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by Typhoon
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Simple 8' oar design
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Simple 8' oar design

I built some oars not too long ago, it's quite an intuitive process once you get started. I made my blades out of curved plywood, but my oars were built purely for rowing distances and exercise, so the extra eficiency was worth the effort for me. The other advantages of a plywood blade are ease of r...
by Typhoon
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: SG15, Canberra march 2020. SPLASHED!
Replies: 5
Views: 581

SG15, Canberra march 2020. SPLASHED!

Finally got around to launching the Scilly gig. Everything went perfectly, rooftop carrying rig excellent, wheels easy to use. Very, very happy with how she rows- I haven't rowed in around 15 years, and she just wants to move. You can see why I went with something a little larger than a recreational...
by Typhoon
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 82
Views: 38529

Re: SG15 build

I'm still here, just haven't posted in a long while. We've had some small issues with fires around my area, has made outside work and the idea of being outside exercising quite unpleasant due to smoke. I'll atach a photo or two of the smoke I took in the back yard, this was typical for about two wee...
by Typhoon
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 82
Views: 38529

Re: SG15 build

The silly season has slowed me down, but the boat is ready to go. Oars need some leather and I need to finish off my boat loading frame for the car, but it's all just about there. Also sorted out my carport storage, super easy to lift. Still not 100% sure the boat will clear the roller door on the r...
by Typhoon
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 82
Views: 38529

Re: SG15 build

I would put some stainless fender washers under those nuts on the inside. I considered going with larger washers, but I have 9mm plywood and the intersection of two layers of biax each side in that location. The bolts were also bonded in with epoxy as I installed them, to seal the wood and bond the...
by Typhoon
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 82
Views: 38529

Re: SG15 build

This weekend I sorted out how to mount wheels to the transom. I really didn't want them permanently mounted and I didn't want to make a wheeled cradle, as they can be cumbersome. So, I needed to put a couple of eyes in the transom to lift the boat up into the carport for storage ( I'm hoping to lift...
by Typhoon
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 82
Views: 38529

Re: SG15 build

Been working away at the oars this week, wanted to get a coat of resin on them, so I could clear coat the oars and gunwales at the same time. This weekend I'll also work on a mount for some dolly wheels on the transom, hope to get clear coats started this weekend. IMG_4398.JPG IMG_4399.JPG IMG_4400....
by Typhoon
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 82
Views: 38529

Re: SG15 build

Put down some left over non skid material on the boat today, used the rest of it on some dog ramps. I think it looks great! It's an EVA foam material with a self adhesive backing. The self adhesive has held up well indoors with dogs on it, we'll see how it goes in the boat. Also took a photo of the ...
by Typhoon
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 82
Views: 38529

Re: SG15 build

Did you go with the non standard seating arrangement just to add the flotation compartments, or were there other reasons? Yes, I added the front and rear buoyancy tanks for floatation and to really stiffen the hull with little weight penalty. Sorry if I missed the mention, but it sure looks like yo...
by Typhoon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 82
Views: 38529

Re: SG15 build

Finally got the interior painted and some fittings installed. They may only be inspection ports, but they signify that I'm close to the end. The oars are also coming along nicely. It is a LOT of work making oars and I made it worse for myself by not buying lumber that was close to final dimensions, ...