Messabouts & Raids:
July 10& 11 - Washington - 2004
Small Boat Rendezvous
July 22-25 - Maryland - BYYB Multi-Fleet
Sept 25-26 - Texas - Palacious
Inviting anyone who wishes to come to our 2nd messabout
at Spirit Lake in NW Iowa. Looking at one of the 2 middle weekends
in August to hold it. I would like some feedback so I can set
the date in epoxy (ha!). It would start on Saturday morning and
end after lunch on sunday. That should give most time to get home
for the monday drudgery. Email me if you are interested
CALAIS, France (Reuters) -- Entrepreneur Richard
Branson has set a new world record by driving across the English
Channel in an amphibious sports car in under two hours.
Chuck I happened across the web site below http://oboylephoto.com/boatyard/index.htm
Palacios TX Dinghy Dash - Sep 2004
We are having a casual cruise / race where we
sail out to a beach and camp there overnight, head back the
next day. The race is 18 miles out to an island, 11 miles back
to our beach, camp at the beach overnight and sail 7 miles back
the next day.
People not interested in the race portion are
welcome to just sail out to the beach to camp with us, there
is a launch ramp only 1.5 miles away.
Full info about the event here:
Check out this paper model. Its a free
Hey Chuckie !
When "commisiong" this spring, I took the opportunity
to take a couple of photos of the "fleet."
Left-to-right; AF4, Oracle, AF3, with Larsboat sitting in front.
All four boats were built in a 3-year period from Oct. 2000 to
This boat, found partially submerged at Lake Chabot in
Dan Foley Park on Thursday morning, apparently was
being tested when it overturned. One man drowned
Makeshift boat takes man's
(from the Los Angles Times Herald)
by J.M. Brown
A Vallejo man drowned in Lake Chabot early Thursday
as he and another man were illegally testing a makeshift boat
that reportedly contained two go-cart motors and an airplane-like
propellor, sources said.
The Solano County Coroner's Office identified the
drowned man as Dale Hurd, 41. An autopsy confirmed the cause of
death was accidental drowning, coroner's official Brian Miller
Police say they are treating the death as accidental,
but will continue to investigate.
When Authorities arrived at the lake near Dan Foley
Park shortly before 3:15 A.M. they saw a man on shore conduction
CPR on Hurd, police said. The survivor's identity was not available,
and it is not clear if he was cited or arrested in connection
with the boating incident.
Boating in Lake Chabot is not permitted, fire department
spoksperson Bill Tweedy said.
The boat the two men were testing was submerged
in the lake about 100 feet from the shore when authorities arrived.
Tweedy said the two men were test driving the boat
when it turned over. An area resident heard yelling and called
911, Tweedy said.
Hurd was taken to Sutter Solano Medical Center,
where he was pronounced dead.
A man who lives near Dan Foley Park said he was
walking his dog at about 10 A.M. when crews were pulling the capsized
boat from the lake.
The resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said
the boat contained two go-cart motors stationed on top of a roughly
4-foot stand attached to a large wooden airplane propellor. The
base of it was a flat bottom aluminum duck hunting boat.
"They put ti together like a prototype,"
the resident said. "Even the gas tank was jerry-rigged with
plastic tape to the boat."
Late entry for girl in a boat contest
Janet Ruth Young, boating enthusiast and author,
aboard TIMS at the 2003 Kingston Messabout in Ontario. Janet's
novel, The Opposite of Music, is due out in 2006.
A QUIET BREAKTHROUGH:
RYOBI INTRODUCES NEW 10” BAND SAW
WITH SILENT VAC-DUST COLLECTION
Powerful 1/2 HP Motor & Blade Tracking Window
ANDERSON, SC, (June 1, 2004) – Most benchtop tools give you a no-win
choice: either put up with wood dust, or live with the howl of
the shop vac that sucks it away. But now Ryobi quietly solves
the dilemma. Ryobi’s new 10” Band Saw with Silent
Vac-dust collection, Model BS1001SV, removes dust with 98 percent
efficiency – and no noise beyond that made by the saw itself.
The secret? The BS1001SV Silent Vac incorporates a radial fan
in the lower wheel to create a highly efficient, gasket-sealed
dust collection system that pushes dust into the included dust
bag through a 2-1/4” vacuum nozzle outlet. Score another
user-friendly “first” for Ryobi.
A wealth of additional features make this new saw a must for
the serious woodworker. Its powerful 1/2 HP, continuous-duty induction
motor cutting at 3,000 FPM handles the hardest woods with ease,
and its 10” throat swallows sizeable cutting tasks. Pro-style
independent upper and lower ball bearing blade guides promote
cutting precision while extending blade life. Ryobi’s exclusive
RapidSet blade tensioning system makes quick blade changes easy.
An innovative, illuminated blade-tracking window lets you ensure
proper blade tracking on the wheel as the BS1001SV runs, and this
saw accommodates blades up 1/2” wide.
High-intensity LED work lights built into the BS1001SV aid precision
cutting. Its tilting saw table (-2 degrees to 45 degrees) expands
to the right of the blade for an 18-1/2” cutting capacity
(table size 13” x 21-1/2” x 26-1/2”). The saw’s
heavy-duty, self-aligning rip fence with scale indicator window
eliminates the need for out-feed support.
This new Ryobi band saw has a 4” depth of cut with smooth
rack-and-pinion blade-guide height adjustment that quickly adjusts
to the work piece height. It also features easy access for changing
blades and a built-in brush that cleans the drive wheel, improving
tracking and wheel life.
The BS1001SV includes a work stand for convenient set-up, and
weighs 82 lbs. with stand. It will be available at The Home Depot
this July for under $200.
As with all Ryobi power tools, the Ryobi Model BS1001SV 10”
band saw with Silent Vac dust collection has a two-year
limited product warranty and a 30-day no-risk satisfaction guarantee.
The blue color used on this product and the combination of blue
and yellow are trademarks for RYOBI® brand power tools. For
more information, customers can visit the Ryobi website at www.ryobitools.com
or call Ryobi Technologies, toll-free, at 1-800-525-2579.
Hierarchy of Epoxy Paints and Coatings
By Paul Oman
It has been our experience that epoxy paints fall
into several price/application groupings that may not be obvious
to most end users. These groupings help explain why epoxy paint
prices seem to fall all over the place.
I) ‘A TEAM’ PREMIUM EPOXIES:
These are the really good, high-end epoxies. There’s lots
of ‘wiggle room’ here, but general characteristics
of epoxies in this group often are: solvent-free (0% VOC); non-hazmat
to ship; suitable for full time immersion, often use a cycloaliphatic
curing agent; often can be applied underwater. Might be a novolac
based resin, might be potable water (NSF 61) or nuclear (DBA)
approved. Applications include: tanks, pits, sumps, pilings,
marine hull barrier coats, waste water, manholes. Prices: generally
about $80-$90 per gallon.
II) ‘B TEAM’ EPOXIES:
Many (not all) of these epoxies contain solvents, which generally
reduce the physical properties of these epoxies. They are often
used as ‘tie coats’ and general maintenance applications,
such as coating machinery, tanks, walls, misc. equipment, etc.
Coal Tar epoxies would commonly fall into this group. Prices
generally in the $50-$60 per gallon range
III) FLOOR EPOXIES:
Generally self leveling (non-thixotropic) versions of the “B
Epoxies” but can sometimes also include the “A Premium
Epoxies” and priced about the same. Price: $50-$80 gallon.
IV) EPOXY RESINS/MARINE EPOXIES:
Usually solvent free epoxies from the ‘floor epoxy’
group, but without the pigments. Savings from not using the
pigments (and associated blending) is probably in the order
of $5 per gallon, so the ‘real’ price should be
about $40-$60 per gallon, but often the marine (boating) link
adds $20 to the pockets of the vendors.
V) EPOXY PRIMERS AND SEALERS:
Generally solvent thinned versions of the marine/resin epoxies,
with or without pigment. The amount of solvent used might be
20% to 70%. Cheap to make and cheap in volume for contractors,
but small users pay a premium for the blending, packaging, marketing,
and the often ‘marine’ label. Still, coverage is
excellent so the cost per square foot is still reasonable. Prices
about $45 to $60 per gallon.
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