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Tiki as an outrigger
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Started this discussion. Last reply by wakataitea Nov 27, 2010.

Comparable timber strengths
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kittle Oct 2, 2010.

Plywood for the idiot boat builder...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Nov 29, 2009.

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dennis schneider replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"Bottom line: its inefficient, way more expensive, and painful, to  glue a wooden boat with epoxy in 2016; save the epoxy for where it is uniquely suited - as a sheathing and laminating resin. Amen"
Aug 25, 2016
dennis schneider replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"Hallo everyone the topic of epoxy prices is never outdated, so I will add my 30 yrs of experience using a 10 gal kit of resin & hardener for $280 here in Florida. Hypoallergenic, and very little blush, but I always sand if it has set up more…"
Aug 25, 2016
Mike Haromy replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"There are no average Joe's building boats, i think, Galway Bay.  i think we all find ways to get supplies from non-retail sources.  we are nothing if not resourceful, lol.  "
Feb 29, 2012
andy solywoda replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"G (as in Grumpy) Bay,      You have triumphed.  As a Polack who has an Irishwoman as Safety Officer, I can commiserate."
Feb 29, 2012
Galway Bay replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"Andy thank you for your concern. Everywhere those in power make it difficult for the workingman to make a buck the same man finds a way to outmanouvre [no spellcheck here] them. I get my supplies from a non-retail source. Nothing illegal but…"
Feb 29, 2012
Chuck Valley replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"We are useing Progressive Epoxy:  http://www.epoxyproducts.com/marine.html The catalog is terrible, so call them."
Feb 29, 2012
andy solywoda replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"It would be interesting if you contacted them to see the shipping costs, I guess you must get hit with duty, VAT, or something like that.  How does a business do it?  Perhaps you could find a commercial…"
Feb 29, 2012
Galway Bay replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"Thanks Andy Still find it hard to believe these prices. So I did some more virtual shopping. Ebay UK still around 200 euro!! This is approx 260 US dollars. For sure someone is getting ripped off. This is enough to make even Snow White grumpy !!! For…"
Feb 29, 2012
andy solywoda replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"Ahoy Grumpy! er, Galway,      I had problems with WEST due to amine blush due to working outdoors in a boatyard with a deadline and chilly Fall weather.  That was maybe 7 years ago.  I tried a Florida epoxy called Raka…"
Feb 28, 2012
Galway Bay replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"LUCKY YOU. Epoxy at 60usd a gallon. That is approx 45 euro. This is not what we pay here. For comparison I checked West on the net. for USA. In euros again about 60e. Best I found here. own-brand but marine to Lloyd's standard -112e. West…"
Feb 28, 2012
andy solywoda replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"OK,      I'm moving my reply over here because it is in response to the epoxy issue.      I can't and there are probably many who can't express enough regard for Ann and Nev for their example in…"
Feb 26, 2012
Ann and Neville Clement replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"We are having no problems with MAS epoxy using slow hardener.  Seems ok for general use and Nev has no allergy issues with it. No blush at all.  Built Peace using West and Nev  got severely allergic to it using fast and also slow…"
Aug 19, 2011
Mike Haromy replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Major Epoxy Brands compared to Cheaper Alternatives
"oh finally, "secondary heat slump".  Thanks.  i've been looking for a way to describe what happens with East system that makes fillets so difficult.  iv'e had to carry a small container of silica to thicken the…"
Aug 18, 2011
wakataitea replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Tiki as an outrigger
"the people from tikopia used a V shaped hull already hundreds years ago for outrigger canoes. .... have a look at the asymetric V shape hull from the canoes in the carolin islands (flying proa)."
Nov 27, 2010
Mawibo replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Tiki as an outrigger
"Inigo Wijnen, dutch sailor has launched a 20 meter long proa in Australia. Before that, his first proa was a pahi 31 hull attached to outrigger home made hull. He then used one Pahi42 hull joined to the pahi31 hull to make his second prao. Here is a…"
Nov 16, 2010
WaveDancer & Bella replied to Jordan Balbresky's discussion Tiki as an outrigger
"I think the hullshape "deep V" is not particular designed for an outrigger."
Nov 16, 2010

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A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 30 #200
Country, City, and State?
St. John US Virgin Islands
Website:
http://www.elinorlouise.com

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