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by BrianC
Sat May 23, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15
Replies: 57
Views: 2066

Re: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15

I hate to say this but the spray rails look a bit strange to me :doh: Most times they are at the same level as the hull or even have a little upward angle to them. I was wondering about that. Initially, I thought about making them follow the shear line but I ended up making them parallel to the sole.
by BrianC
Fri May 22, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15
Replies: 57
Views: 2066

Re: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15

I ended up gluing the spray rail on with the bottom edge about 3” above the waterline. They start 6” forward of the transom and extend about half way to the bow. 6714 The chine wedges got a covering of biax tape. Next I’ll fill and sharpen the edges so that they are continuous with the sides of the ...
by BrianC
Fri May 22, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: c17 in the bayou splashed
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: c17 in the bayou splashed

It is a fine looking boat - all ready for fishing!
by BrianC
Tue May 19, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2390
Views: 220598

Re: Cape Man's Dory

The bright finished decks are looking great. Also, I really like that leaning post with flip-up foot rest — is that a custom built or stock?
by BrianC
Mon May 18, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Forum Software & Site Bug Reports
Topic: How to create, manage sub albums, upload images and create posts using the phpBB embedded gallery
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: How to create, manage sub albums, upload images and create posts using the phpBB embedded gallery

Is the maximum size of 900 x 700 a hard limit or is it overall size of 4.88 MB that is the limiting factor?
by BrianC
Sun May 17, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15 build questions
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15 build questions

Next up is attaching the spray rails. These are cypress: 3” on the face that mounts to the hull & extending 2 1/4” out from the hull: 6662 From what I’ve seen on other builds, it looks like people start them about 6-8” forward of the transom and mount them with the lower edge 4-6” above and parallel...
by BrianC
Sun May 17, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Sharkbait PG20
Replies: 64
Views: 1272

Re: Sharkbait PG20

The quickfair will be easier to sand and it can be sanded much faster after application. The microballoon mixture is much harder, but cheaper. I agree. I used a glass microballon fairing recipe on my SK14 and, while it was easier to sand than a wood flour+epoxy mix, it was still pretty slow going. ...
by BrianC
Sun May 17, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Stop and Start Project
Replies: 206
Views: 62822

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Now he just needs to start sanding it with progressively finer grits down to about 400 until all the scratches are gone, followed by compounding, then buffing.... :lol: At least there won’t be any fairing! ...or painting — two things I don’t look forward to on my built. Maybe a nice hard anodize co...
by BrianC
Sat May 16, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15
Replies: 57
Views: 2066

Re: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15

I’ve been knocking off lots of little tasks over the past (nearly) two weeks. All three layers of rub rail are install, including the ones that wrap across the bow. The chine wedges have been shaped and blended with the rub rail at the bow. Today, I added dams so that I could fill both the back end ...
by BrianC
Mon May 04, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15
Replies: 57
Views: 2066

Re: SOBX Little Big Boat GV15

Over the past few days I got all three layers of the starboard side rub rail installed. Next up was preparing the chine wedges. Since they need to bend along the forward part of the chine, I made cuts at 0.5” intervals. This is the face that will be against the hull: 6431 Here is the starboard chine...