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So....I got home last night and early this morning I was going to mark out the ply left over from the seat tops cut out to make the rudder, and apparently my 4 year old slung some 3and1 oil on that piece while I was away. At least I think it was 3-1 as the little can was right next to the plywood and it sure smells like the stuff. Trash now right? I dont think it would epoxy well now, it isnt completely covered but its sure got some on it.

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If I had more material, I wouldn't think twice about it.  If it is the housing/box then I would buy more material if I had to.

If it is just the blade, and you don't mind wasting some time and epoxy, then try cleaning it.

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Oil is simply going to stain the wood, but not do much more, in terms of bonding, gluing, sheathing, etc. The oil can be extracted with a little thinner and when dry, it's ready for whatever, though if you want a "bright" finish, you will likely have some oil spots under it.

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If the Spindrift rudder gets carved into an airfoil shape, wouldn't you end up removing some of the oily material?

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I had the same thing happen once. I put some cat litter on it and it did a pretty good job over a day or two to remove the oil. I ended up costing that piece with epoxy and before I did I took the precaution of sanding a bit and then wiping with acetone.  

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Cutting an oily species isn't a problem, though coating can be, so you only need to remove the oils, just prior to epoxy coating.

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Here is the child improved oil finish to the ply I was talking about, lubed it up pretty good!

I decieded to just make my rudder out of laminated fir as I had some good looking stuff from a trim job I had done a while ago. I much prefer to plane/work solid wood where possible. it came out good I think, I followed the bevel lines very close, very satisfying running a plane. 

got the seat top finial cut and the boom laminated ready for shaping.

I ordered Interlux Brightsides in Sapphire Blue for the hull and Matterhorn White for the interior, Interlux Pre-Coat as primer. The water line will be Matterhorn white. See how it goes....still much to do!

 

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I wish I had cut a better radius on the optional aft bulkhead, I regret it every time I look at it from this direction. Looks like Stewie's head from Family Guy

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Pretty blade. You could just continue what your child has begun and wash that piece of plywood with more of the oil, to even out the color. It'll eventually dry and can be over coated or you can extract the oils with solvents, before over coating.

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On 2/20/2018 at 4:32 AM, Stareed said:

 

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I wish I had cut a better radius on the optional aft bulkhead, I regret it every time I look at it from this direction. Looks like Stewie's head from Family Guy

 

Stewie's head... that's funny.  Are you putting a hatch cover on it?  You'll notice it a lot less if/when you do, and it's painted.  My 17 has a flush fitting hatch in the same spot and it kind of disappears when painted and the hatch cover is there-

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Welp..... life got in the way again!! aghhhh. Only got 17 days off this hitch, as I had to return early for my relief and out of the 17 days I worked 15 of them building fence and a pool cabana for my carpentry company I run in addition to my Merchant Marine job. I have the paint sitting in the garage ready, and fairing materials ready to go into epoxy. I plan on take my next time home OFF to finish this damn thing! Summer is a-coming and the kids are wondering if it will even float! I gotta finish up so I can build something else! All ready have it picked out, just gotta finish.......

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2 hours ago, Chick Ludwig said:

I feel your pain! haven't been able to work up here in frozen NC with the cold.

 

chuckle chuckle

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3 hours ago, Hirilonde said:

 

chuckle chuckle

Yeah, I know...

But we Southern folks just can't stand a little cold the way you yanks do.

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Them Yanks dont understand, the struggle is real for us southerners when its cold! When you have to wear shoes and long pants, quality of life is just not what it should be! Cold weather is not fit for human consumption. 

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But there's cold and dry like they've got up North and there's cold and wet like they've got down South.  I've driven through Minnesota and Wisconsin during what I would consider a middlin-bad North Carolina ice storm and was amazed at the carnage.  I've never seen so many cars in the ditch in my life (hundreds, actually hundreds).  I think those people all thought they were driving on snow and were surprised when their tires failed to grip at 60mph.

Cold in the south is 31 degrees (F) and raining - And I think that's more uncomfortable than 10 degrees (F) and snowing.  And I grew up in the Midwest.

Now that I've pontificated properly it's time for one of our Alaskan or Siberian friends to chime in and correct me on the true meaning of cold. :)

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   I've done a very exhaustive scientific study about this subject and have found that folks from the South have blood that has actually thinned out over time. In addition, there is a "cold gene" that is latent in northern folks, but is activated in warmer climates. In the majority of us, roughly 82.4813 percent of us, it switches on our cold receptors as we mature. In the majority of us, it becomes active at 26.328541 years of age. Of course this average reflects that the possible range of actuation is anywhere between birth and death. Once this occurs, the chance that the gene will ever switch off is 1 in 11,0125. These statistics are applicable to not only those born in the South, but for those moving to warmer states shortly after birth, but the longer one waits before moving, the less chance there is for this to occur.

 

   The symptoms may include wearing a flannel shirt along with sweater or coat indoors when the heat is set at anywhere below 72 degrees, avoidance of outdoor activity at below 60 degrees, constant complaining that "isn't summer EVER gonna come", needing an electric blanket from September through April, and using a space heater in the bathroom for shower or bath year round. In many cases, sitting in a tub is avoided during colder months as we perceive that our upper bodies are cold, while the parts under the warm water are hot. In extreme cases, a bath or shower is totally avoided for weeks at a time.

 

   It appears that in 79.113 percent of the time, a Southern person marries a mate of northern decent, or one who where the cold gene has not been activated. For some reason as yet to be explained by science, the activation is blocked in the northern spouse at the time of marriage. The result of this marital mismatch is a constant battle over control of the thermostat, not only in the home, but in the car, and the need for the southern partner to wrap up in an electric blanket, or at least two regular blankets, while the northern person constantly fights to throw off everything including the sheet. in extreme cases, couples need to sleep in separate beds, or at least on the extreme edges of a queen or king size bed. In the most extreme cases, separate rooms are even indicated. One room where the window is opened at night, and the other with auxiliary heat switched on during sleeping hours. Sometimes, in rare cases, this malady results in separation, or even divorce.

 

I hope this carefully prepared scientific report explains this phenomenon to y'all. I have only begun to scratch the surface as of yet. I'll be preparing my request for a government grant of $320,000 to pursue this subject in greater depth. Meanwhile, feel free to supply me any and all statistics and anecdotes that I can us in my study.

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I peer-reviewed Chick's study prior to him publishing it in this approved, scientific forum; therefore it is valid.

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This is true! I married a Long Island girl and have to wear a hoodie sweatshirt in my house because the ac is set so low. She practically never leaves the house May through October while I will be outside all day, it’s hot as hell sometimes but doesn’t really bother me. 

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This is true! I married a Long Island girl and have to wear a hoodie sweatshirt in my house because the ac is set so low. She practically never leaves the house May through October while I will be outside all day, it’s hot as hell sometimes but doesn’t really bother me. 

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