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  1. Re: How to renew for digital versions only?

    Well, this is way over complicated. I have an older subscription number, so I tried the "Find Account Number" for the new number (my number is the older 6 digit and not newer 8 digit). I don't exist,...
  2. Re: How to renew for digital versions only?

    Thank you both!
  3. How to renew for digital versions only?

    I received a renewal today in the mail. I've been doing the digital delivery for quite a few years now. The renewal does not offer that as a solo option, it gets bundled with print, I don't want...
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    Re: f22 raptor on the chopping block

    I watched a TV show just recently on the F-22. Virtually after every flight, maintenance crews will suit up in tyvek and respirators and sand back any RAM coating imperfections and re-apply the...
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    Re: Extra layers of Epoxy while sheathing

    Good tips on knocking down bubbles on rolled epoxy coats:
    https://www.epoxyworks.com/index.php/bubble-free-coating/
    Make one of the cut rollers attached to a handle, it works the best of anything I...
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    Re: Extra layers of Epoxy while sheathing

    You have a lot more sanding, but don't sand through your glass though. Primer and paint generally show every possible imperfection. It is up to you to decide how nice a paint job you want by how much...
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    Re: Extra layers of Epoxy while sheathing

    Going through a few grits on an ROS will smooth out a regular glass/epoxy hull just fine for paint. Again, not all are show boats with million dollar paint jobs. Thank goodness there are more ways...
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    Re: Extra layers of Epoxy while sheathing

    A 6" random orbital sander will do just fine. Do long paths diagonally going down the hull, then come back in perpendicular paths to first round. Avoid staying in any one spot, always keep the sander...
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    Re: Extra layers of Epoxy while sheathing

    From all that, I would say you should be ok to proceed with sanding and paint. You can sand and add your graphite coat too. Adding more clean epoxy just adds weight, so just do your bottom black coat.
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    Re: Extra layers of Epoxy while sheathing

    I believe you are using terminology that is confusing to other people trying to help you. You say "layers" a lot and for everything. Are you referring to multiple layers of cloth? Or are you saying...
  11. Re: Fiberglass Sheathing Epoxy 2:1 but mixed 1:2

    Both Duckworks and Bateau sell generic 1 ounce pumps for in house and RAKA epoxy brands. So 2 pumps + 1 pump. Different cap thread/size and pumps between WEST, S3, RAKA/MarinEpoxy bottles that I have.
  12. Re: Fiberglass Sheathing Epoxy 2:1 but mixed 1:2

    About nine years ago I used a black sharpie and wrote X2 on resin pump and X1 on hardener. Still use the same pumps since they work great and kindly get the mixing ratio reminder every use.
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    Re: Festool sanding disc alternatives.

    Klingspor all day everyday for every sander I own, Mirka Ceros, 4 Festools, Makitas, Boschs, etc. You can get paper to fit any hole pattern and size. They make their own net abrasives too. I mainly...
  14. Re: WB #276 digital copy via today's email does not work

    Scot,

    I have it downloaded now. The digital publishing company responded to my email and re-uploaded the file for me. Thanks
  15. WB #276 digital copy via today's email does not work

    Not had an issue before until today on getting the PDF version of WB. Only the cover page shows and no further pages will download. I sent an email to the digital publishing site. Anyone else have a...
  16. Re: WoodenBoat Store online account no longer exists?

    Thanks Scot, everything is back to normal.
  17. WoodenBoat Store online account no longer exists?

    Tried logging into the store today and it wouldn't accept my username/password, tried resetting password, says account/email doesn't exist.

    Was there a change from November (last time I logged...
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    Re: Recommended finish for OSB shop floor

    I used that SW Pro Industrial for a commercial job last fall, clothing store cabinetry, they supplied the paint. Worst experience I have ever had with paint and I paint often. It rolled on and left...
  19. Re: Ashley Book of Knots free ebook download

    It's 236MB so best to download on a computer and not on a phone or tablet, since you'll be staring at a blank page for quite a while.
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    Re: Penetrating Epoxy kicked off

    Purchase an inexpensive kitchen scale to measure by weight for small batches. Really only needed when mixing less than 3oz of equivalent volume though for 2:1 ratios. 3oz volume or more in marked...
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    Re: Epoxy curing extremely slowly

    Mfgs should be loosely read as manufacturers (no 'g' there but there is one in manufacturing).

    Personally, an epoxy stated for concrete would never be my choice for wooden boat building.
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    Re: Lumber Yard Skiff Fail

    I agree. I think italiansolid's panels are upside down.
  23. Re: Biking on the beach-Best rust protection

    Test from a decade ago:
    https://www.thehulltruth.com/sportfishing-charters-forum/123560-test-corrosion-inhibitor-sprays.html

    Personally I like CRC 3-36 and LPS 3
  24. Re: Transporting Yamaha 2.5 four-stroke in boat and SUV - any suggestions?

    I picked up a used 9.9hp Honda long shaft in Fall River, MA about 5 years ago. It fit laying flat in the back of my Subaru Outback cross ways. No fluids leaked, no issues, packed my travel bags and...
  25. Re: Using a cnc router for ply on frame construction

    I've been a professional photographer for almost 20 years. One thing I have witnessed over and over is that nothing kills the enthusiasm of fresh minds in any industry or hobby than "old fart...
  26. Re: Captains Varnish - What on earth am I doing wrong

    I always put the varnish through a paint filter for my last coat or two. I buy them in bulk so only $0.10 ea. You should be able to find them in most any HD/Lowes or any paint store but then they are...
  27. Re: Issue with System Three Gloss Varnish

    Not sure what else to say other than it's written on the can:

    https://i.imgur.com/ptyhdxR.jpg
  28. Re: Issue with System Three Gloss Varnish

    At no point did I say it was a flaw. I began the thread to find if anyone else had an idea of what might be the cause of the issue, but no one had the right answer in this one case. So now what we...
  29. Re: Issue with System Three Gloss Varnish

    Well, not sure why since it was an issue with the varnish. Perhaps if they would put a date that humans would understand and also say when the product might no longer be usable then that would be...
  30. Re: Issue with System Three Gloss Varnish

    Spoke with S3. The can I bought new in Aug 2015 was in fact already 6 years old by their batch number, so now it's 9 yrs old. It came from an online retailer. Won't make that mistake again. Time for...
  31. Re: Issue with System Three Gloss Varnish

    Yep, did but "all reps are busy, please leave a message"

    Just thought I would ask the community as well.
  32. Issue with System Three Gloss Varnish

    I am refinishing an exterior wooden restaurant sign that I made in 2014 (used S3 gloss varnish then with no issues). Process has been sanding down the old varnish to clean wood, did 2 coats thinned...
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    Re: Flush cut saw!

    It's a jack of all trades saw for construction. Came out in 2012. Decent reviews from owners. $500
  34. Re: waterproof glue or west epoxy - cutting board project

    Cured epoxy is inert so no issues in a cutting board. But I would go with Titebond II or III. I make many boards and Titebond is very easy to use and will last for a very long time. Whenever I hand a...
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    Re: Measuring small amounts of epoxy?

    Never had any issue using a small digital scale for batches smaller than a medicine cup.
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    Re: Best hosting site for photos

    I'm using Imgur.com now, works well.
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    Re: Varnish Brush Care

    I keep my brush suspended in 50/50 raw linseed oil and turpentine. Spin it, quick rinse in mineral spirits, spin it and ready to use.
  38. Re: Epoxy / Fibreglass milky on timber canoe

    The only visual reference/test I have seen online of epoxy UV damage is here: http://www.oneoceankayaks.com/Epoxyhtm/epox12m.htm
    Some epoxies have accelerated UV damage over others. With only 2...
  39. Re: Plywood skiff build thread - First time boat builder

    The stem worked out well.
  40. Re: Epoxy / Fibreglass milky on timber canoe

    How many coats of marine varnish were applied originally?
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    Re: Small quiet air compressor

    David G, California Air Tools has been around for 15 years, you just haven't noticed them. They do have a track record, good build quality and quieter compressors than most other brands. I wouldn't...
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    Re: Small quiet air compressor

    I have both the Makita MAC 2400 (now 5 yrs) and California Air Tools CAT-4610A (now 3 yrs)

    The California Air Tools is quieter as an oil-less machine. The Makita has an oil resevoir.

    Some...
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    Re: Fabric for a bow shed

    In response to the billboard vinyls, I bought a 20'x30' white/black to use for various cover needs. I do notice very small pin holes when viewing it against the sun. The vinyl does work well as a...
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    Re: Fabric for a bow shed

    I use a 6 mil greenhouse plastic on my bow roof shed from https://www.growerssolution.com/page/GS/CTGY/gc

    Going now for almost 6 years and still in good shape and pliable.
  45. Re: Can you thin Smith's Fill-It with their CPES?

    Their phone and email:
    (toll free) 800-234-0330
    support@smithandcompany.org
  46. Re: First boat (14 foot skiff) build questions and advice.

    Some worthwhile resources:

    strong backs https://www.google.com/search?q=strong+back+for+boat+building&oq=strong+back+for+boat&aqs=chrome.0.35i39j69i57j0.3880j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    e-book...
  47. Re: First boat (14 foot skiff) build questions and advice.

    I think you should go the route of MDO then. Smoother surface, good durability. Use epoxy fillets, then prime and paint without glassing the boat. If you think you need some abrasion protection, then...
  48. Re: First boat (14 foot skiff) build questions and advice.

    Really no such thing as reasonably priced marine ply. You're just building a lumber yard skiff if you don't use marine ply. Why bother glassing cheap ply. Go with painted MDO or glass actual marine...
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    Re: Building Another Barge?

    Will you be adding nonskid to that cockpit floor?
  50. Re: How to align two arches on a Single beam -Bow-roof greenhouse-

    Perfectly built bow shed. Great work! I wish I could have built one that size. I ran out of space the first year.
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