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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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Strip Damage repair *PIC*

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 06:44
I thought it might interest a few people to see how I repaired a close encounter with a pointy rock. The damage, clean through the glass and about 3mm into the wood I taped a steel ruler onto the hull next to the damage, and used a box cutter with just a couple of mm of the blade showing to cut ...
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Strip Damage repair *PIC*

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 06:44
I thought it might interest a few people to see how I repaired a close encounter with a pointy rock. The damage, clean through the glass and about 3mm into the wood I taped a steel ruler onto the hull next to the damage, and used a box cutter with just a couple of mm of the blade showing to cut ...
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Other Auk 14

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 17:31
I am considering building the auk 14 from plans - can anyone tell me if hatches and bulkheads are included in the plans? Thanks! Dennis
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Other Auk 14

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 17:31
I am considering building the auk 14 from plans - can anyone tell me if hatches and bulkheads are included in the plans? Thanks! Dennis
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Other Hybrid

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 02:47
Just finished Building the Hybrid Night Heron of my HSC major project. Heres the video. Tell me what you guys think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc_jBNe9s6g&t=3s
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Other Hybrid

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 02:47
Just finished Building the Hybrid Night Heron of my HSC major project. Heres the video. Tell me what you guys think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc_jBNe9s6g&t=3s
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S&G: Fill coat how full?

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 11:34
Hi, Building SG Petrel kit from CLC and in the instruction manual Nick says to put a second layer of fiberglass cloth as a second lay up, let that get tacky and add a thin full coat and walk away from the boat. Done that. However, this morning it's clear that I can both see and feel the weave ...
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S&G: Fill coat how full?

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 11:34
Hi, Building SG Petrel kit from CLC and in the instruction manual Nick says to put a second layer of fiberglass cloth as a second lay up, let that get tacky and add a thin full coat and walk away from the boat. Done that. However, this morning it's clear that I can both see and feel the weave ...
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Strip Name me a basic set of sharpening stones

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:39
I'm going to swing for a Veritas honing guide. I'm tired of random sharpening. I've been sharpening/honing my planes and chisels using an old oil stone I bought years ago. Time to grow up I guess. : ) Anyway, I have a DMT dual Coarse/Fine diamond block we use in the kitchen, for all our ...
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Strip Name me a basic set of sharpening stones

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:39
I'm going to swing for a Veritas honing guide. I'm tired of random sharpening. I've been sharpening/honing my planes and chisels using an old oil stone I bought years ago. Time to grow up I guess. : ) Anyway, I have a DMT dual Coarse/Fine diamond block we use in the kitchen, for all our ...
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Shop Kayak Keel procetion

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 11:07
Well I want to see if I am going about this the right way, So I need some input. I have a 12 foot perception pascador kayak. I want to protect the keel from the concrete boat ramps I launch from and the unseen oyster beds I try to avoid. I bought some herculiner bed liner paint kit from a big box ...
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Shop Kayak Keel procetion

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 11:07
Well I want to see if I am going about this the right way, So I need some input. I have a 12 foot perception pascador kayak. I want to protect the keel from the concrete boat ramps I launch from and the unseen oyster beds I try to avoid. I bought some herculiner bed liner paint kit from a big box ...
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