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by ks8
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: How long before paint
Replies: 17
Views: 565

Re: How long before paint

Any manufacturer's formulations and usage instructions are subject to change with or without notice. I've been told quite differing details from tech support on the phone compared to what a label of sheet may say. Temperature and humidity and other factors may come into play. To summarize, going by ...
by ks8
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Long straight edge for fairing
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Long straight edge for fairing

Is this the first time you have done this? :) Is your transom, when finished, supposed to be perfectly flat, or, slightly curved, or strongly curved? Is the transom the only thing you will be needing to fair in order to finish your project? A good medium to long fairing board is 'the' tool for actua...
by ks8
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Fred In Wisc CC14 Cheap Canoe at 80% Scale
Replies: 92
Views: 6195

Re: Fred In Wisc CC14 Cheap Canoe at 80% Scale

I second that. Nice! 8)
by ks8
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Little Hickman Sea Sled
Replies: 177
Views: 34284

Re: Little Hickman Sea Sled

If you have any in a bateau gallery now, or in photobucket that are now showing up, would you post an updated link here to make it a bit easier for new comers to this thread to take a look? :)
by ks8
Sat May 26, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Little Hickman Sea Sled
Replies: 177
Views: 34284

Re: Little Hickman Sea Sled

Nice on the wee one sheet kayak. Looking forward to those pictures too, with happy paddler! :D I started boat building after watching some PBS boat building special where the builder made a simple little one sheet dinghy for his grand-daughter, in a day, no paint at all. She got in and away she went...
by ks8
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1004
Views: 50944

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Happy balancing :)
by ks8
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1004
Views: 50944

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

I used the typical available hardware used for mounting bunks, purchased at the local marine store -- the galvanized steel uprights and the 90 degree mounting angles and galvanized bolts, washers and nuts. I did not make anything metal myself. The only thing I 'made' were the custom shaped bunks the...
by ks8
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1004
Views: 50944

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

I did something like that fitting my boat and custom made bunks to the trailer, but it would be too long to detail here. I was fortunate. The final solution and fitting was barely enough to get the boat to launch at most ramps, but enough. whew! Some shallow descent ramps require a push off to launc...
by ks8
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1004
Views: 50944

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Nice progress Karl. :) My CV16 centerboard also rests on a pad when on the trailer so that there is not much weight on the pivot bolt when trailering, including during several 750 mile road trips. No problem with the bolt or the mount holes in the centerboard case (trunk). That same CB pad on the tr...
by ks8
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 1004
Views: 50944

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Yes, do tell us about it Karl.. :)

And I hope your back improves soon.