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by Knottybuoyz
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2375
Views: 234571

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

Rick, Nice progress... Just wondering, I am not an expert. I understand you want to use LiFePO4 batteries for your housebank. Don't you need a specific battery management system for charging the Li batteries with the alternator? Keep going, all the best. Peter LUS Hi Peter If I was just using the o...
by Knottybuoyz
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2375
Views: 234571

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

Hello Rick, Just curious, because I didn't put one in on my boat but do you even need a primer bulb there? Joe H Hi Joe I've seen arguments for and against. I figure they'd be good for priming the system for first start up. After that I don't know how much use they'll be. If I don't need them I can...
by Knottybuoyz
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2375
Views: 234571

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

Fuel system complete. Check! Onto water/waste plumbing next. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/15321/normal_118820728.jpg Also thinking ahead to wiring. I've got some stuff on hand and looking around at current tech not sure I can afford to go whole hog Victron. Would be nice with all the n...
by Knottybuoyz
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2375
Views: 234571

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

I'm sure you planned easy access planned to get to the primer bulb(s) That entire space between the engine and fuel tank will be accessible. I can open up hatches over the entire main cabin except where there's built in furniture. I'm old and fat so it has to be easy to get into and out of. :lol:
by Knottybuoyz
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2375
Views: 234571

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

Hosing up the stbd side fuel tank. A real mish-mash of fittings etc. I’ll likely pull it all apart & do it again ‘cause to be a proper job ya gotta do it at least twice. :wink:

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by Knottybuoyz
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
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Views: 234571

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

Great video. I liked that you added the other video of the air bubbles. I can't wait to see how it turns out! :D Thnx for the kind words Barry. The part turned out Ok. A couple minor dry spots but lots of usable material. Approx 3/16" thick. It was a fight to get the peel ply and flow media off of ...
by Knottybuoyz
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2375
Views: 234571

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

Making up some fiberglass backing stock with vacuum resin infusion. Still waiting on a bunch of plumbing parts before I can finish up the fuel tanks and then move onto other stuff. Our normal supply chain for parts from the US ends in Ogdensburg NY. Unfortunately we can't cross the border for awhile...
by Knottybuoyz
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Basalt fiber cloth
Replies: 10
Views: 2948

Re: Basalt fiber cloth

I had a sample (3 sq yds) from a South African catamaran builder. IIRC it was about 19 oz sq yd triax. Absolutely marvelous stuff. Easy to wet out, absolutely loves epoxy. conforms well to curves, minimal fraying etc. It is probably 3x the cost of glass (here in Canada) but I would have loved to bui...
by Knottybuoyz
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2375
Views: 234571

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

vLog update: Fifteen minute mashup of misc happenings around the boat.

by Knottybuoyz
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2375
Views: 234571

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

Fuzz wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:57 pm
Another bite of the elephant down! Keep taking those bites :D
Munch! Munch! Munch! :lol: