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by joe2700
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 298
Views: 22003

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Back in the city at the shared shop(so we are still pre COVID-19) I continued on the console. I filleted/glassed a few more inside corners with cloth tape. 2tTcron Used some extra fillet material to fill in some corners I won't glass. PYe2iIV Let a bit go off in the cup not getting it down fast enou...
by joe2700
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 298
Views: 22003

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Next I started working on the inwhales. I wasn't sure how tall I wanted them so I cut a short piece 3 different sizes and clamped them on to take a look. From memory it was 6", 8", 10". I wanted them somewhat tall to cover the rod holders, but I liked the shortest of the 3 best. The actual inwhales ...
by joe2700
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Epoxy coating schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Epoxy coating schedule

My experience. Use the plastic squeegee blades instead of rollers. You can get miles further and apply only a skin coat of epoxy. Skin coat is all you need. Cures quicker in a thin coat, applies faster and literally get two three times the coverage. Any body else opine. I have used rollers for glas...
by joe2700
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Builders Forum
Replies: 16
Views: 175

Re: Builders Forum

Nice work getting it back up team! Problems like that are never easy to fix. While I had no doubt you would get it working and also keep good backups, the outage made me realize how important my build thread is as a log of my project. I decided to back up a local copy of my thread just for myself. I...
by joe2700
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: 23 ft Hartley Cabin boat repair/rebuild and hull extension
Replies: 152
Views: 4698

Re: 23 ft Hartley Cabin boat repair/rebuild and hull extension

If you guys have any advice on the application of the flow coat, please share. As mentioned I would love to rather spray as the intention of the layer is to seal the hull inside and ensure a smooth surface for water to run off. In my mind spraying might be a better option given the complexity of my...
by joe2700
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Ez filet wet on wet
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Ez filet wet on wet

EZ Fillet cures overnight to an exceptionally strong fillet, which may be sanded for subsequent fiberglass tape application. Alternatively, the tape can be applied after EZ Fillet starts to get stiff. Use SilverTip laminating resin for this purpose and work EZ Fillet under the wet tape for a smooth...
by joe2700
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 298
Views: 22003

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

At this point I decided to get rid of the outer cleats for the side decks, leaving only the inner ones you could see in the previous post. The amount of side deck that sticks above the rub rail is a visual element that will really stick out if it's not consistent. I already have a perfect reference ...
by joe2700
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 298
Views: 22003

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Looks good, a lot of attention to detail. I would consider putting the second bilge pump much higher, as high as you can get it. Just to keep the automatic switch coming on when you slosh water around in there. Thanks OneWayTraffic! Since the design is self bailing there should be very little water...
by joe2700
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 298
Views: 22003

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Next I started working on the side decks. This and the bow deck are the last major construction project on the boat! Then just a million little things. I ran a cleat down the top of all the deck supports as a baton to check how level they were. A few are low, but nothing too bad. The curve looks goo...
by joe2700
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 298
Views: 22003

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Back at the console I glued in the little pieces between the leg relief area and the steering panel. X4BmLYt Little sanding needed but looks decent. Lrgvg2B I also got some friction hinges from gemlux and tried them on the in console hatch. The friction hinges are supposed to replace gas struts for ...