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by Browndog
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Canoe Project
Replies: 72
Views: 6280

Re: Canoe Project

Been working diligently on the canoe over the holidays. Trimmed all of the cloth on the decks and gunwales. Sanded the hull tape joint to feather it in a bit. Then added several fill coats of straight epoxy to the gunnels and decks. A couple more layers of fiberglass cloth and epoxy on the thwart/yo...
by Browndog
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: My FL 14
Replies: 57
Views: 5925

Re: My FL 14

Looks real good. Congratulations and keep it up.
by Browndog
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Landon's 1/10th Scale FS19 Model
Replies: 145
Views: 11153

Re: Landon's 1/10th Scale FS19 Model

Your model looks really good. The FS 19 is my next project once I finish with the canoe I'm building now. Following your thread with great interest. Yours is the first FS 19 Build thread so far I believe.
by Browndog
Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Canoe Project
Replies: 72
Views: 6280

Re: Canoe Project

Ok Jeff, here are the latest photos of applying fiberglass cloth to the gunwales and bow and stern decks and the thwart/yoke.

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by Browndog
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Landon's 1/10th Scale FS19 Model
Replies: 145
Views: 11153

Re: Landon's 1/10th Scale FS19 Model

Got any more of the copper wire you used for the crystal radio? Bet that would work well for the stitches.
by Browndog
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Canoe Project
Replies: 72
Views: 6280

Re: Canoe Project

Got a lot done over the holiday weekend despite having to wait longer for epoxy to cure due to the cooler temps. The stem tapes are on. The exterior received another fill coat. Put some fiberglass cloth on two sides of the yoke/thwart. Finished fiberglassing underneath the seat supports. Began to do...
by Browndog
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 384
Views: 32274

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Has to do with the chemistry. The "slow" hardener gives more working time which can be an advantage when using it as a glue. Also tends to make a "tougher" finished polymer. Compare that to the other products like quick fair which doesn't need to be tough as it is mainly for cosm...
by Browndog
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Boat Me! (and my program)
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Boat Me! (and my program)

Sounds like a job for either one of the Garveys or the Fast Skiffs. SIzed from 14 to 18 feet. All can be built with an open layout, gun lockers, etc. Paint the whole works camouflage. Put a pop up blind on it like an Avery blind and you would be good to go.
by Browndog
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Canoe Project
Replies: 72
Views: 6280

Re: Canoe Project

Back home now and getting the canoe project rolling again. Applied 6oz fiberglass cloth to the exterior of the hull today followed by a fill coat of straight epoxy a few hours later. Tonight applied fiberglass tape along the keel as a sacrificial wear strip. Will trim everything up tomorrow and over...
by Browndog
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Canoe Project
Replies: 72
Views: 6280

Re: Canoe Project

Spent time over the last couple of days applying fillets underneath the seat rails followed by two layers of two inch fiberglass tape in all of the seams. Will be applying cloth to the underside as well. Also filleted and taped the deck to hull seams through the round hatch cutout in the bulkheads. ...