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Monthly Archives: May 2011
We received this great email recently from Doug Hackett, designer of this canoe and some of the coolest all wood rockers we’ve ever seen! Doug sells these canoes and plans for some other cool projects, so take a look. Please note that Doug is looking for a partner to build his boats. Let him know if you’re interested…JB
Thanks for your suggestions today when I spoke to you on the phone. I attached a picture of a strip canoe that I made with pine, cherry fiberglass cloth and Mas Epoxy. Your epoxy always works great and makes for a nice finished project. I get a lot of complements on the canoe when it is on top of my minivan and in the water. I am always a little surprised when complete strangers pace around my van checking out every detail or when they say things like” it’s the nicest canoe I’ve seen”.
Regarding my latest project, now that all the cloth is in place (about 5 -6 layer of 9.5 oz) in my female mold for a solid glass canoe, I will do a test with six layers of scrap cloth to see if it wets out ok by hand with a brush. If I can get the canoe to release easier than the first one from this mold, figure out the correct amount of fiberglass to use, to keep the weight of this “pack” canoe to a minimum, and I make a few sales, then I will take it to the next level with vacuum bagging.
Thanks again for getting me on the right track. I have taught Industrial Arts/ Technology Ed. for the past 30 years and used MAS with my students when making strip canoes. Thanks for a great product.
PS: The canoe/mold that I designed at my house here in Glens Fall, NY is quite unique because the gunwales are made at the same time as the hull so all I have to do is slip in two wooden thwarts and two wooden handles into 8 small “cups” along the top. I designed it this way because my goal is to make a very lightweight, strong, pack canoe the fastest way possible because there is a big demand for them up here. I will be able to sell a lot of them. If you know anyone that would like to partner with me, please direct them to my web site or e-mail address. Thanks.
I met with an old customer this week who is getting ready to barrier coat a 44′ sail boat his company built in the 70′s. He brought up the idea of using vinyl ester for the job. His reasoning was that vinyl ester would allow for easy wet out of the mat they would put on the boat to build back what they had peeled off when removing the blisters.
While they use MAS for some applications, he hasn’t ever used it to build back a bottom. He has used other epoxies for years and was concerned about the time it would take to wet through the glass with traditional brands. I had to remind him that our MAS Low Viscosity resin is formulated for just such projects… ease of wet out of heavy fabric and, yes, even mat! Yet another disaster avoided……remember epoxy is the right choice for all repairs to polyester and vinyl ester hulls and parts. Exceptional water barrier ability and adhesion value make it the right product to use. Also remember low VOCs and odor. If you want to know more, check out this article About Epoxies, Vinyl Esters and Polyesters in the Epoxy School/”How to” sections of our website.
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PS – Congratulations to our good friend, Allison Langley, for having two limited edition prints represented by Pottery Barn.
Mark has built some of the most amazing racing runabouts anywhere in the world. Boats designed by George Crouch, Gar Wood, Hacker to name a few. But these aren’t your run of the mill race boats. These boats sport Rolls Royce engines Hispano Swissa better known as a “Hisso” built buy the most talented mechanics in the world and rocking with power…each cylinder is 1020cc’s. They’re massive!.
Mark is just finishing up a boat called “Scotty Too”. Hull and frames were built by Steve White and Brooklin Boat Yard in Brooklin, Maine. Check out the pics I got! This is a new boat can you believe it! Simply stunning, thanks for sharing Mark and for building with MAS Epoxy.JB Currell 609 332 3866 Jb@masepoxies.com MAS Epoxies: Great for beginners…Loved by Professionals