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by narfi
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: FS 14 10/20/2018 Bob Wolf ( FS14 Wolf's build )
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: FS 14 10/20/2018 Bob Wolf ( FS14 Wolf's build )

Boat looks great.
Momma looks happy.
And your dogs grin is ridiculous!
by narfi
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14 Wolf's build
Replies: 585
Views: 16703

Re: FS14 Wolf's build

The real question is this,
Has anyone with a portable tank not run their engine out of fuel by forgetting to open the vent at least once?
by narfi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Knoxville Jay’s C17 Build
Replies: 193
Views: 4736

Re: Knoxville Jay’s C17 Build

Looks great!
by narfi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C-17 Our first Build !
Replies: 263
Views: 9635

Re: C-17 Our first Build !

To help you feel better about it all, you can look at what a really bad blistered layup looks like :/
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=62609&start=670#p431950
by narfi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C-17 Our first Build !
Replies: 263
Views: 9635

Re: C-17 Our first Build !

I think it's mostly cosmetic, at least the small ones like you show. The critical thing is the glass bonding to the wood. Those bubbles dont prevent that. They do make fairing harder though..... the deep ones I would leave alone and the surface ones cut out so you can fill easier with epoxy/fairing....
by narfi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C-17 Our first Build !
Replies: 263
Views: 9635

Re: C-17 Our first Build !

It's from offgassing from the wood while the epoxy cures. If the wood increases in temp while epoxy cures it blows bubbles, if it cools while curing it sucks some in.

I cut out bubbles with an xacto knife and filled with epoxy. If it's really bad you can put some glass over it, but I didnt.
by narfi
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C17 in the bayou
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: C17 in the bayou

Looks good. Did you do any tape or anything on the inside to keep glue from dripping through?
by narfi
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: A shout out to Jeff n co.
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: A shout out to Jeff n co.

Agreed!
Quick, helpful and friendly!
by narfi
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 806
Views: 19772

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

I also bought the belts at the same time since they are the only ones that sell that size belt. Amazon sells a few different 1/2" by 18" belts, https://www.amazon.com/United-Abrasives-SAIT-60061-Aluminum-18-Inch/dp/B005VS77UM/ref=pd_bxgy_469_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B000FEDWC4&pd_rd_r=cfd0a39a-d24a...
by narfi
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 806
Views: 19772

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Spent a couple hours sanding this evening in the most difficult compartment of the whole project. It's the deepest and all the angles are tight..... 20181016_230539.jpg This is also where I had lots of cloth and tape overlaps, so lots of grinding needed, which is simple on the flat surfaces but impo...