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by 180grady
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Fiberglass cloth and checking?
Replies: 11
Views: 1934

Re: Fiberglass cloth and checking?

I've read a lot about checking and preventing it with fiberglass cloth. My question is, would "hot coating" work too? NOT straight "neat" epoxy, I'm talking silica and epoxy in a snot like consistence (for lack of a better term.) I'm guess the total hot coat thickness would be about a 1/8 total. Any...
by 180grady
Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Resin Opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: Resin Opinions

Thank you everyone. I've made up my mind, and will go completely with Marine Epoxy. From these comments, I just don't see the benefit in using silvertip for the layup. I thought since this will be a custom boat, it might be better to use it, but from what was mentioned I probably will not see any di...
by 180grady
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Resin Opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: Resin Opinions

Thanks gk108. Yeah, I was thinking the silver tip only for layup, marine epoxy for glues. Although, right now I'm considering just Marine Epoxy for the whole thing. The designer recommended us composites/WEST or system 3, but I've used ME before and I like the fact that it's a simple 2:1 mix. I coul...
by 180grady
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Resin Opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: Resin Opinions

Thanks Larry. I'm looking at the pricing now, I'm going to consider marine epoxy for the whole thing. I've used it before, and was happy, but read about silver tip and thought it would be the "right tool for the job."
by 180grady
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Resin Opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Resin Opinions

I'm looking for opinions on resins. I'm starting a cold molded boat, and was thinking about using marine epoxy for making glue/laminating, and silver tip for the layup. I see Joel used this materials for some of his builds. Any other recommendations? I'm pretty set on using silver tip for the glassi...
by 180grady
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Whidbey White for a Grady
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Whidbey White for a Grady

Thank you both. Didn't think about the color fade, good call. The gel coat is in pretty bad shape in certain areas, so I had to idea of painting over the bad spots and eventually repaint the whole top side of the boat. My concern is not really the mis-match between patch and original, but rather bet...
by 180grady
Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Whidbey White for a Grady
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Whidbey White for a Grady

Does anyone have experience using Whidbey White on a Grady? How close is this color to the original Grady gel coat? They look pretty close the on screen, but I know that is not worth much.

Thanks in advance.

Jeremy
by 180grady
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 14' Mckee Craft Rehab
Replies: 13
Views: 3476

Re: 14' Mckee Craft Rehab

Thanks Tom. I will give that a try to see if there is any wet foam deeper in the hull. From what I can tell the foam is in pretty good shape minus the moisture from the wood on the surface (which is now dry.) I was able to make a few craters in the foam and internally it was dry (closed cell - makes...
by 180grady
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 14' Mckee Craft Rehab
Replies: 13
Views: 3476

Re: 14' Mckee Craft Rehab

Thanks for the feedback Shine. The trough was partially de-laminated too, so I decided to pop that out last night as much as I could without doing any damage to the foam (will post some pics soon.) I didn't think of putting the core on top of the lip, maybe I will add more foam, level it off and bui...
by 180grady
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 14' Mckee Craft Rehab
Replies: 13
Views: 3476

14' Mckee Craft Rehab

Just picked up a 14' Mckee last week. Various cosmetic flaws but what concerns me is the sole. The port side was all soft, while the starboard was partially intact. I really want it to be a safe solid vessel so I pulled up what I could. At first I thought it would not be a issue to repair, but the m...