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by TomW1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Knoxville Jay’s C17 Build
Replies: 318
Views: 9757

Re: Knoxville Jay’s C17 Build

Don't forget to do a guide coat about now it will show you your low's and highs as you sand this next layer. Tom, as far as a guide coat goes, can I use any paint knowing that it will all just be sanded off anyway? I know some guys use high dollar primer and sand it all off, but that just seems lik...
by TomW1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Knoxville Jay’s C17 Build
Replies: 318
Views: 9757

Re: Knoxville Jay’s C17 Build

Don't forget to do a guide coat about now it will show you your low's and highs as you sand this next layer.
by TomW1
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4338
Views: 227745

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

She is starting to look like she is ready to head to sea. Do you have a launch date yet.

Tom
by TomW1
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: A little warm today
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: A little warm today

:lol: :lol: I have been on vacation at our place in Iowa on the Mississippi with 24.5 feet of water under the cabin. The normal level is 11 feet at this time of year. Flood level is 15 feet. Not much fun this year, the first two weeks it rained every day. :cry: Coming across from NC farms were flood...
by TomW1
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Graphics for our boats
Replies: 19
Views: 444

Re: Graphics for our boats

At one point they sold hats and t-shirts. Don't know if they still do. Wait for Jeff to respond.

Tom
by TomW1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Resin pumps - 1/2 oz?
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Resin pumps - 1/2 oz?

You can also buy those little medicine cups from Amazon for smaller jobs. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=medicine+cups&ref=nb_sb_noss_1 You can also get bar 2oz cups marked in 1/2 oz.. at Walmart which I have used successfully. I also hate pumps unless you are pumping into another measuring vessel, as ...
by TomW1
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4563
Views: 280269

Re: Anyone Fishing?

Family wedding in Michigan 3 rd week of August. Want to do a fishing deal. Michigan is just a bit north and east of the state line here. Not much but still would appreciate advice and contacts. Wedding is in or near Grand Rapids. Float drift trip? Spark plug with stink bait? Guide recommendations a...
by TomW1
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Build Planning
Replies: 40
Views: 694

Re: FS17 Build Planning

One important point. Use electrical sweep elbows and not plumbing elbows on the ends of your chases. On sizes of chase tubes use 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 for your fuel line, 1 inch will have you greasing the wire to pull it through the chase. At least a 2" for your steering and controls. Electrical a separate...
by TomW1
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Double checking fairing filler quantity
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Double checking fairing filler quantity

Eric there is a couple of things to be careful of when applying fairing material. First if you are using the premixed balloons and cabosil from here make sure that the cabosil is broken up, it tends to clump. 2. Use a wide drywall trowel to apply your mixture. A 10" one is about perfect. It lets you...
by TomW1
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question about eliminating the motor well
Replies: 44
Views: 799

Re: Question about eliminating the motor well

Hi Jay....I added a swim step to my C17 to re-enter the boat. My wife is 63 and has had knee replacement surgery, no problem for her stepping from the swim platform onto the motorwell bottom and over frame E back into the cockpit. We use this swim step every time we go out and never had a problem.....