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by Typhoon
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 81
Views: 34640

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: 81
Views: 34640

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: 81
Views: 34640

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: 81
Views: 34640

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: 81
Views: 34640

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: 81
Views: 34640

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: 81
Views: 34640

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, ...
by Typhoon
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 81
Views: 34640

Re: SG15 build

Put the boat on it's side today to paint the interior and had to take this photo.
Thank you Jacques for designing such a beautiful hull, there is no bad angle to view it from.
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by Typhoon
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 81
Views: 34640

Re: SG15 build

Thanks! I was REALLY undecided on colours and am glad I chose this one. I actually made the final blue colour choice last minute, staring at the cans on the shelf. The paint system is a bitza- the primer was left over Baslac 2k polyurethane primer, the white was Glasurit 22 line single stage polyiur...
by Typhoon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 81
Views: 34640

Re: SG15 build

This weekend was the weekend. You can chase perfect preparation on small boats forever, but at some stage you just have to give up and paint, accepting the fact they will end up getting knocked around and the paint will look bad anyway! I decided on very traditional colours for the hull, a very crea...