My first boat building project! The adventure begins !

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Vulkyn, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. wardd
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    wardd Senior Member


    thats where the link goes
     
  2. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Roll down and more down and a bit more and then it's the next one just below ;)
     
  3. apex1

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    I know I am a killjoy some times....

    Take care about Wards comments, he is NOT a expert by any means!

    Regards
    R
     
  4. wardd
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    wardd Senior Member


    and I never claimed to be
     
  5. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    That's good.
    I am no expert either.


    See, we are equal!
     
  6. Vulkyn
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    Vulkyn Senior Member

    I am a beginner so i out rank you both :p
     
  7. wardd
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    wardd Senior Member

    does 3*(-experts) = 1 expert ?
     
  8. Vulkyn
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    Vulkyn Senior Member

    Although i Might have found a place the money i had for the boat was spent bailing a friend out of a big problem ....... so meh i cant afford it now :(
    Need tools, wood, fiber, epoxy, etc.... and i have about enough money for epoxy and some basic tools only.
    Ill probably do some models or something for the fun of it ... maybe a pot pot boat made from plywood and epoxy ....

    Guess my boat will be on hold for a while then ....
     
  9. Vulkyn
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    Vulkyn Senior Member

    Which means they are only as good as my skills ?

    Who are they?

    Emm dont follow what you mean :confused:
     
  10. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Understand. It should be I not IN
    I deleted it.
     
  11. Vulkyn
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    A quick update:

    Here is the wood i will use, i also attached the list of materials i need from the plan:

    Berth plywood for exterior plywood (Finland counter wood).
    Oak or mulberry for the hardwood (what ever is better quality)
    Russian Larch (will check if dimensionally stable)
    Pine is available.

    Need to do some cost calculations ....
    Also got some epoxy samples (will attach spec sheet soonish.) to try out with the wood.
    Still no place to build and still financial issue .... will keep pushing though who knows when will the wind change ;)
     

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  12. Lurvio
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    Lurvio Mad scientist

    I think you mean Birch plywood, search for berth wood came back a bit dry. :)

    Couple of school friends made strip canoes a few years back. They used aspen (local wood - bought it from me) and some darker wood (which i don't remember anymore - could have been heat-treated aspen) as stripes. I only saw one of them before fairing, but it looked good.

    Well, a very useful post as you can see. :p
    Lurvio
     
  13. Vulkyn
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    Erhhmm thx Lurvio for the wealth of information !! :p

    Yah the wood is called in Arabic "conter finlandy wish translate to Counter wood made in Finland" but it looked like Birch ply from a point of view of a senior member ill post some pics.
     
  14. Vulkyn
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    Ok quick update (yes i am still alive!!!)

    On wednessday im going to get some samples of the following wood:
    Russian Larch, Pine and Beach wood. I will take some photo's of the wood samples as i also have the epoxy.

    I am aiming to do some trials to get a feel of the wood / epoxy working and at the same time make sure i am going in the right direction by posting and hopefully getting some feedback from our esteemed members :D

    Still have a lot of issues to sort but i will push forward anyways.
     
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    And we're happy to see you pushing forward, Vulkyn. The next-best thing to building a boat is getting to watch someone else build one.
     
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