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by Scott C
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Explain it to me just one more time ......
Replies: 10
Views: 7106

Gidgegary, I have done some investigations into Epiglass since Graham mentioned the 25% saving. Unfortunately most of the 'suppliers' listed on the Inetrnational Paints website are really just account holders with Intl Paints, therefore when I enquired about purchasing from them they were somewhat r...
by Scott C
Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Explain it to me just one more time ......
Replies: 10
Views: 7106

Thanks Graham, You have confirmed my suspicions regarding the viscosity issue. With regard to Epiglass I checked around and found a supplier (reasonably close by as well) but the price seems to be comparable to West. I will go with West only because I have done a bit of work to get to this stage in ...
by Scott C
Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Explain it to me just one more time ......
Replies: 10
Views: 7106

Explain it to me just one more time ......

I know I know, it has all been said before but for those of us a bit slower on the uptake please humour me. :? I will be using West System more or less by default (and I have just read a few comments by people not overly happy with it). I say default because it seems to be the only known brand that ...
by Scott C
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Wee Lassie II update
Replies: 9
Views: 8078

It pays to read everything first :oops:

Interesting petroglyph :oops:
by Scott C
Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Wee Lassie II update
Replies: 9
Views: 8078

Looks great. Nothing like seeing a process in pictures, now I understand much better how to make my oars. Spokeshave at the ready!!

Interesting symbol/logo on the boat and paddle.
by Scott C
Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: No concrete area to build forms...
Replies: 11
Views: 3933

Sorry Graham, I don't know what OSB means in relation to the 'I joist'. I get what it is and what it does. What are the pros and cons of an 'I joist' versus a closed box beam? I am thinking ahead and would like to do a stripper (canoe or kayak) and think that a box beam will give excellent rigidity ...
by Scott C
Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: general questions before I build
Replies: 12
Views: 7116

Although I am a new guy on the block I also concur with the theme of building it as good as I can, from the best materials I can get. The idea that my first boat can just be 'any old thing' doesn't sit right with me, even though it is 'just' a row boat. I am still in the 'Analysis/Paralysis' stage o...
by Scott C
Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Plans and patterns
Replies: 3
Views: 2664

I can't comment on your study plans question but definately get the book. For a while I was and then I wasn't because of the airmail costs, I finally went the whole hog and bought the book with my plans. It was the best choice for someone like me with limited experience. I intend to build more than ...
by Scott C
Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: auction sniper web sites
Replies: 11
Views: 5115

Thanks Rich, I actually signed up to one of these sites using just my hotmail account. I found that I still missed out. I think that you still need to be prepared to pay a high price to out bid others. The item I was bidding on was relatively cheap, therefore the 'buy now' option was an way out. May...
by Scott C
Wed May 24, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: auction sniper web sites
Replies: 11
Views: 5115

auction sniper web sites

I have lost a few auctions on ebay lately which is getting frustrating. I seem to remember someone saying that they had used sniper sites to assist. What is the lowdown on these types of sites? Are they useful? Do they work? Will my info be onsold to some spammer? I have looked at auctionsniper.com ...
by Scott C
Wed May 17, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What price safety ...............?????
Replies: 3
Views: 2397

Thanks for your thoughts Cec and Brian. My intention was not to gather a whole string of comments, rather place a gentle reminder about some of the things we might do at home that we wouldn't do at our place of employment.

The funeral was today. I am happy to close this discussion here and now.
by Scott C
Wed May 17, 2006 4:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What price safety ...............?????
Replies: 3
Views: 2397

What price safety ...............?????

Hi all, I write this message with a mixture of feelings. Last week a neighbour of mine was crushed and killed underneath his van whilst working on it. I feel a little compelled to write and throw in some comments as I think that there are some parallels between working on cars and building boats. Th...
by Scott C
Thu May 11, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Plug cutters
Replies: 8
Views: 6389

Thanks for your replies - Invaluable info.

Unsure as to why the links didn't work, I could use them straight to the products when viewing the forum.

Ahhh well I will just have to keep plugging away................pun intended!
by Scott C
Wed May 10, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Plug cutters
Replies: 8
Views: 6389

Plug cutters

I have been advised in another area of the forum to invest in a set of plug cutters so as to hide the heads of screws during my build. I have found a fair range of types and am after everyones thoughts on the differing types. I have attached a couple of links for your viewing pleasure: http://www.ca...
by Scott C
Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inner & outer sheer attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 4907

You are correct about the confusion between terms Graham, although I understood your meaning with 'quarter knees'. I dashed off to check my plans and the pieces to be fitted horizontally (relative term) between the transom and the sheer for the Fife are designated as 'Transom knees'. Do I take this ...

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