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by joe2700
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Confused about Primer/Paint/Topcoat
Replies: 10
Views: 3021

Re: Confused about Primer/Paint/Topcoat

Joe, yes, right. What did you use for non-skid? I am fond of the KiwiGrip and it was kind of fun to apply except you have to watch out for the splatter. I'm not quite there yet, doing the priming and did the bottom paint but having a professional spray awlgrip for the topsides. So probably just the...
by joe2700
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Confused about Primer/Paint/Topcoat
Replies: 10
Views: 3021

Re: Confused about Primer/Paint/Topcoat

Many here do love the graphite bottom but my boat lives in the water so needs bottom paint. In that case you do a few coats of 2 part epoxy primer on the bottom just like the rest of the boat. So for me after glass its 2-3 rounds of applying fairing compound and sanding it down. Then when fair its 2...
by joe2700
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: how long to wait before primer?
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

Re: how long to wait before primer?

I never waited for more than a day and I did several rounds of fairing--system 3--fairing--system 3. Zero problems with paint so far after a couple of years of use--except where I run into things and drag my boat over rocks. You're going to find some holidays/pinholes/highs and lows which are more ...
by joe2700
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS-17 Again
Replies: 59
Views: 18918

Re: FS-17 Again

Not about current build. Can anyone recommend a book for basic boat wiring? My old boat is being rewired and I cannot be there to help. Thanks, Rover 1 The "boatowners mechanical and electrical manual" is the go to source for systems on a boat in my opinion. Has many topics not relevant to small bo...
by joe2700
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Questions about building in general and the FS19 in particular.
Replies: 11
Views: 4871

Re: Questions about building in general and the FS19 in particular.

I did not put a skeg on the one I built due to the very shallow water where I live and the sandy bottom. The boat handles fine without it although it does slide a bit in turns which is a benefit here in the very narrow winding creeks in which it is sometimes used. A skeg would probably help it to t...
by joe2700
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS-17 Again
Replies: 59
Views: 18918

Re: FS-17 Again

Everyone has their opinion on outboard brands, but here's mine. My experience with small outboards is though sailing schools, so they are getting beat on by the instructors who don't pay for them all summer working long hours with very frequent on-off and getting run through mud. Our Yamahas lasted ...
by joe2700
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Coach's SC-16 in MA
Replies: 274
Views: 71337

Re: Coach's SC-16 in MA

I think it's easier to fair without the holes, but agree cut them before final paint mainly so if you make a mistake you don't have to touch up the final paint. The light gray primer is a great surface for marking out your layouts in pencil. so I'd do it after at least the initial coats of primer too.
by joe2700
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Coach's SC-16 in MA
Replies: 274
Views: 71337

Re: Coach's SC-16 in MA

Yea I would round it for the reasons narfi said. Aside from dings I wouldn't want dock lines spending a lot of time over a sharp edge, one of them would wear into the other just not sure which would win.
by joe2700
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Panga 20 Build
Replies: 686
Views: 62085

Re: Panga 20 Build

Since the scuppers are just thru hulls with an insert you could just screw one of their ball valves on to each one. I am using the same scuppers and will initially install without a valve/stopper. If I find water comes in while the boat is loaded I plan to just add a ball valve to each one I can clo...
by joe2700
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS-17 Again
Replies: 59
Views: 18918

Re: FS-17 Again

I like plastic below the waterline for corrosion resistance, stainless above mainly because I like the look. The TRUDESIGN plastic thru hull and ball valve with the load bearing collar that is popping up everywhere meets ABYC H-27 so it can resist 500 pounds at the inboard end(max leverage) for 30 s...