Jonathan Clarke
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How permanent is permanent?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by E. Landis Sep 16, 2009.


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Jonathan Clarke replied to Bob bryan's discussion heat or sand?
"I removed CoatIt epoxy coating.  A heat gun and scraping worked best.  Don't know about removing Kevlar cloth.  I suspect sanding would be necessary."
Nov 16
Jonathan Clarke replied to Guy Fredrickson's discussion Guy's Wooden Drift Boat Project
"Smart to go electronic and move away from points and condenser.  Over 40 years ago I worked in a specialty auto parts store that did a lot of distributor rebuilding and modifications using a Sun machine."
Jan 28, 2022
Jonathan Clarke replied to Ants Uiga's discussion Material Suggestions for Oarlock Bushings
"I have thirteen years of use on mine, which are UHMW. "
Nov 4, 2020
Jonathan Clarke replied to Sandy Pittendrigh's discussion Caulk instead of glue
"I agree that 5200 locks things together.  That was my point in mentioning alternative caulks and by "glue" I mistakenly thought you were talking about two-part epoxies or some such."
Sep 15, 2020
Jonathan Clarke replied to Sandy Pittendrigh's discussion Caulk instead of glue
"Sort of kind of.  My Tatman kit boat went together with SPAX screws and 3M 5200.  The 5200 isn't exactly a glue, but it's categorized as a permanent caulk.  Considering the way I use the boat, if I had it to do over again, I…"
Sep 15, 2020
Jonathan Clarke replied to Peter Honsberger's discussion Question - side patch
"You might check AJ DeRosa's post from February, 2009 on doing in-place scarfs on the side of a boat.  Maybe this URL will work:"
Sep 2, 2020

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At 10:02am on May 29, 2012, Sam Snyder said…

Thanks for the intel, Jonathon. I am exploring options and will keep you posted. I am certainly in favor of going this route. My boat is a restoration project and frankly, I want to get it in the water. I want it to look nice, but also want to be realistic about how much $ i put into it vs how much I paid for it, etc. I am also of the mindset that boats will take a bit of a beating, so i want the paint to hold up, but i won't cry if I get scratches, so to speak. Going the route of thinks like Toplac seem time and cost intensive , . . which if this was a boat I built from scratch, i would go that route. Now I want to get it in the water to fish.



At 2:38pm on September 14, 2009, Steve Sobba said…
Thanks Jonathan, I will check them out. I will check the local al. steel supplier, "The Yard" here to see what they have. Steve
At 7:52am on September 13, 2009, Steve Sobba said…
Jonathan, Steve Sobba with a question in regards to your trailer modification foum answer a few months back using 3" tubing, .0625 wall thickness and stone tube bushing? Can you elaborate on the stone tube bushing arrangement for me ? I am building my own trailer and would like your comments. Thanks Steve
At 9:03am on January 29, 2009, Herb Jacobsen said…
Thanks for the note. I think you can get one of those frying pans from Cabela's. That is where I got my last one. I live in Big Rapids, MI. I have a place on the Muskegon. I have always needed to be near water......

At 2:47pm on December 18, 2008, Greg Hatten said…
Thanks on the FJ comment... it was my "winter project" before the boat. It's a pretty rare one - 1983, last year they were made. Toyota only sent 300 over to the U.S. that year. It is as close to "Original" as I could make it.
Now it's a "Steelhead Chasin Machine" and will go just about anywhere.
At 6:40am on December 18, 2008, Greg Hatten said…
Yup - just read a nice article about big smallmouth on the Menomonee. Pretty cool.
At 5:42am on December 18, 2008, Jonathan Clarke said…
Thanks for the kind words about the boat.

I live in the western end of the state, but I've traveled and fished a little in northeast WI and in the U.P. and love both. The Menomonee River is a terrific drift boat destination.

I don't think Door County changes much. Parts of it are terribly commercialized while other parts of it remain pleasantly undeveloped. Three friends and I went fly fishing for carp on the flats on the lakeside last summer. Hadn't done it before, but would happily do it again and plan to do that next summer.
At 7:16pm on December 17, 2008, Greg Hatten said…
Hey Jonathan... nice boat and nice "pics" - love that Tatman!!! I lived in Green Bay for a couple of years and traveled the U.P. as a salesman. Is Door County still as pretty as I remember it??
At 11:48am on December 16, 2008, Randy Dersham said…
Welcome Jonathan. It's good to see another Tatman on the water.

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