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  1. advice need on towing an OC20

    I found that trailers are mostly built/marketed for boats with outboards as Oyster mentions. I ended up buying a trailer supposedly for a 14' boat for my 15'-8" Lapwing. I added a roller a few other details, but the tongue weight came out just right without moving the pedestal or axle. This also meant a lighter suspension which I needed. In the end my boat is supported on the keel and balanced with the bunks just like it should be.
  2. Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    When I had my contracting business I told my employees they weren't allowed to bleed on the work in progress. Go outside to bleed.
  3. Irma worries . . .

    My daughter and family in Brunswick GA have evacuated to Alabama (closest pet friendly place they could find). They are saying it will stay a hurricane for a while as it moves inland and envelope much of GA.
  4. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Steve: I've lost track of the MSDS sheets I have read over the years. Some have said the vapors of isocyanates are minimal unless atomised into the air like when spraying. I am sure this is true in a relative sense. But at what point or amount the vapors can be considered safe is something I choose to simply avoid. You should be able to get the MSDS for just about anything on line in PDF form. I would start there.
  5. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    The ingredient that makes many solvent based LPUs more dangerous than other solvent based paints is iso-cyanates. When sprayed it is a serious concern protected only by breathing supplied air and physical protection. The risks are minimal (not sure this is reassuring) if rolled or brushed and an organic vapors respirator is considered adequate. http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg388.pdf
  6. Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    And to think I wasted my time building a bench in the basement for glue ups and varnishing.
  7. Bandsaw or Scrollsaw

    I am always looking for cheaper sources for blades and bits. I often buy on line and maintain an inventory of those I use a lot. But I still buy Bosch blades for my Bosch barrel grip.
  8. Vardo build questions

    This article explains "alkyd" quite well............... http://www.doityourself.com/stry/all-you-need-to-know-about-alkyd-paint
  9. A "micro" tender for Carlita

    A bit fiddly, good description, though maybe a little understated. Garry's hardware was that too. I used a 3rd set on my Spindrift 9 just off-center, though Garry said after I was done that only 2 were needed. It definitely adds some tedium to the process, but if the boat is nested/assembled a lot it pays off. If I were doing it again and you offered the hardware in the store, I would buy a set.
  10. A "micro" tender for Carlita

    I made a set of Garry's nesting hardware. Works well, but a lot of work to fit well. Are those catches commercially available? Would be great for all nesting models.
  11. Sandpaper

    I never use production paper (sheets) any more. I buy rolls of 2 3/4" wide PSA backed in rolls. I fold small pieces in half or use blocks, dowels and long board as necessary. http://www.onlineindustrialsupply.com/loboab.html They also use their hook & loop or PSA discs and belts.
  12. NZ Castaway build

    The boat looks great. I like using slats instead of plywood for the sole too. They give a little where the most pressure is exerted, and little if any additional padding is needed. Every little bit lower you sit adds stability.

    Sorry about your misfortune, but the plywood is probably exactly what is was sold as. The designation "marine" simply means that the glue is designed to withstand prolonged submersion and the wood had been treated for rot resistance. If it is marine Fir plywood it is structurally no better than CD ext. plywood sold as sheathing. The designation marine in no way addresses the structural characteristics required to build a frame for a SOF kayak. Actually, no plywood is designed for such use. Baltic Birch cabinet grade ply and BS 1088 plys of several species do however work very well. Like the material Jeff sells for skinning, none of these are designed for SOF, but much trial and error shows they work well. These plywoods work well because of the number of layers and the integrity of them (lack of voids, lack of knots, lack of open seems, etc.) I hope you try again.
  14. CS-17, Mk-3 for sale

    And instead of cardinal marks we use hazard marks that don't reference where it is, only that it is some where near the mark. When entering port cruising Croatia I would stand on my head so as not to be confused. Actually, I was still confused, but it worked.
  15. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    It is absolutely impossible. Even in the threads that aren't of prime interest to me I look for the pictures, and these often stand out.