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by UncleRalph
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: varnish over epoxy?
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: varnish over epoxy?

Just make sure the epoxy is fully cured. How long that takes is a function of the type of epoxy, temperature, number of coats, etc. I once applied varnish over epoxy that I thought was cured, but wasn't. The varnish never hardened. It was a mess, but fortunately it was a fairly small piece.

Ralph
by UncleRalph
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: mini-cruiser plumbing questions
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: mini-cruiser plumbing questions

I like keeping things simple. For your question #3, I would use a bucket.

Ralph
by UncleRalph
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: CAUTION TENNESSEE BUILDERS!!
Replies: 50
Views: 3068

Re: CAUTION TENNESSEE BUILDERS!!

A similar situation exists in Maryland. When I registered my boat I had to pay a 6% tax on the value of all the materials in the boat, even though I had receipts to show I paid the 6% Maryland sales tax on the purchase of the materials. I argued that I had already paid the "Sales Tax" when I bought ...
by UncleRalph
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: New design
Replies: 116
Views: 11152

Re: New design

SP wrote:I like it, but can you make it 2 feet longer? :D
No, no - 2 feet shorter?
by UncleRalph
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Looking for the right boat
Replies: 45
Views: 3615

Re: Looking for the right boat

I bet we are now going to see a video of waves somewhere else in the world.
by UncleRalph
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Lowering LB26 Floor
Replies: 23
Views: 2255

Re: Lowering LB26 Floor

Very nice looking sketch. I like it!

Ralph
by UncleRalph
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Nina LB22 Plan changes
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: Nina LB22 Plan changes

One thing I was wondering about is the differences in speed per hours power predictions between Ninigret on the Atkin web site - 25hp = 18mph and Nina 30hp =18mph. My guess is the difference comes from Atkin making an optimistic prediction and Jacques being conservative. I have read elsewhere that ...
by UncleRalph
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Convert S&G plans to Ply on Frame?
Replies: 39
Views: 2692

Re: Convert S&G plans to Ply on Frame?

The OP didn't ask SHOULD he convert one of these designs to ply on frame. He asked: So, my question is, is it possible for a designer to convert plans that were originally engineered for Stitch and Glue into plans for Ply on Frame? To which I would answer - sure, it is possible, but I can pretty muc...
by UncleRalph
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: To CNC or Not to CNC...that is the question
Replies: 22
Views: 1629

Re: To CNC or Not to CNC...that is the question

It took me about 1 to 1-1/2 hours per sheet of plywood to measure, mark and cutout the pieces. The time per sheet varied depending on the number and complexity of the parts on the sheet. I spent almost 2,000 hours building my HM19, so the 40 or so hours I spent cutting the pieces was trivial.

Ralph
by UncleRalph
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Forum Software & Site Bug Reports
Topic: Set the clock on this box
Replies: 148
Views: 10056

Re: Set the clock on this box

Obviously this site is important to Jacques & company, but to us users it is a BOAT BUILDING forum, for Pete's sake. It is not a matter of life and death. Instead of sitting there with a stop watch to determine how long it takes for a post to post, go out and build a boat.

Ralph