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by cape_fisherman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Cooler build
Replies: 60
Views: 1584

Re: Cooler build

Have you calculated the interior space (sorry if you already posted it) ?
by cape_fisherman
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial
Replies: 119
Views: 4816

Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

Replacing a floor is typically easier with the cap off...so if you haven't bonded it, try not to. Also...if you're going to remove the stringers, do one at a time. Remove one, replace it, then remove the other. That way the hull retains it's shape.
by cape_fisherman
Thu May 30, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial
Replies: 119
Views: 4816

Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

I know I'm alone on this sentiment, but my vote is to ditch the cap & make your own covering boards.
by cape_fisherman
Sat May 04, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 5200 replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: 5200 replacement

According to what information I can find...5200 is nearly three times as strong as the household "sealant" you're talking about.
by cape_fisherman
Thu May 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial
Replies: 119
Views: 4816

Re: 1981 Dolphin 20' Commercial

Or just build new covering boards and toss that old cap.
by cape_fisherman
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gluing strakes over Quick Fair
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Gluing strakes over Quick Fair

Suggestion...fair before adding the strakes. Once fair, grind back to glass & bond the strakes. Then fair the affected areas...done.

It's a ton easier to fair the bottom w/o the strakes in the way. This is how it's done where I live.
by cape_fisherman
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: kevlar on LM18 bottom?
Replies: 21
Views: 653

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: 653

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: 653

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: 567

Re: fairing material question?

Agreed...balloons & cabosil.