Re: [bolger] Re: Teal travails
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On Monday, May 19, 2003, at 10:46 AM, choochawaga wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> I would love to post photos but my new dog ate my camera and my cell
> phone and all of my 50 year old plants and a rug and my wallet and my
> curtin rod holders and 3 dozen dust mast and one and a half paint
> brushes and a glass commemerative Christmas Ball that she unpackaged
> from the box it never had come out of before and and and and and...I
> the only functioning camera I have is the one on computer and in
> order to get my boat in front of it before I launch I'll have to dig
> a hole out of the basement to get it down here in front of the
> --- In email@example.com, "Peter Lenihan" <ellengaest@b...>
> > Chooch...,
> > No need to fuss so much over such a fine little boat.Didn't
> > you say you had that "little green book" called Instant Boats? Teal
> > is the star of that book and in my old copy,at least,there are lots
> > of detailed black and white photos and Paysons no-non-sense text to
> > guide the first time builder.Payson knows what he is talking about.
> > even used it to help build my Surf!( and just to put your mind to
> > rest,at that time I had bought ALL my wood at a Canadian Tire
> > Yikes! and the boat lasted for years......)
> > Fiberglass and epoxy will make the boat just that much more durable
> > over the long haul,provided it is done right. It is not necessary
> > build the boat this way.
> > However,since you have apparently started that route,do not
> > over do it. The Payson glass butt joint is VERY strong. On a 31
> > footer I am building,Bolger calls for just 2 over lapping layers of
> > glass and epoxy to join 1/2" panels of 4' X 8' plywood. One test
> > panel I made up only had one layer of glass and guess what......it
> > virtually as strong/stiff as the 1/2" panels it is joining.
> > Re-read the book and plans and proceed with confidence that
> > you will make some errors.These will be learning blocks which will
> > serve you well on your next project etc....
> > Your Teal will not sink,explode or go crazy on you.It will
> > behave just like the small boat it is and give you a ton of joy all
> > out of proportion to the effort you invest in building her.
> > Like that silly ad for sneakers used to say"Just Do It!"
> > And finally, you have to post pictures....please....and do it soon
> > before you launch!!!!
> > Sincerely,
> > Peter Lenihan,recalling the lonely days building my Surf before the
> > advent of the internet in a dark smelly garage with not a
> > in sight for miles,along the shores of the St.Lawrence.........
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