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by terrulian
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom epoxy/graphite
Replies: 18
Views: 435

Re: Bottom epoxy/graphite

Jaysen's right...I was talking merely about touching up a scrape that went through the epoxy. If you hit something hard enough to put a hole in your boat, a patch is going to be the least of your problems, after an ambulance. These boats are made of iron. Don't know how the Captain did it without in...
by terrulian
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Graphite paint questions
Replies: 26
Views: 708

Re: Graphite paint questions

A little hard to see since the hull is dark blue. The black epoxy coat goes about an inch or so above the chine, since I figured that the boat is sometime going to touch at the skeg and the edge of the bottom. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/88061/normal_P1020555.JPG Here's an earlier one...
by terrulian
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom epoxy/graphite
Replies: 18
Views: 435

Re: Bottom epoxy/graphite

Agree with the above. I put primer on but not sure why.
It isn't bulletproof and unlike the good Captain, I've scraped it but I drag my boat across rocks and gravel sometimes. Easy to patch, though.
by terrulian
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Stop and Start Project
Replies: 188
Views: 55808

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Welding is something I know less about than dark matter. But here's a local story: The Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park is located very close to where I teach sailing. It turns out most of the Rosie's who worked in the Kaiser shipyards building Victory ships while t...
by terrulian
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Chrome pitting
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Chrome pitting

I'd guess it's stainless. It's stainless, not indestructible. If you're doubtful, put a magnet on it. Won't stick to stainless, or extremely weakly depending on the formula. I'd just live with it or put up the cash for new ones.
by terrulian
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1789
Views: 107781

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Very clever, Bogie, that'll work. Remember, the nylon is stretchy--but on the other hand I don't know how much forward force you want to apply to the top of the rail by over-tightening.
by terrulian
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1789
Views: 107781

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

You know, on a boat this size you don't really need any lifelines back here, nor the stern rail...at least for now. I've sailed on plenty of boats in the 20-ft range without any of this, not even a pulpit forward. I think I'd just get her launched and see how you feel with the boat out on the water ...
by terrulian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1789
Views: 107781

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

You'd have to draw it out. You still have to secure the winder and you'd still have a stick in the middle.
by terrulian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1789
Views: 107781

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

You're talking about a Spanish Windlass https://s3.amazonaws.com/finehomebuilding.s3.tauntoncloud.com/app/uploads/2016/04/09124726/hb106tp01-01-main.jpg The winder has to be secured or it will just spin free. You're going to end up with a stick in the middle of your lifeline, no? I'm not getting how...
by terrulian
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1789
Views: 107781

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Jaysen...you still have to tie a knot.