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by silentneko
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: FS18 For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: FS18 For Sale

Post this up on Microskiff.com, it will be sold quickly.
by silentneko
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 RC LS ready for a bottom. Using System Three WR-LPU Linear Polyurethane Topcoat
Replies: 17
Views: 194

Re: LM18 RC LS ready for a bottom. Using System Three WR-LPU Linear Polyurethane Topcoat

I've done paint over graphite. It's fine if you prep it. Just like my build, my last boat has the graphite a few inches up the sides, then I painted back over it to the chine. No peeling issues after 7 years.
by silentneko
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 401
Views: 15452

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

The blue came out ok, but maybe a mix of graphite and HBN to make a steel grey instead?
by silentneko
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 lsrc
Replies: 221
Views: 6584

Re: LM18 lsrc Going to use HBN (White Graphite) on bottom

Funny, I had a 2002 gheenoe that when I bought it used, the front 3ft of the keel was held together with caulk. That's why I always lay extra glass at the front of the keel, cause I'm not going to stop beaching, it's near a necessity with the family on board.
by silentneko
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 lsrc
Replies: 221
Views: 6584

Re: LM18 lsrc Going to use HBN (White Graphite) on bottom

I had 4 coats of the epoxy HBN with white pigment. The issue is to much pigment effects the epoxy. While it looked opaque in the pan as soon as you rolled it on it was very transparent. As far as "hard as steel" goes. I did some sample scratch tests. It's no better then the graphite, and beaching wi...
by silentneko
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 lsrc
Replies: 221
Views: 6584

Re: LM18 lsrc Going to use HBN (White Graphite) on bottom

Remember the HBN is very transparent, that's why I abandoned it. It doesn't tint the epoxy like graphite, it just makes it really milky, even with a few cc's of white pigment. If I were to do it all again, I would look into an airboat bottom coating. Same concept as the epoxy/graphite, but they can ...
by silentneko
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 401
Views: 15452

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

It's all a trade off at this point. I mostly stand when operating, and only sit when slow cruising or making long runs in deep calm waters. Knee clearance shouldn't be an issue, as the console is pretty tall still and I'll be using a cooler without a backrest. The cooler I'm planning on building tal...
by silentneko
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 401
Views: 15452

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Thanks Gents. So after a vacation and some bad weather I got back at it. I started sanding down the forward 2 compartments, but quickly realized there was little point to fairing it all. I sanded down all the sharp edges and rolled on a coat of epoxy and milled fibers to help smooth it out a bit. It...
by silentneko
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Best plywood from Lowe’s??
Replies: 21
Views: 429

Re: Best plywood from Lowe’s??

No Lowes around here in Lakeland has marine ply. Think it's a very local thing in some areas.
by silentneko
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Best plywood from Lowe’s??
Replies: 21
Views: 429

Re: Best plywood from Lowe’s??

Neither of the Lowes by me sells much that is worth using. The only thing most guys will suggest is good exterior (not pressure treated) ply as a last resort, but the best you'll find there is usually BCX. It's ok for some decks, and bulkheads, but not much else, and it's much heavier. You will end ...