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by joe2700
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 165
Views: 8981

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Thanks OrangeQuest I finished getting the stringers in. Two offset layers of biaxial on each side along the bottom and where they meet the transom. I continued to wet the tape out on a plastic sheet on the floor and then move the tape to the boat. pushed each layer down with a laminating roller and ...
by joe2700
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 165
Views: 8981

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Back at it after the summer season is over. Due to travel this is actually the only weekend I have before the middle of October, so wanted to make some good progress. Started with some supplies I'll need a little later. Test fit the 22 gallon fuel tank that will go in my console, and got my chase tu...
by joe2700
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question
Replies: 67
Views: 630

Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

Should this be moved the the rebuild subforum?
by joe2700
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 457
Views: 11762

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

TomW1 wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:48 pm
OQ no fuel hose and electrical wiring in the same compartment. You will fail an inspection if you do have them so. Be safe. :D

Tom
Can fuel hose pass though a compartment with wiring as long as there are no connections, or not all?
by joe2700
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My cx 25
Replies: 150
Views: 6160

Re: My cx 25

ok no foam on the sides of the tank, under the tank I can put according to you? I would defer to the instructions of whoever manufactured your tank. Generally tanks like this are mounted on a hard surface with neoprene strips between the tank and the support.That would be a lot of weight to put foa...
by joe2700
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 661
Views: 16118

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Sea tow guy told my buddy that most tow ins are boats with either Yami or Merc. I would not want either I have my own opinions about those 2 brands but I will say they are by far the most common on manufactured boats around here. Even if they were the most reliable they would still make up most of ...
by joe2700
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My cx 25
Replies: 150
Views: 6160

Re: My cx 25

The expansion and contraction is thermal. That may also be true, but polyethylene definitely expands when exposed to gasoline. From Moeller as an example: Allow 3% expansion of the fuel tank in all directions. Hydrocarbon swell occurs when gasoline or diesel fuel soaks into the fuel tank material. ...
by joe2700
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My cx 25
Replies: 150
Views: 6160

Re: My cx 25

Does that mean that actual tank capacity is variable? EX if you have a half full tank, the tank may expand inward making the "empty" portion less than the actual volume of 1/2 the tank capacity. Or would that only happen if the tank was restricted from expansion? Thanks. I'm under the impression it...
by joe2700
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My cx 25
Replies: 150
Views: 6160

Re: My cx 25

Does that mean that actual tank capacity is variable? EX if you have a half full tank, the tank may expand inward making the "empty" portion less than the actual volume of 1/2 the tank capacity. Or would that only happen if the tank was restricted from expansion? Thanks. I'm under the impression it...
by joe2700
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 457
Views: 11762

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

OQ check these out on Amazon, by Eventronic Solder Seal Wire Connector, Eventronic Heat Shrink Butt Terminals Electrical Insulated Marine Waterproof Automotive Copper Connectors with Case I wouldn't use those solder connectors on a boat. Solder gets brittle over time with the flexing and vibration ...