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by Laszlo
Wed May 04, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: System 3 or Sterling
Replies: 21
Views: 1948

Re: System 3 or Sterling

I used S3 over S3 yacht Primer, 3 coats, last coat cross-linked. After 2 years in central MD., no peeling, cracking, flaking, etc. It doesn't look as spectacular as Larry's floating mirror there, but if it did I'd be afraid to use the boat. FWIW, that picture with cracking looks to me more like a fa...
by Laszlo
Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: User Rankings
Replies: 170
Views: 41957

Re: User Rankings

Joel,

Please attach as many stars as a Cheap Canoe, V12, a pair of Brand X kayaks and a reverse-engineered Sabot from scratch, plus a carbon fiber mast from your kit and an AD14 in the works is worth.

Laszlo
by Laszlo
Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Evan in Paradise
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Evan in Paradise

Don't worry, he's still with us (not THAT Paradise). Evan Gatehouse, designer of the GV-11, Maia-28 and other plans sold here has made it to Polynesia with his family. They're sailing a catamaran that he modified and his wife Diane is blogging their journeys at: http://maiaaboard.blogspot.com/ http:...
by Laszlo
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: V12 in Malta NY
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: V12 in Malta NY

I've got a Bosch (and a V12). Love them both. Don't remember what I cut from which piece of wood anymore. The only part of the build I found difficult was closing the bow.

Welcome to the group,

Laszlo
by Laszlo
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Graphite/epoxy and UV resistance
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Graphite/epoxy and UV resistance

The graphite protects the epoxy from UV. I have some parts on one of my boats that have been there for 5 years that are still as glossy as the day I applied the stuff.

Have fun,

Laszlo
by Laszlo
Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Puzzle joint vs butt or scarf joint
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: Puzzle joint vs butt or scarf joint

...a Hank Bravo design (out of NC). He calls for scarf joints, but said puzzle joints would be fine... There you go, question answered. My direct experience with puzzle joints is with a kit. When I built from scratch I used butt joints with blocks. The puzzles had just enough of a gap that there wa...
by Laszlo
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Puzzle joint vs butt or scarf joint
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: Puzzle joint vs butt or scarf joint

I've successfully used all three. As long as you go with what the designer recommends, you'll be fine.

Laszlo
by Laszlo
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Building The V12.
Replies: 33
Views: 3448

Re: Building The V12.

I built my V12 out of BS1088 Okoume and am glad I did not use exterior fir. Closing the bow was bad enough with a flexible wood. I would not want to try it with a stiff wood like fir. Another concern is the weight. With the Okoume it's light enough for me to single-handedly car top it. No way with f...
by Laszlo
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Butt Blocks
Replies: 29
Views: 1710

Re: Butt Blocks

Not sure how this thread got hijacked to guns and scopes, but I'm returning it to butt blocks and scarf joints. This is a shot of some experimentation I was doing to compare their relative merits. Let you know how it turns out once the epoxy's cured. :-) Laszlo http://www.morocz.com/posts/bbs.jpg
by Laszlo
Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 spinnaker
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: AD 14 spinnaker

You should be able to do all the spinnaker work standing up through the existing hatch that's already on top of the cabin with the hatch cover slid forward. No extra hatch needed.

Laszlo