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by Laszlo
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14
Replies: 869
Views: 90288

Re: AD 14

WOW! ks8's shortest post - EVER!!!

:D :D
by Laszlo
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flotation calculation - need some information!
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: Flotation calculation - need some information!

Isn't epoxy/glass about the same density as water? In that case, any epoxy/glass that is underwater will be neutrally buoyant and can be ignored.

Laszlo
by Laszlo
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Pull stitches from the outside, or inside?
Replies: 16
Views: 1941

Re: Pull stitches from the outside, or inside?

What Wade says about small fillets is dead on. Fat ones are heavy and expensive. All you need is just enough putty to to keep the glass tape from pulling off and getting bubbles underneath. That's about a 5/8" radius, about the same as a nickel. If you cut a plastic putty knife to the same shape as ...
by Laszlo
Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GV13 capacity
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: GV13 capacity

You guys are right, I fatfingered a "3" instead of a "0". That just makes it even better.

Laszlo
by Laszlo
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GV13 capacity
Replies: 5
Views: 596

GV13 capacity

Here's Evan in Fiji with a boatload of kids demonstrating just how many will fit in a GV13. I see at least 5.

Laszlo

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by Laszlo
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Graphite bottom
Replies: 23
Views: 997

Re: Graphite bottom

Ditch the strainers. Simply mix the stuff like it was cocoa powder and you're making hot chocolate. First mix the resin & hardener, then very slowly pour some into the powder. Mix it as thoroughly as you can, then add a little more. I did this day before yesterday and got a smooth paste with no lump...
by Laszlo
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Filling Weave of 6 oz Glass?
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Re: Filling Weave of 6 oz Glass?

Poor man's peel ply's no good for filling weave. It leaves way too much resin on the glass which you're just going to be sanding off anyway (unless you actually like an excessively heavy boat). Good for the resin and sandpaper salesmen, but I'd bet that you'd rather save the time and money for other...
by Laszlo
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: porch paint
Replies: 12
Views: 2198

Re: porch paint

Bird,
What John said. Check out this thread viewtopic.php?f=4&t=19861 about me vs. S3 and how I finally got it to work before you give up on it.

Good luck,

Laszlo
by Laszlo
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Dissapointed with first system three topcoat
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

Re: Dissapointed with first system three topcoat

Jon,

Check out this thread viewtopic.php?f=4&t=19861 . I was having the devil's own time with S3 a couple of years ago and eventually got it to work. The revelation is near the end of the thread.

Good luck,

Laszlo
by Laszlo
Mon May 16, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Outrigger canoe or proa?
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Outrigger canoe or proa?

Modifying existing canoe designs into multihulls could be disappointing because the hulls need different shapes. Real proas have much narrower hulls for a given length than a canoe. This is because a canoe hull is the only source of stability for the boat and must be wide enough not to flip over. Pr...