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    Router Bit Edge Profile?

    Looking at installing sheer clamps and I saw this detail on the lower edge, can anyone identify the associated router bit profile, i though maybe a point rounder over but this looks like maybe a bead...
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    Re: Oil or Paint under the sole?

    Dave Stimson’s ocean pointer book prescribed this construction, albeit with a self draining cockpit, and advises the builder could glass or not
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    Re: Oil or Paint under the sole?

    wiz bang I was kind of following this model, itís cold molded and I didnít but..https://www.sixrivermarine.com/Images/Clamps%20on_600.jpg
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    Re: Oil or Paint under the sole?

    I could glass the exterior but what good is that if the interior isn’t, seems like that is destined to fail
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    Re: Oil or Paint under the sole?

    haha I think the bird has flown on glass too, there are square edges everywhere, the frames are in, Iím just adding weight on weight, help me salvage this sled...
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    Re: Oil or Paint under the sole?

    I used some thickened epoxy troweled it on and faired out the interior of the hull so my steam bent frames would fit nice and flush, was this foolish, i feel like im stuck halfway between a wood...
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    Re: Oil or Paint under the sole?

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    Oil or Paint under the sole?

    Chapelle advised never to paint behind the ceiling, to use oil, ive spent the day culling through search results here... i have a strip planked skiff, each strip being epoxied and edge nailed to each...
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    Re: Pre formed fiberglass tube

    Perfect, thanks
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    Re: Pre formed fiberglass tube

    Perfect, thanks for source, Iíll look for the g10, as an aside I bought some g10 plates to make a backer for my cleats, think that should be bedded with compound before itís bolted under the side...
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    Re: Pre formed fiberglass tube

    Anyone have any issues with a fiberglass tube like this delaminating or allowing water to pass through past the bung?
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    Re: Pre formed fiberglass tube

    Roughly 1-3/8” in length , longer isn’t a problem as I can trim flush, inside diameter 3/4-7/8”, it’s an expanding bung so it should be able to to tighten down to fill that
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    Pre formed fiberglass tube

    Can anybody recommend a source for fiberglass tubes to use as drain in my transom, Would rather bed in a fiberglass tube and cut it flush with an expanding rubber bung than flanging a brass tube
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    Thanks for the router tips, I’m gonna stay...

    Thanks for the router tips, I’m gonna stay away from it and see if the jig saw can make any headway, otherwise I’ll do it the hard way with kerfs and shaping


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  15. Thread: Pine deck?

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    I believe a lot of skiff builders in New England...

    I believe a lot of skiff builders in New England used Eastern White Pine strips to build their boats that way they can pick clear stock, I believe the Pulsifer Hampton is built of EWP, decks included...
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    Beautiful job, well done Sent from my...

    Beautiful job, well done


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    Yeah I’m leaning towards the jigsaw and...

    Yeah I’m leaning towards the jigsaw and Japanese pull saw, Same reason I don’t use a belt sander anymore it’s too quick to get away from you


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    Thanks for the suggestions! Sent from my...

    Thanks for the suggestions!


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    Thanks for the advice, boat looks great, keep up...

    Thanks for the advice, boat looks great, keep up the good work


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    I’ve been following the blog in the boat...

    I’ve been following the blog in the boat looks great every time I use my belt sander it gets away from me and I get gouges in the cedar planking are you not getting any of those problems...
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    Transom is already on the boat so no good on the...

    Transom is already on the boat so no good on the bandsaw, the jig saw I have will never make that cut in 1-1/4 w.oak I can make a pattern of the radius and attach it to the transom for a guide, are...
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    Sand to 80 grit as well I believe Sent from...

    Sand to 80 grit as well I believe


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    Router for cutting transom?

    When I originally cut the outboard cut out for the transom I used a worm drive skil saw and couldn’t make the radius, I’d like to correct that now if possible, is a router the way to go...
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    Nice, making some good headway already Sent...

    Nice, making some good headway already


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  25. Thread: Sawn Frames?

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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190613/64221ee2...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190613/64221ee29eaa4aebf0ded3274d232931.jpg
    Much better


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  26. Thread: Sawn Frames?

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    What’s the procedure for installing these...

    What’s the procedure for installing these wedges, screw/ epoxy to the hull and keel, coat with paint and bend the frame over top?


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    Really nice job! Looks beautiful Sent from...

    Really nice job! Looks beautiful


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  28. Thread: Sawn Frames?

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    Wedges are a good idea, thanks. I plan on making...

    Wedges are a good idea, thanks. I plan on making some flood timbers for a cockpit sole


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    Won’t that take way from the rigidity?...

    Won’t that take way from the rigidity? Allowing it to flex at the joint with the keel?


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    Maybe once i steam the frames I can close up that...

    Maybe once i steam the frames I can close up that gap a bit more


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  31. Thread: Sawn Frames?

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    Sawn Frames?

    Building a west point skiff, had originally planned to steam bend frames every 8 inches, but hadn’t realized that there would be so much of a gap on either side of the keel. The frame you see...
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    Fantastic, that shows a significant amount of...

    Fantastic, that shows a significant amount of time and effort and clearly reflects what others thought of you, congratulations on retirement and apparently a job well done


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    Kirby Marine Paint

    No affiliation but I bought a gallon of paint and this was the email I just got,

    Hi Christoper,

    We wanted to take a moment and thank you for your business. There is nothing more rewarding than...
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    Hacksaw notch a good idea, I’ll put two...

    Hacksaw notch a good idea, I’ll put two drains in for good measure, Thanks for the advice on the transom knee just got a 14 inch bandsaw so it’ll be easy to cut new laminations for the...
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    Yea planks fastened into transom end grain,...

    Yea planks fastened into transom end grain, you’re right about the grain in the knee, it’s three pieces epoxied together I oriented the grain between pieces, I’ve been debating...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190408/90a65623...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190408/90a6562354ba12a515d7f74b2aa946f6.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190408/546d5f2589db17070a7d72729faa1baa.jpg


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    Thanks wizbang Sent from my iPhone using...

    Thanks wizbang


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    Yea that’s my plan too Sent from my...

    Yea that’s my plan too


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    Garboard Drain Recommendation

    Any recommendations for a garboard drain? All bronze? Don’t put one in at all? Boat is a 20 ft skiff, oak transom https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190408/ed1bb271d3b6a6730d55fec340d457da.jpg...
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    Thanks gypsie, I’m familiar with CPES,...

    Thanks gypsie, I’m familiar with CPES, seems there is a lot of back and forth on whether it really works, I think west system even did some experiments on penetrating epoxies to determine their...
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    The West Point skiff has a single bulkhead...

    The West Point skiff has a single bulkhead midship and steam bent oak frames on 8” centers, I don’t want a bulkhead and planned on laminating the frame midship but still keeping the...
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    Epoxy glued with internal vertical nails, it...

    Epoxy glued with internal vertical nails, it started off as an ocean pointer but I didn’t like the Cabin sole, I removed it and was going to finish it out as the west point or Hampton skiffs...
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    3/4 inch thick strips, went back and forth...

    3/4 inch thick strips, went back and forth between glassing it originally but it seems water always finds its way in and rots and I thought it would be better off drying out if I just painted the...
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    What do you do with the interior fiberglass it ...

    What do you do with the interior fiberglass it


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    A couple years in and you guys just changed my...

    A couple years in and you guys just changed my whole plan, I better start doing some homework


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    I’m all for cold molding, but that’s...

    I’m all for cold molding, but that’s gonna involve vacuum bagging won’t it


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    What’s your recommendation? Laminate?, I...

    What’s your recommendation? Laminate?, I epoxied the strips but did t intend to Fiberglass the boat


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    Thanks all for the advice, much appreciated ...

    Thanks all for the advice, much appreciated


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    I was planning on buying the white oak green as a...

    I was planning on buying the white oak green as a plank than cutting off the frames as I need it so that the individual frames wouldn’t warp too much before I put them in place, Do you think I...
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    I’m sure like drywall I’ll prime the...

    I’m sure like drywall I’ll prime the interior and see how unfair it really is and have to start over


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