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Fizxlab

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I am preparing the pieces so that when my young grandson visits next month all we need to do is glue things together and enjoy our handiwork. I was thinking of using birch plywood for the base of the boat. The 1/4" thick part that is used as the bottom of the hull, Part number 1. Would this material be ok to use or is there a concern that moisture will cause the glue between the plys to break down and then separate? Or will the Gorilla Glue used to afix the sides of the hull to the bottom provide enough of a seal that the plys will remain dry? Is there a better 1/4' think material to use for the hull bottom? This is my first wooden toy so any helpful suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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hi there my mate makes radio control boats and he uses birch ply for the sides and Gorilla Glue the polyuthen typ that forms as it sets and seals up any small gaps to glue the parts and they seem to last ok hope this helps.good luck.
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Hi Fizxlab, I used Minwax® Water Based Oil-Modified Polyurethane on the Super Yacht prototype and left it in water for 24 hours with no damage. I applied 3 coats sanding with 220 grit sandpaper between coats after each coat had dried. A final coat was applied without sanding. Let the finish dry thoroughly before placing in water. A superior finish to this would be Minwax Spar Urethane if the boat is going to be constantly in the water. It is a solvent based material that you can thin and clean up with mineral spirits. We would love to see photos of your yacht build as you complete it.
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Thanks guys I really appreciate the feedback! I hope to start on my boat soon to iron out the process so when my little guy comes to visit in August the construction of his boat will go as smoothly as possible. We will take phots and share later. Once again, thanks!
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Hi Fizxlab I don't have allot of answers, but I will pass on what John Lewman told me. For the boat deck he used Home Depot's Project Panel 24" x 48" Baltic Plywood and for the sides he used 1/4" x 51/2" Poplar also from Home Depot. I am a new builder as you are and have found Toymakingplans.com to be the best plans anywhere. What is more important to me is the advice John and Cynthia will give you is the best. They have been building quality toys for years, and are always willing to help us with their expertise. You can never go wrong by doing what they say. I hope your Grandson is going to be with you a while, because, if he is like mine he might not be to interested in watching glue dry, but he will love playing with anything you make using Toymakingplans.com. Good Luck and post your work.
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Started the Unsinkable Super Yacht project, having trouble cutting the angles for  part #5's that meet at the bow tip, any ideas
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woodpecker - Great question - Item #5 angle cut for the bow.
Item 5 Page 28 A.jpg

I spent a little time and wrote a description on how I would attack this cut.
Hope it helps you on your build.
Please click on the attached document which will open a 'pdf' file.
pdf Unsinkable Boat Item 5 Angle Cuts.pdf     

I would be very interested to hear how other members have made this cut.
I am sure there are more ways than one.

Happy Toy Making - Item #5 Angle Cut
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Nice Job Udie explaining the PDF.
Lots of good info there.

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Thanks for the info,will attack that cut tommorrow!!
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