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by joe2700
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FL14 large sheet print size
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: FL14 large sheet print size

If you open the pdf and find the document properties it should tell you the size. Exactly how to do that would depend on what program you are opening the pdf in.
by joe2700
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 161
Views: 8568

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Glad to hear from someone with the same type of sole, I will wait until the sole is fully glassed in to evaluate, and can always add reenforcement to the top if needed.
by joe2700
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 161
Views: 8568

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

For the last 6 weeks it's been full on sailing season. Had this past weekend off but it was also the last weekend I have access to the boat until September. My main priority was getting the last layer of inside hull glass down. 4t5GimM Did that and it went pretty smoothly. The temps were much higher...
by joe2700
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Eric's C21
Replies: 2242
Views: 66299

Re: Eric's C21

If temp is rising while the glass cures the ply will keep outgassing. You can probably avoid this by glassing while temps are falling if it's a problem.
by joe2700
Tue May 22, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: What color paint hides imperfections best?
Replies: 20
Views: 318

Re: What color paint hides imperfections best?

Totally agree that white hides imperfections the best on boats and dark colors show them more. Wouldn't consider anything except gloss.
by joe2700
Wed May 09, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 14 LS Measurement Question
Replies: 31
Views: 1457

Re: FS 14 LS Measurement Question

I don't think the one on the right is woven, I think it's biax with way too much binder. I got one roll like this when I ordered my kit last year and Jeff replaced it no problem.
by joe2700
Thu May 03, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 10253

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

For the little holes and crevices that trap dust leading to pinholes, I touch them all with a sanding drum on the dremel to open them up then a smear of fairing compound will do the trick. They are only a problem when the opening is so small filler won't go in.
by joe2700
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS19 or 17 Builder’s Galleries?
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: FS19 or 17 Builder’s Galleries?

Since I'm building an FS 17 I've bookmarked these builds to reference: https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?t=13968 https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?t=16137 https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?t=62802 https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?t=23253 Mix of finished and in progress.
by joe2700
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 3/4" Marine Mahogany
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: 3/4" Marine Mahogany

Not worth it for a single sheet IMO. You'd need to do some serious checking to see if it's actually the right stuff. Might be worth it for a deal on a whole stack, but I don't think it's worth it for a single piece when you need to buy more anyway.
by joe2700
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: FS19 deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: FS19 deck question

This might be a regional thing(I'm in the northeast) and also I'm not all that much of a fisherman myself, but why can't you fight a fish from in the boat? Seems like you could save a lot of time and weight up high from building the open version of the boat with very little or no sidedeck, then you ...