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by fallguy1000
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: New member: Coosa deck
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: New member: Coosa deck

I moved a pedestal mount to the front of the bench on a Lund 14. The boat tended to cork a bit with me alone forward, so the solution was more weight aft. By corking, I mean heavy helm or bow running in circles with the trolling motor. Anyhow, it worked well, but bow trolling was better with someone...
by fallguy1000
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: New member: Coosa deck
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: New member: Coosa deck

A casting deck is super right.

Do it and do it dry if you are able.
by fallguy1000
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Christmas project
Replies: 35
Views: 698

Re: GV10 Christmas project

The only added benefit of the cope is a smidge less weight and ease of welding.
by fallguy1000
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 - Major Structural Issues Now Slowly Getting there - Stretching to 21 now!
Replies: 207
Views: 6885

Re: C19 - Major Structural Issues Now Slowly Getting there - Stretching to 21 now!

Looking good afaik. Big job for sure.

Can you rebate the plywood for tapes? I suppose a bit of fairing won't be horrible.

I have lots to fair, so looking at all fairing.
by fallguy1000
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy & graphite vs Steelflex?
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Epoxy & graphite vs Steelflex?

Technically, while I won't recommend ingesting teflon; all my reading indicates it is okay to eat and passes through.

Wear a mask for all grinding operations.

Now and then I burn a little epoxy with the oscillating tool. Can't be too healthy and comes through the mask some.
by fallguy1000
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Replacing transom and floor on 1980 MaxiCraft
Replies: 50
Views: 876

Re: Replacing transom and floor on 1980 MaxiCraft

Make sure and get squeegees. They are good as gold stretching a short batch.
by fallguy1000
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Replacing transom and floor on 1980 MaxiCraft
Replies: 50
Views: 876

Re: Replacing transom and floor on 1980 MaxiCraft

Mix it pound for pound. In other words, equal weights. If you don't have a scale; here is the conversion. Square inches divide 144 is square feet. 9 square feet is a square yard and requires 25 oz epoxy total, or 25/9 oz per square foot...which is close to 3. You can adjust down a bit for larger lay...
by fallguy1000
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Panga 20 Build
Replies: 91
Views: 1973

Re: Panga 20 Build

We are subzeros overnites here...bit of a cold spell
by fallguy1000
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: New member: Coosa deck
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: New member: Coosa deck

I would strongly recommend making it waterproof, either guttered lids or side access from aft.

I hate water getting into my forward deck on my Lund 16'.

It is a mold factory. Someday I am gonna make it a dry locker with gutters.
by fallguy1000
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: New member: Coosa deck
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: New member: Coosa deck

The coosa won't be as stiff as the same plywood, so you want the 3/4" or 20mm coosa and you'll need to lay 1708 on each side. It'll be great.

One of my pet peeves is the area underneath getting wet.

I suggest a guttered hatch that dumps into the bilge aft of the locker.