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by Woods Designs
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Who wants to see a Skoota 28, in the water, in Vero Beach.?
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: Who wants to see a Skoota 28, in the water, in Vero Beac

We will also have our 10ft 2 sheet ply sailing/rowing dinghy. We built it in 2 days. http://sailingcatamarans.com/index.php/designs/1-beach-cats-and-dinghies-/431-edensaw-boatbuilding-challenge And as Jacques knows, I'll talk non stop about any boat Please come - we want a BBQ! No need to do the hul...
by Woods Designs
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Efficient cats
Replies: 120
Views: 17748

Re: Efficient cats

I write this on board my Skoota 28 at anchor in the Bahamas. Sounds good, except it is really windy and pouring with rain. But at least no big thunderstorms right now (yesterday was horrible for a while) There are several Skoota 36's being built. Two builders have blogs here in Canada http://s1244.p...
by Woods Designs
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Skoota 24 - higher roof
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Re: Skoota 24 - higher roof

Jacques gave a good reply, as I expected. If you want some standing headroom space I also suggest the best option is to have a cockpit tent or side screens to the bimini. That is what we did when cruising our Skoota 20 in British Columbia. Scroll down this page for photo http://sailingcatamarans.com...
by Woods Designs
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: 2016 Southeast Builders Meet- Homosassa, FL Oct. 21-23
Replies: 360
Views: 68406

Re: Southeastern Boat Builders Meet 2016

We were in Apalahicola 2 days ago, now we are in Carrabelle. Very heavy rain since we've been here and the restaurants are all closed as it Christmas??

Richard Woods
by Woods Designs
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: New deck installation
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: New deck installation

No problem at all providing you clean and abrade the old fiberglass and then use epoxy for the bonding

Richard Woods
by Woods Designs
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glass for protection
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Glass for protection

I'd use the 200g

That is what we have on our Skoota28 powercat above the WL

Richard Woods
by Woods Designs
Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Durability?
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Durability?

And if you had a light glass cloth sheathing all over it would last even longer. Probably outlive you

Mind you, if you do leave an open skiff in the water year round it is worth fitting either a cockpit cover or an automatic bilge pump. Otherwise rain may well sink it
by Woods Designs
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Post-Build Additions
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Post-Build Additions

Obviously without knowing the boat you plan to modify all comments can only be vague/generalised. But you can do pretty much anything with an existing grp hull. What you must always do though is clean and then grind the old fibreglass before doing any new laminating. If you want to glass onto gelcoa...
by Woods Designs
Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: xf glassing question
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: xf glassing question

It would be chop side down. But if you are using epoxy then you don't want to use a csm backed fabric. That is really only suitable for polyester resin. The csm helps bond biaxial glass layers together when using polyester as that is a resin not a glue. Two layers of biax glass + epoxy will stick re...
by Woods Designs
Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Everglades Challenge
Replies: 22
Views: 1874

Re: Everglades Challenge

Quick update. I just sold another Zeta plan set to an English couple

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