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by wegcagle
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: wegcagle D4: Time with the kids
Replies: 23
Views: 1396

Re: wegcagle D4: Time with the kids

http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/20490/IMG_0321.JPG My oldest and I got an early start on knocking out the outside fiberglass work. The lamination schedule calls for taping only, no cloth, but I don't trust any wood in GA heat and humidity (esp exterior ply :oops: ). So we put a layer of ...
by wegcagle
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Mast and Sprit Wood Type
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: Mast and Sprit Wood Type

Thanks for your help guys. I am very tempted to go for a more expemsive approach, but my cheapness is winning. :lol: Router, sand, and paint the current poles it is. I did find a new Dacron optic sail for $89. I'll probably pull the trigger on it.

Cruising along as slow as usual

Will
by wegcagle
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Mast and Sprit Wood Type
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: Mast and Sprit Wood Type

but also have you thought of just using a 1.5" closet rod This is exactly why I asked this question....Of course I don't have enough stinking common sense to walk around Home Depot/Lowes and find a pre-made pole :lol: :lol: :lol: Looking now it seems like they have closet poles of all sizes and mat...
by wegcagle
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS
Replies: 19
Views: 3307

Re: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

Stunning 8) 8) I love the wood finish. Now nothing to do, but enjoy all the hardwork :D

Will
by wegcagle
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Building Cheap Canoes with Teenagers
Replies: 33
Views: 3810

Re: Building Cheap Canoes with Teenagers

Really cool Fred 8) 8) 8) That will be a trip that they'll remember forever.

Will
by wegcagle
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Widening an Existing Boat
Replies: 30
Views: 2485

Re: Widening an Existing Boat

Awesome!!!

Will
by wegcagle
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FL12 When and how to remove plastic zip stiches ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1715

Re: FL12 When and how to remove plastic zip stiches ?

For what it's worth I have zip tied AND duct taped both of my boats. I use the zip ties to pull the boat into shape, then I get inside the boat and put duct tape strips between the zip ties. That way when you flip the boat later to work on the inside you don't have tons of wasted, dripping epoxy fil...
by wegcagle
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Mast and Sprit Wood Type
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Mast and Sprit Wood Type

I am building the D4 for my kid to have as a good toy/learning boat. I have now been talked into building sailboat version (I've never done much sailing either, so learning for the whole family :D ). This is completely a budget/workboat build. Today I glued up some dimensional SYP for the mast and s...
by wegcagle
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: wegcagle D4: Time with the kids
Replies: 23
Views: 1396

Re: wegcagle D4: Time with the kids

He didn't do any Sheetrock work! Other than the floors he did the "finish work" in the only room in the house with a portable AC :lol: . The heat wasn't awful (I grew up in ridiculous heat and humidity) until I was 15' up on the scaffolding. That was pretty rough. One of the construction guys who wa...
by wegcagle
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GV11. And so it begins...
Replies: 174
Views: 13764

Re: GV11. And so it begins...

Looking great so far! A little trick that I've learned to extend pot life is that I keep my slow hardener in the fridge and store the resin inside as well when I'm not using them. If I'm going to be working outside for multiple hours (like fiberglassing day) I'll put both of them in a cooler with a ...