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 on: October 26, 2014, 08:05:10 PM 
Started by Dave B - Last post by Dave B
I was planning on using pool noodles for my under deck floatation and although I have a bunch of them, I'm pretty sure I'm going to come up short.  Since this isn't the season to try and find them locally, do any of you that are in Oregon know of any inexpensive sources for polyethylene foam?  This stuff is used for a variety of uses including packaging and gets thrown away by the truckload if you can just find out where.  I probably don't need more than about 9 cubic feet.

Any thoughts and help would be appreciated.

Dave B

 52 
 on: October 26, 2014, 07:56:28 PM 
Started by Dshoe - Last post by Dshoe
what is the main purpose of the wood flour.. is it cheaper than cabosil and people started using it.. i've heard it has more flex than the cabosil.. being a bigger particle and not saturating the way cabosil does... could it be another west system marketing ploy...

 53 
 on: October 26, 2014, 06:31:07 PM 
Started by mike9080 - Last post by jerry bark
A couple of thoughts:

I do think you could scale back the dimensions of an 18' standard to around 15' and have it work ok.

I also seem to recall that okume or hydrotek plywood is available in 1/8. If I wanted to do what you are thinking I would do it with two layers one 1/4 and one 1/8 for the forward portion and follow the basic tolman approach. this would allow a 3/8 bottom panel.

On another track, have you considered the plan "Ben Garvey?" It might be just what you are looking for. It's not a tolman skiff but it is a well tested design and it is the right size/cost/hp for your design brief.

Cheers
Jerry

 54 
 on: October 26, 2014, 03:18:14 PM 
Started by Dshoe - Last post by bleu
I think that Dave's stuff mixed with a little cabosil will make an extremely strong epoxy mix good for fillets and filling voids.

 55 
 on: October 26, 2014, 11:01:26 AM 
Started by Dshoe - Last post by NSchlee
Ground up limestone, acorns, black rhino horn or seashells would also probably work


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In a pinch Dave's concoction can also be used as an aphrodisiac!  Grin Grin Grin Grin

Neal

 56 
 on: October 25, 2014, 07:39:52 PM 
Started by Dshoe - Last post by David Nolan
Ground up limestone, acorns, black rhino horn or seashells would also probably work


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 57 
 on: October 25, 2014, 07:30:41 PM 
Started by mike9080 - Last post by David Nolan
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 on: October 25, 2014, 07:28:32 PM 
Started by Dshoe - Last post by David Nolan
Id say fine wood shavings would be stronger per unit whatever as measured in some mech engineering test at sea level given they were cast at the right temp and moisture content.       


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 on: October 25, 2014, 07:25:52 PM 
Started by mike9080 - Last post by David Nolan
I think it would work.   Yes in bending 3/8s, but its tough.      The issue i worry is losing that relatively flat aft section.     20 HP pushed my diablo in the upper 20 kts.      Id do it if thats what i wanted


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 on: October 25, 2014, 01:40:35 PM 
Started by captainfogfish - Last post by mjggjm12
Looking forward to meeting you at the show.  Are you building right now?  What model? 
No, but I hope to be starting a 24' Jumbo next year.

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