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by pee wee
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C17 in the bayou
Replies: 171
Views: 3953

Re: C17 in the bayou

I confirm that, it works. I had a ? for you is it possible to narrow the gunwales or do they have to be 8 inches and if so how narrow can I make them ? It will be easier to decide once it's flipped, especially after you can see where the sole and hull meet- plumb up from there and see what you've g...
by pee wee
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C17 in the bayou
Replies: 171
Views: 3953

Re: C17 in the bayou

It will be easier to decide once it's flipped, especially after you can see where the sole and hull meet- plumb up from there and see what you've got.
by pee wee
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 555
Views: 14802

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

OrangeQuest wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:03 am
I remember he would use a powdered glue that you just mixed with water and once dry it was pretty hard.
Great memories OQ! I remember my father used a powdered glue on the boats he built, I think it was a powdered Urea resin. It was tan/brown and you mixed it with water, it dried hard.
by pee wee
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Hull support off trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Hull support off trailer

There are a few advantages to going portable tank: build/rebuild is simpler installation is less expensive re: fill hoses, vents, etc. easy to remove tank for filling at gas station easier to empty tank so fuel doesn't get too old fewer penetrations through the sole, less chances for water entry eas...
by pee wee
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: How to not waste epoxy....
Replies: 35
Views: 28017

Re: How to not waste epoxy....

If you cover a scrap of cardboard with packing tape you can use it as a tray for thickened epoxy. Cheap and home made, that idea was featured in one of Boat Builder Central's videos.
by pee wee
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine
Replies: 122
Views: 6122

Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Reid wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:17 pm
I will be taking it over to our new shop location and get going on the inside.
Where is the new location? I gather that it's going to be a good bit farther south than Vero Beach . .
by pee wee
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OB 15 aft end depression
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: OB 15 aft end depression

Some builders attach a length of 2x4 to that section to hold it straight, do whatever it takes and get it right before gluing. I'd say don't do anything until your sides are in place, they may get the bottom panels under control. If you experience any problem with one panel edge trying to jump over ...
by pee wee
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My cx 25
Replies: 181
Views: 7854

Re: My cx 25

Looking great, Dalnilo! You want the bilge pump at the lowest point that water can collect, and generally the slope goes toward the transom, so as far aft as water can go should be the place.
by pee wee
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS14 Bayou boat
Replies: 204
Views: 6482

Re: FS14 Bayou boat

What CL did was easier than it looks, he assigned a letter to each "box" from bow to stern, so each opening has fwd, aft, stb or port designation. Like I said, though, that's just one way to do it and your method sounds good, too. I'm wondering if one coat of epoxy is considered adequate for the cle...
by pee wee
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 164
Views: 5011

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

It looks like you've got double wall construction with ply inside and out, were you thinking of using under the seat as a cooler?