- I ve helped outfit both steel and fiberglass boats... With steel you need to plan ahead and KNOW where you want things put so all the tabs and mounting platesMessage 1 of 11 , Dec 3, 2006View SourceI've helped outfit both steel and fiberglass boats...
With steel you need to plan ahead and KNOW where you
want things put so all the tabs and mounting plates
are in the right place. Then make sure there are no
changes and prime and paint every thing and then spray
in the foam or glue in the foam or maybe both. Then
comes the wood.
The outfitting just takes a bit more time is all and a
lot more planing!
Building the hull out of steel is not that hard with
the right tools. It just takes more time to do all the
welding. But with the new epoxy paints the boat should
be around for a long time to come!
> On 12/1/06, Waldo F. Odonahue wrote:____________________________________________________________________________________
> > Is there a difference between finshing a wood
> versus steel hull?
> Perhaps it is only my imagination, but I know how to
> deal with wood,
> and not with steel.
> I know how to drive a nail into wood, but not steel.
> Also, I know how
> to shape wood with a chisel, or with my belt sander.
> I know now to
> glue wood to wood, but am not sure about wood to
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- I know a number of hobbiest woodworkers here on the island and they are more then happy to do the milling I need done. The last time it cost me two sets ofMessage 2 of 11 , Dec 3, 2006View SourceI know a number of hobbiest woodworkers here on the
island and they are more then happy to do the milling
I need done. The last time it cost me two sets of
planer blades and two new saw blades. And he still
thinks he owes me for the all the blades.....
All the milling we did would have cost me about 2
grand to have a commercal shop do it. Hey it was also
a nice way to spend a weekend with a friend!
The funny thing is every thing we milled fit!
Blessings all Krissie
> One can also get these units custom fabricated to
> your design (in whatever wood you wish) at the same
> costs of units found in lumber yards. You have to
> find the hobbiest cabinet maker in your neighborhood
> to do the work - not a commerical shop. The hobbiest
> likely has $20,000 in equipment sitting in the
> garage - be happy to make stuff for you with your
> money - rather than making yet another piece that
> gets stored .... until someday.
> The above is what I advise people who take my
> housebuilding workshops.
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- ps Chesterfield canal cuckoos were 72ft long which makes WM look relatively fat.Unfortunately the last original one fell apart under the tender care of theMessage 3 of 11 , Dec 4, 2006View Sourceps Chesterfield canal 'cuckoos' were 72ft long which
makes WM look relatively fat.Unfortunately the last
original one fell apart under the tender care of the
British Waterways museum so the Canal Trust is on with
constructing a replica
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