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    Glades Skiff

    Now that's a mighty fine job. Enjoy and love the scenery too..!!!!!!
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    Glades Skiff Build

    Say it ain't so friend, EPOXY??????? and real wood????? :shock: :lol: :lol: :twisted: 8) Just peeking in and over you guys shoulders to see the latest projects,,,,
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    To glass or not glass

    Thats not entirely correct. An entire book could be written and has been written when dealing with fiberglass iwhen it pertains to structual applications. This must have numerous qualifiers. Finish cloth with weakened areas such as the turns of a bilge without fillets or radius outside corners...
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    To glass or not glass

    Well if you get right down to the nuts and bolts of most discussions pertaining to epoxy versus caulking, a numbers crunching person does not really save on small boats usingmost quality caulks, even though convenience does play a small role in the two. I am still a big fan of thinking down the...
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    To glass or not glass

    I don't use an ounce of epoxy or thickened epoxy on any and all boats that I do not want to use fiberglass on, especially at the chines where chine battens are used. Proper boat building fits and materials that incorporate bronze nails or bronze screw fastener preferably can get quality flex...
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    Crocks.....thinking after those river run's

    Socks and crocs, yep what a croc. :wink: :wink: You need to get up to speed since you live in Florida, sandles. For some reason after reading the original post, a mental image came to mind. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Marsh Pirogue ? (Keith, Seedtick? Anyone?)

    If you think a CD will cause you harm in a good way of course, do not visit his shop. Thats all that I will have to say. :oops: :wink:
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    Applying Filletts

    LOL! Experimenting is the very fondation in which boat building began and has evolved over time. Your concerns and observation is a bit misguided as I am probably one of the few left in the obsession of boats that gets up every single day and experiements with all things wood. If you listen to...
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    Applying Filletts

    I have never understood why someone would subject their life and limb and all the work thats involved in these project to building a paper mache boat. If you want the boat to last a wee bit of a time and hopefully passing it along to another family member or even give it away, don't you want not...
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    Question for Beekeeper

    There is a cure for this you know. Configure sheet plywood to conform to the boat over the top so the boat does double duty as a work bench. You never have enough flat areas in the shop you know. This keeps the boat cleaner and when you get ready to use the boat just tip the sheets over which...
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    strip prorogues

    If a person is sensitive to epoxy or do not wish to use it but want to build a strip boat of any shape, the Titebond products are out there along with the PL products too. In most cases unless its thin strips that cannot be fastened with edge grain fasteners because of the lack of thickness...
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    Question for Beekeeper

    Go back to your original post. If anything is stupid, it was that you were not specific in what you were attempting to ask. You specifically ask only about the longivity of a particular building method, end of story. What you are now attempting to convey is that you want something that can...
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    Question for Beekeeper

    Oh I have boated in the Port Arthur-Sabine area in particular and understand the state has marshes, redfish and flounder in particular. But i go back to the notion that no matter the building method which was in the original post will give a small portable boat any extention in its life if you...
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    Question for Beekeeper

    My seven year boat that is shown is just one boat in a long line of boats that have stayed in the water exposed and out of the water sitting on a trailer with questionable covers at best, such as the blue tarps that rarely hold all water out f they are six months old or more. And yes we boat...
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    Question for Beekeeper

    What you are looking at is hardware paint and Minwax big box store varnish over solid mahogany veneers. The boat is scantly framed using madrone mahogany, IIRC and the entire boat was also primed with Kiltz interior oil base primer [ stuff used for stain blocking for water leaks in ceilings in...