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by silentneko
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FS14 Plywood vs Marine Plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: FS14 Plywood vs Marine Plywood

He will end up paying more then he would with real marine plywood. Exterior grade has voids and knots that need filling and smoothing, and will not bend as well, it also weighs a lot more. If he needs to save money use meranti instead of okoume ply, I actually prefer it as its stronger, but heavier ...
by silentneko
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 563
Views: 38184

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Thanks, the cooler sets in the top about 1.5" down. I'll use a few cam buckles on the sides to keep her from jumping around.
by silentneko
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 563
Views: 38184

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

After playing around for a bit, I settled on a design for the cooler base.. I think. So using it to help reinforce the floor isn't going to work out well if I want the area under it to be accessible. This is what I came up with. It raises the cooler 7.5" making it very comfortable to me being I'm 6'...
by silentneko
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Applying microballoons w/chip brush
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Applying microballoons w/chip brush

If the mixture is still self leveling a lot then I have found it could still be a pain to sand compared to a typical fairing mix. No matter what is will still sand, just might take a few more minutes. For tight areas, when I do actually fair stuff, I just wear heavier gloves and use my fingers.
by silentneko
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 563
Views: 38184

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

I've got a plan in my head. A big part of doing this is to also reinforce the floor in that area, cause even with multiple layers of glass is has a little bounce. While an aluminum fixture would be nice, I'd rather go this route. It will also leave room later If i want to add a backrest.
by silentneko
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 563
Views: 38184

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Thanks again. Not much has been done the last few weeks. Work and other obligations are getting in the way now. I did manage about an hour yesterday. I was able to install the drain tubes for the motor well. They were made from a tube I made a while back, but can't remember what it was for. They are...
by silentneko
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Possible to stretch the FS14 to 16' ?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Possible to stretch the FS14 to 16' ?

For nesting purposes it will be easier to shrink down an FS17.
by silentneko
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS19 New England build
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: FS19 New England build

It really needs to be north of 60 degrees for it the cure right. If you have a heated garage then you will be golden.
by silentneko
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 563
Views: 38184

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Thanks guys. I'll keep trying to detail the little stuff. As far as the scupper tubes go, if memory serves I just went from floor level down an inch or so. So the top of the tube lines up with the top of the stringers . My floor is raised an inch, so at full designed displacement the floor should st...
by silentneko
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 563
Views: 38184

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Thanks. I'm hoping to have it done soon, but man my time is thin these days. So more electrical rigging. I bound the main power leads, and positive leads for the live well, LED lights, underwater lights, bilge pump and anchor light, with tape so it would slide through easily. And so I would have roo...