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Third Seat
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Question:Almost done with my first McKenzie double ender with transom and not sure what to do with all that space behind the rower.  I live in Southwest Colorado and will mainly use boat to fish on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Baker Feb 19, 2017.

Clearing up finishing details
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Ok, I am new to the site and have spent quite a few hours reading through tons of discussions regarding all of the stages in boat building.  I understand there are numerous ways to finish the boat…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Witton Feb 18, 2016.

 

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Mike Baker replied to Lucas Martinez's discussion Third Seat
"Hey Lucas, The rear seat is not a great idea on that boat. She is pretty narrow and the weight of someone behind the rowers seat will make the transom be in the water making the boat harder to control. That being said if you put someone back there…"
Feb 19, 2017
David Witton replied to Lucas Martinez's discussion Clearing up finishing details
"I've been using Resin Research epoxy - I got the idea from Brad Dimock, he's got quite a bit of experience building. It's a clear, low blush product and I've been happy with the results. "
Feb 18, 2016
Mike Baker replied to Lucas Martinez's discussion Clearing up finishing details
"The glass on the bottom is for protection from rocks gravel boat ramps etc. Meranti is not prone to checking like fir is. The maintainance issue with oil is you have to keep reapplying it. I do mine twice a year. Its not hard or even terribly time…"
Feb 17, 2016
tungsten replied to Lucas Martinez's discussion Clearing up finishing details
"I think  epoxy is epoxy,100% solids. Hardener formulations differ from brand to brand and the same with viscosity.As long as its a laminating epoxy for wood/glass your good. Raka,East and a few others are all cheaper then West and are just as…"
Feb 17, 2016
Lucas Martinez replied to Lucas Martinez's discussion Clearing up finishing details
"Tungsten, thanks for reply In other discussions I noticed talk of several other brands out there to use. West seems to be pricey but a lot of the time you get what you pay for.  Have you found it to be over priced compared to others? If so…"
Feb 16, 2016
Lucas Martinez replied to Lucas Martinez's discussion Clearing up finishing details
"Thanks for the info Mike, Wondering why to skip glass on sides but not on bottom of Meranti? As for oil on the inside, is it more maintenance because you are suppose to add so many coats of it? If I were to just oil the entire inside of boat would…"
Feb 16, 2016
tungsten replied to Lucas Martinez's discussion Clearing up finishing details
"One thing to consider when choosing bottom material is hull constuction,Frames spaced fairly close together create a very stiff bottom.When 1000 lbs going 5 mph hits a 5" rock the forces or psi. created is huge.Something has to give so this is…"
Feb 16, 2016
Mike Baker replied to Lucas Martinez's discussion Clearing up finishing details
"Sorry Mike, Like you said your bottom should be fine for your water. We definitely like our heavy duty set ups out west. Mike"
Feb 16, 2016
Mike Thomas replied to Lucas Martinez's discussion Clearing up finishing details
"Oh thanks Mike....I had to use Okume for my bottom, was all I could get, but I feel with the g lass, epoxy and graphite it will be just fine for our rivers here. If after this year I think its a issue, I`ll pull the chine caps and add another layer.…"
Feb 16, 2016
Mike Baker replied to Lucas Martinez's discussion Clearing up finishing details
"Hey Lucas, Welcome to the site. Here is my .02 Go with the Meranti for the side panels. DO NOT use the Okoume for the bottom, it is not near tough enough even with glass. If Those are really your only options (1/2" fir would be great for…"
Feb 16, 2016

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