New Boat Build in Sydney

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Archie1979, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Archie1979
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    Archie1979 Junior Member

    Gday everyone,
    Well I am taking on a massive project and will construct my own boat in wood epoxy. Its a 19 footer. I do have a question well one of many I am guessing. I live in Sydney Australia and am lookinf for a epoxy supplier. Also the question is what sort of epoxy should i use to coat the frames. I know very little about epoxy resins etc and any help would be great

    Cheers Archie
     
  2. Archie1979
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    Archie1979 Junior Member

    I am looking at Bote-Coat Epoxy Resins has anyone used this particuluar brand
     
  3. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    Archie, I hav'nt used bote cote but I hear its ok stuff, also west resins local supplyer is Caporns timber at Brookvale or ATL can send it strait to you & Fiberglass International/Nuplex have some nice epoxy that I've used heaps of, also Internationals Ht resins are ok too, you can get them at Whitworths & at B & E Supplys. Coming into summer your hardener choice will be important for working time thats long enough- its frustrating(& $ expensive) to see hard epoxy smoking in the pot & going to waste, also try to do resin coating & glassing on a falling temperature as a rising temp will cause the timber to blow bubbles:( . All the best from Jeff:)
     
  4. Archie1979
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    Archie1979 Junior Member

    thanks heaps

    Thanks alot for the info finally a place to start

    :p
     
  5. catsketcher
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    catsketcher Senior Member

    Epoxy

    Hello Archie

    I usually go with FGI - they have an office in Brookvale. Use the slow hardener for summer and keep your resin cool and your mixes small. You can also try AA fibreglass on 4954 6054 - very good prices on 20 litre packs.

    cheers

    Phil Thompson
     
  6. PsiPhi
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    PsiPhi Newbie

    Hi,
    I've just started my first boat, a 12ft plywood sailing dingy.
    I'm using Bote-Cote - partly because I can drive down to thier headquarters in my lunch break and pick up anything I need.

    I'm pretty sure they will give you any help and information you need regarding products and techniques.
    I also bought their book Boatbuilding with Bote Cote. Speaking as a newbie, if you've never done this before it's the best five bucks you can spend.
     
  7. Munter
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    Munter Amateur

    Don't forget SP Systems in Mona Vale. I think they mostly supply larger builders but will sell to home builders as well.

    I've also used FGI in Brookvale.

    The problem I have with most of these suppliers is that they are only open on week days. Whitworths are open on weekends but charge more. Anyone got a good source for epoxy on weekends?
     
  8. Archie1979
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    Archie1979 Junior Member

    Thanks alot for all the help, I am about to start construction on a 19 foot cruiser from the build a boat plans. It will be all wood/epoxy and i will keep a link going on here for those that are interested but knowing me it will take me a few years to finish
     
  9. gary1
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    gary1 Senior Member

    G/Day Archie,
    Mate I'm using Bote-Coat from Boatcraft Pacific on the boat I'm building at the moment. Give them a call the old fella Ian is really helpfull to be honest I can't complain about the service or the prices I'm paying for my epoxy as far as I can see they are selling to the public at factory direct prices. I'm not affiliated with them in anyway Just believe in supporting Australian owned and run buisnesses when I can. "As long as the goods are up to scratch"
    All The Best
    Gary
     
  10. Archie1979
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    Archie1979 Junior Member

    Well its all a go ahead, I have my plans now and am nearly ready to go. I do have a drama though with the frame. The plans I have dont give me dimensions. Is the frame normally the length of the entire boat or is it usually a frame or two short.
    It gives me a drawing of how to build it just no dimensions.
    The boat is 19' 3 inch and has 9 frames total plus the transom.
    Is there any literature on building the frame jig anywhere on the net

    cheers Archie
     
  11. Archie1979
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    Archie1979 Junior Member

    Its all good I have answered my own question here.
     

  12. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    Archie,

    Try these people: http://www.aafibreglass.com/

    I have dealt with them for years in Qld, they are good honest folk, and their prices are the same.
     
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