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by joe2700
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 239
Views: 14731

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I ran the tapes all around the sole and used a small bit of fillet material to relieve the hard edge the biax tape leaves. IGTCf1m Then I laid out the final layer of cloth for the entire inside. Also protected the painted areas. 7SfuBqO Glassed the entire inside. Was an ok layup, too much resin in p...
by joe2700
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 239
Views: 14731

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I was back at the boat just for an hour or two last weekend. Walked around the deck and it felt ok. Mostly solid but still a tiny bit of flex if I actually jump in a few places. Wish I had just done 1/2" but oh well, it will be fine. Don't think you'll notice it normally. Glad I at least added the s...
by joe2700
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2240
Views: 189147

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

I like douglas fir for interior framing. Apparently this was a bad year for it though, in my area it was hard to find.
by joe2700
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 239
Views: 14731

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I think the pine cleats will be fine as long as they don’t have loose knots and you do a triple coating of epoxy. I believe that is what the designer specifies. You’re making great progress! I think the pine would be strong enough but I'm not taking the time to fit them well, I'm cutting them all s...
by joe2700
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 239
Views: 14731

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Thank you, just found this post of yours. I'm at that point of how to do the underside of the sole. I'm not wanting to do foam, but want to add limber holes and adding support like a few others under the sole or on the sole ply. Thanks I have bookmarked this on my computer. Hopefully it feels rock ...
by joe2700
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 239
Views: 14731

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Last week I moved to a larger spot in the maker space that I can actually work in, instead of just storage. Remade my shelves into a desk and shelves. Console should take shape this week then trying different layouts will begin. 6i4bIvb This weekend I leveled the tops of the cleats with a power plan...
by joe2700
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 239
Views: 14731

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

This past weekend I enlisted 2 friends to help. Goal was to get 2 coats of bilge paint down under the sole, on the sole bottom, on the tank support, and in the storage areas. After how long it took me to prime I was happy to have the help. We sanded, alcohol wiped, and painted in about 3 hours so cl...
by joe2700
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 Minimalistic
Replies: 30
Views: 1334

Re: FS18 Minimalistic

Thank you for the advice and experience with the skeg gentlemen. I cut one up from 3/4 inch plywood, 7/8 inch tall and 8 feet long. I sanded the second coat of filler and then noticed that the boat moved away from the lower sides of the mold (sheer line) 1/2 inch all the way around at every station...
by joe2700
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 239
Views: 14731

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Nice looking build. I've always liked the lines of the FS17. Thanks BassMunn I'm loving the shape too. I do appreciate the advice I got early on to keep a close eye on the bow if you prefer the pointed up look which I do. I think that problem was easier for me to address with the raised sheer since...
by joe2700
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 239
Views: 14731

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Well, I don't think I have ever underestimated how long something would take as badly as tonight. The entire hull fairing process would be the only contender. First I roughly leveled the tops of the cleats with the power planer and 40 grit sandpaper on the sander. The planer makes a lot of chips, it...