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by ks8
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 103
Views: 2088

Re: D5 Build

I've got to build the next one with nice wood like that. :) Part of me is glad my CV16 proved one can still use exterior grade, but in the end it cost more, far more, in picking through wood, filling voids, weight, labor and fixin' than spending the extra for proper wood from the start. I'm fairly w...
by ks8
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 103
Views: 2088

Re: D5 Build

Thanks. It was one of those, "What wood do I have left for the tiller?" things. It worked out well I think.

Back from the hijack :oops: :

Will this D5 have the sail option?
by ks8
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 103
Views: 2088

Re: D5 Build

:lol:

Enjoy the Super moon blue moon blood moon eclipse wednesday morning (tomorrow). Local news probably has your exact times for SC.
by ks8
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 103
Views: 2088

Re: D5 Build

I wiped down the bond surface of the ipe and mahogany with acetone. I think I followed up five minutes later with an isopropyl 91% wipe down and gave that at least 30 minutes to dry. Nothing has popped off anywhere, but other than my tiller, its all only trim anyway, and the tiller is fine too. Its ...
by ks8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Mud/ sand
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Mud/ sand

Tony meant something a bit different by *its a boat* when he was finishing his.... :wink: :lol: 8)
by ks8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 103
Views: 2088

Re: D5 Build

I know oak steams and shapes well, within reason. Still, it can break during the process if there is grain runout. I don't know about mahogany or ipe. If it works, certainly let us know how agreeably it works, details, etc. I tend to avoid clamping wet (including steam soaked) wood directly to the p...
by ks8
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 103
Views: 2088

Re: D5 Build

Thanks. Dings and scrapes happen. Very thin hardwood laminates usually do not need a steam box, and the main structural rubrail can be the designed plywood builtup laminates. The hardwood trim then does do its job. Ahhhh.... I'm repetitive again, and saying the same thing.... :lol: :) Ask around the...
by ks8
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Caravelle 16 build time and duel use
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: Caravelle 16 build time and duel use

The aluminum mast shown in the plans can be stepped in and out by one brute of a person. I did it a few times, but now insist on a helper, unless you devise a tabernacle system for raising and lowering it much more easily alone. Without the tabernacle, I would pull it up out of the step, then try to...
by ks8
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy over Paint?
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Epoxy over Paint?

Did you resolve the reason for the fiberglass also *cracking off*? That sounds important.
by ks8
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 103
Views: 2088

Re: D5 Build

I ripped a single piece of decking into strips about 1/8 inch thick, maybe 5/32. They did not need a steambox at all. They were intended only as bumper trim strips, and as seen in the pictures, did that perfectly. They almost seemed flimsy putting them on, but they are not structural, only tough tri...