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by Charlie
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: V12 sailboat questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: V12 sailboat questions

I don't know if this will help but here is an overall side vue. http://gallery.bateau2.com/displayimage.php?album=343&pid=6012#top_display_media This tiller was made from a curved piece of oak firewood so the curve and the external dimensions are a bit different. But the attachment to the rudder is ...
by Charlie
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Cheap Canoe / Nice canoe
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Cheap Canoe / Nice canoe

If your plywood is of good quality (equal thickness veneers and waterproof glue) you don't have to glass the whole hull. But you need to epoxy and glass all the seams in and out. I covered the parts of my bottom that weren't already glassed with 4 strips of glass tape to ward off all the gouges I wa...
by Charlie
Tue May 14, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Repairing a used fiberglass rowboat
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: Repairing a used fiberglass rowboat

Descriptions like "The wood in between the fiberglass" doesn't tell us much. It could be lumber (boards), it could be plywood, it could be lumber cut into strips. We don't know it the boat was built sheathed in fiberglass or was sheathed later to salvage a hull that was already starting to rot. Ever...
by Charlie
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D-5 LIST of Materials
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: D-5 LIST of Materials

The D5 doesn't use screws. It's glued together with epoxy resin. The use of epoxy resin varies from builder to builder because it's very easy to use more than is necessary. You can lose batches of epoxy from improper mixing or taking too long and having it harden in the cup. And If the builder has s...
by Charlie
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Modified CC (very modified)
Replies: 95
Views: 12709

Re: Modified CC (very modified)

AtTheBrink wrote:That sole is pretty high! Hope you don't have problems because of it. But you are right, you won't have to worry about it being self-bailing! :D
I already asked him about that. He assured me he has it all figured out.
by Charlie
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: R550
Replies: 9
Views: 2621

Re: R550

My son and I put our D4 together this weekend. We took pictures which we will post when we get them developed. He is very excited to get it out on the lake. My question is a simple sailing question in regards to the R550. What is the difference between a sloop and a cat boat?<BR> You, gotta get you...
by Charlie
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Garvey 13 finishing the hull exterior
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Garvey 13 finishing the hull exterior

If I understand you correctly you want to put epoxy over paint. Never. The epoxy encapsulation ALWAYS goes on the bare wood. It grips the wood better than any paint and is a very good primer.
by Charlie
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Copper wire for D5
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: Copper wire for D5

Chine log? Chine logs are only needed to give the builder something to drive screws into. Since we don't use screws we don't bother with chine logs. We use fiberglass tape and epoxy resin. It is much stronger because the glued surface provides a continuous watertight grip on the wood. If you use wir...
by Charlie
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: PK78 Rigging
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: PK78 Rigging

Here's a picture of my snotter and block. http://gallery.bateau2.com/displayimage.php?album=343&pid=6014#top_display_media It looks a little haphazard but it's been in use for about 8 years now. That's athumb cleat that holds it up. And the block, in this case, is hardware store pulley. Since there ...
by Charlie
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Cheap Canoe
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Re: Cheap Canoe

I put a finishing nail at the bottom point of each stem.
I put a long flexible batten against those nails.
At the center of the side panel I pushed the batten up 1½ inches and put another nail in to hold the batten in place.
Then I drew the curve.