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by Browndog
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 140
Views: 20513

Re: SK14 in TX

It is not uncommon for the first coat of paint to have some issues. Most of the issues are fairly easy to resolve in subsequent coatings. Generally it is better to have multiple thin coats than fewer thick coats. Thinner coats don’t cover as well and are more susceptible to issues relating to dust a...
by Browndog
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 41
Views: 4799

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

DO NOT USE ANY TYPE OF SOLVENT! Epoxy resin is not paint, the solvent will prevent proper chemical reaction and will cause a horrible mess which will be very difficult to remove and clean. Warming the bottles of resin and hardener in either a hot box or in a warm water bath will reduce the viscosity...
by Browndog
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 in Richmond, VA
Replies: 220
Views: 48744

Re: C19 in Richmond, VA

Coming along nicely! Things will move along pretty quick now for a little while.
by Browndog
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fast Launch 26 questions for Jacques
Replies: 34
Views: 1140

Re: Fast Launch 26 questions for Jacques

Okoume is light, flexible, easy to cut and sand and is the best for hull panels. Meranti is less expensive and a little harder to work worth, but is very strong and excellent for stringers, bulkheads, consoles, transom and cabin structures. Don’t skimp on the plywood for the hull you will regret it ...
by Browndog
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 202
Views: 17525

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

The poling platform does provide height for aid in looking into the water and a vantage point for looking beyond the boat as well as providing some mechanical leverage for using the pole to push. Poling is hard work and a light skinny skiff is better to pole than a heavy wide one. Marsh hen hunting ...
by Browndog
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Alternate build methods?? long winded post, you've been warned
Replies: 28
Views: 670

Re: Alternate build methods?? long winded post, you've been warned

Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on considering a boat building project. The access to experienced boat builders and the designers along with continuing support is extremely helpful along the way. Many boats have been built or are being built by folks with less experience than you have. The for...
by Browndog
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Dillpickles SK14 build.
Replies: 32
Views: 2702

Re: Dillpickles SK14 build.

The flotation foam is very temperature dependent regarding its expansion. I’ve used it several times now on different projects and in the heat of summer the stuff expands like crazy, but once the ambient temperature starts to drop it doesn’t expand as much or as quickly. Some people use heaters to t...
by Browndog
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: Hybird MF14
Replies: 220
Views: 60640

Re: Hybird MF14

That is one fine looking boat!

Looks so good it will be hard to imagine getting her all scratched & dinged up from use.
by Browndog
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS
Replies: 952
Views: 99064

Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Looks great. A nice finishing touch to your boat. It complements the Sea-Dek nicely.

I have used Kiwi Grip on four projects and have found the preparation to be the crucial step. The application is relatively easy and it really dresses up the boat when finished.
by Browndog
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Extending C21 in shorter sheet plywood
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Extending C21 in shorter sheet plywood

If you want to extend the length by 10% you would be better off scaling the entire boat up by 10% in all dimensions.