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Jim Conlin

Member Since 08 Jul 2008
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In Topic: Paint My Big Black Stick

Yesterday, 12:53 AM

My carbon spars were finished with an epoxy primer (IIRC, either Awlgrip 545 or Interlux 404/414) and Awlgrip topcoat and they have held up well for six years.

In Topic: cutting g-10 and delrin

18 August 2014 - 10:37 PM

There are jigsaw blades with grit edges used for cutting tile.  They work well.

The cut part can be cleaned up, shaped or beveled with a belt sander.

In Topic: Biax, quadrax: mix & match load paths?

14 August 2014 - 12:55 PM

I can see a heavier layup on the upper side of a deck for two reasons:

- impact strength. You're not gonna drop an anchor on the underside.

- Some light hardware might just be screwed to one skin and the exterior stuff will be more heavily loaded.

In Topic: what bonds wood better?

06 August 2014 - 01:43 AM

Only for lightly loaded home uses will I use a Tite-Bond type glue, especially not for a continuous load.  I creeps, ya know.

Epoxy is my general go-to adhesive for wood.  

For teak, white oak and other more flexy things like plastics, I use G/Flex.

Resorcinol is good for most woods, but it needs tight fits, high clamp pressure and middling temperature.

In Topic: Exit Plates For Halyards In Aluminum Mast

04 August 2014 - 12:19 AM

Hamilton Marine and Jamestown Distributors have stainless half oval.  Flat back is spendier than hollow back.