Moon's Laker 13...here we go.

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Post by jem » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:48 am

I edited out the competitor references.
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Post by moon306 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:45 pm

Oops, good point , I guess that is a competitor. Well, no business from me anyway, allegiance is here. I'll keep that in mind when posting.

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Post by hairymick » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:07 pm

G'day Moon,

That sounds extra-ordinarily dear to me mate. I still would ask them to add a sheet of the cheap stuff.

freight should be the same.

Re my/our Lakers, thank you! 8)

The green one is mine and was made from cheap(very) ply that was very pale. I stained it with a water based cedar stain.

The purple one is Robin's. I used Gaboon (Okoume)BS1088 on it and left the deck the natural colour.
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Post by moon306 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:15 am

If staining the wood, do the seams stick out?

Mick, do you have any close up pictures of the top of the stained and non-stained version? I am concerned about getting a nice clean finish with the seams. In my woodworking experience, glued or puttied areas never take a stain or varnish very well, but I have never worked with this type of epoxy method either.

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Post by moon306 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:37 pm

Ok, disregard my last post. I found enough pictures in the builder log to satisfy my needs and concerns about stain and finish. I think I am going with a painted bottom and a natural finish on the deck.

I do have one other question. Looks to me that the frames are simply created to hold the proper shape of the boat and then they become the supports by trimming off the tops. That is of course assuming I do not want a sealed bulk head. Is this all correct? If so, I was going to make the frames out of something cheap. I will not be creating a sealed bulk head on this boat. Thanks.

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Post by jem » Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:17 pm

yep!
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Post by moon306 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:16 am

Wow, the cost of epoxy is crazy. This will be officially delaying my build. I will be cutting the plywood soon, but that is about as far as I will be for a few weeks as I purchase the necessary epoxy and fiberglass cloth over pay days. :cry:

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Post by _AL_ » Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:26 am

Moon,
Shop around for Epoxy mate. The price can vary wildly from place to place.
I'm talking 200+% difference for the exact same stuff. Be ruthless. It's your money, make em earn it.

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Post by moon306 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:32 am

Well, I found a local place that sells epoxy. They only sell the MAS products which after searching through this forum, I read they seem to work well. It is currently priced at 77 dollars per gallon, which after shopping around online looks like a decent price. Add 7 percent tax to that of course. The nice thing about local is I can by a very small amout to do my splices and get the feel for the product before I buy the full amount required.

Looks like I am back on, although my shipped plywood appears to be lost somewhere near New York.

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Post by moon306 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:53 am

One question on splicing the panels. In the tutorial it states "Apply resin to the edges of the panels. Remember: It is critical in Stitch and Glue building that ALL wood surfaces be covered with epoxy. " Do I need to wait for the epoxy to cure after coating the butts? or can I move straight to adding my flour and creating the splice?

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