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by jacquesmm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Looking for threads with photos of boats that have the round chine cuts
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: Looking for threads with photos of boats that have the round chine cuts

Here it is, look at the pics, that is how it goes together: https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=62144&hilit=FS18+reid&start=20 You can still learn a lot from the other threads, each of them gives some tips. Post again if you have questions, we want you to succeed. It's a great little boat.
by jacquesmm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Looking for threads with photos of boats that have the round chine cuts
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: Looking for threads with photos of boats that have the round chine cuts

Look at Reid's build of a round chine FS18, it shows lots of pictures but I can't find the thread.
It is exactly what you are building.
by jacquesmm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Looking for threads with photos of boats that have the round chine cuts
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: Looking for threads with photos of boats that have the round chine cuts

Look at the CS23-25, the Jetabout: they are all built with that same technique:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=40346&start=40

The plans show the slits too. Do you have the plans?
by jacquesmm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question from a lurker - epoxy and graphite issue
Replies: 18
Views: 349

Re: Question from a lurker - epoxy and graphite issue

I don't know about the wax. Yes, the graphite color blocks the UV's that is why I mix a thicker batch than Larry did, more graphite.
The UV's will break down the outside of the epoxy, it will chalk.
I am not certain that this is the explanation but I lean towards that idea.
by jacquesmm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: nutshell 7
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: nutshell 7

The Nutshell is very small but my brother in law built one and fished from it for years. It's stable enough. He also used to carry it on the beach and row through the surf (on quiet days) to put shark bait out. That was a little too risky, not what I designed it for. Bottom line, if you fish alone a...
by jacquesmm
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question from a lurker - epoxy and graphite issue
Replies: 18
Views: 349

Re: Question from a lurker - epoxy and graphite issue

I guess that it is UV degradation. Is the faded side the one exposed to the sun when the boat is stored? If the last coat does not have sufficient graphite content, the epoxy will break down after 1 or 2 years. I have an FS12 that's10 years old with an epoxy graphite bottom and it was stored for a w...
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!
Replies: 104
Views: 3383

Re: My FS18 Straight Shear hard chine Splashed 6/15!

Congratulations and yes please, post some figures after the week-end.
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Free Plans and others
Topic: PM38 Build Log.
Replies: 9
Views: 1925

Re: PM38 Build Log.

Ok I know this is an old post but I really need help. I am starting this very same build, however I am having such a hard time creating the frames. I tried to draw out the patterns but I failed. Frame one has two triangles on either side in the drawing but yours do not. That is very confusing. The ...
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Yet another "scaled CS25?" thread
Replies: 37
Views: 983

Re: Yet another "scaled CS25?" thread

I am late with all my jobs: the foam sandwich notes are a much bigger job than what I expected. Once that is complete, I have to finish the Tina but I would do the CS25 scaling before I start on the GL boat. I may want to revisit my quote too because my drafter quit. My drafter was my son James but ...
by jacquesmm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: MF14 Fiberglassing
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: MF14 Fiberglassing

The notes are correct: not all seams are fiberglassed.
In most of the boats, we cover all seams with glass tape. In small boats, this is overkill but it does not hurt, it adds only a couple lbs.
Sorry if I said to tape them, it is not necessary for this boat.