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by Netpackrat
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Winter is over
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Winter is over

Fuzz wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:09 pm
Maybe I spoke too soon. The forecast high for the next week is -1 :help:
Yeah thanks for cursing us. -4F here in Anchorage today. Could be worse. My brother is up on the north slope right now, where it is currently -42 with a wind chill of -60.
by Netpackrat
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Tipping not getting out lines.
Replies: 21
Views: 462

Re: Tipping not getting out lines.

There may be other considerations too for the painters. Even making the same amount of money per time spent, if they depend a lot on word of mouth advertising (as they probably do), generating 6 happy customers will do more to keep them busy in the future than spending the same time only generating ...
by Netpackrat
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Transom thickness for a trolling motor?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Transom thickness for a trolling motor?

On my D5, I added a doubler on the inside from the top of the aft seat on up, for 18mm thickness in case I ever want to mount a motor. The transom is already pretty stiff below that line due to the box formed by the seat, so the thickness is only where it is needed. Though to look at it you can't re...
by Netpackrat
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Stop and Start Project
Replies: 172
Views: 51088

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Welding in the bottom stiffeners it seemed easiest to sit under an upside-down boat and weld overhead. That was until drops of molten aluminium started raining on me. It is surprising how long it stays molten once it has burnt through overalls and is sitting on skin. Yeah position welding sucks... ...
by Netpackrat
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Using PIGMENTS to distinguish between hardeners and resins
Replies: 27
Views: 411

Re: Using PIGMENTS to distinguish between hardeners and resins

Be interesting to know if the pigment will make air bubbles easier or more difficult to detect.
by Netpackrat
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Interior walls
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: Interior walls

I like the light fairing with satin paint that Evan posted. Keeps it simple, plus easy to inspect and clean.
by Netpackrat
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Help deciding on model for first boat build
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Help deciding on model for first boat build

Portaging requires a hull narrow enough for the relevant trails, light enough to lift. The best boat for such a thing is a minimum length 16' canoe, square stern, wide hull. Honestly if a lot of portaging is in order, I would recommend putting a crowbar in the old wallet and getting a manufactured ...
by Netpackrat
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: SOB tool -- new type of hack
Replies: 18
Views: 270

Re: SOB tool -- new type of hack

It's like a scalpel for composites.
by Netpackrat
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: SOB tool -- new type of hack
Replies: 18
Views: 270

Re: SOB tool -- new type of hack

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Jaysen wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:51 pm
I hate cucumbers and tomatoes. But I eat things made with them all the time.
Well, at least we can find some common ground. :lol:
by Netpackrat
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: SOB tool -- new type of hack
Replies: 18
Views: 270

Re: SOB tool -- new type of hack

Is he some sort of flat earther or something? How can one build boats and not like them?

With all due regard, I reject this terminology. A dude who doesn't like and/or won't use a tool shouldn't get to name it. :doh: