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by Evan_Gatehouse
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Talc?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Talc?

Talc is OK for final fairing, but never for fillets. It's the main thickener in Bondo.
by Evan_Gatehouse
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: What is the right way to drill steering ram mounting holes in the transom of Bertram 25
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: What is the right way to drill steering ram mounting holes in the transom of Bertram 25

A mixture of wood flour and cabosil will be strong and non runny. Drill 2x bolt diameter through the inner glass and plywood but not through the outer glass. Fill with thickened epoxy, redrill for bolts. Use caulking around bolts and washers on outside of transom
by Evan_Gatehouse
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gv 13. Adding tabs and slots, bulkhead locations
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Gv 13. Adding tabs and slots, bulkhead locations

Not a good idea to cut slots in the hull panels. I wouldn't recommend it. Assembly is pretty easy and I understand the rationale to use CNC to it's full extent - but the boat was not designed with that in mind. So there are no frame positions to mark on the expanded panels anyway. Also, different pl...
by Evan_Gatehouse
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: GV10 bottom stiffeners
Replies: 3
Views: 7356

Re: GV10 bottom stiffeners

5' long. (Just behind the middle seat) That's the transition between the very flat aft section of the bottom to where it starts to bend upward.
by Evan_Gatehouse
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maia 24 questions
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Maia 24 questions

No, it's not really designed as an offshore vessel.
by Evan_Gatehouse
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Fairing question
Replies: 9
Views: 7470

Re: Fairing question

It depends on the curvature of the hull / deck.

On a totally flat surface you'd need to blend the fairing out for a much longer distance.

For moderate curve maybe 6" either side of the tape.
by Evan_Gatehouse
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Frame dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 3833

Re: GV10 Frame dimensions

Yeah wilk do but I am in Turkey right now on a business trip! Will be back Sunday night so will answer then. Note that seat height is not critical so if you are eager to get going just go ahead. Aft seat will be higher than the forward.
by Evan_Gatehouse
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1153
Views: 81043

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

I can totally sympathize. I built the cabin foam/glass panels for my 40' bridgedeck Woods cat in a single car garage. One end was filled with my friends soap making supplies. Biggest mold table I could build was about 12 x 8 and there was so little room around it. Re lifting the cabin - have a party...
by Evan_Gatehouse
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD16 Electric Outboard Thrust vs RPM
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: OD16 Electric Outboard Thrust vs RPM

(a) trolling motors measure thrust at zero speed ("Bollard Pull") with props that are optimized for high thrust / very low speed (b) I suspect the electric outboards measure thrust similarly; we have no way of knowing from what you posted. What is the outboard's rated power (in watts / HP / kW or XX...
by Evan_Gatehouse
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lm18 madison sanding tools
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Lm18 madison sanding tools

Nothing wrong with a thin piece of plywood with 2 pieces of wood screwed to it to make a handle. Plexiglass works too. It just has to flex a bit to work. I made mine long enough to fit a belt from a belt sander with 1 cut in it. But I only used it for coarse sanding (80 grit and lower).