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Announce 60 today

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 22:38
It is my 60th birthday today. I thought you all would be fascinated to know this. No gifts, please. All donations to the shoe shopping fund of the society for distressed spouses of boat builders. Thanks in advance for your wishes. Et.
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Announce 60 today

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 22:38
It is my 60th birthday today. I thought you all would be fascinated to know this. No gifts, please. All donations to the shoe shopping fund of the society for distressed spouses of boat builders. Thanks in advance for your wishes. Et.
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Strip Seam strip fiberglass

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 12:49
I put fiberglass tape on one of the outside seams between the deck and hull and I'm not happy with the results. The weave is very evident on most of it, so much that from a distance it looks like cloudy patches. The tape is 3" wide 6oz tape. The temps yesterday were in the 80's and I had a ...
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Strip Seam strip fiberglass

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 12:49
I put fiberglass tape on one of the outside seams between the deck and hull and I'm not happy with the results. The weave is very evident on most of it, so much that from a distance it looks like cloudy patches. The tape is 3" wide 6oz tape. The temps yesterday were in the 80's and I had a ...
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Strip Materials list for petrel play strip build

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:21
I am anxiously awaiting the plans for the petrel play strip build and am wondering if there is a materials list I can access to start getting materials ready while I wait. Thanks! Dennis
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Strip Materials list for petrel play strip build

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:21
I am anxiously awaiting the plans for the petrel play strip build and am wondering if there is a materials list I can access to start getting materials ready while I wait. Thanks! Dennis
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Skin-on-Frame Thoughts on next build?

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 16:26
My builds: Yost Sea Tour 15 EXP, Yost Sea Bee, Yost Sea Rider, and just finished the frame on a 12' Kudzucraft Mess About. The Sea Tour is currently down due to a broken gunwale, dropped when a storage hook failed and it impacted a staircase; sister blocked & repaired, but I really want to ...
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Skin-on-Frame Thoughts on next build?

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 16:26
My builds: Yost Sea Tour 15 EXP, Yost Sea Bee, Yost Sea Rider, and just finished the frame on a 12' Kudzucraft Mess About. The Sea Tour is currently down due to a broken gunwale, dropped when a storage hook failed and it impacted a staircase; sister blocked & repaired, but I really want to ...
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Strip Final decision on plans?

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 04:26
I am hoping for some advice/input I am deciding on which plans to buy - this will be my first build and I am looking at a shorter boat that can support my frame given the building and storage space I have available - I am trying to decide between the petrel play, auk14 and guillemot play. Any ...
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Strip Final decision on plans?

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 04:26
I am hoping for some advice/input I am deciding on which plans to buy - this will be my first build and I am looking at a shorter boat that can support my frame given the building and storage space I have available - I am trying to decide between the petrel play, auk14 and guillemot play. Any ...
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Seeking Accurate, large size graph paper

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 08:03
Hi all, Went searching for some 1" graph paper for lofting offsets but have been stymied by the reviews. People report really unacceptable variability in line spacing. Sounds like a great way to foul up what is already a tedious project. Does anyone have a recommendation for a particular brand of ...
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Seeking Accurate, large size graph paper

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 08:03
Hi all, Went searching for some 1" graph paper for lofting offsets but have been stymied by the reviews. People report really unacceptable variability in line spacing. Sounds like a great way to foul up what is already a tedious project. Does anyone have a recommendation for a particular brand of ...
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Strip Holding A Foam Seat Down

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 03:32
I like making carved seat of mini cel foam, but I need some new ideas about how to hold it down. I have used velcro strips, but they always seem to fall off. the velcro sticks to itself better than it sticks to the foam, and salt water gives the adhesive a beating. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Strip Holding A Foam Seat Down

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 03:32
I like making carved seat of mini cel foam, but I need some new ideas about how to hold it down. I have used velcro strips, but they always seem to fall off. the velcro sticks to itself better than it sticks to the foam, and salt water gives the adhesive a beating. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Strip Petrel play build

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 15:02
Before ordering plans for the petrel play I am watching Nick's build video and I am having difficulty understanding the step where he cuts across a strip at an angle at the point of the chine. It seems like at this point is the only time he did not attach a strip that spread the length of the ...
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Strip Petrel play build

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 15:02
Before ordering plans for the petrel play I am watching Nick's build video and I am having difficulty understanding the step where he cuts across a strip at an angle at the point of the chine. It seems like at this point is the only time he did not attach a strip that spread the length of the ...
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Strip Preparing for Petrel Build

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 14:33
Good evening: I'm hoping someone may be able to help out with a couple questions. I'm trying to get a head start while waiting for my plans to arrive and . I have searched the board.. 1. What dimension is required in the ends of the strongback for insertion of the bow and stern forms? 2. Do ...
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Strip Preparing for Petrel Build

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 14:33
Good evening: I'm hoping someone may be able to help out with a couple questions. I'm trying to get a head start while waiting for my plans to arrive and . I have searched the board.. 1. What dimension is required in the ends of the strongback for insertion of the bow and stern forms? 2. Do ...
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Announce West Systems - Meade Gougeon Passes

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:08
Certainly most here have used his products. I just came across this in the local news... Meade Gougeon (West Systems) dies at 78 http//www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2017/08/meade_gougeon_michigan_sailing.html
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Announce West Systems - Meade Gougeon Passes

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:08
Certainly most here have used his products. I just came across this in the local news... Meade Gougeon (West Systems) dies at 78 http//www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2017/08/meade_gougeon_michigan_sailing.html
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