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by cracked_ribs
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS14 new build - South Shore MA
Replies: 55
Views: 10801

Re: FS14 new build - South Shore MA

Thanks, it works well enough in small batches, although I admit I have never tried it on a really large boat. Still, I have done multiple batches on smaller boats to good effect.
by cracked_ribs
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS14 new build - South Shore MA
Replies: 55
Views: 10801

Re: FS14 new build - South Shore MA

If you're graphiting the bottom, I'll just share one tip: I have seen lots of talk about sifting and othe careful procedures...I never did any of that and you could read your watch in the reflection off my graphite. What I did was heat the resin by putting four ounces in a mixing cup, in a big pot o...
by cracked_ribs
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Diablo build and P19 update
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

Re: Diablo build and P19 update

Are there pics of the completed P19 anywhere? I often wondered how that one turned out. I remember you had thoughts about changing the transom around a bit but I can't remember what you decided on.
by cracked_ribs
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom epoxy/graphite
Replies: 23
Views: 1826

Re: Bottom epoxy/graphite

VT_Jeff wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:10 pm

Looks like it's Bituthene I was thinking of and it is related to Bitumen.
This reminds me of the time I described something as "bitulithic" to a friend of mine.

Of course he heard "bitchalithic", which he understood to be sort of like monolithic, but...
by cracked_ribs
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1729
Views: 165105

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Here's my advice - go to a Boston Whaler dealership, or some other large production boat dealer near you, at dusk, with a flashlight. Check out those hulls for fairness for a bit, then go home and have another look at yours.

I bet you will suddenly find yours is a lot better than you realized.
by cracked_ribs
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: P19 build in Alberta
Replies: 24
Views: 2467

Re: P19 build in Alberta

I recall that at one time you had thought about going with a bracket but it appears you ultimately ended up with a standard notched transom.

Did you ever pursue the bracket, or did you go straight to the standard transom?

The boat looks good, congratulations on the launch.
by cracked_ribs
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Eric's C21
Replies: 3231
Views: 174491

Re: Eric's C21

That's a great photo of what is clearly a superbly constructed boat.
by cracked_ribs
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Eric's C21
Replies: 3231
Views: 174491

Re: Eric's C21

Hey, Eric. Are you inclined to build any camber into the deck so it drains to the side, or just make it level? I’ve been wondering about what approach is best. The decks have camber as designed but the sole is flat. I count on the boat to move enough to drain. That's the way it is in all production...
by cracked_ribs
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Floor Cleats
Replies: 16
Views: 3370

Re: Floor Cleats

This isn't useful now...but it makes me think that rebating the station cleats to allow a notch for the hull side cleats might be a good way to do things. You could notch out 50% of each cleat, tops on the station cleats and bottoms on the hull side cleats, and drop them in place with minor adjustme...
by cracked_ribs
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Stitch and glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 7351

Re: Stitch and glue?

lelandtampa wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:26 pm
I just wanted to be the first to ask if the plans for that can be scaled 25% in 1 dimension while adding a bracket for twins while remaining self bailing at the dock with a pilot house. I plan on using poly resin and OSB sheathed strip. I do plan on using reed chine logs.
Nailed it.