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by Jaysen
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question
Replies: 89
Views: 858

Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

and pull a plug of ply. Just avoid the outer skin. You don't want a hole.
by Jaysen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question
Replies: 89
Views: 858

Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

wouldn't that depend on how high the stringers are relative to the deck? Also, if additional "framing" is added that might reduce the need for thickness. And what about glass? If you're glassing then that counts too.

not saying you can get away with 1/8 or 1/4 but wouldn't it be nice if you could?
by Jaysen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 683
Views: 16500

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Seems to me he was trying to tell the world he didn't really need a phone...
by Jaysen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 683
Views: 16500

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Solution to prevent flaming electronics is to mount the connections "under" protective cover. Think the top of a compartment that is sloped to prevent water ingress. My neighbor's sportsman does this to prevent splashes into the UBS and 12v ports. Can be a PITA to get a cable inserted but ...
by Jaysen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 683
Views: 16500

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

There are the clamp on battery operated models... Not saying they are good, but the price and ability to not have holes might be attractive. If you want "good ones" you can get them with internal LiPo that charge via USBc cables. Typical run time is 15hr+. I'll probably be using one on Lil Bit shoul...
by Jaysen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question
Replies: 89
Views: 858

Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Would the checking still be problematic under the deck? I that that was a sunlight exposure problem?

Just asking to learn.
by Jaysen
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question
Replies: 89
Views: 858

Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

That would be stout. Fallguy1000 has a glue type that he recommends that might be a good idea for your application. I believe it is silica vs wood flour. It’s a bit stiffer but would make it easier to ensure even glue coverage. Since you aren’t doing a full build it might be worth the extra $$ to us...
by Jaysen
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question
Replies: 89
Views: 858

Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

If you can, make the stringers out of thinner wood then laminate it to the right thickness. Then you can stagger the layers to improve the joints. This is just like making a stringer for a new build.

I think there’s a how to on it in the BBC how to section.
by Jaysen
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 683
Views: 16500

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Radio might pull a lot of amps. Trim tabs too. And surprisingly wiper motors draw a lot. For you though it would be motor lift or anchor lift that would be the big ones.
by Jaysen
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 683
Views: 16500

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

No one ever died from “the wire gauge was over sized!” I think you’re heading. The right direction there.