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by fallguy1000
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Preliminary Fairing
Replies: 29
Views: 405

Re: Preliminary Fairing

Carbon black is rubbed on the hull like wax, without the waxy finish. Then you longboard sand and the low spots turn black as the powder is not removed and in fact builds in the low spots. Here, you can see after sanding that we had a lot of waviness. We measured the waves and they were all 0.002" d...
by fallguy1000
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION
Replies: 459
Views: 69861

Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

Glendinning Smart Actuator2 did not work?

I am buying 2 of them!
by fallguy1000
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy Hatch Floor
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Epoxy Hatch Floor

12 oz biax is considered the waterproof minimum by my boat's designer
by fallguy1000
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy Hatch Floor
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Epoxy Hatch Floor

A bit light. Glass it and after the glass goes to green; take a 4" roller and neat coat it a couple of times allowing ot to gel each time before recoating. Make sure to fillet top and bottom and sides with a 1" diameter minimum and use cabosil or wood flour for the thixo. Abrasion in the locker is t...
by fallguy1000
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Preliminary Fairing
Replies: 29
Views: 405

Re: Preliminary Fairing

Go through a sanding progression. You don't primer over 40 grit.
by fallguy1000
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: splashwell drains
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: splashwell drains

To be honest a simple drilled hole sealed with epoxy would do 90% of what you need. For the rest of it, wash down with fresh water and store under a cover to prevent water building up. My little dinghy has no bung or drain hole. It's not that big a deal to sponge it out after use. Surely yours woul...
by fallguy1000
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1282
Views: 98570

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

During the sanding for the kiwigrip, I leaned on that short 1-2" wide gunwhale and slipped and nearly went down. I got lucky and caught myself, but my heart was in my mouth. On Lake Superior, I like fishing when the water is like 40 degrees, and you can drown easy at that temp from gasp shock or hea...
by fallguy1000
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1282
Views: 98570

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

That is looking good. You should be happy with that :wink: I saw you talking about rails a couple days ago and said you might make them 1 foot tall. If it were me I would go higher as rails that low feel like more hazard than help. If you look at my picture of the panel with the oval door; that pan...
by fallguy1000
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: System Three Quik Fair over System Three Primer
Replies: 16
Views: 150

Re: System Three Quik Fair over System Three Primer

I've primed the top of my boat and found a few small spots I'd like to fair a little more. Normally, I'd sand the primer prior to putting any fairing over it but was wondering if I can just add the System Three Quik Fair over the System Three Primer since we can spray topcoat over the system three ...
by fallguy1000
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1282
Views: 98570

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Today we worked on snow removal, 5200 removal, trash removal... Here is what the thing looks like. Dry fit no glues due to freezing temps. The upper door needs a handle and seals and a drip edge. BDCA63FE-B538-4BCF-B0B3-899701E3553A.jpeg Dry fit. Gonna screw it down and set it in butyl; then paint k...