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by TomW
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: S3 or Sterling on Table Top?
Replies: 25
Views: 2412

Re: S3 or Sterling on Table Top?

Martin if you do get a guarantee that it will be replaced if it peels like Gary's did. It's the formulation of the Poly that is bad not the application. System3 said they are reformulating it, until they do I wouldn't use it.

Tom
by TomW
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas
Replies: 207
Views: 24811

Re: texasrds OD18 build mid-coast Texas

Those are great should give you a lot of service. Really nicely done!
by TomW
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 by Hooter
Replies: 277
Views: 25899

Re: FS18 by Hooter

PD glad you got a good prop glad it doesn't cavitate I think you mean ventilate, two different qualities. PowerTech's are excellent. Often recommend them. You get a 3 blade or 4 blade. Always interested in what someone props there boat with. You can never learn to much. Let me know what you propped ...
by TomW
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Cheap Canoe 1st Build
Replies: 24
Views: 3551

Re: Cheap Canoe 1st Build

KS it was one of the Raleigh guys there that took his canoe and kayak in to work and then went paddling after work that had used the graphite coating that got me to feel it was not a bad deal. Now I am not sure if he had fiberglassed his bottoms or not. But he praised the graphite coating. 5-6 years...
by TomW
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 by Hooter
Replies: 277
Views: 25899

Re: FS18 by Hooter

:lol: :lol: When you going to launch that thing you asked about the motor a month ago! :lol: :lol:

She sure is a pretty boat!!!!! 8)
by TomW
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Cheap Canoe 1st Build
Replies: 24
Views: 3551

Re: Cheap Canoe 1st Build

Newman just go up to the Resins, Fiberglass & Paint section and do a search for Graphite. But really it is very easy. mix 30% sifted graphite into epoxy and then put on three coats of it instead of paint on the bottom of the boat. For painting, epoxy use, 80-120 grit, primer, 220-400* grit, topcoat....
by TomW
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Hopefully not another can of worms
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Hopefully not another can of worms

Dang Ross they have you for Highway Robbery over there! :lol: :lol:
by TomW
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Nice Canoe questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2317

Re: Nice Canoe questions

I hope this project continues on and we can continue to help you on it. The idea of taking the finished canoes and your scouts on a trip to the Boundary waters really sounds like a great adventure. Contact Jacque or Shine and they can help you on licences and even prices on plywood. For 8 boats it m...
by TomW
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Cheap Canoe 1st Build
Replies: 24
Views: 3551

Re: Cheap Canoe 1st Build

I live in white water heaven here in the Smokey Mountains 4oz cloth won't add much weight to your canoe(8oz maybe) and then use Graphite/epoxy instead of paint on the bottom.

Good luck enjoy and have fun!!
by TomW
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Hopefully not another can of worms
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Hopefully not another can of worms

Mike this is what I'm going to use, just a simple bulkhead fitting from where the main line comes in to where the engine line comes out. http://www.iboats.com/Seasense-Bulkhead-Fitting/dm/cart_id.579198558--session_id.010904785--view_id.56642 Don't know if it will work for you but it is the simplest...