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by pee wee
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4748
Views: 280516

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Sweet looking boat, beautiful lines!

Your thread may have a lot of pages already, but Skinnydip is just starting the first chapter of her life, may she have a long and happy one. :D

Looking forward to seeing a picture of her with the proud papa at the helm. 8)
by pee wee
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crabby Patti2 C17
Replies: 122
Views: 8765

Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Cut the final frames. All fit except “C”. I am thinking I may have cut it wrong. Anyway; suggestions of how to fill gap a bit? Probably 1 1/4” right now. If I shape to Much I will bring the top down too much. I'd fill the gap with scraps of plywood (glued, of course), once covered in glass it will ...
by pee wee
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Classic 21 Express "Sweet Esmaralda"
Replies: 38
Views: 645

Re: Classic 21 Express "Sweet Esmaralda"

I feel the same as Marc about balsa- not great for large models, although you could make it work if you were determined. Getting large enough sheets seems like it would be a problem, also. My choice would be whatever decent quality thin ply you can get your hands on, preferably in sheets large enoug...
by pee wee
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Eric's C21
Replies: 2971
Views: 115394

Re: Eric's C21

Good to see the little battleship coming along again!

You're not likely to go wrong following Cracker Larry's example, we sure miss him.
by pee wee
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Expanding foam calculations
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Expanding foam calculations

Good luck with it! Remember, while the foam expands quickly it will continue imperceptibly to grow a little for a day or two. Let it finish all it's going to do before you cut off excess or glue panels over it. Also, as discussed recently, a seal coat of neat epoxy is recommended for the cut surface...
by pee wee
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Classic 21 Express "Sweet Esmaralda"
Replies: 38
Views: 645

Re: Classic 21 Express "Sweet Esmaralda"

If I recall correctly, you plan to build your model at a 1:5 scale. That hull would be four feet plus in length, so your material choice of plywood sounds good. If you were working at something like 1:12, sheet poplar or styrene would be good choices.
by pee wee
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Expanding foam calculations
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Expanding foam calculations

Note I’ve never used this stuff myself so just thinking out loud. I know people like small batches since the stuff goes off quickly, but if it’s a reaction that both produces heat and goes more quickly with heat, wouldn’t a larger batch get hotter and therefore expand more? Anyone notice a differen...
by pee wee
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C19 Clamping Board Material
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: C19 Clamping Board Material

While white oak is a good, traditional boat building wood, there have been reported problems with it when associated with epoxies. The apparent problems are twofold; one is the large movement oak has with moisture change, making it hard for a bonding or sealing material to flex enough, the other is ...
by pee wee
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1461
Views: 55004

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Thanks OQ and Jeff! I would've finished the hull fairing today but I planned poorly and ran out of sandpaper instead :lol: Off to Lowes first thing tomorrow morning. A few more hours of sanding and she'll be ready for primer on Saturday Checkout Ace Hardware if you have one near. The one a few mile...
by pee wee
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Roman´s OB15 (First Time Builder)
Replies: 32
Views: 3950

Re: Roman´s OB15 (First Time Builder)

Hi Roman; the regular way to do the chines is round them over after gluing but before the glass tape goes on; the tape won't go around a sharp corner, as you found out. After the fiberglass is all on, then you can build the corners up again to be sharp. For most of these designs the tape is an impor...