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    Default Re: Glen L15 - refueled

    Rich Jones and I both used side steering on our recent builds. Here is a pic of mine.
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    Default Re: Glen L15 - refueled

    Oldad, could you tell me more about your boat / motor please........inboard??...

    thanks

    Wojo
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dogsnight View Post
    Oldad, could you tell me more about your boat / motor please........inboard??...

    thanks

    Wojo
    I used an 80lb.thrust Minnkota trolling motor, seriously modified (Rich did something similar).
    The hull is an 1910 power dory, originally gas one lunger, long gone.
    There is a thread, 1910 power dory, I think if you want to see more about the boat.

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    Default Re: Glen L15 - refueled

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldad View Post
    Rich Jones and I both used side steering on our recent builds. Here is a pic of mine.
    P1010005.jpg
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    Default Re: Glen L15 - refueled

    Apologies to all for the thread drift, let's get back to to the GlenL 15...

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    thank you for the drift Oldad. Taking me a lot of research and co$tly mi$takes to get the right components for my project - so pictures and opinions are very welcomed!
    ........got the Johnson control box off ebay, advertised as a right part for my motor - it is and it isn't - it turned out to be for 1979 Johnson not 1977 - I can still use it but needed to get cables for 1979 model, and so on......
    Anyway, off to work I go.....

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    Just found out that this varnish takes weeks to dry.......maybe if it's applied with a sprayer ( thin layer) dries faster......
    "Little Bear" 1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
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    That does not sound right at all. Should dry in a day or less. How did you prep for the varnish?

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    Polyureathane pulls moisture from wood and/or air to cure. If the wood is sealed (epoxy in your case) then it all has to come from the air. If the RH is low (I live in Albuquerque, so almost always <20% outdoors, and can be <5% indoors in winter) then it can be a long wait. Once it gets fairly firm (day or 2) you can mist on some water from a trigger sprayer to help things along.


    There is also a chance that something is leaching out of the epoxy and slowing the cure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevbo View Post
    Polyureathane pulls moisture from wood and/or air to cure. If the wood is sealed (epoxy in your case) then it all has to come from the air. If the RH is low (I live in Albuquerque, so almost always <20% outdoors, and can be <5% indoors in winter) then it can be a long wait. Once it gets fairly firm (day or 2) you can mist on some water from a trigger sprayer to help things along.


    There is also a chance that something is leaching out of the epoxy and slowing the cure.
    Polyurethane dries just fine, I can put another coat within few hours..................the SPAR urethane is the one that does not want to dry - explanation by Kevbo sounds right to me.
    In the picture the two containers on the left are working great, the spar urethane sucks, the right top has not been tried yet....it's for "internal" applications though
    As far as surface preparation - unpainted ply soaked the spar , the epoxied surface is the one that spar was /is wet/tacky for weeks.

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    "Little Bear" 1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    " Fela " 1985 Glen L15 - 1977 Johnson 15 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

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    If you're varnishing over epoxy you need to use something with uv inhibitors. I could be wrong, but I don't believe those other polyurethanes have any uv protection. Epoxy will deteriorate from the uv in sunlight without some form of uv protection. Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwr9 View Post
    If you're varnishing over epoxy you need to use something with uv inhibitors. I could be wrong, but I don't believe those other polyurethanes have any uv protection. Epoxy will deteriorate from the uv in sunlight without some form of uv protection. Doug
    Agreed, and spar urethane is for an exterior applications. I just varnished a piece of plywood and oak and both soaked the varnish in and next day the surfaces were dried. Is the second coat that is not wanting to dry. I think I need to use a good brush and stop using foam brushes for that.

    Have another totally different question: want to place the boat name on the transom and because it will carry the outboard I need to place it on one or the other side of the transom. Question: is there a rule what side of transom the name need to be placed on ???

    Painted a stripe to cover stuff up .....

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    "Little Bear" 1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    " Fela " 1985 Glen L15 - 1977 Johnson 15 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

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    Default Re: Glen L15 - refueled

    working on seats today, just HD plywood.....prototype for this summer. Looking for dense foam by SO-PAC...blue.

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    "Little Bear" 1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    " Fela " 1985 Glen L15 - 1977 Johnson 15 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

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    Default Re: Glen L15 - refueled

    Seats done. Had some thin foam that will have to do. 'Rope /pulley steering system next.

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    "Little Bear" 1955 Fontana 18' - 1958 Atomic 4
    1960 Skippy 12C FeatherCraft - 1947 Mercury KD4 Rocket
    " Fela " 1985 Glen L15 - 1977 Johnson 15 hp
    2016 kayak Mill Creek 13

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