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 on: September 30, 2014, 10:42:47 AM 
Started by MikeS - Last post by narvik
did the same.
Bought rectangular scotch brite at the auto-parts store and glued it to an old hook and loop sanding disc. Works well with my orbital sander.

 on: September 30, 2014, 10:17:54 AM 
Started by MikeS - Last post by Dave B
You can also make your own. I used a worn sanding disk, sprayed it thoroughly with 3M adhesive and stuck a large piece of scotch brite material to it. I put some weight on it overnight to cure and it hasn't come off yet.

 on: September 30, 2014, 10:07:07 AM 
Started by penguin - Last post by fjolsen
My biggest complaint about the bow shed or any other tight space is there's no way to get far enough from the boat to get a really good look at it. I've been looking at this angle from the front door for 4 years now. You better be quicker than me Shocked. Can't wait to get it on the trailer and have a look. A couple times I rolled the tarp up on one side but all the bows and bracing blocks a clean view.

 on: September 30, 2014, 09:57:39 AM 
Started by penguin - Last post by fjolsen

I'm near Seattle and built in a Stimson bow shed. Like others have said, you will need to plan your work around the weather. One thing to watch for is humidity. I heated my shed the first winter and it really traps humidity. At times so much that it would condense on the tarp and drip on the boat. You can fix this with a second layer of thin plastic stapled to the inside of the bows, creating a pocket of air between the two layers. You'll still want to make sure it's not to humid in there for epoxy though. Maybe you could run a big dehumidifier?

I bought UV resistant white tarps for the roof and had some uv resistant reinforced clear plastic for the ends (UV resistant is important to avoid UV degradation of the epoxy) . You will definitely get some green house effect heating. When its 75 F outside and the sun is shining of the shed it will be 85+ F inside. Plenty of days this summer over 100*F inside this summer. I installed an old greenhouse fan at one end and two intake screens at the other for some cross ventilation and that helps cool it a few degrees when the sweat is dripping of your forehead into your fresh epoxy. Big doors at both ends would work well too.

I imagine your winters are about the same weather we have here. Pretty cloudy most days in the winter, so not much direct sun to warm the shed, but you will get a few days.

The bow shed is really fun to build. I didn't have plans, I just built off photos I could find online. Ripped 16' 1x8 down the middle for the bows. 8" 2x4 blocks between. Like Dave said, broke a few making the bend, but just back the break up with a block and PL and a couple screws. Somewhere i've got some photos of the shed going up. I'll post em if I can find em.
Here is my J24 inside, the shed is 15' x 28' and 13'6" to the ridge. plenty of room to build, but I always wished for more.

I plan to be up your way fishing my jumbo near Sooke next summer. Fingers crossed. I'm a SLOW builder.

 on: September 30, 2014, 09:33:43 AM 
Started by Randy Zimmerman - Last post by Bigsidny
I saw this a while back on stripes online...

 on: September 30, 2014, 09:29:18 AM 
Started by fishbite - Last post by tolman_paul
If you're planning to only run 18-20 knots, a 150 or 175 would be more than enough power, with plenty of reserve power, heck even a 115 or 140 should be plenty.  The only reason to put big power on a Tolman is for speed.

The problem with when the wind picks up is it's usually too late to make a quick dash back before things get bad.  You'll like be powered down to about 12 knots and driving every wave.  There have been some times when the chop is tight enough that I can throttle down and skip over them at 25+ knots, but you have to be real attentive to troughs spaced out just a bit too much to chop the throttle before you drop into one.

 on: September 30, 2014, 08:34:03 AM 
Started by MikeS - Last post by NSchlee
Does anyone have a source for 7" hook & loop scotch brite pads?

Grainger sells backing pads and the discs too.


 on: September 30, 2014, 08:31:14 AM 
Started by Randy Zimmerman - Last post by Randy Zimmerman
Thanks Frank - I looked at that but couldn't visualize it. I built a frame out of 1" PVC and will post some pictures of it later today. It will hopefully do the job until I build a roof extension onto my shed.


 on: September 30, 2014, 07:37:25 AM 
Started by penguin - Last post by David Nolan

heres a tolman autopilot on the cheap  ($1)    we were heading to the chicken canyon 52 nms off NJ

 on: September 30, 2014, 07:34:41 AM 
Started by penguin - Last post by David Nolan
probably a short video will illustrate it best.  we call this video stubborn bubbles ...

its in fun lol

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