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by seaslug
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cx25
Replies: 184
Views: 2702

Re: Cx25

For the hard chines use epoxy and milled glass fibers.
by seaslug
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Painting over 3m 5200
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Painting over 3m 5200

I've painted over 5200 with Awlgrip which is a very hard finish, with no flexibility, and it has held up fairly well. I'm also just talking about a small bead, not a large area. I suspect it will eventually crack over time, but so far I've seen it hold up for a few years. I think it acts like varnis...
by seaslug
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 stringers
Replies: 28
Views: 305

Re: FS17 stringers

As long as you're absolutely sure of the correct layout of the frames, I wouldn't worry about the stringers. I ran into the same thing on the FS18, and FS14 and just filled in the gap between the bottom of the curved section of the stringers and the hull with wood flour thickened epoxy when laying t...
by seaslug
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Poling a FS14
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Poling a FS14

I'm just guessing, but I'm pretty sure the FS14 will be a lot lighter in weight than any of the Scout boats, so should pole easier than they did. Your build is looking great, and you're cranking it out fast as well. The one advantage of a poling platform is being able to place the pole directly behi...
by seaslug
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 627
Views: 15542

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Don't let Richard fool you, robots do all the work, and he just sits back with a cold one and watches. Those robots do a helluva job though, and fast too! Nicely done.
by seaslug
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Poling a FS14
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Poling a FS14

I can't recall seeing any pictures of either boat with a platform, but you can definitely pole without a platform of some kind, but the motor tends to be in the way somewhat. If you do put a platform on the boat try to keep it as low as possible for ease of climbing on and off of, and at 27" off the...
by seaslug
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: fs 14 ls
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: fs 14 ls

Jeff I'm pretty sure it's Ken's, "sticky stuff's" boat he's referring to.
by seaslug
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Mud/ sand
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Mud/ sand

Travis, did you not install a drain through the transom? A drain through the transom with a removable plug will work to wash out the boat after a day on the water.
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by seaslug
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Hatch Construction
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Hatch Construction

The hatches that I build are not that difficult or complicated, but they are rather labor intensive. If you're looking for hatches that will be guaranteed to keep out any water, they'll need wide and deep gutters, large drains, and a good closed cell foam gasket, and a latch that can pull the lid do...
by seaslug
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: 12 vs 24 volt trolling motors
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: 12 vs 24 volt trolling motors

For comparison purposes I have a 55# Minkota on my Seapro 17 bay boat with a 90hp 2 stroke Yamaha. I use cheap batteries from Walmart, 1 for the outboard, and 1 for the trolling motor. I don't know the weight of the hull, but I assume it's probably at least a 1000 lbs with a 33 gallon fuel tank. The...