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by fallguy1000
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: MDF dust as filler?
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: MDF dust as filler?

My preferred filler is aerosil or cabosil. I have used ground corecell, which is out of the box from convention. I tested it and found it to be a sort of flexible filler that bent before it broke. One of the attribites of corecell M is it is highly heat resistant, so I used it where I needed a high ...
by fallguy1000
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Barrier coats
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: Barrier coats

https://www.westsystem.com/instruction- ... s/fairing/ Read # 7 Yep, I see it. The only reason I myself would use a couple of final layers of neat epoxy as last coats before a topcoat would be when leaving the wood clear with no filler at all. If you are going to use anything opaque as a filler, I ...
by fallguy1000
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Barrier coats
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Barrier coats

Okay, so sort of a poll type question... The West Systems manual suggests microballoons are porous..and they suggest as many as 6 coats of epoxy after final fairing. They also recommend a final light layer of glass after final fairing (???). Anyhow, obviously I am using epoxy primer and plan to use ...
by fallguy1000
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1049
Views: 43255

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

If you know any auto body guys or drywall guys have them come over and give some tips its amazing how fast and how little filler they use . It will save time on the sanding and money on the filler. Guy helping me is a drywall guy. But they get away with stuff on walls we cannot. Good news is he sai...
by fallguy1000
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question regarding GT27
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Question regarding GT27

What about TW28?
by fallguy1000
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1049
Views: 43255

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

More fairing advice.

Today, I stopped production and spoke with the guy helping me do some fairing and I complained about some of our fills.

He said we need concrete tools for straight fills.

So we are using concrete tools.
by fallguy1000
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: C19

You won't need to be level all the time, but plenty of times...

So you make it so you can stand up off the casters when needed.
by fallguy1000
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: C19

Casters are less than ideal because you won't ever be level. You could build bolts in hardwood for levelers. Hard maple works well. 1/2-13" bolts mount in threads tapped into the wod and the bolt head sets on the ground; then you know you are level. My vac table required them for like 8 setups each ...
by fallguy1000
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question regarding GT27
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Question regarding GT27

45 miles offshore in a GT27?

????

You need to take that out of plan because you woud need perfect weather for 45 miles offshore and no swells and that might not happen for weeks or months at a time