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by Dougster
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 152
Views: 5313

Re: Port A XF 20

Nice job to finish Pete. My knees and back ache just thinking about squatting and creeping around there running all that tape.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2264
Views: 191755

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

I seldom post here but want to say how I appreciate your videos and posts. It's been fun to follow along on your huge project/adventure and I like seeing how you work with epoxy. Today I particularly liked that little grinder bit on a dremel like tool you used on the fillets. Beats heck out of my ha...
by Dougster
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Double checking fairing filler quantity
Replies: 11
Views: 200

Re: Double checking fairing filler quantity

For vertical surfaces I'd just go to Quickfair from the get go. Then apply the way TomW1 posted. For horizontal surfaces I like Cracker Larry's advice to make a loose mix first ( I used Bateaus's fairing mix for that), then on to Quickfair for the finish. I've never used woodflour for fairing, don't...
by Dougster
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Coach's SC-16 in MA
Replies: 67
Views: 2502

Re: Coach's SC-16 in MA

Sure looks good. I'd skip the neat epoxy and go straight to the S3 primer. That's what I've done and three builds. See what other folks say.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 931
Views: 27323

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

I mix small batches of epoxy with a cheapo plastic tablespoon/teaspoon set. I have many times mixed the Marinepoxy as small as 1 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon of hardener, with never a bad mix. I believe I've even done half that too. It let's you get little small jobs out of the way.

Dougster
by Dougster
Wed May 29, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Mike Smith's TW28 build
Replies: 139
Views: 3762

Re: Mike Smith's TW28 build

I agree with Jaysen. The hull panels will find their own way around the stations. Ply has it's own mind and I doubt that any two hulls will be within 1/8" of the same all 'round. It gets more clear when you start hanging panels. I think you're good to go, but then it is fun to play with things and g...
by Dougster
Wed May 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 low sheer round chine
Replies: 519
Views: 14984

Re: Build log of LM18 RC LS

I have mostly used off the shelf 1x2 pine from HD, ripped in half on the table saw.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sun May 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 931
Views: 27323

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Put that ruler away, that foredeck looks great!

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat May 04, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF 16 build
Replies: 46
Views: 1235

Re: GF 16 build

Wow! Love that. It seems just perfect.

Dougster
by Dougster
Thu May 02, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 - Major Structural Issues Now Slowly Getting there - Stretching to 21 now!
Replies: 234
Views: 8673

Re: C19 - Major Structural Issues Now Slowly Getting there - Stretching to 21 now!

I see it like TomTom. It's not something I'm real familiar with, but the pic looks to me like the hull has a tiny bit of hog, not hook.

Dougster