Builder Tips

Boat Painting Tips

On October 14, 2016, in Builder Tips, by Gayle Brantuk
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By Ken Schott (Reprinted from the Boatbuilder Forum, August 9, 2016 – “Boat painting is a puzzle for newbies”) I’ll post my views on spray painting, if it might help you. Urethane paint is chemically a type of paint, a true urethane paint dries with a chemical reaction (the hardener) whereas enamel paint is air […]

Home Made Boat Registration in Canada

On August 18, 2016, in Builder Tips, by Gayle Brantuk
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By Graham (aka galamb on the Forum) The following info on home made boat registration in Canada was taken from the Glen-L Forum… I got the survey done “first” – that helped out with any questions getting it registered and the insurance wouldn’t even talk to us without the survey as well. You could go […]

Flipping the Monte Carlo “Lanikai”

On August 9, 2016, in Builder Tips, by Brian
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Here are photos of flipping this 28′ version of the Monte Carlo. Sorry they are a little out of order! It is a process that is safe and usable for any boat where you have no overhead structure to work with. Two “lift/roll” frames were built, each about 1/3 from the bow/stern, out of 4×4 […]

Router Scarfing Jig

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There are probably thousands of ways to scarf two boards together, this is what I put together to use the materials and equipment I had at hand.  Everything, except the Plexiglas was from the scrap pile.  I started with the router that had a maximum extension of about 1¼”, so the baseplate needed to be […]

Estimating Costs to Build Your Boat

On November 21, 2014, in Builder Tips, by Gayle Brantuk
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Our friend, Glen-L Forum moderator, Gathering organizer, boatbuilder extraordinaire and husband of Miss Lola, Bill Edmundson, has provided us with an awesome resource. He put together an Excel Spreadsheet listing all the items he could think of that you would need to build a boat. It’s a pretty extensive list, and not all will apply to every […]

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