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Todd Stein

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  1. Steve , thanks for sharing the details down below. It provided several ideas for my build like the LED lighting.
  2. I’m totally bummed too, nevertheless looking ahead to the day when we’ll spilt tacks with Skeena and spin yarns with the skipper?
  3. Did you still need a place to temporarily store Skeena prior to Messabout? Todd 757-634-4695
  4. I retract my previous post due to my oversight in searching earlier posting topics on powder coating. I found insightful information which is leading me to rethink the opinion of painting as per Don’s process using Rustoleum or similar.
  5. I was thinking of drilling the holes for the new aluminum sail track before taking the masts over to be locally powder coated. Has anyone gone down this road? I still plan to use tuffgel upon mounting the track, but I think the spars should be pretty well protected with exceptions of excessive wear i.e. snotter.
  6. Excellent tips and ideas, thank you, but damn do you have make it look so easy???
  7. I was looking what McMaster-Carr has for piano hinges and learned they offer it in aluminum as well. Would anodized aluminum be suitable for hinge material other than the fact using s/s fasteners can create galvanic reaction? Todd
  8. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted and wanted to share recent updates. Despite using peel ply I’m still having my fair share of sanding. I’ve filleted and taped a majority of the bulkheads and most everything below the waterline save the ballast tank/cockpit. I’m chomping at the bit to fabricate flanges for ballast tank using the technique Alan showed. Currently I’ve been coatings the settee bunks and hatches with coats of epoxy. For the last coat I’ve experimented by adding white pigment to the neat epoxy. Reason being if I decide to paint, it will more than likely be a light color and cover more easily, hopefully with less paint. I was also thinking if it would be feasible/recommended adding enough pigment in the epoxy so as to be a top coat? I would appreciate your suggestions and feedback if this is an acceptable approach.
  9. Pete, I’m sorry to hear of your injury and I pray your body heals without complications and you’re able to get on the water for some sailing therapy this Fall. I regret not being able to fellowship with you at the Messabout and discuss matters of your projects. Once you’re officially off the binnicle list, I will be happy to offer to crew for you anytime at your request and location. It’s no problemos for me to drive up to NoVA. Todd
  10. If it falls within your travel plans, youre more than  welcome to park Skeena in our driveway or yard during your travels. If your interested send me your email and I’ll send you my address and you can google map if it meets your needs. I’d love to crew for you and Pete especially since I’m building a boat I’ve never sailed.

  11. Hi Steve, I hope you’re thinking of traveling down to the Messabout this year. I would look forward talking about your boat build and seek advice on some building steps. If you need a place to spend the night enroute to the Messabout, I welcome you to stay with us in Williamsburg, VA. We’re about a 4 hour drive from New Bern/Vandemere. Todd Stein toddmorganstein@gmail.com
  12. I’m looking to purchase a 4 stroke OBM either a Suzuki or Tohatsu in the 4 to 6 HP range. Any suggestions or recommendations? The Suzuki is several pounds lighter than Tohatsu and the weights the same in the Suzuki 4 and 6HP, difference of a larger carb I’m thinking. Do you suggest a 15” or 20” model if I’m going to fabricate a cutout in the transom?
  13. It’s been a typical hot, humid summer and Labor Day is hopefully a welcome change. Unfortunately I haven’t sailed but twice this year, instead focusing my limited energy on the boat building. Internal framework came together nicely and have had lots of opportunity applying epoxy fillets and sanding down mistake after mistake. I’m grateful my learning curve is being applied to areas of the boat that will be seldom seen! A huge boost came when Amos reached out and volunteered to help me fit and install the cockpit, centerboard and numerous bulkheads. His guidance and hands on support were deeply appreciative and helped me get over a small mental hump in the build. His willingness to help speaks volumes in of itself, but I think it shows the general esprit de corps of this B&B builders forum.
  14. She’s a smart looking tender Pete. Glad you’re safe from the heat. I too have become susceptible to excessive heat and humidity and understand the symptoms and consequences all too well. Stay safe, autumn sailing is getting closer.
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