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by joe2700
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 492
Views: 19374

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Awlgrip is polyester based and very durable, and it can be rolled and tipped. The other main paint form them is awlcraft which acrylic based and is less durable but more repairable(can be sanded/buffed). Awlcraft can only be sprayed.
by joe2700
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Build Planning
Replies: 40
Views: 694

Re: FS17 Build Planning

From a control standpoint, what am I looking for? I understand there is a throttle and a steering wheel, but that is it. What else is there to it from a technical/mechanical standpoint? Is this just a bunch of cables or is it hydraulic? Can anyone give some recommendations on this section? What is ...
by joe2700
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Build Planning
Replies: 40
Views: 694

Re: FS17 Build Planning

Welcome to the the forum. You have picked a good boat to build, but just wandering if a larger one would be better in your area. I say this because of the weather there. Another option is the raised sheer which is in the plans. I'm building that option but haven't finished the boat yet. It will giv...
by joe2700
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 251
Views: 16002

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I also tried the wheel and throttle in the console since their depth is important and earlier I was laying stuff out in 2D. As suspected the wheel sticks out too far with the large help pump. I had wanted the flush mount helm but they were just too expensive. I'll have to sink that part of the panel...
by joe2700
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 251
Views: 16002

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I made cleats for all the deck supports. Ripped a bunch of douglas fir 1x4s into 3/4" square strips. Left a few long to go between the frames/supports, and cut a bunch on the chop saw to go across the frames/supports. Used gel magic to glue the supports at frames onto the frames, and glue 2 cleats o...
by joe2700
Wed May 22, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 251
Views: 16002

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I started last weekend by doing a rough fairing of the inside. At this point I intend to leave final fairing to whoever paints the boat just because of limited time. But it was so much easier to do before the frames are in the way I did apply a quick coat to the entire inside, sides and sole. Machin...
by joe2700
Wed May 15, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 251
Views: 16002

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Bow looked good when I removed the clamps. I'll just tidy up the edges. Xzc3r7L I also glued on the transom top. I was hoping to make the transom top perpendicular to the transom while doing this but the piece definitely tilted to match the current angle as I clamped it. Decided that wasn't a big en...
by joe2700
Thu May 02, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Epoxy
Replies: 17
Views: 451

Re: Epoxy

Not sure what he's using but I'm using the following: 1/2 face https://www.amazon.com/3M-Comfort-Facepiece-Reusable-Respirator/dp/B00IF7RBS4/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_469_bs_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=TC718Q9JKWKRM95AY5SF&th=1 Full face https://www.amazon.com/Esska-Dr%C3%A4ger-X-Plore-5500-Full/dp/B002MFGE92 ...
by joe2700
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 251
Views: 16002

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

At the stern I glued in the backing plates for both eyes at the outboard. For the outboard plate I used the motorwell bottom to wedge the bottom in and put some clamps across the top. For the stern eyes I put some packing tape on the eyes leaving just the end of the threads exposed, and used the eye...
by joe2700
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 251
Views: 16002

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Fit the backing plates for the stern eyes. I centered them on the existing holes and marked the edges so I could remove the paint. Knocked the paint off with a flap disk. Drilled pilot holes and then the full 1/2" holes. Sharp bits are key for this stuff and you'll be sharpening them again soon. The...