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Re: LM18 build in DeLand

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:31 pm
by OrangeQuest
Capt UB wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:03 pm
OrangeQuest wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:43 am
Nice stack of wood! :)

More on the way..... No help at this Lowes for the one arm old guy!!!
Took me more then one hour to find these straight 2x8x16!!!! I just left the ones I did not want on the floor!!





You guys keep sending us your weather..... Rain this Friday.... FROM TEXAS!!!
That is why I am happy there is a REAL lumberyard less than a mile from my warehouse.

The weather is coming out of Mexico, we just add more moisture to it and then call it Tex-Mex! :D
Glad you are feeling better! Did you ever get to test it again after lowering the motor?

MY BUILD LOG OF MY LM18 RCLS

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:31 pm
by Capt UB
OrangeQuest wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:31 pm
Capt UB wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:03 pm
OrangeQuest wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:43 am
Nice stack of wood! :)

Glad you are feeling better! Did you ever get to test it again after lowering the motor?


Thanks, it's good to be able to use the arm again!

It's my left arm, that's hurt. That's also my tiller arm! So I have not taken the boat out for the final lower OB test.. Maybe this Sunday..... Film at 11 !!

MY BUILD LOG OF MY LM18 RCLS

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:25 am
by Capt UB
Finally feel up to the build completely...

More 2x8's and plastic sheeting for the carport floor.

Got the wheels last year so I can roll the build out of the carport.

Still lots of sanding on the CnC parts and gluing pieces together.

Not sure if Mc-Fly sold me fast hardener or not. I do like using the slow, but have at times wished I had some fast hardener.

Time to inventory what I have again and maybe a call to BBC for stock....

Re: LM18 build in DeLand

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:33 am
by OrangeQuest
I bought fast hardener last winter but by the time I was really using epoxy it had already warmed up enough to use medium. So I would use the fast for small batches like wetting out my frames and added glass before gluing them in the boat. Could do it all in the same day, sand and install the next day. You really have to be fast though if it's to warm outside and you are mixing the wood flour for glues or fillets. That is when I started using Fallguy's method of spreading it out on a large surface to extend the pot time. Doesn't take to many times of the pot cup smoking in your hand to learn what not to do. 8O

Maybe working on the LM18 will take your mind off your back and arm. :)

MY BUILD LOG OF MY LM18 RCLS

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:18 pm
by Capt UB
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Re: LM18 build in DeLand

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:07 pm
by OrangeQuest
This is a lot cheaper and very effective. This is a small list of the benefits:

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MY BUILD LOG OF MY LM18 RCLS

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:28 pm
by Capt UB
Strongback ready for wheeled base.
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Re: Jan 6, the build begains....LM18

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:07 pm
by OrangeQuest
Way to go Capt. UB! Already looking good!

Did the Sand Piper see any water this weekend?

Re: Jan 6, the build begains....LM18

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:47 pm
by terrulian
I like the idea of poling a boat. Never done that although I've been on a boat in LA that someone else poled. Pretty cool. Around here I'm going to have to stick to rowing.

MY BUILD LOG OF MY LM18 RCLS

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:33 pm
by Capt UB
terrulian wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:47 pm
I like the idea of poling a boat. Never done that although I've been on a boat in LA that someone else poled. Pretty cool. Around here I'm going to have to stick to rowing.

It's done worldwide.... Poling...
Poled boat race, Tubingen, Germany
The poled boat race on river Neckar Stocherkahnrennen, is a famous event in Tubingen Tuebingen, Germany.
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