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by Edward
Fri Oct 22, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: fill in the bottom hull weave or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 3993

Faring the bottom is not really that big a job anyway. It also gives you some good pratice for when you fair the rest of the boat. My concerns with not faring the bottom are three fold. First (as someone mentioned) a rough bottomed boat would be a pain to launch off carpeted rollers. Second a roughe...
by Edward
Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD-18 Start Up Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

I moved my console ahead 12" and it is right for me. You really need to get to the point where you are going to be laying down the chase tubing : then dry fit the decking and put the console up. Then you can move it around and see what feels/looks best to you. I think 18" is about the max you could ...
by Edward
Thu Jul 01, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Types of roller/brush for "roll and tip" method
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

You hit the nail on the head dan.. You need to thin the primer. I was fustrated with a poor result from my first coat of primer and spent a ton of time sanding out pocked and bumpy areas. Once I did a second coat of primer ,thinned, it went on alot better and the finished product was as smooth as th...
by Edward
Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:51 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Types of roller/brush for "roll and tip" method
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Dan what products did you use first ? I used rollers I located at Home Depot...black foam rollers. I did not use their foam brushes though..the ones they carry are really cheap..I found really good ones at Sherwin Willams. The brushes were a better quality foam so they didn't rip off the handle afte...
by Edward
Thu Jun 17, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: OD Performance Question
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Steve: that is mostly from balance. Befor the boat gets on plane the nose will rise but it should never obscure your view. I have seen may guys going along with their nose up high like you describe...they are an accident waiting to happen. I have a small 12' flat bottom Skiff that if you don't balan...
by Edward
Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Wet on Wet on Wet on Wet on Wet?
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

I did a combo of the above mentioned stuff. I did stitch all the panels together for my OD-18. I used copper wire because I had it laying around and Zip-ties really were not good enough. As I did the stitching I marked the stitches were there was alot of pressure. Once all the sticthing was done I p...
by Edward
Tue Jun 15, 2004 9:08 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: epoxy reaction
Replies: 12
Views: 2052

ShawnK: Most epoxy reactions occur on the arms and torso. A local reaction like the one you had on you eye indicate that you came into contact with something else. Dry/cured epoxy is inert and will not cause any reactions. I had a scare about this half way through my build. I figured out that I had ...
by Edward
Thu May 20, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OD 16 launched.
Replies: 16
Views: 5114

Nigel: sound like you did alot of custom work. Very nice !
And three years is nothing to build a boat...I'm into my second year now....tooo busy. Hope I find time to use it when she's done.
by Edward
Wed Apr 28, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: increasing air compressor capacity
Replies: 10
Views: 2155

There are storage tanks made for just that. As far as using an old water heater...I really don't think that's the best idea either. Stickystuff has made it work for him yet I don't think that would be universal. You can also just upgrade your tank size if you want. The compressor part of the unit ca...
by Edward
Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: fuel tank decision
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Ditto to Johns post...you'll be fine fuel wise. I'm just suprized that you are able to fit a tank of that size up there. I fitted a 12 gallon and I thought it was big. Are you leaving any anchor storage room up there ?