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by silentneko
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Tint for plexiglass
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Tint for plexiglass

In a wet environment it won't likely last long. Better to just buy tinted plexi or lexan and start over.
by silentneko
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 566
Views: 61065

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

So the saga of the cooler rack/stand, lol. I first made it out of a project panel and decided I wanted to change it a bit. So I rebuilt it out of luan. Well I had the router bit bearing failure that ruined it, So I bought a new panel. I recut everything, got it all routed and glued together, went to...
by silentneko
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 low hp performance
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: FS17 low hp performance

With a family on board, you are looking at maybe not even getting up on plane. Small motors don't handle load well, I know this from experience. I have a Yamaha 20hp now, and won't go with less then 50hp for my fs17 because it will haul my family and gear. And after talking to some guys who have 40h...
by silentneko
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: lm18 Wheel or Tiller, mocked up both.
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: lm18 Wheel or Tiller, I'm on the fence

Shallow waters with short runs, go tiller. If you have to cross a distance over open waters, go with a console.
by silentneko
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Used Outboard Value
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: Used Outboard Value

Even as a 2-stroke those weren't very desirable motors. Down here in fl that might be a $1k motor if it were in great shape. No way would I pay $2500.

Have you tried smalloutboards.com? They sell a lot of off demo and fish camp mercs, and can ship for a reasonable price.
by silentneko
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer suggestions for FS17
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

I'm reusing my old continental tilt trailer, but every major manufacturer has them small enough. Or you can order a bolt together trailer online. I think EZ loader has kits still.
by silentneko
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Floor Cleats
Replies: 16
Views: 2385

Re: Floor Cleats

Hot glue works for me.
by silentneko
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 566
Views: 61065

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Thanks, you guys are to kind. Sealing end grain is not an issue, resin soaks into it readily, and I've never had a failure from it in all these years. So I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I had a chance to touch the boat. Well not much has changed. I am still working on the cooler stand, I was...
by silentneko
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Wet on wet
Replies: 30
Views: 5469

Re: Wet on wet

Another thing to remember is how strong the secondary bond is with epoxy. Most studies I've seen have it at 95-98% of the primary bond. So with proper prep you will never notice a difference. I have looked for studies on this and not found any. Obviously so much depends on brand, whether the epoxy ...
by silentneko
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Wet on wet
Replies: 30
Views: 5469

Re: Wet on wet

Another thing to remember is how strong the secondary bond is with epoxy. Most studies I've seen have it at 95-98% of the primary bond. So with proper prep you will never notice a difference.