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by Reid
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: building platform
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: building platform

Steadyeddie2013, We spoke about a "Strong Back". Here is a link from our Tutorial section that explains this building method and how to construct a Strong Back. http://bateau2.com/howto/jig.php The strong back is used to align the frames and gives the builder a comfortable platform from which to pla...
by Reid
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS12 Stringer placement
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: FS12 Stringer placement

Thanks Reid I agree, did not want to cut into the stringers at all. Did not see any of that in the plans, did notice they were not cut out. To be clear you mean use epoxy and quick fair to join the side and bottom panels, then add fiberglass tape after forming the hull? Does that jive with wet on w...
by Reid
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Conchfish 16 (HB Whipray) Build
Replies: 139
Views: 4656

Re: Conchfish 16 (HB Whipray) Build

Travis,

Looks really good man!!!! Well done! Hope you plan on bringing that to the next Builder's Meet.

Reid
by Reid
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS12 Stringer placement
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: FS12 Stringer placement

Jimmy, You have a CNC kit with puzzle joints that join the bottom panels and side panels. We don't give you butt blocks in the CNC kit because they are not necessary. You can use a fiberglass splice on the puzzle joint seam before you cover the hull with the wide fiberglass cloth. Butt blocks are us...
by Reid
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: SK14 for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: SK14 for sale

Mike,

Sorry you are selling the SK14, beautiful boat! My son is only 5 months old, not quite ready for this one yet. I will share this post and see if we can't help you out with the sale.

Hope all is well!
Reid
by Reid
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: HELP! SK14 bottom fairing, what to do now?
Replies: 27
Views: 474

Re: HELP! SK14 bottom fairing, what to do now?

Wannabatc, Sorry to hear about your troubles. I won't go into what you should have done b/c, let's face it, the damage is done. Let's focus on going forward! Any uncured material needs to come off. This includes fiberglass as well. If the fiberglass didn't cure as it was supposed to then you need to...
by Reid
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: Florida Sportsman Expo 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Florida Sportsman Expo 2018

Hey Everyone, Jeff and I will have a booth at this year's (2018) Florida Sportsman Expo in Tampa, FL. If you are in the area please stop by and see us. The show is at the Florida State Fairgrounds (4800 US Hwy. 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610). Show hours are Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Admissi...
by Reid
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM 18 First Time Build
Replies: 329
Views: 13907

Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Looks Awesome John!!! Very excited to see the FIRST LM18 on the water!!! If you can, send me the video to my email (reid@e-boat.net)

Reid
by Reid
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 14 LS Measurement Question
Replies: 41
Views: 1878

Re: FS 14 LS Measurement Question

Thanks TomW1. What do builders usually use on their decks? Do they just prime the wood and then paint and apply non-skid or do they apply fiberglass cloth with fairing compound before prime and paint? Thank You! You can go either way with the deck. If you are looking to add a little more protection...
by Reid
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question
Replies: 139
Views: 1817

Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

If anything is wet, damp, or has been wet in the past it should come out. Why do all this work only to leave questionable wood in the boat.

If you are needing to take out stringers and frames, as well as decking, then I would brace the boat. You don't want the hull to twist on you.

Reid