Barry's Laker

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Post by Har_Laker » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:10 pm

tx river rat,
I fixed the link. I had a , after the .com that it didn't like. Has you family been in Texas long? I have a lot of family down there.
Jeff

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Post by tx river rat » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:05 pm

Lived here most of my life
Ron

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Post by hairymick » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:51 am

G'day barry,

I missed part of your series of questions - sorry mate.

re the second boat panels. Trim your existing cut panels and use them as templates.

Re resin, I would recommend you use epoxy. and quality marine epoxy at that. Others here have used and still use poly resins to good effect but there is no comparison between the two. Epoxy will bond to your ply better, is stronger, easier to use and way prettier in the long run. Not only that, I have also found that sanding dust from epoxy resin itches far less (if at all) than poly. A very good thing. :D

Well worth any extra cost in my humble opinion.

It is the difference between a boat that, if very well made, will last a few years and a boat that is moderately well made, lasting a lifetime and then some. 8)
Regards,
Mick

JEMWATERCRAFT Swampgirl; Wadefish;Touring Pirogue;South Wind; P5 ;
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Poly Resin

Post by Har_Laker » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:59 am

Barry,
Everyithing I have read agrees with Mick as far as epoxy vs. poly resin.
I chose poly for my kids because thier kayaks were basically after thought builds and I thought I could save some money.
Epoxy has a ton more bonding points per chain than poly does. It is the better resin.

I'm looking at my build as a controled experiment in boat longevity with regards to epoxy vs. poly. They all will be stored in a shed when not in use. I have found that leaving a wood boat exposed to the weather is a death sentence for that boat.

Results should be in in about five yrs or so.:)

I used to work for an automotive coatings company that had excellarated weathering testing facilities. I wished I had made some panels up and tested them while I was there.

Also, on the other end of the spectrum there are builders that just use liquid nails, water repellant, and oil based paint.

Tex,
I had a relative at the Alamo.


Jeff
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Post by tx river rat » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:02 am

:evil: :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :lol:
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Post by coogzilla » Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:25 pm

I got some here. Shipped pretty quick.

http://www.fiberglasssite.com/servlet/StoreFront

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Update - When Plans Go Astray

Post by bqbowden » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:41 pm

Well, I have gotten a bit delayed. between work, getting my new house in shape and the weather, I have gotten no further than getting my first sheet cut. I did, however, get my epoxy today and found a great two piece paddle for $25. Oh, I gor a small hand sander in preparaton to going over to the dark side. :twisted:

So, as soon as I can get my brother to go to Home Depot to get the other two luan sheets, I am off and going again. :lol:

Barry
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Almost Finished

Post by bqbowden » Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:35 pm

After several months of part time building, I am almost done. I have a bit of cleanup work and painting to do, then I mate the deck and hull together.

I will post pictures of how she looks.
Barry
Durham, North Carolina

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