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    ErlerMeyer replied to the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass.
    @Kayak Jack, it's been a blessing to me to be able to help her. Though she is starting to have some health issues, she still has a sharp...
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    You’re a good guy, Erler. Helping your Grandmother earns you an arra boy. Grandmoms are important. It sounds like you had the...
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    ErlerMeyer reacted to beekeeper's post in the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass with Like Like.
    It has been some time since I painted that boat but I usually use latex exterior or porch paint. Good luck with the PMF. I think the...
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    ErlerMeyer replied to the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass.
    Well, I thought I would give an update. The past couple of weekends have been spent doing woodworking, just not on the pirogue. I have...
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    ErlerMeyer replied to the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass.
    Man, that is a beautiful boat! Is that latex paint that you used? I still have a ways to go before I have to make a decision, but I...
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    ErlerMeyer reacted to Kayak Jack's post in the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass with Like Like.
    I like the interplay. You guys remind me of friends building experimental aircraft. Some freedom to vary, but physics and realty are...
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    ErlerMeyer replied to the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass.
    @Kayak Jack, I certainly will! I had Monday off so I was able to pick up the clamps I needed along with the wood. I made some head way...
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    ErlerMeyer replied to the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass.
    @jdupre', good point! I wonder if factoring in a bit more length of the chines and having them meet at an angle would work on the bow...
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    ErlerMeyer reacted to jdupre''s post in the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass with Like Like.
    One possible negative with outside chines. Where they meet at bow and stern, they leave an awkward not-so-streamlined shape. Not...
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    ErlerMeyer reacted to Kayak Jack's post in the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass with Like Like.
    Erler, you have created interest among the crew here. Now that the pot has been stirred, please keep us up to date on the boat building...
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    ErlerMeyer replied to the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass.
    @beekeeper I like that idea and I think I am going to plan on doing just that! I had a similar idea about putting the chines on the...
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    ErlerMeyer reacted to beekeeper's post in the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass with Like Like.
    I did not realize you were building a plank pirogue when I mentioned pine instead of cypress. I would guess it will be ok for that. If...
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    ErlerMeyer reacted to beekeeper's post in the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass with Like Like.
    A possible easy solution for your need to avoid epoxy would be to use outside chine logs instead of the cloth and epoxy seams. Since...
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    ErlerMeyer reacted to oldsparkey's post in the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass with Like Like.
    Well darn Joey , don't hold back and be bashful about using the boats , tell it like it is. As you said if your boat doesn not suffer...
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    ErlerMeyer reacted to jdupre''s post in the thread Poor Man's Fiberglass with Like Like.
    Erier, I'm with Beekeeper on the structural use of PMF. I wouldn't be comfortable that it would take the place of fiberglass...