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by terrulian
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1390
Views: 40580

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

The natural light from the sun has been amplifying all of the imperpections on the hull as it changes position in the sky throughout the day so it sort of acts like a natural guide coat. Yes, good lighting is really essential and is difficult for those of us who work inside. Of course, working outs...
by terrulian
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1390
Views: 40580

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Looks pretty danged good, all right.
Are you considering a guide coat to help find the low spots? There's almost certain to be some and better to find out now than after the topcoat.
by terrulian
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Barrier coats
Replies: 13
Views: 149

Re: Barrier coats

I'm guessing they just want to make sure you have complete control of moisture infiltration below the water line. A lot of us who have beachable boats use epoxy with graphite over all the bottom fairing, which would provide another layer of protection against moisture. However, by this time, you've...
by terrulian
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Barrier coats
Replies: 13
Views: 149

Re: Barrier coats

OMG, never seen that! Excellent. My ex father-in-law (ex because I'm no longer married to his quite lovely daughter and also because he's dead) was the lead piper in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and held the post of "piper to the queen" at Edinburgh Castle, where he did whatever the bagpip...
by terrulian
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Barrier coats
Replies: 13
Views: 149

Re: Barrier coats

https://www.westsystem.com/instruction- ... s/fairing/ Read # 7 Yep, I see it. The only reason I myself would use a couple of final layers of neat epoxy as last coats before a topcoat would be when leaving the wood clear with no filler at all. If you are going to use anything opaque as a filler, I ...
by terrulian
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Barrier coats
Replies: 13
Views: 149

Re: Barrier coats

What Joe2700 and piperdown said.

But I'd like to know if "piperdown" references bagpipers leading a suicidal battle charge, or maybe a steamfitter after a boiler blows up?
by terrulian
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1390
Views: 40580

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Great stuff, keep it coming!
by terrulian
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: V10 - Adding the sailing bits
Replies: 22
Views: 1684

Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Moving along quite smartly in so little breeze and with makeshift sail and spars! How cool. What a satisfying moment that is!
by terrulian
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1390
Views: 40580

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

I didn't need a seatbelt in the head. Since the art of bodily elimination doesn't require hands, you can use them to brace yourself. But I did have a seatbelt at the nav station and stove, where your hands must be used for other operations that often involve boiling liquids and hot pans. OK, admitte...
by terrulian
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: V10 - Adding the sailing bits
Replies: 22
Views: 1684

Re: V10 - Adding the sailing bits

Some builders have put seats along the sides, port and starboard, but many small dinghies get by with the method you describe. Looking forward to how it goes, so be sure to post with videos/pictures if possible.