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by narfi
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun
Replies: 1420
Views: 40214

Re: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun

Jaysen wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:39 pm

Who needs a shovel on a 12’ sail dinghy?
You will need the shovel, and some rum when you beach on that island with an X marked on it............
by narfi
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 9203

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Only one question, where was Landon?? Jeff We got a new roof so our TV dishes were off and took a couple weeks till we got them re aimed. He was watching his favorite show Gravity Falls.... Funny how when he has easy access he would rather be outside, but take it away a few weeks he would rather wa...
by narfi
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 9203

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Finaly a warm enough day I could tape the inside seems. I had what I thought was a genius idea. I cut stirsticks 2, 3, and 4 inches long to use as a pen guide for marking the lines for where I wanted the tape. Got done and took a picture to post and realized the measuring straight edge I used for re...
by narfi
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Avoid obstacles to progress
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: Avoid obstacles to progress

I was happy that he didn't add people stop work and check the forum for updates! Whew! :roll: From the condition of the scanned plans, my assumption is that was not a concern at the time it was written........ It could very easily fall under " engaging in all sorts of flights of fantasy" in his thi...
by narfi
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Avoid obstacles to progress
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Avoid obstacles to progress

Some of you know I have a strong interest in Aviation and boats aren't the only thing I dream of building. I downloaded a set of free plans last night to look through. ($7000 of materials to make an entire plane minus engine, cheaper if you scrounge your wood instead of buying the kit) https://www.t...
by narfi
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: First time fiberglassing
Replies: 20
Views: 522

Re: First time fiberglassing

As air heats up it expands. As it cools down it contracts. There is air in wood. So if you apply epoxy to the surface of wood, and the wood gets warmer, there will be bubbles trying to escape through the epoxy. If wood cools down after applying the epoxy the air inside will contract and suck the epo...
by narfi
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 265
Views: 7840

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

So here we go back to the stringer issues. I looked over many build threads and I can see a lot of people have had the same issue and just rolled with it. Some have had issues with the floor sloping forward and collecting water at rest. I have pondered on this as well. But decided for me it won't b...
by narfi
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 376
Views: 9203

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Sanded all the fillets down.
Was only 55f so decided to wait till a warmer day to lay the tapes. Was summer just a couple days ago and 90+ in the tent....

Oh well, back to reading about boats and planes :)
by narfi
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: Cheap Canoe for Kids

All black too hot, and I want it a bright color so I can see where he's at. But I agree that would look awesome. He will get a graphite bottom. Probably a bright finish interior, just to show off that it's a wood boat. And bright trim, it turned out really pretty. I've seen you over on the homebuil...
by narfi
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: Cheap Canoe for Kids

He's requesting it being painted in a Batman motif. So probably bright yellow with some black logos. All Black. 1/4" yellow stripe between sides and graphite bottom. Yellow Rubrails Yellow Seat and crossbars. Yellow Batman logo abovte each floatation compartment. https://imgc.allpostersimages.com/i...