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by terrulian
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Barrier coats
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Barrier coats

I'm guessing they just want to make sure you have complete control of moisture infiltration below the water line. A lot of us who have beachable boats use epoxy with graphite over all the bottom fairing, which would provide another layer of protection against moisture. However, by this time, you've...
by terrulian
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Barrier coats
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Barrier coats

OMG, never seen that! Excellent. My ex father-in-law (ex because I'm no longer married to his quite lovely daughter and also because he's dead) was the lead piper in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and held the post of "piper to the queen" at Edinburgh Castle, where he did whatever the bagpip...
by terrulian
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Barrier coats
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Barrier coats

https://www.westsystem.com/instruction- ... s/fairing/ Read # 7 Yep, I see it. The only reason I myself would use a couple of final layers of neat epoxy as last coats before a topcoat would be when leaving the wood clear with no filler at all. If you are going to use anything opaque as a filler, I ...
by terrulian
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Barrier coats
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Barrier coats

What Joe2700 and piperdown said.

But I'd like to know if "piperdown" references bagpipers leading a suicidal battle charge, or maybe a steamfitter after a boiler blows up?
by terrulian
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1379
Views: 39990

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Great stuff, keep it coming!
by terrulian
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: V10 - Adding the sailing bits
Replies: 22
Views: 1578

Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Moving along quite smartly in so little breeze and with makeshift sail and spars! How cool. What a satisfying moment that is!
by terrulian
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1379
Views: 39990

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

I didn't need a seatbelt in the head. Since the art of bodily elimination doesn't require hands, you can use them to brace yourself. But I did have a seatbelt at the nav station and stove, where your hands must be used for other operations that often involve boiling liquids and hot pans. OK, admitte...
by terrulian
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: V10 - Adding the sailing bits
Replies: 22
Views: 1578

Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Some builders have put seats along the sides, port and starboard, but many small dinghies get by with the method you describe. Looking forward to how it goes, so be sure to post with videos/pictures if possible.
by terrulian
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: V10 - Adding the sailing bits
Replies: 22
Views: 1578

Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Oarlocks. I put them on the outside of the rubrail because I suspect I may be sitting between the mid-seat and the aft seat often.
I presume you mean while sailing--so they don't gouge your back?
by terrulian
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1379
Views: 39990

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

The "sprayers" were sitters...
Amateurs.
Damn I miss being out at sea... :cry: :cry:
Well, your reminiscences aren't really the types of things that inspire nostalgic sentiments. :lol:

Remember, "It's better to be ashore wishing you were at sea than to be at sea wishing you were ashore."