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by cape_fisherman
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: kevlar on LM18 bottom?
Replies: 21
Views: 558

Re: kevlar on LM18 bottom?

It's unclear what the OP wants the aramid to actually do. If it's abrasion resistance, then it's the wrong material to use. You don't want aramid to be anywhere it might be abraded. In this instance the graphite is the way to go. If the OP is thinking about puncture resistance, then yes an aramid/e-...
by cape_fisherman
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: kevlar on LM18 bottom?
Replies: 21
Views: 558

Re: kevlar on LM18 bottom?

And a couple of other things... Don't use 100% aramid. It is stretchy, and will pull loose from the laminate over time (that would be called a failure). That's why the aramid/e-glass hybrid works...the e-glass sort of holds it in place by not allowing it to stretch. The other thing is to bury any ar...
by cape_fisherman
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: kevlar on LM18 bottom?
Replies: 21
Views: 558

Re: kevlar on LM18 bottom?

"Just put graphite on the bottom"...yeah he can do that, but for different reasons than what Aramid is used for. I'm not sure it's worth it on a boat this size, but a friend of mine builds all of his sportfishing boats with a coarse of aramid/e-glass hybrid in his exterior layup. That type of materi...
by cape_fisherman
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: fairing material question?
Replies: 31
Views: 449

Re: fairing material question?

Agreed...balloons & cabosil.
by cape_fisherman
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 207
Views: 13189

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

I just mean to build simple wood covering boards like they would on a Carolina boat. In essence, get rid of the Stratos liner/cap...unless it's structural.
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: 207
Views: 13189

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: 142
Views: 4127

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: 207
Views: 13189

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: 597

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: 2590

Re: Epoxy Fillet Tool

Looks like something a 3D printer could knock out with no issues.