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by 65Lonestar
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3008

Re: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread

Thank you for the info on chemical vs physical bond. This is exacly what I needed to know. I'll have to find a way to have the whole surface ready to go, rather than working in sections. I won't be able to lay half and prep the other half before I lose the opportunity for a chemical bond. Much appre...
by 65Lonestar
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3008

Re: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread

Hi - hope the thread hasn't fizzled out - general question about epoxy resin technique - I am getting closer to having all the old, non-original stringers removed and surface prepped. I really feel "compelled" to put down a layer of resin without biax first, and then put down the biax with normal te...
by 65Lonestar
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3008

Re: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread

Vinylester adhesion test failed, so epoxy option is the clear winner all around. A bit less surface prep, since I don't have to sand off every speck of the previous repair, just anything significant/potentially not well bonded.
by 65Lonestar
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3008

Re: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread

Thanks, weather has been a stable but unseasonably cool mid-high 70s this August. Great for the awful job of sanding, sounds like slow harderner will work at this stage, be good for me as a first-timer. The first surface to laminate will be about 3 - 3.5 square yards; according to a website I found,...
by 65Lonestar
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3008

Re: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread

Marine, West or system 3 for this first layer? Need to thin or regular? Maybe extra slow hardener as I'm new to doing this?
by 65Lonestar
Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3008

Re: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread

Thanks Larry - I just may go with epoxy indeed, and supporting the forum through the store does matter to me! I am still hoping someone will give me the shopping list - I finally know the detail of the DBM 1708, but it'd be easier if someone named the epoxy to use and about how much it will take for...
by 65Lonestar
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3008

Re: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread

Hi - I described the boat construction, brought photos, we had a long talk. He's 71 and remembers both the Lone Stars of the day and especially the McCulloch 75hp motor. I described my main concern - less about rigidity, more about being WATER TIGHT. After sanding pinholes were appearing where the n...
by 65Lonestar
Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3008

Re: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread

Thanks Joel - I asked around locally, and this is the advice I got - there is a place here in Mpls (in an old building once belonging to Scot (atwater) called express composites. The owner works on old boats like mine, and was very familiar with my old McCulloch (formerly Scot) 75hp. He recommended ...
by 65Lonestar
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3008

Re: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread

As I get further into the removal of the rotted stringers from the first build, I'm seeing that the boat hull is no more than a laver of roving, and showing pinholes of light in several places. I'm thinking I won't be confident with this thing until I build up some layers, which raises the question:...
by 65Lonestar
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread
Replies: 25
Views: 3008

Re: 65 Lonestar 15' fiberglass rebuild new thread

Hi all, I am biting the bullet and removing all stringers from previous buildl can someone point me to a frame design to start over with? Just not familiar with terminology, so a picture of similar implementation or description would help. The area which needs to support a sole is 44" by 92", with m...