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by joe2700
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Paint Falling Off XF20 System Three Primer Totalboat Topside Paint
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: Paint Falling Off XF20 System Three Primer Totalboat Topside Paint

I assisted in spraying a friends boat with awlgrip. We cleaned the boat with fresh cotton rags and the Awl-Prep Surface Cleaner and then a tack rag exactly as described in their manual. The first few coats are barely a mist, but you could tell the paint was almost beading up. We made the call to cle...
by joe2700
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scupper Size
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Scupper Size

So I got a pair of 1.5 in scuppers for my fs17 and holding them in my hand they feel huge..... Are there guidelines for scupper size or better stated a disadvantage to having ginormous scuppers I'd say you want as big as possible assuming you have some way to stop water coming back in them. Even th...
by joe2700
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stringers AARGGHHH!
Replies: 42
Views: 674

Re: Stringers AARGGHHH!

I would really try to bring in someone locally who has some experience working with epoxy at this point to help with your next glue up. There are so many variables when you don't have experience with successful glue-ups(please correct me if I'm wrong about that).
by joe2700
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Preliminary Fairing
Replies: 37
Views: 799

Re: Preliminary Fairing

Speaking of woodworking, I have often pondered using a jack plane to fair instead of/in addition to sandpaper. I'm guessing it will dull pretty quickly meaning I'll spend my time sharpening instead of sanding, not sure that's a great trade off. If there's one tool I am terrible with it's a hand pla...
by joe2700
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Graphite paint questions
Replies: 26
Views: 508

Re: Graphite paint questions

I've also never been sold on the graphite bottom. To my mind if you are going to add the weight of more epoxy to the hull then you might as well use it it to add another layer of glass, or even kevlar if you really plan to drag it over rocks. Seems like that would add more protection than neat epoxy...
by joe2700
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Dimensional timber for Stringers?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Dimensional timber for Stringers?

There are some higher performance epoxies than west 105 these days, that are a little easier to work with. That said it has been used successfully for many years on tens of thousands of boats. It's a genuinely great product, that has just been passed by even better ones. Like all epoxy, mixing it co...
by joe2700
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Dimensional timber for Stringers?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Dimensional timber for Stringers?

I would guess a softwood is not a 1-1 replacement for tropical hardwood from the strength perspective, but Jaques will have the final answer on that. Since you will need cleats and all later anyway I'd probably just spend the money on plywood, but I know some people have trouble getting it locally.
by joe2700
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Quick fair issues
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: Quick fair issues

I have not had that experience, I find it incredibly easy to use, easier than self mixed. I would think either bad mix, bad surface, or bad batch. Bad mix is easy to test by trying again very carefully. I'd suggest trying by weight if you have a small scale, just to change methods. Bad surface, the ...
by joe2700
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Tipping not getting out lines.
Replies: 21
Views: 578

Re: Tipping not getting out lines.

I'm feeling for fallguy, but this is reinforcing my decision to outsource the painting to a pro. Unlike the epoxy work you can't just sand away your mistakes, and it seems like the only way to learn is a lot of expensive trial and error for the exact environment and weather you are in. Painting is b...
by joe2700
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Between Coats of Fairing
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Between Coats of Fairing

All surfaces should have been saturated with neat epoxy before fairing. Why do you say that? I think it only applies to bare wood, maybe that's what you meant. I don't see any reason to have a layer of neat epoxy between saturated cloth and fairing compound. It won't add strength and saturated clot...