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by Rich_L
Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Volvo Ocean Race Game WARNING, very addictive
Replies: 1329
Views: 60376

Yes, it does help to know something about sailing :lol: You want to avoid having the wind directly behind you, which is called running and is the slowest point of sail. Did you notice how KS and I ran zig-zagged down the course? We double our distance but triple our speed by keeping the wind at an ...
by Rich_L
Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Painted and Completed V12 - with Outboard performance report
Replies: 25
Views: 9267

Dave: It was per gallon. I didn't talk to S3 first hand. The S3 comment was reported by another builder who posted it in the forum prior to my boat's paint job. I pretty much scoured the forum on painting issues (or all issues for that matter) as I built my boat. Looks like you're doing the same if ...
by Rich_L
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Primer over epoxy
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

I applied four coats of System Three epoxy based primer (WR-155) on the inside of my V12 over a two day period. The first coat was done just 12 hours after applying the second of two Marine epoxy coatings on back to back evenings. This way I avoided having to sand either of the epoxy coatings. I did...
by Rich_L
Fri May 23, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Dagger Board Case Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

With Paul's comment, you needn't bother with FG tape on the outside just for the dagger board case. But when I chose to put 6 oz. cloth on the hull of my V12 I didn't want to pass up the opportinity to wrap it a bit up into the dagger board case instead of simply cutting the hole in the cloth. But a...
by Rich_L
Thu May 22, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Resin Still Tacky
Replies: 20
Views: 4008

I overcame a problem of epoxy (Marine Epoxy) not curing as part of a fiberglass tape lamination along the inside chine on my V12. I did all my filleting and taping wet-on-wet, so I don't really know if the problem was in the fillet epoxy or the unthickened epoxy applied to it with the tape. Nor do I...
by Rich_L
Thu May 22, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Any HVLP Sprayer Recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 2867

And no matter how you apply it, don't overlook the need to THOROUGHLY stir the high build primer. Stirring the sediment from the bottom of the can prior to application is harder than dredging New York Harbor. It takes quite a bit of time even using a paddle stirer on a power drill. If you don't comp...
by Rich_L
Thu May 22, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Any HVLP Sprayer Recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 2867

Here's my account of spraying using the Wagner HVLP like gk108 used. http://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?t=8331&start=0 I found it productive, easy and convenient for all except the clear gloss coats that I rolled and tipped. The high build primer had some orange peel, but that was fine with me ...
by Rich_L
Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: sanding and polishing S3 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1520

Any thoughts on rolling and tipping clear or is that best sprayed never tried to clear coat anything. :?: I used the S3 primer, top coat, and clear gloss. I sprayed the primer and top coats successfully, and I thought very productively and conveniently using an inexpensive HVLP sprayer. But for the...
by Rich_L
Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: V12
Replies: 10
Views: 3098

I learned from another V12 builder that if you stitch the two bottom pieces together BEFORE stitching the bottom pieces to the side pieces, when you unfold the bottom pieces they naturally develop the pronounced curve at the bow.

http://www.g0rwf.demon.co.uk/page13.html

Rich
by Rich_L
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: bouyancy foam tutorial
Replies: 24
Views: 2857

Here's a previous chain of posts that has some additional info.

viewtopic.php?t=8750&highlight=blob

Rich