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by david martin
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Motor mount material selection
Replies: 10
Views: 1433

Re: Motor mount material selection

David, Where are you located. I have a couple of clear cypress logs right now and a Woodmizer sawmill to make what ever size you need. I did not understand the size you stated. What thickness? Regards Tom in Steinhatchee :) Thank you very much for the offer. I could only find douglas fir, and figur...
by david martin
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Motor mount material selection
Replies: 10
Views: 1433

Re: Motor mount material selection

Thanks! , exactly the info I was looking for. I've been to home depot and lowes but unfourtunately couldn't find anyone with marine experience. I will try to get ahold of some cypress.
by david martin
Tue May 31, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Motor mount material selection
Replies: 10
Views: 1433

Re: Motor mount material selection

I'm sure someone has experience with suitable wood for motor mount applications?
by david martin
Thu May 26, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Motor mount material selection
Replies: 10
Views: 1433

Motor mount material selection

Is there a type of wood I should use for motor mounts? I built all my stringers from laminated marine plywood, but don't want to laminate 10 pieces to get the desired height. I would really prefer not to laminate at all unless the best material is only avaiable in smaller sizes. I need something 6" ...
by david martin
Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: How to prepare fiberglass cloth prior to wetting
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: How to prepare fiberglass cloth prior to wetting

Ok guys, I have all the tape and cloth cut and numbered. Before I start adding resin I wanted to know if there is a better way to lay cloth in the corners. The small cloth tab in the third pic will be underneath the two big pieces. Thanks http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5188/boatpics001.jpg http://...
by david martin
Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: How to prepare fiberglass cloth prior to wetting
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: How to prepare fiberglass cloth prior to wetting

One of the biggest things I found if I planned to do a lot of glassing in one session, is to be organised & have everything laid out ready, including stuff to wipe up spills & hands. Cut all your tape & cloth beforehand, roll it up & label it(including which end goes where :oops: ask me how I worke...
by david martin
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: How to prepare fiberglass cloth prior to wetting
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: How to prepare fiberglass cloth prior to wetting

Cracker Larry - The more I hear from you guys the more I realize how much time laying the glass is going to take. Thanks for the heads up with the wood flour. John - Thank you for all the detailed info, it gave me a much better perspective of what I'm up against. Working each box is what I planned t...
by david martin
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: How to prepare fiberglass cloth prior to wetting
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

Re: How to prepare fiberglass cloth prior to wetting

I thought I had ordered slow hardener, but my receipt says medium hardener. I will defininetly mix small batches at a time. The fabric with mat I was planning to use on the sole as well as the stringers and ribs. Two layers of tape at each seam/joint and one layer fabric mat over the top of the stri...
by david martin
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: How to prepare fiberglass cloth prior to wetting
Replies: 14
Views: 2257

How to prepare fiberglass cloth prior to wetting

Could anyone give me some advice on how to prepare the fiberglass prior to wetting out. I've attached two pics of what I'm trying to cover. I purchased 50 yds of 12oz. 6" wide biaxial tape and 10yds of 17oz .biaxial cloth with 8oz. mat. I remember reading in another thread, 2 layers of tape on each ...