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Re: New to one sheet

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  • c_bennish
    i never tried tiewraps, I thought they were too expensive. Ive never built a boat but I think I would prefer wire for its strength and low cost.
    Message 1 of 10 , Aug 6, 2010
      i never tried tiewraps, I thought they were too expensive. Ive never built a boat but I think I would prefer wire for its strength and low cost.

      --- In onesheetwonders@yahoogroups.com, "jcwightman" <jcwightman@...> wrote:
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      > Hi Phil, I use it instead of wire ties, tyraps etc and it stops your resin dripping through the crack your resin glass is still the important bit. I've used a filler (talc) fillet before on the inside but usually used glass tape both sides. Jim - Sorry for the delay.
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      > --- In onesheetwonders@yahoogroups.com, "Jack" <cyrptsofalzaria@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi and welcome, how did you get on with the hot glue fillet? I have always been concerned that the hot glue melt might be to weak for a part of the fillet and have always used wire and duct tape epoxy fillet for the whole join. Did you do the outer fillet with hot glue, or the inner?
      > >
      > > Phil.
      > >
      > > --- In onesheetwonders@yahoogroups.com, "jcwightman" <jcwightman@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hi my name is Jim I'm new to one sheet wonders but not to building. Chrumbs looking at the site there's some inventive work out there - well done and a great site.
      > > >
      > > > I got into building canoes and kayaks as when I got here (Malta) 20 years ago there was very little choice in canoes. Since then I always get the urge to build something new each year, so I've built sea kayaks, canadians, outriggers etc... As I got the sport going (again) I was quite prolific. I guess one sheet is attractive as building something new every year I need to keep the costs down and as I can't wait to get it wet it usually needs to be something quick. Equally being a two wheel protagonist getting anything big to the water is a problem so it got to be portageable - a long and hilly portage too.
      > > >
      > > > I progressed to canadians from kayaks because I love the 'just step in' aspect of these craft and the outrigger was sooooo stable for a land without rivers - it's all sea here.
      > > >
      > > > Just spotted the stand up surfing worlds and it hit me - stand-up surf boards, gondallas and punts - how about a stand up surf board with some storage - a thick surfboard with a cockpit - a bit like a sit on top hybid - that might get over the two person one sheet barrier?
      > > >
      > > > Has anyone done anything like this before? If not I'll do some work on this and forward my ideas.
      > > >
      > > > I guess people have come across this before but I believe you should contribte sometime ago I started using hot glue to initially sea/stick stich-n-glue boards together only resorting to tyraps for stubourn curves and copper wire ties as a last resort. This has a number of advantages (1) stops leaks and drips of resin over the floor or your boat looking like (the underside) a bat roost, even with tape. (2) cuts down on the resin you need to use - due to losses and the time planing off the drips - plan off hot glue in one stroke -resin in several not to mention what it does to your plane or spokeshave! (3) provides a cheap fillet, you get a stronger tape join and curve.
      > > >
      > > > Once again a great site - Caio4now from Malta
      > > >
      > >
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