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by silentneko
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Favorite boating hat
Replies: 5
Views: 2288

Re: Favorite boating hat

I'll be buying one of these soon. My buddy turned me on to them. They are kind of like a Tilley, but they have a stiff plastic part sewn into the front brim so it won't flip up at speed.

https://www.sheltahats.com/collections/sun-hats
by silentneko
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 644
Views: 80306

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Fuzz, I had a black cat for all my other builds. We had to put him down a few years back and now shit went sideways, lol. I really can't figure out why so much went wrong this time, but I'll figure it out before the next build. Nafari, the pics are a bit deceptive, I still have plenty of waves and a...
by silentneko
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Sanding System 3 Yacht Primer
Replies: 7
Views: 2433

Re: Sanding System 3 Yacht Primer

Keep an air gun with you, sand for 20 seconds and then blow off the sandpaper. It's annoying, but your disks will last 5 times longer against the primer.
by silentneko
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 644
Views: 80306

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

So..... I hate this boat, lol. The more I sand the worse its looking. Some of the quantum is coming off in big chunks, some seems more soft like house paint, and some of it is hard. So I'm having to sand deeper and more aggressively to get through it all and down to primer or glass in most spots. Th...
by silentneko
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Upholstery
Replies: 28
Views: 9335

Re: Upholstery

Other people gotta make a living. Proces are high in part to foam prices. I'm ok with people making money, I'm not ok with highway robbery. Your getting hosed, cushions are not hard to make once you know how and don't take long either. As far as foam prices go, get on JoAnns fabrics mailing list. E...
by silentneko
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Upholstery
Replies: 28
Views: 9335

Re: Upholstery

Y'all outta yo minds! Just have your wife, mother, great auntie, or....... make them! Its not that hard and you don't need a special sewing machine. Sailrite has all the materials you need. They even have tutorials and material calculations for completing the cushions. My wife is going to make mine....
by silentneko
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fixed.......... Found water under the cockpit deck
Replies: 48
Views: 14441

Re: Found water under the cockpit deck

As far as holes go for me, sounds like I'm setting up a joke, lol. If it will be a hole that has pressure put on it from a bolt being torqued (outboard bolts, stern eyes...) then I usually do the drill fill drill. Otherwise the plywood might compress and crack, especially this soft okoume. If its a ...
by silentneko
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fixed.......... Found water under the cockpit deck
Replies: 48
Views: 14441

Re: 2 part foam failed..... But wait!!; Found water too!!!!

Sorry to see this. It sucks having to redo thinks you thought were solid. A few observations. There was a discussion on my build about chases if I recall. I don't foam chase tubes, they will always leak in my experience and there is no way to remedy them easily. I foam the outside compartments that ...
by silentneko
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 For Sale
Replies: 14
Views: 6426

Re: LM18 For Sale

Post it up on microskiff.com if you haven't already and link to the build.
by silentneko
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 644
Views: 80306

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Well it really is all a live and learn situation now. I was talked out of Awlgrip as guys say its a pro paint, and because of the VOC's and not having a supplied air respirator. Knowing what I know now, and having a vapor rated filter mask I may have reconsidered. For the next build I will do a bit ...