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by Scott C
Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Row Me 12
Replies: 16
Views: 11770

G'day Dusty, I have a couple of formulas for calculating the lenghth of rowing oars: per the Glen L patterns for oars: 1/2 beam +2" = X X multiplied by 3.3 = oar length so for the Row Me 12 it is as follows: (59" / 2) +2" = 31.5" 31.5" x 3.3 = 103.95" Therefore 8' 7.95" Another formula is this one: ...
by Scott C
Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: copyright
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

My take on this situation is that you own the set of patterns and plans that you have paid for to use once. The designer is entitled to a percentage fee for any subsequent use of those plans. This is not such a big issue for amatuers/hobbists such as ourselves who generally build one boat from one s...
by Scott C
Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: best size for garage to build a bo-jest?
Replies: 5
Views: 2667

I'm really sorry that I can't answer any of your questions directly - Just remember that the answer is 42 8) :lol: 8) :lol: 8)
by Scott C
Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: air file
Replies: 7
Views: 5532

I had a sneaking suspicion that this topic wouldn't have been 'original' & that somebody would troll back through everything just to make me look bad :oops: Thanks John. &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& :lol:
by Scott C
Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: air file
Replies: 7
Views: 5532

Thanks Graham, I found one via a local supplier however the $450.00 price tag just doesn't justify the use it will get initially. Amazing how the same tool which is air driven is 1/10 the price of the electric version. Obviously I need to consider air power seriously when setting up my workshop prop...
by Scott C
Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Glue
Replies: 9
Views: 5667

I have been using old 1 lt ice cream tubs. I find that by tilting it over and mixing releatively small batches in the corner, and then using all of the mix, I can allow the remains to cure then just pull out the 'skin' that is left. Sometimes I need to use a small knife to lever some stubborn sectio...
by Scott C
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: air file
Replies: 7
Views: 5532

air file

Guys please forgive my naveity, is there such a beast as an electric file in the same vein as an air file? I mean along the lines of this: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Air-Belt-Sander-File-air-tools-da-BRAND-NEW-BOXED_W0QQitemZ130046429789QQihZ003QQcategoryZ34999QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Hope ...
by Scott C
Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Help me with shipping?
Replies: 15
Views: 8533

Am I reading these posts right - $31 US ????? That works out to less than A$50, or as we like to call them 'South Pacific Pesos'. Seems to me that this was the buy of the century, or is that an accurate price for that motor? I would have expected a couple of hundred dollors at least. Live and learn.
by Scott C
Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spyware attacks?
Replies: 6
Views: 3270

I haven't noticed any spyware type issues on either of my PCs from this site but I too sometimes have trouble logging in. Not that it is a big drama but when I go to look at 'posts since last visit', if I have had to try twice to log in then my last visit was just one minute ago therefore I don't ge...
by Scott C
Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Where to Live
Replies: 24
Views: 9025

Hey Steve, thats not fair 'twenty years behind' :lol: I'll have you know that we here in Australia are in fact some 12 - 16 hours in front of you guys :!: That being said the SE of Australia is currently in the grip of a drought that does nothing to recommend it for a relocation, so sorry can't help...
by Scott C
Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: raw water strainer location
Replies: 3
Views: 3864

My experience with raw water strainers is a bit more 'industrial' than what Bruce is discussing but I suppose that the same principles will apply. I formerly crewed on barges that were powered by two Detroit 6-71 inline twinpacks (four engines, two transmissions). The raw water system was set up sim...
by Scott C
Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:14 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Cut plywood
Replies: 3
Views: 2748

Cut plywood

Hi all, I have finished cutting all of my plywood panels for my Glen L 'Fife'. I initially intended to epoxy encapsulate immediately after cutting, however other things have kept me from doing this. I then thought that I should get everything cut (plywood only at this stage) and then move completely...
by Scott C
Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: wet method vs. dry method
Replies: 6
Views: 5029

Does the dragging force of the squeegee tend to slide the cloth around on the job? My thinking is to use a helper and carefully lay the wetted cloth in position. I may not always have a helper though, so another method will be a help. 1st boat lots of mistakes coming I am sure, but I was planning to...
by Scott C
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Roll and Tip Painting Method
Replies: 27
Views: 19119

Wow - quick responses, thanks guys. John, I really don't know for sure what the setup is, suffice to say that my mate (buddy or pal to you lot !!) does a lot of work in this area. He works a lot with 2 pak automotive paints so I was intending to lean on him for guidance when my time came. All that b...
by Scott C
Sun Aug 27, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Roll and Tip Painting Method
Replies: 27
Views: 19119

I have been unable to see the video discussed above but have an understanding of the concept of roll and tip. My question is this - Is this method preferable to spraying? I have access to a friends spray equipment and I have done some spraying in the past, so it is not totally unfamiliar to me. If t...

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