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by pee wee
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1225
Views: 93966

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

You definitely are making progress, looking very good.
by pee wee
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 191
Views: 43172

Re: FS18 on the double!

Nice! Good to have a few friends not afraid of chilly weather!

The boat looks really light sitting on that trailer, might not have felt that way going over the fences.
by pee wee
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Corsair 13 in Metairie LA
Replies: 26
Views: 16018

Re: Corsair 13 in Metairie LA

I cant find anything called a Delrin sleeve that even approaches the diameter that I would need for the mast partner. Is this called something else? No idea what size you're looking for, but these people have up to 120mm i.d., which seems like it would be plenty big enough: https://www.eplastics.co...
by pee wee
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Transducers
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: Transducers

How can you get a good side scan by shooting through a spot on the hull? Seems like it would work in a narrow cone straight down.
by pee wee
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Using PIGMENTS to distinguish between hardeners and resins
Replies: 22
Views: 254

Re: Using pigments to distinguish between hardeners and resins

If you only need a drop to tint a pint of the stuff, I'd guess there would be negligible effect on strength. Question would become "is a drop enough?". I think the petroleum industry uses tint to distinguish different fuels, e.g.: road diesel from farm diesel, it seems to work for them. The blue/yel...
by pee wee
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Keys FS18 Build
Replies: 34
Views: 1122

Re: Keys FS18 Build

If you want to keep the boat as light as possible, okoume would be better than fir . . . Fir has the downside of being heavier, yet absorbing more epoxy than okoume or meranti, therefore gaining more weight and increasing the cost by use of more epoxy. Fir has the downside of cracks opening up later...
by pee wee
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 18 ft fiberglass over wood transom repair, How many layers for tabing?
Replies: 72
Views: 34283

Re: 18 ft fiberglass over wood transom repair, How many layers for tabing?

Depends on the paint. Epoxy over an epoxy primer is one thing, but no amount of sanding short of removal will give a good bond with acrylic or latex paint. It's tempting to take a shortcut, but if you aren't sure, it's better to remove the paint.
by pee wee
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: CNC Model kits?
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: CNC Model kits?

That would be a fun project.

If you cut your own parts, it helps to work through the process of building, while reading and getting a good understanding of the plans. Also, working with a model lets you try out options in 3d, plus you can tell people it wasn't a kit!
by pee wee
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 1041
Views: 59702

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Sounds like a cascade of problems that need to be dissected and tackled in order and as time allows. Hope you remedy the lack of a good assistant, that's a big one.

Good luck, that's a handful!
by pee wee
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 1041
Views: 59702

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Any progress to share?