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by seaslug
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Erik and Randy CX19 Hull issues
Replies: 26
Views: 286

Re: Erik and Randy CX19 Hull issues

Your boat is looking great. So you're are aware, epoxy sticks very well to PVC.
by seaslug
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Steve's FS18
Replies: 238
Views: 13722

Re: Steve's FS18

Google Gemlux, they have top quality stainless hinges and hardware. Been using their stuff for years with zero problems. Mike
by seaslug
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Erik and Randy CX19 Hull issues
Replies: 26
Views: 286

Re: Erik and Randy CX19 Hull issues

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but 1/4 to 3/8" gap is ok but a little excessive. All you need is a small gap, about 1/8" and you can use a nail or something else to keep the panels apart. Using pieces of PVC pipe underneath works really well in lining up the panels, and keeping them from overlappi...
by seaslug
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 1135
Views: 35921

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Richard this trip sounds very interesting, so I have the same questions as Dave. Do you rent these houseboats out of Flamingo? Any info would be much appreciated, I'm trying to plan a trip for this spring as will and need to put something together soon. Mike
by seaslug
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Best plywood from Lowe’s??
Replies: 21
Views: 376

Re: Best plywood from Lowe’s??

That's correct, as long as you give the epoxy time to cure fully you can switch brands, but I was just trying to help them out saving some money by using the less expensive epoxy and mixing fairing fillers and filleting mix, which would offset some of the shipping cost so they could buy quality plyw...
by seaslug
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Best plywood from Lowe’s??
Replies: 21
Views: 376

Re: Best plywood from Lowe’s??

Welcome to the group Rickfenn, Some good advice so far, and I'm in complete agreement with the others on not using junk ply. Since you'll be purchasing materials for 2 boats the shipping from BBC will be minimal, especially worthwhile if you can buy all, or at least the majority of your supplies on ...
by seaslug
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Eric's C21
Replies: 2804
Views: 89734

Re: Eric's C21

Happy Birthday Eric!! I look forward to following your beautiful build in the coming year. Just think about how much fun you'll have sanding between now and your next birthday. Stay well my friend. Mike
by seaslug
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF 16 build
Replies: 33
Views: 670

Re: GF 16 build

Thanks Eric for the 3 links to those beautiful builds. Helps me in deciding how I want to go about doing things. Mike
by seaslug
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF 16 build
Replies: 33
Views: 670

Re: GF 16 build

Thanks Eric for the prompt reply to my questions. I had the same thought of using PVC pipes to funnel water through the mid seat, and I'll do what you said and partition off the sides for foam, and add the little partition in the bow as well. I'm thinking of a platform in the bow for the trolling mo...
by seaslug
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF 16 build
Replies: 33
Views: 670

Re: GF 16 build

I forgot to ask about flotation. Without a false floor the only way to add flotation would be to fill most, if not all of the compartments, aft, bench seat, and foredeck with foam. Is this design just a sinker, or am I missing something? Mike