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Really nice work on everything you're doing. My decks are 3/8" and the cut out for the hatch opening became my hatch lids, but I epoxied another 3/8" piece to the underside, but smaller in size for where the rubber seal sits. My decks have 1 layer of 6oz. woven, but the undersides have no glass, onl...
- Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:44 pm
- Forum: Power Boats
- Topic: LM18 Madison Wi Building questions
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I've used mostly Cedar and Fir, both being very stable, I've never had a piece warp, twist, or shrink in any way, and they both take epoxy well. I've used Poplar also, and prefer it to pine, but it's a little heavier. Never use Red oak in boat building due to the open cell structure. White Oak is fi...
- Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:22 pm
- Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
- Topic: Boat cushion materials
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For exterior cushions you'll want to use a firm closed cell foam, and you can't go wrong with the Sunbrella brand for the cloth. I'm sure there are probably products that are similar and competitive, but Sunbrella makes excellent materials for a wide variety of uses on a boat, both interior and exte...
- Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:14 pm
- Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
- Topic: 2019 Southeastern Boat Builders Meet
- Replies: 144
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Dave/Fuzz, really sorry to hear you're not able to make it, we'll all miss your Salmon and Halibut, I mean we'll all really miss you. Joking of course, you will be missed by all. Too hot here anyway. Mike
- Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:42 pm
- Forum: Builder's Power Boats
- Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
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Richard, your boat looks great, but where's the poling platform? Are you going to put a platform on the boat or no? If you're bringing it to Jensen Beach we can have an FS18 race. Hope to see you there. Mike
Maybe you misread my post, but I did not glass down to the bottom of the gutters, but just glassed over the radius from the deck and brushed a few coats of epoxy on the sides and bottom letting it essentially pool up in the bottom and build thickness. 1 coat at a time, sanding between coats, and it'...
First I want to compliment you on a fine job so far. Very clean work, and the way you glued down the sole you can be sure it will never give you any trouble. Both my decks and sole got 1 layer of 6 oz. woven, than faired, primed, and painted. They are as solid as a rock, and I don't see the need for...
First I want to say what a beautiful job you've done with this build. Also, good advice from Terrulian. On my FS18 I used Maple for the rub rail, and Mahogany for the rod holders and clamping board. All the wood got 2 coats of epoxy, then multiple coats of varnish. I run the boat hard and don't baby...