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General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Rolling +/- Tipping
« on: January 05, 2021, 07:57:34 AM »
I found a new painting video last night and a book on it, rolling 2-part linear polyurethane, to me it looks like I would need to practice but looks doable, I plan on not spraying the interior, spraying inside of a cabin would not be fun.

a different method of tipping:

I have seen youtube videos from Boatworks using Alexseal which I like:

And this is a good one also:

Boat Building Tools / Stimson Roof Shed
« on: January 04, 2021, 10:44:56 AM »
For those of you that want a cheap shelter, you may not get plans anymore but you can do it yourself.  You can use the midievel math (video below) and a string or use paper and a compass, or even Sketchup will work.  There are lots of videos on assembly of the stimson roof or gothic arch.

Once you have the arc drawn you can take measurements along a strait line drawn the end points, similar to making a roof template.

On Edit, Or use a long batten like this video:

If you use sketch up I would make the arc intersect with the diagonal line, I tried using a circle to intersect the points but it does not work very good.  pic of the arc:

Stalled on my boat project to get my 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 340 Six-Pak  in primer.  I bought it in 1978 and took it apart in 1981 with 84k on the speedo.  Wow time flies, anyhow we had a slow down at work when covid hit so we started working on it, complete disassembly and put on rotisserie, removed about 200lbs of undercoat and sandblasted everything on the underside and ended up replacing the trunk floor. I wanted it in epoxy so it did not sit around and get surface rust. Still a lot of work to get it done but looking forward to it, not as much as I look forward to finishing my boat build.

Blood on the Deck! (And Other Grand Adventures!) / Elk Hunting
« on: September 25, 2020, 09:56:49 AM »
Went archery hunting last week, hot and smoky and hard to find elk.  I did see one at 148 yards in the road but you know the story they will not stand and wait for you to close the distance.

Couple pics:

General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / photo edit / resize tips
« on: July 25, 2020, 09:59:44 PM »

Smart phones take huge pictures and sometimes they come out sideways.  There are lots of ways to edit / resize but I have found an easy way.  ( there may be an easier way that I am unaware of)

If you copy your selected photos to a folder of your choice, I point (mouse pointer) to the pic, "right click" and select edit then change it to 20 /30 /40 or what ever size you like (only need to change one value) you can always change it.  You can also rotate it.  After resizing / rotation save and close the photo app.  Then in your post browse to your folder for your photos and select photos to attach.

Some pics of the process below.

General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Fillers for Epoxy
« on: July 07, 2020, 11:53:40 PM »
Stumbled upon this video, its a bit long but very informative.

Not much going on at work so I decided to repaint my aluminum boat since I will be selling it once the G/A is near completion.

Clear coat was peeling from this 2004 Raider Sea Raider and it had seen lots of years of abuse from crab and shrimp pots over the side etc.

Sanding he old Zolatone was done with #80 and #180 d/a sander.

I used a pressure pot (already had it) and put down 2 coats of Zolatone one at higher pressure and second coat at lower pressure with fluid valve opened up a couple turns.  Weirdest stuff to spray but seemed easy once I got started. 2 guys and some scaffolding. Applied white epoxy primer, 2 coats of Zolatone and 2 coats of clear. 3 days. epoxy primer, overnight dry, zolatone, overnight dry then clear coat.



General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Covid-19 Boat launch Fail
« on: April 16, 2020, 02:38:19 PM »
Not a Great Alaskan.

So someone tried to launch in a hurry despite the park being closed.  This is Coronet Bay at Deception Pass in Washington State:

Great Alaskan FAQ / Bedding Deck Hardware
« on: March 26, 2020, 11:10:39 AM »
One plus side to being injured is being able to spend time thinking and learning.

I came across a great article on bedding hardware.  A must read:

And epoxy / oversize holes:

It might be worth a sticky..

Boat Building Tools / Fillet Tool
« on: March 19, 2020, 08:16:10 PM »
It is late in my build but I came across a tool that I only wish I would have found sooner.  Its a $8.00 tool that I love.

I have done nice fillets using spoons, tongue depressors and home made rounded putty knives which all do ok but its cleaning the overflow that is hard for me.  You have to scrape it up but not get into your fillet.

The silicon spreader below moves the overflow of goop about an inch away, how cool is that?


General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Seat Box's
« on: March 18, 2020, 05:36:07 PM »
I built seat boxes but not sure if I should epoxy them in place. 

Not sure what everyone else has done but I am thinking (haha) about epoxying in some nailer's and just screwing the boxes to the nailers that way I can remove if necessary.

General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Trim-lok Hatch Seal
« on: February 06, 2020, 12:35:15 PM »
I used this type bubble seal for my home built hatches.   

I just discovered I have a 250' roll at work we use for our spray booth doors.

I can send in USPS flat rate to probably anywhere so if some of you are interested let me know.   I can send any length.

The stuff I have is this:

General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / Seating
« on: December 18, 2019, 03:29:55 PM »
I have been looking at Pontoon Seating for rear, it would make it simpler to build, just make a 10" or so platform and screw these down and done.  Its 46" with the rests.

Boat Building Materials / Okume Blowout Sale
« on: July 04, 2019, 09:42:18 AM »
I was at Edensaw in Port Townsend yesterday, they had a full stack of 3/4" Okume for $60 a sheet!  Wish I needed some.

General Discussion about the Great Alaskan / underdeck waterproofing
« on: January 02, 2019, 02:38:43 PM »

I have read "glass everything and 3 coats of epoxy underdeck"  I am whining like a little girl here ! 

I get that plywood will check from moisture cycling but is it necessary on Nailers and Butt-Blocks?

I plan on using Yellow cedar, Can I  get away with 3 coats of epoxy?

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