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by Netpackrat
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Respirator mask during the pandemic?
Replies: 17
Views: 254

Re: Respirator mask during the pandemic?

Good show Richard.
by Netpackrat
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Respirator mask during the pandemic?
Replies: 17
Views: 254

Re: Respirator mask during the pandemic?

Not disagreeing but forced air units are high maintenance. At work we have both the supplied air bottles and the 2 Jun-Air compressor units. Compressor units need some type of testing (although OSHA doesn't specify the frequency). Don't get me wrong, they're good but a PAPR is lower maintenance, al...
by Netpackrat
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15
Replies: 30
Views: 769

Re: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15

Fuzz , Piperdown , & Dan_smullen - Thanks for sharing your experience with air tools. I have a (120VAC) 6” RO sander now but it is good to know I have options. Given the cost of inline sanders, my fairing will be human-powered! I’ll look into the Dura Block - any suggestions on the length? I prefer...
by Netpackrat
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Respirator mask during the pandemic?
Replies: 17
Views: 254

Re: Respirator mask during the pandemic?

Yeah they bought a PAPR at work a couple years ago but I don't think it has been used much. For painting I greatly prefer the air supplied systems (aka forced air) where you set the unit in an area with clean fresh air, and it pumps air to the user. If you want to be absolutely sure, those are the w...
by Netpackrat
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Respirator mask during the pandemic?
Replies: 17
Views: 254

Re: Respirator mask during the pandemic?

Forced air system is totally superior to a filter respirator for 2 part paints anyway. It's a little expensive, but you can peddle later and recover part of your investment. It eliminates any concern about mask fit, filter effectiveness, etc.
by Netpackrat
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1426
Views: 110178

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

If two hulls are better than one, then certainly two heads should be also.
by Netpackrat
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cutting kleats
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Cutting kleats

I stared at that picture for a while and didn't really see any more elegant solution. Were it me, I would possibly rip the 2x4s into the regular 1" cleats, glue them on the stringers as normal, and then make up the height difference with strips cut from plywood scrap if you have enough. But I have a...
by Netpackrat
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Project TW28
Replies: 448
Views: 45794

Re: Project TW28

Another thing to be aware of is that "BSP" covers both straight (parallel) threads (BSPP), and tapered threads (BSPT, like what we normally think of as "pipe" threads). So it's important to know what you are looking for. There are a few BSPP threads on my MGA even though most of the fasteners holdin...
by Netpackrat
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Polytarp sail...
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Polytarp sail...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGXN6mgxJ8I Great stuff! I made a V10 but skipped the sailing rig so it is big fun to see how she looks. PVC spars and a tarp! Well done! You planning on investing in aluminum and dacron at some point? I'm going to do dacron and wood/epoxy spars. But I want to make a...