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Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF16 In The PSL
Replies: 570
Views: 50834

Re: GF16 In The PSL

Ken at Propgods is fantastic to deal with.
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1982 Seasquirt 183 rebuild
Replies: 25
Views: 1785

Re: 1982 Seasquirt 183 rebuild

First the outer thickness seems very thin to me- maybe 1/4 inch at best(@ transom) that's not bad at all Next as you can see in the pictures - the stringers were never bonded to the transom. that is definitely a better way to do it. You will leave/make limber holes for drainage. Cut the stringers b...
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION
Replies: 452
Views: 34159

Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

would be very interested in hearing about the VC spraying vs. rolling and how much paint you have used (coverage). I am going to be helping my buddy spray his 25 seacraft :)
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Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: EMC paints/coatings
Topic: EMC clear coat and real wood
Replies: 16
Views: 2692

Re: EMC clear coat and real wood

nice!
I hope this EMC lasts a long time.
well, its the same stuff that goes on the hulls of boats and also aircraft......so Im betting you have time to forget the pain :)
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Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS 18 Deck Modifications
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: FS 18 Deck Modifications

If you do something like that, you will cut through the rubrail - which is a structural piece
by tech_support
Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS 18 Deck Modifications
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: FS 18 Deck Modifications

I dont think its a bad idea at all, I would probably do it if I built an FS18. You are going to need to build up some thickness on the edge in order to attach a rubrail. you can do that from the underside, or make a toe rail on the topside. this is how I made extra thickness on the underside of the ...
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Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Thinning epoxy
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Thinning epoxy

AH Ha..... then your golden
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Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Thinning epoxy
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Thinning epoxy

Any other tips that might be helpful? Yes :!: Dont do this :D ........ Throw a drop cloth over the hull with an oil filled space heater underneath to warm the surface overnight. Over the years there have been more than one instance of people have coating failures due to residue from oil heaters. Th...
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Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 86 Mirage rebuild
Replies: 28
Views: 2126

Re: 86 Mirage rebuild

Transom: 2" thick total. 2*3/4" plywood. Outer skin was 1/8" thick. Inner skin was 3/8" thick. That is an abnormally thick inner skin 8O More typical of a boat that sixe is 1/8" t0 1/4" inside skin. To rebuild that thickness you will use approximately 3 layers of 1708. Perhaps they just used a ton ...
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Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Kiwigrip
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Kiwigrip

for scuffing paint, i think 180/220 does a great job. The more aggressive grits do not "bite" as well into a super smooth/hard surface. The primer sands well with pretty much any grit.