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by Wayne
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: luan / virola
Replies: 11
Views: 5207

Re: luan / virola

A friend near me in the Birmingham, AL area used some of that water RESISTANT stuff. It delaminated in a year or so after storing the canoe upside down under a tarp on some sort of platform in his back yard. To me the effort/labor is too much to chance it even on simple boats.
by Wayne
Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Epoxy boats VS Icy conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

I can't really answer your question but the use of biax fiberglass would help. I don't know what the DS15 calls for. Additionally, you can pretty much forget having paint last where it sslams and crapes against the ice. Perhaps you could use graphite in the epoxy at and below the waterline to give i...
by Wayne
Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Sanding additives to raw epoxy.
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

As Paul said, microballoons will make an easier to sand epoxy mix. Phenolic micro balloons are sold in the Boat Building Supplies store here for about 25 dollars per pound. Since they are very light, a pound will go a long way. Makes a purplish-red paste so it is not suitable for unpainted areas.
by Wayne
Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Embedding a bolt in wood
Replies: 12
Views: 3194

Removable? Well, I guess anything is removable but it sounds to me like you are making it pretty permanent. No matter. Silicone Bronze screws are the best marine screws from what I have heard. I know that SS screws are supposed to "breathe" or they will pitt but I can't really imagine that being muc...
by Wayne
Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Wood Flour - C 12
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

If you are painting then it doesn't matter which one. If you are leaving some parts "bright" or varnished, then try to mix the two together to match the color of the wood. Epoxy will darken either one or the mix so allow for that.
by Wayne
Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: How do you know you did it right - 1st time gluer
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Biggest confusion factor to me (and some others) is that the epoxy glue is not just resin and hardener but also some wood flour to thicken it. I used no filler on my FL14 about 4 years ago and have had no problems, however. Like Jacques says, there are other things that hold everything together. You...
by Wayne
Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Things are changing...?
Replies: 43
Views: 5827

I don't see much of a change at all since I bought my FL14 plans several years ago. This is the tech support site for and so what if Jacques occasionally deletes the more blatant mentions of other vendors? It is still a great site and probably the best customer support in the bu...
by Wayne
Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Stain under epoxy
Replies: 9
Views: 1750

I used a water-based stain from WoodCrafters under epoxy and varnish. No problems at all after about 3 years. Well, one problem. Fir has a really ugly grain pattern.
by Wayne
Sun May 01, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: The messups in the mix.
Replies: 3
Views: 730

If it is cured then don't remove it. The acetone removal plan sounds good to me for the uncured spots. Just wear some appropriate gloves and other protection Acetone will eat latex. However, I think you could probably just scrape it off. The residue wont be enough to bother a 2 to 1 epoxy like Marin...
by Wayne
Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Wood Flour
Replies: 20
Views: 2963

The fillets will look much darker than the same wood is. So to get same color to fillets you should use lighter colored wood dust. The wood dust should be quite "clean" - I wouldn't use dust that has been wiped from the garage floor, there might be little oil or something... Would it be much darker...