Birmingham RB14

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Re: Birmingham RB14

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This weekend we can buy plywood tax-free for emergency preparedness.

Sadly, there's still no 4mm marine ply available around here.


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Just ordered the Silvertip kit for this boat. Ordered this before ordering the 1/4" ply so I could go ahead and assemble the stringers and transom.
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Re: Birmingham RB14

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I really like the SIlverTip. Other than the cost issue, It would be a near impossible sell to get me to go back to any other brand(s). :)

When/if the cost comes down, I've got two projects planned already, once I've got a building area arranged again.

I don't know if you've used other products before. If you have, I think you will like ST. :)

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ks8 wrote:I don't know if you've used other products before. If you have, I think you will like ST. :)
This is my first build. For me, it's going to be like driving a Porsche. Using anything else will seem like total garbage. :wink: Might as well stick with the good stuff, eh?
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Re: Birmingham RB14

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Some other brands are quite good, but the SilverTip certainly raises the bar in several ways. I would not too quickly denounce any others. MarinEpoxy is a very good value, and a good epoxy, but be sure to use it up in a year or two. The SIlver Tip wets out so nicely though, no blush encountered yet, mixes easily, good shelf life, better specs, but again, the specs of some other brands are well within the range for use in these designs, and certainly less of a strain on the wallet, but I *do* like SilverTip! :) And I think you will also. :)

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Re: Birmingham RB14

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Tomorrow I'm gluing the transom together. My question is this: Is it better to do all of the layers at once or one-by-one (two layers, let it dry, add the third, let it dry, add the fourth)?
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Re: Birmingham RB14

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I glue all the layers at one time. Dry fit them and clamp them together, then drill 3 holes through it and insert short 3 pieces of wooden dowels. This will keep all the pieces aligned. Take it apart, prime and glue one layer, insert the dowels, set on the next layer, prime and glue it, then the next. Just stack them up on the dowels. Like this....

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Re: Birmingham RB14

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Thank you, Larry. Now where am I going to find a section of railroad?
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Re: Birmingham RB14

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Use some concrete blocks, or screws, or bolts, or plastic water jugs, or stand on it until it drys :lol: The transom doesn't care. I've got several different size pieces of train rail, great stuff :D There is a railroad yard a couple of miles from me that lays and repairs track. They have cut off scraps that they throw away, or sell as scrap metal.
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Re: Birmingham RB14

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[quote="Cracker Larry"]or stand on it until it drys :lol: quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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