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by DLB
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF16 in FL
Replies: 152
Views: 12476

Re: GF16 in FL

I bought that motor about a year and a half ago for my 14' project. Love it. Super light weight and nice power. My only complaint is that it seems to send a lot of spray off the lower unit when running at speed. I hung it on a "minijacker" fixed jackplate though. I believe that if it was hung on the...
by DLB
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: High Tide 1503 rebuild
Replies: 53
Views: 6259

Re: High Tide 1503 rebuild

I agree with Fuzz. 2-3 layers of 6oz cloth tape will be much easier. Run it lengthwise along the top and cut little slits at the curves. Also, if it still wants to stick up on you, it is sometimes helpful to take some 1 or 2 mil poly and use that to pull the glass tight around the corner. I did that...
by DLB
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 85 Thundercraft Rebuild: First boat.. first repair!
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: 85 Thundercraft Rebuild: First boat.. first repair!

If there is no core, I only spent 300 on the boat.. the trailer and the motor are worth more then that. How much do you think it would be to cut new stringers, fiberglass them in, put in a new deck and transom? Just a guess, probably you will spend around $800-1200 on materials, paint and rigging. ...
by DLB
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Lake and Sea or Lake and Sink, i'm going to need help
Replies: 163
Views: 24826

Re: Lake and Sea or Lake and Sink, i'm going to need help

I came across this on Fox and it reminded me of this thread :D http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/science/2016/10/14/80-years-later-polar-explorers-sunken-ship-floats-again/_jcr_content/par/featured-media/media-0.img.jpg/876/493/1476472334746.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 This guy plans to ...
by DLB
Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS14 LS
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: FS14 LS

Hey Seaslug, where in N Fl are you? I am in Jax Beach and getting ready to go on an FS17. Would love to see your progress once you get going, if you are up for it. Also, I'd happy to help on the two man parts of the operation if you need a hand.
by DLB
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS 17 CNC kit
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: FS 17 CNC kit

Makes sense. Thank you Jacques.
by DLB
Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS 17 CNC kit
Replies: 2
Views: 405

FS 17 CNC kit

I just bought the FS 17 plans and am trying to figure out my plan for materials. I have a couple questions. 1. What grade ply is used in the CNC kit? Do you offer different grades at different price points? I am leaning towards marine fir and covering all surfaces in glass. Going for a tough workboa...
by DLB
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 5145
Views: 354357

Re: ST21 "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

As far as the point goes, I haven't seen the plans, so I could be off here, but if I was building that I would begin and end the lamination at the point rather than trying to wrap it. (An inch or two longer than I expected the finished surface to be.) Then, I would create the point by cutting to siz...
by DLB
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 5145
Views: 354357

Re: ST21 "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

1208 is 12oz biax with a layer of mat stitched to the back. It is probably there for either a. more thickness built up on the layup, b. the mat helps fill in any uneven places on the surface that it is bedded to (preventing air bubbles) or c. both. It doesn't bend easier...a little harder to work wi...
by DLB
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Windward 15
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Windward 15

Good thing you found that now! I'd consider using this to glass it. http://boatbuildercentral.com/proddetail.php?prod=E_cloth_3.25_50 I haven't used it myself, but it seems like it would be perfect for that application. It claims you can glass two layers and still be clear for a bright finish. Just ...