    Greetings all,

    I'm building a 14' Hartley Trailer Sailer and have a thread describing my trials and tribulations as a first timer.. http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?234678-More-Hartley....
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    Re: More Hartley

    Good point, in fact butt joints with a backing plate is the method shown on the plans for the trailer sailor...
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    Something about that rendering reminds me of MC Escher.
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    Re: More Hartley

    That sounds like a good idea, you know what they say about assuming...Thanks Geoff. I also need to figure out how to cut the 12:1 taper on 1/4" pieces...any ideas out there?



    Ouch! another good...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks Geoff, with a fair amount of pondering chair time it became clear how little had been visually accomplished, regardless of true progress. Glad to be reminded that I'm on a well traveled path....
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings,

    Pardon the interruption...computer passed over the bar and left me on my own.

    Boat progress has been in details getting ready to place stringers. Largest task was to epoxy up the...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Congratulations Jim and Family!!!

    Thanks for sharing your story about boats and family. Finest Kind!

    Eric
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    I definitely like the use of CNC cut parts.

    Looking good Unik!
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    Re: Tres Californias?

    No doubt about it, ill-considered is an understatement, but in light of the current political situation is it a surprise?

    For reasons of rebellion, the idea entices me.

    And when you look at the...
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    Re: Tres Californias?

    Quite right, sometime around 1863 according to wiki.
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    Re: When salads go wrong...

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    Re: Tres Californias?

    Yes on PR, not so much on DC.
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    Re: Tres Californias?

    Exactly!
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    Re: Tres Californias?

    I hadn't considered that possibility. Donnie TwoScoops could very well like this idea of ridding himself of this bothersome group of citizens.

    By the way, this has been tried before back in 1992 I...
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    Re: Tres Californias?

    Bingo! New and descriptive!
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    Re: Tres Californias?

    Very appropriate and semi-original. Cheers to you!
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    Re: Tres Californias?

    That's what I'm talking about, I mean this whole division thing is a pipe dream anyway...
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    Re: Tres Californias?

    Hmmmm, yup. Especially since its been done so many times before.
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    Tres Californias?

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    We could talk all day long about the rights and wrongs of this idea that will now make it to the November ballot, but what about names?

    California is ok, but Northern California? Southern...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks Geoff! It seems like it is taking forever, but I'm really looking forward to planking and seeing what it looks like with the hull finished!
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,

    Busy weekend, but I did get the centerboard case installed. Here is the dry fit after confirming that it was in the right spot, getting ready to epoxy.

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    Here is a view...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks Ando56! That explains alot! I was trying to figure out how to get under the hull while it is on the building stock and figured I'd have more room if I did the centerboard case first and then...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks Ando56!

    I see that you had installed the bottom stringers before the centerboard case. How did you install the case?

    Eric
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,

    Was able to make some progress this weekend after solving some logistical problem replacing my old bottle jacks, I was lifting the case.

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    After some serious file work on...
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    Re: Disc golf

    Absolutely! Great game, different disc's and throwing technique than a frisbee and don't try to play catch with the discs. When traveling for work I try to fit a round or two in.

    If you are...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks Geoff, I'm with you on the zen!
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    Re: More Hartley

    Greetings all,

    While my zen efforts did not defy gravity as hoped, it certainly reminded me of the value of my "groaning" chair. Time spent there seems to move without effort and true benefits can...
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    Re: More Hartley

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    Thanks!
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    Re: More Hartley

    Wait Gary, there's more? I'm going to have either get in shape or build some gizmo that defeats gravity. ;)

    Thanks!
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks Geoff, I'm still at the grasshopper stage, but I see your wisdom. :cool:
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks for the thoughts G & G! I especially believe that the drill press is going to be the tool of choice.

    Here is what I'll be drilling.

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    Had to cut the middle of frame No. 4 to...
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    Ouch! Must have been a problem with the boys, eh?
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    Re: More Hartley

    Thanks Andrew, I appreciate your two cents here. Seems like I am on the right track here.

    Especially comments about controlled speed and feed rate, things I didn't feel I was controlling very...
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    Re: More Hartley

    Hey Geoff. Well, yes and no. I didn't have a problem drilling an accurate hole. But the auger bit going through the DF would dig too deep and freeze the bit. I think part of the problem is the power...
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