Merton’s Fiberglass & Marine Supply

>>> Merton’s Fiberglass & Marine Supply

Saw a reference to Merton’s on one of the builder’s mailing lists. Hadn’t seen them before, but looks like they have some good stuff if you need supplies.

We specialize in the supply of fiberglass, resins, non-corrosive fasteners,and marine paints and compounds for boat construction and repair. We package these materials to order and ship daily via U.P.S. or common carrier. Our customers are building and repairing all types of craft ranging from strip canoes, kayaks, and rowboats to larger power and sail boats and commercial lobster boats, fishing, and work boats.

Kolstrand Marine Supply follow-up

Some time back I covered Kolstrand Marine Supply as a possible source of goods. That sparked a fairly busy flurry of comments that seemed to show that Kolstrand has/had gone out of business.

I just wanted to point out a recent comment from a man apparently representing the company, Integrity Machining Inc., that has bought out Kolstrand. I can’t vouch for any of it, but you might want to check them out, especially if you are waiting on old orders or anything like that.

Chesapeake Light Craft

>>> Chesapeake Light Craft

A supplier of kits and plans for kayaks and other small craft. Neat site, lots of details, forums and some good building tips.

Welcome to Chesapeake Light Craft, suppliers of boat kits, boat plans, and boatbuilding materials. Our distinctive boat designs include kayaks, canoes, rowing boats, dinghies, and sailboats. We’ve been at this since 1991 and nobody has sold more kits and plans. More than 20,000 CLC boats are on the water around the world. Our designs are built by amateurs and professionals alike.

Glendinning – Marine and RV products

>>> Glendinning – Marine and RV products

Another source of marine and RV stuff… got the pointer from a Ship Shape TV episode (sometimes really interesting… sometimes all fluff).

Their marine line is mostly shore power and water line "handlers"… powered devices to neatly stow your cables, etc. and also control boxes/cables for engine/transmission type controls. Look nice on TV, anyhow 🙂

WELCOME!

Glendinning has been bringing you the finest quality, innovative products for both the marine and rv industries since 1972. Our reputation for quality and service is second to none!

Epoxy sources

I continue to be busy shopping away for essential supplies. Can’t get started without about three basics:

  • Plywood
  • Lumber (dimensional)
  • Epoxy (or glue of choice)

This post is going to list some of the epoxy sources I’ve found. Other than recommendations and comments by others, I can’t vouch for any of them, but wanted to list them all in one place so that I can find them again, and so that any of you who are wanting to shop can check them out.

First off, there is a good discussion on the WoodenBoat Forum that covers a lot of these suppliers, with opinions.

First off, there’s always the "big boys" in the epoxy world:

Then there are some other suppliers that I’ve found: