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- Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:42 am
- Forum: Builder's Small Boats
- Topic: GV10 Stop and Start Project
- Replies: 162
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Speaking of the sink/float and floatation issue: I made some pontoons for my D5. They are removable, and add about 70 litres a side. I made them from fabric from this place: https://www.diypackraft.com/ Similar to Optimist buoyancy bags. It's worth a look. I'd at least get some polystyrene in under ...
- Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:27 am
- Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
- Topic: weight of fiberglass estimate
- Replies: 2
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The hull weight is a calculated weight with glass, frames and basic fittings and rigging as per plans. It does not include the outboard. Many builders add extra glass inside or out and livewells etc that add weight.
- Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:12 am
- Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
- Topic: spheretex core material
- Replies: 14
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It would be interesting if you could use it to laminate a thin layer over 6mm plywood, to get a 7mm,8mm or 9mm core. Heavier and more expensive than a layer of plywood, but is it any better? They claim better compressive strength than balsa. I can get some here in NZ to test, but since 6mm plywood i...
Simple fix for the hatch. Drive the boat backwards. You're welcome. :P Seriously, for the clamping board I wouldn't use any epoxy on it at all. Just a bit of varnish or polyurethane clearcoat. It will last years and is replacable. The outboard clamps leaving impressions is desirable. It gives a bett...
I went with a different approach. All the bulkheads open, back one sealed with a hatch, and pool noodles for buoyancy. I added inflatable pontoons for fishing on lakes. It helps when a second person is moving around or if I want to stand to cast.
Pretty sure that that is an FS17. I don't think anything has been done on it for a while. I would use a rot resistant hardwood for clamping the outboard. My D5 has two layers of 9mm ply there, but a bolted chopping board on the back allows me to really screw in the outboard without damaging the tran...