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by brackish
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Considering a DE23
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Considering a DE23

I finished a FS14 almost two years ago and am currently considering a DE23. Questions: There is a note in the study plan about a closed transom version and using a bracket. Are you talking about a bolt on such as an Armstrong? Or do the plans include dimensions for an integral bracket that can be bu...
by brackish
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Forum Software & Site Bug Reports
Topic: Replacing pictures lost from Photobucket
Replies: 4
Views: 11003

Re: Replacing pictures lost from Photobucket

Thank you for the information. I still have all my photos, they were just on Photobucket to use as third party hosting. Is there an edit function whereby I can go to my old post, remove the photobucket broken links, and replace with good links from another source. Or do I have to do a new post to ha...
by brackish
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Forum Software & Site Bug Reports
Topic: Replacing pictures lost from Photobucket
Replies: 4
Views: 11003

Replacing pictures lost from Photobucket

I posted a number of pictures in the finished and launched section of this forum. My pictures were hosted on Photobucket and when they abruptly did away with their free photo hosting, those picture disappeared. Is there a way to add them back from another source. Does this forum have the space to ac...
by brackish
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS
Replies: 19
Views: 4179

Re: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

Thanks for the kind words. With regard to the woodwork, the rear deck hatch is Okoume ply with a solid teak border. Had to add the border to close the gap and neaten it up. It is the plan opening, if I had it to do all over, I would make it smaller. The sole grates are made from strips of teak with ...
by brackish
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS
Replies: 19
Views: 4179

FS14 - July 27, 2016, Tupelo, MS

Finished and launched. Runs great with a 9.9 four stroke. http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af200/brackish_photos/P1000958_zps0ifo6iky.jpg http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af200/brackish_photos/P1000960_zpsggck4k7p.jpg http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af200/brackish_photos/P1000955_zpsqpixkj...
by brackish
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: outboard mount reinforcing-FS14
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: outboard mount reinforcing-FS14

Thanks. I think, if anything, I might put a couple of SS fender washers on the clamp screws and leave it at that. This boat transom above the casting deck is actually 3 @ 3/8", so 1-1/8" thick and with the glass mine measures just under 1-1/4". Looks like launch in April if the weather for final ins...
by brackish
Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: outboard mount reinforcing-FS14
Replies: 3
Views: 641

outboard mount reinforcing-FS14

I'm finishing up my FS14 and am wondering what folks did if anything to reinforce the outboard mounting area. My transom is the design thickness at the motor mount area and it has been glassed all the way up both inside and out. I'm going to mount a 9.9 four stroke with 20" shaft, electric start, so...
by brackish
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: sanding for epoxy graphite
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: sanding for epoxy graphite

Thanks. One additional question. The recommended ratio's of graphite powder to epoxy resin, are they by weight or volume? I would think volume given the light weight of the powder, but thought I'd ask.
by brackish
Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: sanding for epoxy graphite
Replies: 6
Views: 718

sanding for epoxy graphite

What is the appropriate final sand grit number before applying epoxy graphite? The substrate is coated with Interlux epoxy primecoat. There are a very few final fairing spots less than a couple of inches in diameter done with Quick Fair and I don't plan to do another coat of primer because of them. ...
by brackish
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FS14 skeg installation question
Replies: 1
Views: 676

FS14 skeg installation question

Getting ready to install the skeg on my FS14. The skeg is a piece of red oak. I'm faired and have several coats of an epoxy based primer (Interlux Epoxy PrimeKote) on the hull. Since the primer is epoxy based do I need to sand off the primer down to bare clear epoxy to attach the skeg or can I glue ...