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by silentneko
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Tipping not getting out lines.
Replies: 21
Views: 462

Re: Tipping not getting out lines.

I have never had success using a foam brush to tip. Once they load up they don't smooth, just push the paint to the outside edges or gaps. I only got decent results with a soft natural haired, or soft synthetic that was rated to be used with solvents.
2 man team working side by side 4" at a time.
by silentneko
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 574
Views: 63377

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Thanks for tuning in guys. I'm gearing up for the final push soon. I've been cleaning out some clutter in the garage to make room for the trailer. Next step it to derig the outboard and TnT from my old boat, sell it off so that money can go to the new trolling motor. After that I have to get rid of ...
by silentneko
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 574
Views: 63377

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Thank you gents, always appreciated!

Jw01, thank you for the kind words, and you are more then welcome to borrow any ideas I may have tried. Hopefully they all function like I hope.
by silentneko
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 574
Views: 63377

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Slowly plugging away in between holiday stuff. I smoothed out the floor under the cooler stand then got my measurements. Looking at the pics, it looks tight, but not so. I decided to put the cooler 13.75 inches back from the console, this is more then enough room for my size 15's. 5942 There is also...
by silentneko
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Dock Box build
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Dock Box build

Dock boxes take a lot more abuse then most think. They are always in the elements, and because of there basic structure need to be made strong or they will be flimsy.

I would use BCX ply (3/8 or 1/2") and cover it with at least a layer or 2 of 6oz woven and paint it white.
by silentneko
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Tint for plexiglass
Replies: 4
Views: 146

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: 574
Views: 63377

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: 472

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: 217

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: 331

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.