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by silentneko
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Water spraying out from lower unit
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Water spraying out from lower unit

I have a few solar amita's and they are pretty cheap props with very little cup. I'd be looking at upgrading to something with more bite in the turns. Your performance is pretty good so i dont think you can get much rlse out of her. As far as the spray issue is concerned I'm a little confused. Do yo...
by silentneko
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: fibergalss hatch inserts
Replies: 51
Views: 2363

Re: fibergalss hatch inserts

I plan to swap out the seals every few years since they are cheap and accessible. I used a similar arrangement on a giant cooler I made years ago and the seals were compressed a bit, but still functional years later. Since the seal only sticks up about 1/4-3/8" there shouldn't be a dramatic shear fo...
by silentneko
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: fibergalss hatch inserts
Replies: 51
Views: 2363

Re: fibergalss hatch inserts

I've seen hatches done that way but to me it defeats the purpose of that drip edge, which needs to be free floating in the void so water sheds off of it easily into the gutter. Otherwise when you open the hatch the water collected on that edge will drip in. Also the stop would need to go most of the...
by silentneko
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: fibergalss hatch inserts
Replies: 51
Views: 2363

Re: fibergalss hatch inserts

From what I've seen there are 2 ways to build hatches. Either with a stiff rubber gasket that doesn't compress much, or with softer gaskets that compress almost all the way down. I'm going with the later as it's easier to build and seals about the same. Really the gasket is just a back up to the gut...
by silentneko
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: fibergalss hatch inserts
Replies: 51
Views: 2363

Re: fibergalss hatch inserts

Are you going to gasket the base? I was thinking black latex tubing. 1/4" od, 1/16 wall 1/8" id There is a 3/16" id with thinner wall, but nervous it'll fail sooner. Then I'd run a round bit 1/4" od 1/8 down and contact glue it in. Any opinion on the sizing of the gasket? 10' is like 17 bux and it ...
by silentneko
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: fibergalss hatch inserts
Replies: 51
Views: 2363

Re: fibergalss hatch inserts

I made a mold and I'm hoping it works. I made these to accept a 3/8" cored lid. The gutters will be 3/4" deep overall. The big flat area in the middle will be cut out at the edge creating a finishes edge inside. The 2 bigger corners will have 1/2" drain tubes I made so I can run the water to my moto...
by silentneko
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 371
Views: 13438

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Interesting, very interesting. You will use the mold for more than a single hatch? I know what you mean on the plastic hatches. I do not like the look of the 4 little hatches I bought and the bigger hatch I could not stand on it without it flexing so I reinforced it with foam and glass. As I improv...
by silentneko
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 371
Views: 13438

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Some more slow progress, but progress none the less. So I've had hatches on all my skiffs. The first ones I built out of just plywood, and they worked well, but did not have any kind of seals. On my current skiff I went out and bought commercial plastic hatches, I hate them, lol. Ok hate is a strong...
by silentneko
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: fibergalss hatch inserts
Replies: 51
Views: 2363

Re: fibergalss hatch inserts

I'm going to attempt to build my own soon. Working on a mold now. I'll be using gemlux flush mount hinges. They are swagger down, and have a finishes edge, so they only stick up like 1/16" or so.
by silentneko
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 17 Veneer x Lamination
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: OB 17 Veneer x Lamination

No it will not.