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by joe2700
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane
Replies: 538
Views: 18083

Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Bilge paint isn't too expensive, not more expensive than epoxy primer or top coat. Very hard so it's easy to clean, and its made to resist water and gas/oil in case any of that ends up down there. If you care about how it is even where you can't see, I think that's the right stuff.
by joe2700
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glass bottom boat
Replies: 15
Views: 202

Re: Glass bottom boat

Ahh, missed that update.
by joe2700
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glass bottom boat
Replies: 15
Views: 202

Re: Glass bottom boat

I believe OP is talking about glass bottom like see the fish glass bottom, not just seeing the grain of the wood.

I'd guess you'd build it normal then cut out panels to replaced with thick lexan or something, but I'm just guessing.
by joe2700
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 66
Views: 1135

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

For getting the frames level and aligned on your strongback I find a laser level the best tool. Not sure if you used that the first time or not. There are some perfectly good ones for less than $40. I like the hammerhead on amazon myself. If's a good sanity check that all your measurements are right...
by joe2700
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C19 - Major Structural Issues - Advice sought
Replies: 45
Views: 1226

Re: C19 - Major Structural Issues - Advice sought

I'd think about using 3m 5200 around chase tubes. It's a permanent but flexible adhesive that shouldn't crack and once you get 5200 on something it's never coming off.
by joe2700
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: System 3's The Epoxy Book
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: System 3's The Epoxy Book

I faired using the notched system. Worked well. Two things I would suggest are using a metal notched trowel as the plastic one I used wore down as I went so the size of the notches wasn't consistent, and having the time to do almost all of the sanding within a day or so, as it gets much harder after...
by joe2700
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Layout dreaming/designing (FS17)
Replies: 118
Views: 5191

Re: Layout dreaming/designing (FS17)

I thought this was just a concern for building not for storage. That said if the console is a limiting factor you can certainly design a removable or hinged console, or just the windshield/grab bar.
by joe2700
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Layout dreaming/designing (FS17)
Replies: 118
Views: 5191

Re: Layout dreaming/designing (FS17)

Have you considered building on a cradle(not a trailer)? This would get you lower to the ground if you were worried about hight, and as long as the boat fits you don't have to worry about what it's sitting on fitting. You can just install the console after pulling the boat out of the garage if that'...
by joe2700
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS14 Found the Strongback layout...
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: FS14 Found the Strongback layout...

I highly recommend a orbital sander with vibration reduction like the Bosch ROS65VC I have. Makes a huge difference by separating the shell you hold from the moving parts. Mu arms would go numb during long sanding session before I got this one. Great dust collection too.
by joe2700
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 1539

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...