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Building a Bateau TW28

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  1. fastcat435
    I am sorry to hear that it did not arrive, we had the basalt fiber tested in Durban by the tech university to get a independent report and this shows that it is at least 40 % stronger than e glass , we did get it approved for the CE requirements and are happy to use it for many reasons, among them it does not give our employees the itch as they get from glass and also no allergic reaction

  2. fastcat435
    Hallo Knottybuoyz
    did you ever receive the Basalt fiber that we send by surface mail?
  3. fallguy1000
    Hey Knottybuoyz, I happened to notice a couple of pictures of a Lobster Boat 26 from Jacques Mertens designs. Did that boat ever get completed? I'd really like to find out because I'm interested in building it, but I haven't seen one. Thanks for any reply. Daniel Fall, Minnesota
  4. Dave the Canuck
    Saw your ad. New boat or swallowing the anchor? (Nice boat BTW. My friend has one just like it.)
  5. James S
    I've just been looking at the building of a bruce roberts site.....Are you the same folks....what happened to the sail boat?
  6. DeepFrz
    Hey Rick, where are you hanging out these days? Seems like all the guys I liked at the CF are missing in action these days.
  7. waverider
    The sailing is wonderfull but so is the power boating. Mahone bay has over 365 Islands and an average of 90 feet of water. Hope you get the chance to take advantage of it sometime
  8. waverider
    Nice profile, I enjoyed reading it and great pictures

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  • About knottybuoyz
    Vessel Make/ model
    Bateau TW28 Long Cabin
    Vessel Name
    Iroquois, Ontario
    Boats, Boat Building, photography
    I grew up along the St. Lawrence River in eastern Ontario Canada. Messing around on boats on the river was popular time waster with us kids. My first boat was built with my buddy out of a few sheets of 1/4" ply, tape & glue. It lasted a summer but was a blast.

    From an early age I knew I wanted to be in the Coast Guard. As a pre-schooler I'd spend hours on my Aunt's porch watching the comings & goings of the crews & ships at the local Coast Guard base dreaming of being the Captain of one of the Red & White Ships.

    Also being a gear head I sent the better part of my teens with my head stuck under the hood of cars. After a couple of summer jobs as a deckhand on the CG ships I tried my hand at marine engineering in college. Unfortunately Calculus got the better of me and I eventually ended back on the ships in the galley scrubbing pots. Over the course of the next 4 years aboard the CCGS Griffon I worked my way up from pot scrubber to storekeeper/clerk to purser. A four month stint on Canada's largest Icebreaker, Louis S. St. Laurent I was certified as a Logistics Officer (hauled up through the hawse pipe) and got posted to Thunder Bay Ontario aboard the CCGS Samuel Risley where I plied my trade for 6 years before being posted to the CCG College in Sydney Nova Scotia. That only lasted a year before I transferred back to Ottawa as Senior Project Officer Logistics.

    I started porting NATO cataloguing data to networked servers in 1992 and started the first CCG web site that year. That gig ended up being a 15 yr assignment. I'm now the only Cognos BI expert in our technical services branch in HQ. I'll have 30 yrs service in November 2010. Five yrs to go to retirement and cruising away on our lil' 31' trawler. Standby....

    Boater (power) and boatbuilder (wannabe)
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    Yours Aye! Rick
    "It's not the boat "you built" until you've sworn at it, bled on it, sweated over it, cried beside it and then threatened to haul the POS outside and burn it!"


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