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by Evan_Gatehouse
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: GV 11 drain plug
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: GV 11 drain plug

This kind. No need for a backing plate. Use through bolted small machine screws. Drill oversized holes, fill with thickened epoxy, then re-drill when cured. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/ronstan--transom-drain-with-plug--P000283756?recordNum=5 https://newcontent.westmarine.com/content/images/catalo...
by Evan_Gatehouse
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Stop and Start Project
Replies: 237
Views: 69898

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

It's hard for beginners to control distortion in aluminum boat building.

Here the bears actually chase you in the river. Skip to 0:25 seconds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVuuxqZZCRg
by Evan_Gatehouse
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Shoebox hatch
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: Shoebox hatch

1. Use a hollow gasket. Surgical tubing works well 1/4" OD. Make a shallow groove and glue it in with contact cement 2. Yes, you need a gap to allow it to open. I sailed about 1/4 way around the world with hatches that were held in place with... gravity. Eventually I used a HORIZONTAL hole with a nu...
by Evan_Gatehouse
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Foldover, shrinkable table
Replies: 33
Views: 982

Re: Foldover, shrinkable table

The only question is how would I be able to lock it down? barrel bolts on the underside? For the small cockpit table - get your solid piece of teak and then route out the underside except at the edges, keeping the top say 1/4-3/8" thick. Saves you weight, but looks good. Maybe if you are supporting...
by Evan_Gatehouse
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Build Started
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: GV10 Build Started

Please don't post any more pictures of the plans. We'd rather sell them, thanks!
by Evan_Gatehouse
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Alternative to biaxial glass tape? HMD 19
Replies: 10
Views: 3828

Re: Alternative to biaxial glass tape? HMD 19

I know the difficulties of sourcing some items in Turkey. High import duties too. Some of my companie's biggest clients are in Turkey (Sanmar and Uzmar shipyards) For a substitute 200 gm / 6 oz biaxial tape -> use 300~325 gm / 9-10 oz woven cloth tape. The tape can be cut from wider cloth if tape is...
by Evan_Gatehouse
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Basalt fiber cloth
Replies: 10
Views: 2948

Re: Basalt fiber cloth

It is certainly NOT 10x stronger than glass. I've looked into it but no huge competitive advantage considering much higher cost
by Evan_Gatehouse
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: HMD 19 frames are framed? First time build
Replies: 21
Views: 8053

Re: HMD 19 frames are framed? First time build

Ah good point. No, it doesn't matter.
by Evan_Gatehouse
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: HMD 19 frames are framed? First time build
Replies: 21
Views: 8053

Re: HMD 19 frames are framed? First time build

OK - to be clear from the designer: - I suggest the boat to be build upside down on a strongback, wrapping the hull panels around the frames. Jacques is correct to state that you shouldn't let the frames dictate the hull shape too much. So the temporary screws don't have to be done up tight, just en...