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by AussieBoater
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Butt Block placement for OB 15
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: Butt Block placement for OB 15

I've got a gap in mine too... same thinking. I don't think it really matters, they are only there to add strength to the join.
We'll see I guess :)
by AussieBoater
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Did i purchuse the right plans for me? ph16
Replies: 12
Views: 1487

Re: Did i purchuse the right plans for me? ph16

Hi Flea, I have been down there on Morton bay several times and fished the Tangalooma Classic tournament in the early 90's. Yeah it can get rough on the bay as the ride over to Tangalooma in a big sportfishing boat was not exactly smooth. I think I would go with the FS17 as it should handle the cho...
by AussieBoater
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Boat Name
Replies: 15
Views: 1266

Re: Boat Name

Pastor Fundi... Reminds me of an off-color joke my father tells ALL the time about Pastor Fuzz. I'd suggest re-thinking Fundi, just for those of us with english-only, in-the-gutter minds. :oops: :roll: :lol: Just a thought! Heck, Us English only, mind in the gutter types ARE why a word like "Fundi"...
by AussieBoater
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: marine epoxy
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: marine epoxy

Vinegar... cheap, safe, works well...
by AussieBoater
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Paint; how many coats
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Paint; how many coats

I'd go with what you have... if it starts to show wear in high traffic areas, put more on there... just suck it and see...
by AussieBoater
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: PH18 Build in North Dallas (PH20)
Replies: 3487
Views: 263540

Re: PH18 Build in North Dallas

gstanfield wrote:Wow, that's some impressive gear you have there :D I still can't figure out how to trick a rainbow into taking a fly from me :oops:
George, i don't think they will take them out of your hand... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by AussieBoater
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Don't do it, he says...
Replies: 20
Views: 1476

Re: Don't do it, he says...

Ok, like everything, you can look at the positives or just be a knocker... I'm still building my first S & G boat... If it only lasts 1 year, there are a few boats on here that should have been junked many years ago... No water take up... the ply is FULLY encapsulated in epoxy... Fairing is the proc...
by AussieBoater
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: XF20 replacing Jon boat
Replies: 32
Views: 2473

Re: XF20 replacing Jon boat

Doc_Dyer wrote:like this one Larry :wink:

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topwater wrote:Just noticed the reg, numbers on the white jon boat :lol:
Funny how the reflection would not even show that grouping of letters... :lol:
by AussieBoater
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Awlgrip highbuild primer
Replies: 12
Views: 884

Re: Awlgrip highbuild primer

When I last used AwlGrip, I liked this high build primer... The trouble with any paint you spray on, the whole surface gets the same thickness of paint. So it depends on how much sanding you want to do to achieve filling the weave. I read the data sheet, I used a bigger nozzle than they say, a 2.5mm...
by AussieBoater
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: A Cracker Built FS18
Replies: 1222
Views: 96039

Re: A Cracker built FS18

I was given a hint about checking the sheer line while the hull is still upside down. Take a picture from as far back as you need to get the side profile of the boat, put it on the computer and turn the picture upside down, (rotate the picture, not the whole computer :doh: ) Now you get a better ide...