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by Benny Howard
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 in Steinhatchee
Replies: 410
Views: 18753

Re: FS17 in Steinhatchee

thb, I'm familiar with the 420's (my line of work deals with the failure analysis and warranty side). The issue we see most is contamination getting past the filter system. Mostly a maintenance problem due to filters not changed or seated properly. Due to the environment these things work in it's to...
by Benny Howard
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What do boat manufacturers use to seal hose connections?
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: What do boat manufacturers use to seal hose connections?

Is that something the dealer installed?
by Benny Howard
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: All Cracked Up
Replies: 33
Views: 2368

Re: All Cracked Up

PangaRon I thought I was looking at a picture of the gunnels on my xf20 when you posted that pic. Mine did the same thing :doh: .I'm pretty sure mine can be corrected by putting some butt blocks under those joints, then tabbing it in with some biax tape or cloth. Originally I just glued some blocks ...
by Benny Howard
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Just prime or finish painting before flip?
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Just prime or finish painting before flip?

IMHO, it would be best to flip and paint the outside as soon as possible or according to the plans. A smaller hull might not be a problem but something
as large as my xf20 hull was hard to handle. I went too far on the interior before flipping to paint the outside.
by Benny Howard
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FS14_LS Build. Drain Holes Needed?
Replies: 25
Views: 3474

Re: FS14_LS Build. Drain Holes Needed?

The plug I posted earlier in this thread allowed a decent size drain and does not clog with debris. I did take a little bit of rubber off of the expansion ring with a drill and sander but it fit this scupper great .You just cut to fit the hull thickness. Brand: Sea-Dog Sea-Dog Thru Hull With Scupper...
by Benny Howard
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FS14_LS Build. Drain Holes Needed?
Replies: 25
Views: 3474

Re: FS14_LS Build. Drain Holes Needed?

On my xf20 I used round scuppers with the rubber flaps, on the sole,and got some expanding plumbing pipe plugs from home depot, then went to Fastenal and replaced the metal parts with stainless steel. They have worked great, easy, quick to put in and take out. My sole drains into the bilge pump area...
by Benny Howard
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Bondo?
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: Bondo?

Hi fishmedic, just to add my 2 cents. When I was getting ready to build my XF20 I went to a local guy that does the boat repairs for local marine dealers thinking he might be of help with some good pointers. The guy knew Corvette bodies and maybe polyester but I quickly realized he was clueless abou...
by Benny Howard
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build
Replies: 262
Views: 20280

Re: XF20 Mod Flats/Flounder rig build

Jeff, great times like that make great kids. That's what my four still talk about when they get together and that was 30 years ago.
by Benny Howard
Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: New XF20 to come
Replies: 18
Views: 2142

Re: New XF20 to come

Ben, welcome to the forum, I will be glad to share any knowledge gained from my build. You should be able
to get plenty of help on the forum, everyone was great about sharing their knowledge with me. I'll get my email
and phone info to you through the forum.
by Benny Howard
Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: One more wood question....
Replies: 9
Views: 1863

Re: One more wood question....

Shouldn't there be a stamp on the wood showing its' quality/use etc?