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by Reid
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: BBC NonSkid Application Process Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: BBC NonSkid Application Process Questions

Chip, I would recommend doing a small test with the topcoat and nonskid to make sure you have the technique and proportions correct. I believe Seaslug does his in the first layer of topcoat and then comes back with a second layer of topcoat so the nonskid isn't too aggressive. I reference Seaslug be...
by Reid
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1984 Grady 242 Caribbean Transom Repair (+ other stuff)
Replies: 147
Views: 4567

Re: 1984 Grady 242 Caribbean Transom Repair (+ other stuff)

IpswichGrady, When installing your stringers, you want the stringer to have a small layer of Epoxy Putty/Glue (other words for Epoxy Fillet). Simply mix up the epoxy and woodflour and to make your fillets. You don't need a lot of fillet under the stringer (maybe 1/8" or less). Use the fillet to set ...
by Reid
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1984 Grady 242 Caribbean Transom Repair (+ other stuff)
Replies: 147
Views: 4567

Re: 1984 Grady 242 Caribbean Transom Repair (+ other stuff)

Application question: [/size] When you lay up fiberglass on a vertical piece of plywood I assume you go to town with the epoxy on the wood using a roller to wet it out before applying the cloth. Is that the best way to apply the resin because the surface is vertical... with a roller? those little c...
by Reid
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine
Replies: 110
Views: 5216

Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Thank you everyone for the positive feedback!!! Today I finished up the epoxy glue welds in between the zip ties. Next I will cut out the zip ties and finish off the fillets. I will have a little work to do on the chine and bow tip to get that nice and smooth and ready for glass. I will also be wor...
by Reid
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine
Replies: 110
Views: 5216

Re: FS18 Straight Sheer, Round Chine

Reid, What's the latest on your build? Steve Steve, Sorry to say that I haven't done much on the build lately. Jeff and I have been busy working on our new building and the upcoming move as well as the upgrades for the website. My wife and I also added a new addition to our family in April, a baby ...
by Reid
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer for a LM18
Replies: 26
Views: 516

Re: Trailer for a LM18

Good News Everyone! So I ordered a Float-On Trailer for my FS18. Should be ready in a few weeks! I have also sent Float-On the dimensions for the LM18. I am waiting on a response from the rep for the price on that one. Float-On Trailers are top of the line. They are all custom made to order, Aluminu...
by Reid
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: What and where to foam
Replies: 44
Views: 796

Re: What and where to foam

Has anyone tried mixing epoxy in with the foam before it expands? If so what happened? I wouldn't try this. First of all, that would be some expensive foam. Secondly, the epoxy would probably hinder the foam from curing correctly. Thirdly, you would be increasing the weight of the foam dramatically...
by Reid
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 90
Views: 2038

Re: LM18 in Perry, GA

John, Fuzz is correct. I use the cotton stitching as a guide for spreading the fairing compound. Once I have filled in all the fiberglass weave I then come back and start sanding smooth. You will need to sand into the cotton stitching but don't sand into the actual fiberglass. Once you think you hav...
by Reid
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer for a LM18
Replies: 26
Views: 516

Re: Trailer for a LM18

Hey Guys, I actually met with a local trailer manufacturer (who makes all Aluminum trailers) to see if they would be interested in taking the dimensions of some of our more popular designs (like the LM18 and FS18) and making trailers upon request. I know this is a common issue with our designs. Most...
by Reid
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 in Perry, GA
Replies: 90
Views: 2038

Re: child labor

John, The bow curve is coming together nicely! Looks like you have a lot of sanding in your future but I also see a helper that looks like he really wants to learn how to sand!!! Reid Well on your way!! Glad you have the little extra hands helping you!! Jeff Got to make him earn his keep. Little br...