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by joe2700
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 1102

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

the bottom holes of an outboard motor mount need to be 9 7/8" from the top of the clamping board ( in the cutout ) so you can adjust the depth of the clamping board accordingly. I hope that didn't make things more confusing. Chuck that helps me.... i can cut the clamping boards ensuring when i trac...
by joe2700
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 1102

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

ok thanks that makes sense. I assume that is 10 7/8 from the corners? Also trying to wrap my mind around the 'deck' level. The deckline is where the molds are cut off and rest on the strongback.... The deckline is 14" above the baseline.... The deckline seems to be below the sheer????? The deckline...
by joe2700
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 70
Views: 1102

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

10 7/8 in the plans, but you can go all the way to the baseline at the expense of some weight.

You'll find it at the top of D284_5_US, its confusing though, because the measurement is given on the space you cut for it in the motorwell sides.
by joe2700
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 110
Views: 5542

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

First thing I did this weekend was pull some measurements off the boat I used to drive at work. It was a 17' Montauk and I really liked it's console and seat setup. It was ergonomic both sitting and standing with the swing back seat. I took many measurements off it before it's put away for the year ...
by joe2700
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Wouter's PH18 Namibia
Replies: 375
Views: 23519

Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

I probably need to join the deck pieces together before cutting the hatches out. But I'm not sure how to do it, as I need a flush surface on the inside and the outside. Any ideas..? You could scarf them together with epoxy if you need a flush surface. You could also do a butt joint with fiberglass ...
by joe2700
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS14 Sorry TomW1
Replies: 32
Views: 612

Re: FS14 What is the best lumber for the Jig/strongback

If you start with straight-ish boards and box it in while they are pulled square they stay pretty well. I framed a base to hold 2 sawhorses in place, with a boxed strongback on top. This is overkill if you don't plan to move it, but I've been able to move the boat out over uneven ground without anyt...
by joe2700
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Silver tip Yacht Primer Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Silver tip Yacht Primer Questions

Thanks all, That's exactly what I wanted to hear about painting directly over the quickfair. For the UV exposure, since I don't know how long I'll have it exposed, those characteristics to look for sounds good. If the paint still seems brand new I should be good after a thorough cleaning, if the pai...
by joe2700
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Silver tip Yacht Primer Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Silver tip Yacht Primer Questions

Hi all, two questions about silvertip primer. 1. Do you need a coat of epoxy between quickfair and the primer? I'm really hoping no, since sanding epoxy is terrible and defeats the nice sandibility of quickfair. I'm pretty sure primer right over fully cured quickfair should be fine, but I've seen a ...
by joe2700
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Repton's FS 17 scaled at 90%
Replies: 94
Views: 1984

Re: Repton's FS 17 scaled at 90%

but a question for myself.... Would it be possible for me to not install the rubrail until after I flip it, so that I can see what it looks like before getting to this stage? I know its supposed to be installed before flipping, but if the sides are screwed to the molds would it be stiff enough to f...
by joe2700
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 110
Views: 5542

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Then you build a damn on the transom and the last 6-7' of the sides and fill in the gap with epoxy wood flour and silica you can also add milled glass fibers for strength. Then just round that over a little say a 1/16th so the paint will hold. That little radius for the paint is what I was wonderin...