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by lncc63
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Exceptable place for battery
Replies: 15
Views: 1443

Re: Exceptable place for battery

Sounds good to me but I'm not the designer. Is this a watertight hatch? A lot of wash comes over the deck in a good chop. Oh and don't forget to provide some means of tying that battery down.

Do you have pictures? I'd love to see them.
by lncc63
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Exceptable place for battery
Replies: 15
Views: 1443

Re: Exceptable place for battery

Better check with the designers about how big a hatch you can put. The area you want to put the hatch in seems structural. I actually store a small pack of batteries there too. I access the pack through the holes in the bulkhead. My small pack is probably nothing compared to the one you have in mind.
by lncc63
Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Exceptable place for battery
Replies: 15
Views: 1443

Re: Exceptable place for battery

Hi OldKid. I would put the battery just forward of the DB case though I don't see how you can get it in there. Forward of the mast doesn't seem like a good idea. On one outing my wife stowed a good amount of beach rocks in that area and I had quite a time motoring back to our launch point.
by lncc63
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Best material for abrasion resistance
Replies: 37
Views: 3086

Re: Best material for abrasion resistance

My wife wasn't with me on that trip when I ran aground ... thank goodness.
by lncc63
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Best material for abrasion resistance
Replies: 37
Views: 3086

Re: Best material for abrasion resistance

Point taken Jacques. My apologies if I gave the wrong impression. I know for a fact that the designs here are strong. Actually, I've done just what you suggested above on my CR13, and it did actually "save" my friend and I when we ran aground once. We ran aground on a rocky shelf when our shear pin ...
by lncc63
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Best material for abrasion resistance
Replies: 37
Views: 3086

Re: Best material for abrasion resistance

I second everything ks8 said. I am thinking of adding a Kevlar layer on top of whatever structural glass is specified. The reason I ask is there seems to be an impression that fiberglass boats are superior to wood cored composite boats. Now I know I should look at Xynole or Dynel. Thanks!
by lncc63
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Best material for abrasion resistance
Replies: 37
Views: 3086

Re: Best material for abrasion resistance

Hi Guys. I've a few quick questions:

1) Would having Kevlar improve the resale value?
2) Would vacuum bagging eliminate all the difficulties of applying a layer of Kevlar?
by lncc63
Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: RB12
Replies: 29
Views: 2327

Re: RB12

Very very nice! You guys hit my soft spot again. An RB is on my list even if just to build and sell. I'm going to have to not look at these though for awhile till I finish the others.
by lncc63
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: General S&G question
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: General S&G question

In our group, we often tell those starting out: "Don't worry epoxy will save you". Once they get over the initial confidence barrier, they hear about precise curves, constant gaps, and what I like to call stitch-tuning.
by lncc63
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: SB 18 centre of gravity/centre of flotation
Replies: 24
Views: 1591

Re: SB 18 centre of gravity/centre of flotation

I think it should sit on its DWL - designed water line. Quite honestly, I don't think my boat will sit perfectly on its DWL even under ideal conditions because my materials are certainly different, and I did not build exactly as designed. But this is OK I believe, and I don't think I'll trim to perf...