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    Re: Bedding. A cockpit sole

    Why not use 1/4' thick butyl tape
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    Re: Engine to fuel tank hookup

    Tnanks again guys, I think I will go with one of Vetus fuel kits. It would be nice to have access to clean every year, and I think they have just what I need.
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    Re: Engine to fuel tank hookup

    OK guys, I know what I will do now. Will put two more holes in the top, one for the return and one to vent. This tank is stainless steel. and I have been looking at rivnuts in order to do this. Has...
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    Engine to fuel tank hookup

    I have a question about hooking up my fuel tank. I have a Bukh DV10 which has a return fuel line. Should this return line return into the top of the tank? My tank has two fuel valves at the bottom of...
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    Re: Info on Bukh DV10

    Sorry Rumars, I'm not that savy with engines, this is my first one. I was able to fix this boat up and get the engine alligned to the shaft within 1/1000" but after that??? I do have the battery...
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    Re: Info on Bukh DV10

    Thanks guys, what if I ran the engine to see if the voltage went up too much, meaning that I do need a voltage regulator, and that if it stayed at 14.2 I wouldn't need one and that it is already in...
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    Info on Bukh DV10

    Hi guys, installed a 1974 Bukh DV10 in my 18' Snekke, had it running beautifully for half hour, but was told by a friend that I need a voltage regulator to regulate the battery voltage. This engine...
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    Re: Advise on wood lapstrake finishing

    Thanks everyone, I did order the Cetol to experiment with. I will also test some varnish I have and then just anoil finish. Will let you know how I make out. No one mentioned putting a metal strap as...
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    Re: Advise on wood lapstrake finishing

    Is Cetol a varnish or an oil?
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    Re: Advise on wood lapstrake finishing

    Yes it is a Norwegian snekker built in 1969. Have other posts on it starting with Snekker find in 8/2015. Don't know how it got here, probably in a container ship. Bought it off of the original...
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    Advise on wood lapstrake finishing

    Nearing the end of my journey and would like opinions on finishing. As of now my boat is down to bare wood. I think I would just put TotalBoat Sealer on first and then to just varnish with about 9...
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    Re: Glueing dutchman into stem

    Thanks guys, I'll go back and see how the grain is on the stem and make a decision whether to lam in a few pieces or do what Nick says and bolt in one solid piece. When I do expose the area near the...
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    Re: Glueing dutchman into stem

    OK, so let me get this straight. I should run the piece straight across at both ends, bolting it thru the stem and keel,useing epoxy to adhere it, but do this gradually with 1' laminates instead of...
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    Glueing dutchman into stem

    562715627256273As seen in the pictures, my stem, or forefoot is in need of repair. My only question is do I use epoxy, resorcinol glue, or titebond III. I will also be securing it with silicon bronze...
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    Re: How to finish my wooden boat

    Hey thanks for all the advice, I will keep you posted, and you can see more pictures on my previous threads (Snekker find) and two more that i forgot the titles. But one thing i want to know is if...
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    Re: How to finish my wooden boat

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    How to finish my wooden boat

    Would like advise on finishing my boat. My thoughts are to varnish above the water line and to just put a good bottom paint on below. Could I be putting on anything else before that, like linseed...
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    Re: Peerie Maa, 40 years on.

    Hi Nick, it appears that I have the same kind of split in my boat that you have advised to place in a spline just like you are doing. On question, what kind of glue? Epoxy or type III yellow or gflex...
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    Re: Advice on Lappstrake repair

    Thanks guys, I will let you know how I made out. I will probably try to swell it before I launch her, which might not be for awhile, and look into G/Flex,or maybe just Dolfinite bedding compound, and...
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    Re: Advice on Lappstrake repair

    OK, here are some updated photos, They show the new inwales, sheer planks, rub rails (outwales), breasthooks, one new plank spliced in, 4th down on the starboard side. Now for the starboard side...
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    Re: Advice on Lappstrake repair

    Thanks Nick, Yes this is the boat. I have replaced the inwales, both the sheer strakes and the rub rails and breast hooks. Also the third plank down. Will have to send you updated pics, but won't be...
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    Re: Advice on Lappstrake repair

    My boat is a 18' lapstrake double ender built in Norway made of Larch wood. It hasn't seen water in over 20 years. Don't know if I should soak the boat to try to see if it will swell up, but then I...
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    Advice on Lappstrake repair

    Hi guys, I have a long crack in a strake just above the garboard and don't want to take the whole boat apart to replace it. Was thinking of routing out a 1 3/4 x 6' by 1/4 inch depth of the same wood...
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    Re: Tough getting good wood

    So two thumbs up to Thad and Skegemor for mentioning Schairer Bros Sawmill. Called them today and they said they have it and will call me when it's ready. Would be a nice trip for my wife and I now...
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    Re: Tough getting good wood

    Jay, didn't forget about you. That place looks great, but will try this first rather than to ship a couple boards across the continent. Thanks
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    Re: Tough getting good wood

    Thanks Gib for the advice. I have used Sikaflex 291, and I like it, but your not getting that apart anymore. So I have one piece of larch already cut out that I will use for the upper strake and use...
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    Re: Tough getting good wood

    OK, here are some pics32759327603276132762
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    Re: Tough getting good wood

    Hey Steve, I've checked there and all they have is kiln dried wood of nominal dimensions that everybody else now seems to sell.
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    Re: Tough getting good wood

    Thanks for the reply Nick. Will look into cutting a scarf joint like that. I still have both ends of that plank riveted on the boat. Every plank, seven on each side, have a butt joint to connect...
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    Tough getting good wood

    Hello guys, I am repairing an 18' old lapstrake double ender. The boat is made of larch planking. I had acquired some larch awhile ago, but now that I look at it have found that it has a lot of knots...
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    Re: Fastening sheer plank to inwhale

    OK guys, thanks for all the info. and opinions. It is very helpful. Have decided to look for other woods. White oak or ash maybe. Any suggestions on other types and where to get it. I live in Staten...
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    Re: Fastening sheer plank to inwhale

    The outwale is 1' x 1 1/2". You can't see this because the bottom is camphered so as not to look so robust. I won't be able to get it to bend down towards the stem any more and that is why it...
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    Re: Fastening sheer plank to inwhale

    23660Here's another one. As you can see I did manage to bend this wood around, but ther is still a lot of pressure outward. Also the sheer towards both ends swoop upwards a few feet from the ends and...
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    Re: Fastening sheer plank to inwhale

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    Re: Fastening sheer plank to inwhale

    236542365423654Ok I'm getting there
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    Re: Fastening sheer plank to inwhale

    Thanks Nick
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    Re: Fastening sheer plank to inwhale

    Ok I have steamed the Ipe "outwales", and they don't take to steaming that well. My question now is when is it too much pressure put on clamping these to the shear plank. As you can see in my...
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    Re: Fastening sheer plank to inwhale

    Hey guys thanks for all the info. The tapping die sounds like a good trick to smooth the rivets. Found this boat a few years ago, but now that I'm retired I can finally get around to fixing it. You...
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    Fastening sheer plank to inwhale

    I'm restoring an 18' lapstrake double ender and would like your opinion on whether to use silicon bronze ring shank nails or square cut nails from Faering Design to attach the sheer plank to the...
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    Re: Snekker find

    Hello again, here are some more pics, I know everyone likes. I will be sourcing out the wood soon, and so far the northern white cedar seems most available. Will inquire about the western larch or...
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    Re: Snekker find

    Thanks Haabet, I live in NYC (Staten Island), and will probably have to go north of here to find good wood. I will bring a strake with me when I go so the lumberyard can match it up. Thanks again.
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    Re: Snekker find

    Hi Guys, thanks for the info. I really think this boat is worth to rebuild, so I will go about replacing the planks to start. Now to find the right wood. If anybody knows what kind of wood this is I...
  43. Thread: Snekker find

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    Snekker find

    Hello Forum, found this 1969 Snekker 18'boat for $200, how could I resist. Have been viewing this forum since its inception, but first time posting. At first I bought this as a carpentry project, but...
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