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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Looks like landfall tomorrow Y>
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    Re: 19ft barrelback build glen L design question

    I have looked at some of the Glen-L designs. Not sure why they would call for glass cloth on the sides of that boat. On my rascal, I put epoxy and glass on the bottom, and then a 2-part primer...
  3. Thread: Glue for Oak

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    Re: Glue for Oak

    I would use West System 105 or G Flex. Maybe with some silica or micro-fibers.

    Dave
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    Re: Any Norfolk, Virginia area builders?

    I lived there in the 90’s. Yukon Lumber in Norfolk was my regular stop. http://www.yukonlumber.com/

    Lots of nautical things around there. Check out the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News.
    ...
  5. Thread: Varnish

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    Re: Varnish

    Yes, the prep work is the thing. As far as products go, I have used Epifanes Woodfinish Gloss which allows putting on multiple coats without sanding in-between. Then for the final 2 coats I...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Awesome!!
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    Re: Starting my Petrel Play build

    I’ve watched many of Nick Schade’s videos. His boats are just gorgeous.

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    Re: Starting my Petrel Play build

    Iíll be watching as well. I did a stitch and glue Greenland style kayak many years ago. Have been thinking of doing a strip planked boatÖ..

    Are you cutting your own strips ? Cedar or...
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    Re: Ken Bassett Rascal - Steering System

    Here are a few pics. Let me know if this doesnít capture what you want.
    Iím trying to post these from an iPad. If it screws up, Iíll fix it later today.

    Dave

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    Re: Ken Bassett Rascal - Steering System

    I used a standard Teleflex set-up. The cable connects to the rotary mechanism behind the dash, then runs down the right side behind the cockpit ceiling, and comes up through the rear deck and...
  11. Re: Outboard Steering Cable Hardware Fitting- Ken Bassett Rascal

    I used a cowling like this, to cover/hide the hole.

    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/perko-clam-shell-ventilator/0339dp0chr

    Dave
  12. Re: Outboard Steering Cable Hardware Fitting- Ken Bassett Rascal

    I think the bracket in that picture (from Speedboy), was a custom solution…. if I recall correctly. On my rascal, I used a small cowling to cover the hole where the cable comes up through the deck....
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    Re: Let's build a Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff

    I’ve used Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss which allows multiple coats without sanding in between. Then finished with 2-3 coats of regular Epifanes varnish with sanding. So far, no problems.... but my...
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    Re: Let's build a Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff

    Looks great! Does it have a name? :rolleyes:

    Dave
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    Re: Epoxy then varnish or just varnish?

    Epifanes....
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    Re: Stevenson projects vacationer

    Yes, I’ve been there. It was very easy in Georgia. The DNR ranger came by my house and I got the hull number, then just had to do normal registration online.

    Great boat ! Merry Christmas!
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    Re: Stevenson projects vacationer

    Boat is a beauty! Truck is nice too :d

    Let’s see the launching !

    Dave
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    Re: Back to Thistles

    Yes, there are many wood Thistles still around. In fact Thistle #1 is still around and racing. From what I know, they were hot-molded with layers of veneers. The gratings, along with the rails...
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    Re: Transom question (for my PC 23)

    I think there’s a lot of ways to do this. The mahogany needn’t be thick. Like 1/8” or 1/4” would do. Maybe thicker if it’s a workboat. Most of my runabout is 1/4” mahogany over marine...
  20. Re: Has anyone registered their "home-made" boat in Pennsylvania, USA ?

    I did this in Georgia. First contacted the Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR). Was told they would assign an official Hull #, which is then affixed to the boat. This is typically one sticker, or...
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    Re: Clean, empty shop, thinking about a project.

    Regarding the clear finishes, I had watched some of Nick Schade’s videos a while back and he was using a two-part sprayed finish on a strip built kayak. Don’t remember the exact product. On...
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    Re: Revarnishing 1963 Owens Sea Skiff

    A lot depends on the condition of the existing varnish. Posting some pics will help.

    if you have to go back to bare wood, then this will be a bit more complicated, but should be ok as long as...
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    Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Very cool. Another challenge during social distancing....
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Always nice to cross off another thing.....and move on to the next challenge. At one point, I thought “hey, I’ll be done in another couple of months.” Didn’t quite happen that way. Lots more...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Looks awesome! Yes, it’s hard on the knees. Knee pads help, or old rags, or something. Keep it up!

    Dave
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    Re: Burn through on okume'

    Mask off the areas where squeeze-out may occur. Fine-line painters tape is good. Once the epoxy is semi-hardened, clean it up with a scraper or razor blade, or plastic epoxy spreader, etc. Then...
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    Re: mahogany alternatives

    When I was building my rascal, I went through the same process. Genuine mahogany is not easy to find and is expensive. I looked at sapele and Spanish cedar. In the end, I found African mahogany...
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    Re: damaged teak rail repair

    A quick search shows teak could be anywhere from $20 to $45/bf, depending on thickness, etc. Exotic Lumber https://www.exoticlumber.com/boat-building-woods/ shows their pricelist. Must be...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    Sweet ! Looks like it’s worked out OK !
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    Re: Router Bits--which most useful?

    I have a full size router and have mostly used that mounted in a table and itís a great tool.

    For working on wood thatís on the boat already, and other small jobs, like trimming things flush,...
  31. Re: Virginia Beach / Hampton Roads area wooden boat advice

    When I was living up there, I used Yukon Lumber in Norfolk. They were good to deal with.

    Yes, pics will help a lot.

    Dave
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    Re: Painting a stitch and glue kayak

    I have used one-part polyurethane paint (Brightside) on a stitch and glue Greenland style sea kayak. The hull is gray and the top is a dark burgundy. I had to mix the burgundy myself as I could...
  33. Re: Advice on mahogany veneer on classic runabout boat restoration

    I followed the directions as given for the Rascal Runabout. The mahogany planks were first stained, then sealed with a wood sealer, then varnish. For varnish, I used Epifanes Clear Varnish and...
  34. Re: Advice on mahogany veneer on classic runabout boat restoration

    Just to clarify my post above: I would not mix wood flour (Famo-wood) with epoxy. Rather, if you have a small hole to fill or a joint/seam after the boards are glued in position, you could use...
  35. Re: Advice on mahogany veneer on classic runabout boat restoration

    I had some similar issues on my boat. If the joints are tight enough, you may not need anything to fill them. Epoxy (with sawdust and/or colloidal silica) won't really take to staining. You...
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    Re: Ski deck 1977 nautique

    If you use something like sapele or mahogany, then I would seal the entire thing in epoxy and then varnish. There are other finish alternatives but the point is that the wood should be entirely...
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    Re: Ski deck 1977 nautique

    For gluing teak I would use G-Flex. You can also wipe the teak with acetone before gluing (and let the acetone evaporate). I have done this with teak strips on the cockpit floor using regular...
  38. Re: 1927/8 Chris Craft Cadet / Runabout / First Wooden Vessel Restoration

    Very cool boat !! Looking forward to seeing the restoration and re-birth of a classic !

    Cheers,
    Dave
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    Re: 1959 Crosby Hurricane runabout restoration

    From my limited experience, the piece of wood that runs fore-and-aft at the top of the hull would be the sheer-clamp. But there are folks on here that know way more than me. I'm not sure I...
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    Re: Restoration of a 1935 Richardson Cruisabout

    On my boat, the bottom is painted with a two-part polyurethane. Near the bow section there is section on both sides where the varnish finish butts up against the bottom paint. I had done the...
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    Re: Restoration of a 1935 Richardson Cruisabout

    Regarding the stain, sealer, and finishing - here is what I did. This is based on the instructions that came from the designer of the Rascal runabout.

    1. Sand to 100 gr. or maybe 150 gr. You...
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    Re: Runabout Playboy

    Very cool! I would do the stem using strips of hardwood, or hardwood itself. On my Rascal, the stem is solid ash.

    Will the Playboy be finished with mahogany planks on the outside? or is it...
  43. Thread: Epoxy Boat Q's

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    Re: Epoxy Boat Q's

    ^^ Good point and I agree. On my boat I did not use epoxy as a finish. After the stain, I used an Interlux wood sealer and then Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss and Varnish. There are several other...
  44. Thread: Epoxy Boat Q's

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    Re: Epoxy Boat Q's

    I guess some of this depends on the boat you are building, the finish, and the environment where it will be used. In terms of cost, I used the stainless steel screws and I don’t see the cost as a...
  45. Thread: Epoxy Boat Q's

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    Re: Epoxy Boat Q's

    Hi,

    I built a Rascal which is similar to the boat designs that you have mentioned. With regard to screws, this depends on what part of the boat you are referring to. There would be screws...
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    Re: Cruising the Sands

    Henning,

    Yes, please post more. Great photos of an interesting part of the world. If not in this thread then in another one.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Motor size for 16-17ft lapstrake runabout

    All of what you’ve said is generally correct. It will also depend on the weight of the boat you decide on, how many people on board, gear, etc. I put a 50hp 4-stroke on my Rascal. It was...
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    Re: Rascal Runabout Build

    I didn’t epoxy coat the frames before assembly. You could assemble the frames with epoxy and screws, as the plans call for, and then coat the entire frames. Once the frames are in place you will...
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    Re: Lucy the Heron - Restoration

    Great job! The red looks good!

    Dave
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    Re: A Pathfinder in Tidewater Virginia - photos

    Great photos. I wish I had some crab cakes right about now.

    Any history of the Pathfinder? Did he build it?

    Thanks!
    Dave
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