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by BrianC
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: FS19 deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: FS19 deck question

Fuzz wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:58 pm
...All that said I really like the nidacore for decks. I used 3/4 but one inch is not much more cost or weight and the next time I will use it or even thicker.
So what is it specifically about Nidacore that makes you prefer it over plywood for decks?
by BrianC
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 20 foot seacraft deck
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: 20 foot seacraft deck

What is the best way of determining the new deck level along the sides of the boat? Get a long enough clear plastic tube, partially fill with colored water, run it across on the inside of the hull. If the boat is level, the water levels on each side will give you a level point on each side of the h...
by BrianC
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: New build. SK 14
Replies: 21
Views: 815

Re: New build. SK 14

The two long pieces along the sides would appear to be upside down.
by BrianC
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Student built Bateau design boat for sale in NC
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Student built Bateau design boat for sale in NC

From the listing: “15’ Flats and Bay center console. Designed by Bateau Boats. Built by the students of the Boat Manufacture and Service program at Cape Fear Community College. The boat hull is constructed of BS1088 plywood covered in 1808 Fab-mat fiberglass. All the interior components are a compos...
by BrianC
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 2874
Views: 147498

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

I really like the overall shape of the engine enclosure with the rounded corners and the sides paralleling the hull's sheer line. I can't tell from the picture but is the e-drive display panel mounted so that it slopes down towards the back? If not, you might consider doing so so that any water leak...
by BrianC
Mon May 29, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14
Replies: 78
Views: 7646

Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Sort of launch today - the outboard had some issues at mid- to full throttle so a couple of short loops at about 1/2 speed then back to shore was it.

by BrianC
Sat May 27, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14
Replies: 78
Views: 7646

Re: SOBX Solo Flats Skiff SK14

Nixed the flip - it is getting heavy! Taped for painting the sides: http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/89475/taped.jpg Sides painted, taped and ready to go for the inside painting: http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/89475/p1.jpg I got one coat on today, another tomorrow. Then assorte...
by BrianC
Tue May 23, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 26' bateau bottom fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: 26' bateau bottom fishing

I think he is referring to the Panga 25 that is for sale down in FL - it is listed as 26' since it has a bow anchor pulpit that adds about a foot to the length.
by BrianC
Tue May 23, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Sk14 Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1413

Re: Sk14 Questions

2) Where is the glass tape required? The materials list does not list it in the plans or on the website- But the plans call for it in multiple steps throughout the instructions. See the instructions, page 5 of 8: Keel and bow inside; one layer fiberglass tape. Transom inside all around and between ...
by BrianC
Tue May 23, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: More SK14 questions
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: More SK14 questions

A single 2 gallon kit just barely does it - be sure the 2 part foam liquids are 85-90°F before you pour and do it on a warm day. The 2 part foam doesn't really expand to its full volume when filling the small volumes of the SK14.