The closest I’ve come to working on 816 is walking through the shop on the way to work. I did have a surprise the day after I registered my PDR in that the other Manitoban who has a PDR emailed me and introduced himself. Turns out we are only about an hour away from each other. Serendipitiously he was to do an interview that same day with a local radio station to try and stir up some interest in wooden boats. Apparently his hull (#500) is still serviceable and it sounds like he really enjoys the sport.
One thing I did realize is the goof about not putting in the chines at the bow and stern will make it easier to mount the bulkheads for the flotation boxes. So my goof actually saved me some effort.
I googled ‘epoxy on wooden boats’ and came up with alot of videos! This stitch and glue looks so good I almost want to start a second boat already. I was trolling West’s web page and they have a rough formula for estimating the amount of epoxy you’ll need, and I think Shorty (from the PDR website) much be much more efficient to use so little epoxy as he does. The West System site recommends far more. Lee Valley only sells epoxy in 1 litre containers, but I may have a local source for epoxy here in Brandon…but they weren’t open today so I’ll have to phone during the week.
Well next shift isn’t too far away so I’d better say goodnight.
My boat patiently waiting.
-- "Checking for square? what madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2