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by cape_fisherman
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 203
Views: 11639

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

What are the plans for that Stratos? Looks like it'd make a great inshore bay boat. It'd be cool to pull the cap (and liner I'm guessing). Go back with Carolina-style covering boards & floor to make it a three-piece hull. That would lower the freeboard to more of a bay boat level. Put a raised deck ...
by cape_fisherman
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 88
Views: 2032

Re: Port A XF 20

I know you've already guide coated, but figured I'd throw in another option anyway. Denatured alcohol & food coloring. Mix, wipe on with a cloth. Easy peasy.
by cape_fisherman
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 203
Views: 11639

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Hardtop going to have any crown to it?
by cape_fisherman
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: New member: Coosa deck
Replies: 20
Views: 421

Re: New member: Coosa deck

You can use it, of course, but it won't save you any weight. Now I don't have any numbers for you to compare, but a boat that small won't realize any real weight savings...certainly not any worth the extra cost.
by cape_fisherman
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Epoxy Fillet Tool
Replies: 26
Views: 2217

Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Looks like something a 3D printer could knock out with no issues.
by cape_fisherman
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Epoxy reaction
Replies: 18
Views: 501

Re: Epoxy reaction

These reactions have ruined the careers of several people I know who used to build boats for a living. They don't typically go away. Some folks can't even ride by a boathouse without chancing a reaction. Best of luck to you. Just know that you have this now, and be on the lookout for it. A full suit...
by cape_fisherman
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM 18 First Time Build
Replies: 334
Views: 15969

Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Looks like she's drafting 3-4" to me judging by the bottom of the jack plate to the water...
by cape_fisherman
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech
Replies: 95
Views: 4762

Re: DAYTRIPs Bertram 28 Strech

I see you asking Bill S. questions over on THT. Great source of info...and you can take any advise he give you straight to the bank. Mr. Bill & Mr. Roy are good people.
by cape_fisherman
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 deck To glass or not glass?
Replies: 26
Views: 666

Re: LM18 deck To glass or not glass?

All I can say is that a few years back, when I laid my motorcycle down at 55mph, I WISH I had put my riding jacket on that morning. Think about that in your abrasion resistance conversation...
by cape_fisherman
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 346
Views: 12930

Re: Reefie's LB26

Looks excellent!

With that long between glassing sessions, did you scuff the surface before commencing work?