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May 08, 2012, 08:54 PM
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May 09, 2012, 09:30 AM
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May 09, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Hi guys,

What about using lauan for the barge? I swung by the big box store today, a 2' x 4' piece is a little over $5.00. It's marked 1/4" thick. I didn't have a tape with me, but it looks closer to 3/8 to my eye. I thought it might be a good inexpensive choice of material for building the barge. The center core seems pretty hard, but I plan to clamp, glue and use glass and resin on it. What do you think? Any good?

Pete
It will work but it does need complete waterproofing. If you miss any spot it will swell and delaminate.
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May 09, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Thanks, Gerald. That is the plan (waterproof inside and out), wether I use luaun or regular ply I will have to take the same steps. I am planning to coat with finishing resin inside and out to water proof it, and also use fg cloth on the outside to toughen it up, unless there is a better solution.

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May 09, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Im working on a new design for a scrap hauler, i think ill call it the "Good Riddance"
May 09, 2012, 06:20 PM
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The picture of my tug must have turned Stealth!, I don't see it.

Its all fun!
Terry
May 10, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Finishing resin


What do you use to thin epoxy finshing resin?

Pete
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May 10, 2012, 11:45 PM
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Great builds going on here folks. Keep it up. I can't wait to see how this little boat develops.

BTW -Depending on what you're trying to laminate/bond, I would be somewhat leary of thinning epoxy since it could affect the chemical reaction and resulting strength. Here's a link to an article on thinning epoxy.

http://www.seqair.com/skunkworks/Glu.../Thinning.html
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May 11, 2012, 05:55 AM
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Hay everyone check this out , www.plungercove.com. this man has been making non Rc but beautiful Salty type tugs as cute static models, its worth a look. i am still painting but hope to hit the H20 this weekend ok ,
May 11, 2012, 06:17 AM
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Hey Larry, that is a fantastic link! I have scoured the internet googling for classic style toy tugboats, this is an awesome find! I'm getting ready to build a second salty, this time with a flat bottom hull, and I'll design a new cabin around this guy's work.
May 11, 2012, 09:56 AM
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Tugboat Andy,
Good info, thanks for the link! I made a few detail items out of some balsa I had laying around and I want to to toughen them up by getting the resin to penetrate. I think warming the resin is the way to go, unless there is some better way? I'll try it and see how it goes, its not a big deal if it doesn't work, I can make new ones quickly.

Guys - I picked up some lauan last night and hope to start on the barge this weekend. I'll let you know how this works out.

Pete
May 11, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Pete in model airplane building we soak the balsa with thin CA to make is harder.

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May 11, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Hay everyone check this out , www.plungercove.com. this man has been making non Rc but beautiful Salty type tugs as cute static models, its worth a look. i am still painting but hope to hit the H20 this weekend ok ,
The 'Tugwillow' looks like it would fit right into this series and ditto for the 'Gikumi.'

Pete G.
May 11, 2012, 01:08 PM
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Larry, bring the camera, can't wait to see pix.

Henk, great idea, thanks! I will try it tonight.

Pete
May 12, 2012, 03:37 PM
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JayJay. did you ever make up a set of plans for that toyscale runabout down thread?

and great looking plans! I'll be taking the PDFs down to Kinko's next payday


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