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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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I'm working on the wood parts of a 32-foot ferrocement sailboat that I've owned for some years. I have cut away rotted plywood and solid timber parts and am in the process of rebuilding. I have used scarf and half lap joints. I have an inexpensive 1/4" router and some hand-held power tools, and (at home) an old 8" table saw. The boat is on a mooring in the harbor. I have several 12-volt batteries, solar panels, and an inverter to provide 120 volts AC. So far the only tool that has failed to work is the 10 amp skilsaw. Steve
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Welcome to the forum, Steve.

I would love to see some photos of the boat.

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Sounds like a lot of labour which would make this project a labour of love. Well built boats are both woodworking and art when done well. The skilsaw may be drawing too many amps which might drop the voltage too far down for the saw to work. The high amps/low voltage will cause the saw to heat up and premature failure. You may have to breakdown and go for a generator. Or go the old fashioned way and use hand saws. Good luck.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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