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Raptor Staining Tips

On April 25, 2017, in Builder Tips, by Gayle Brantuk
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A builder called the other day asking about staining the Raptor Composite Fastenings. He wasn’t sure what type of stain is recommended. After talking to the helpful Raptor folks, they informed me that any stain should work, but the key is to remove the sheen from the fastening. The builder I was talking to was […]

All About Raptor Composite Fastenings Webinar

On October 30, 2015, in News From Gayle, Webinars, by Gayle Brantuk
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Enjoy the replay of our live Webinar titled, “All About Raptor Composite Fastenings”. It’s quite an informative discussion. In this Webinar you’ll discover: How to determine the length of composite fastening needed Critical tool techniques to get the best result Determining whether to use nails, brads or staples Which type of boat construction is best […]

New Riviera Project!

On June 30, 2015, in Builder Blogs, Cold Molded Construction, by dp3aia
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As my wife calls it whenever I venture out to the shop to start a new furniture project, I’m going to start “sawing wood” for a new Riviera! This is something I have wanted to do for a very long time. I will be an active participant on this site, and hope to learn answers […]

A Perth Riviera #4 – to March 2013

On April 9, 2013, in Builder Blogs, Cold Molded Construction, Inboard Powered, by Andrew
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It is arguable whether work is the curse of the drinking classes, as Oscar Wilde would have us believe, but it is certainly the curse of the amateur boat builder.  The requirement to earn a living (in order to pay for the thing in the first place), and the associated need to travel frequently, turned the process […]

Cold Molded Planking Review

On December 15, 2010, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Many of our boat designs call for cold molded, double or multiple diagonal planking. This is a method of applying the skin or planking of the boat in multiple layers; the first layer about 45 degrees and subsequent layers approximately crossing at right angles to the previous one. Cold Molding is used on boats that […]

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