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  1. Do not glass your plywood before gluing up your hull layers. And for sure don't use 5200 between the layers, which is and has been promoted by some rebuilders of older multi layer hulls. I think you are talking about using wetted out glass in lieu of mixing up cabosil and epoxy between the layers of plywood. I would ask Alan and Graham about that. That method has been used in the past on many one off cold mold hulls when the building method came about, even using chop matt and wet it out in hopes to avoid voids, and an easier method of glue up instead of all the mixing. But these days when u
  2. Its a shame that the Friday night chew and chat has been canceled. Heck all the folks still should put their order in and pick it up at the take out section and spread out at the creek. The fine family at the eatery has been hit hard like most of the other small businesses and their food is top shelf, especially their strombole [sp?]
  3. If I may be bold I would consider not using the plastic fuel tank. Aluminum coated with Coal tar epoxy or Interprotect 2000 works really well for longevity on the tanks. Beautiful job on laying the hull out and getting it to the rough in shape.
  4. FWIW or what you paid for it, when using fasteners to hold parts down in place while your glue dries, personally I use fine thread screws, which do not grab and hold onto thickened epoxy that's not only dried but cured solid before removing the screws and washers. In many cases they will wring off . If you see that you are having problems backing them back out, use a soldering iron on the head or a small propane torch for a few seconds to heat them up and normally they will come right out without a problem.
  5. The favorite fixall for trailer lights are the trailer upright guides with the lights at the top of them. the wiring junctions never hit saltwater. You can buy LED lights and guides. There are license plate brackets too in this option. https://www.amazon.com/boat-trailer-guide-lights/s?k=boat+trailer+guide+lights
  6. Well the Moc stern still will not have a lot of buoyancy. I left it long instead of cutting it back to the flatter region behind the back seat. I wanted to end up with enough room to stretch my arm to the tiller. I may install a pulley system on the handle area with a stick steering. Now that's going to some farmer rigging if that happens. I will be using a 2.5. But I plan on installing some foam under a false floor behind the rear seat after my first in water test. But along those lines I have a small cooler that fits nicely in the bow. So with block ice and some drinks, maybe some canned
  7. Well It sounded like you did not want to spend to get another trailer with related costs. But if all else fails go the Harbor Freight route, which converts to a great freshwater bunk trailer for about half the costs of an Ex Loader . The jet ski trailers work well too, which of course you being a man of experience will do a similar job even though the tongue is shorter than the boat trailers. FWIW, I have converted the Mocassin 2 to square stern canoe. I know, In know, "shiver me timbers"
  8. So are you implying that you don't think much of my mountaineer fix? But you can save your points to add to your handicap for the duck pin league. From the book by Jim Reed : To go around the horn in a square rigged ship is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. To do it more than once is the sign of real manliness or foolishness. I wouldn't want to do it even once. Jim Reed Author And for good measure here is one for you. This will provide you some varnishing music. https://gurdybird.bandcamp.com/album/different-ships-different-long-splices Let us know when
  9. It looks like the front portion will fit between the sides of the current trailer. So Maybe add two new 2 x 6 carpet covered bunks to the trailer partially extending the flat bed, making a combination boat trailer and utility trailer. This lowers the location of the boat and install the winch to the front of the cross section of the trailer. All you also need to do is to install the two bunks on pivot pins at the bottom portion of trailer frame making this trailer like the older ones where the back portion operates on a pull pin. Of course the longer point would be on the forward section fr
  10. Cool project and great work, All you need to help load that boat in the trailer is a galvanized pipe threaded at the end and end caps mounted on the back of the trailer using u-bolts at the end or a piece of metal with drilled holes so that the pipe can spin with caps and a pool noddle and you are all set up. If you want to get that "iron jib" out of your way and upgrade to a bigger one, let me know. I will offset your upgrade engine fund. Did you ever get rid of that canoe boat? If not let me know. I got rid of my inflatable and need something for the grandkids until they can get back in
  11. We sent an email to your listed email address.
  12. We have sent you an email to your listed email address in your ad posted in the classified section. If this is incorrect shoot me a pm with any updated information and we will reply.
  13. Yes I continue to try and clean out my garage with accumulated stuff that I know longer plan on using. This is old stock that's left over. Its approx. 329 bd. ft. The boards are 6, 7, 8 an 10 inch wide stock and 9 to 10 foot in length. Located eastern North Carolina and can deliver regionally if you want the entire lot. I will let it go for 9 bucks a bd. ft. I surfaced planed the entire lot.
  14. So The folks hanging out in and around Chapel Creek have snuck in a new one on us. Come out of the closet Alan and tell us a bit more about how this one came about.
  15. Wow, what a nice project and workmanship.. I really like the colors and the built in facilities. Hope your daughter stays say and enjoys herself too as she travels and works at the same time. I have a DIL that did that for a while before settling down with my son. An adventure while making great money, what more can you ask for in your youth.. Thanks a bunch for sharing.
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