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by joe2700
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Paint finish
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Paint finish

Especially with awlgrip you don't want to sand it. The resin comes to the top over the pigment. If you sand it you are removing the protection off the top. Flattening agent is the way to go.
by joe2700
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outboard bolt patterns?
Replies: 16
Views: 412

Re: Outboard bolt patterns?

Packing tape works well because it holds it shape(doesn't stretch) and doesn't stick to epoxy. That said for larger or significantly loaded holes I prefer to glue in a piece of g10 rod instead of filling with adhesive filler. Harder to drill through but bomb proof and I think easier than filling a b...
by joe2700
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy on duct tape
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Epoxy on duct tape

Even if the epoxy stuck to the duct tape perfectly, your lamination would only be as strong as the adhesive holding the ductape to what's under it. Definitely don't want any tape to stay in a lamination.
by joe2700
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 252
Views: 16770

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Glued in the anchor locker bottom and then and aft side. It was angled back a little so I used 2 clamps to pull it forward while the glue cured. TiaGXcH Next I worked on my side deck supports. I had already glued in the 6 frames and seem to have no pictures of that part. Between each frame I needed ...
by joe2700
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Is my boat falling apart?
Replies: 25
Views: 956

Re: Is my boat falling apart?

I'm not saying there wasn't flex in the joint as others are talking about, I can't tell from the pics. Like cvincent I just want to mention one other possibility. If you had recently done all that glassing and fairing without any post cure, then had the boat out in the hot sun for the first time, t...
by joe2700
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy on duct tape
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Epoxy on duct tape

I think duct tape is in the middle, epoxy doesn't stick to it well enough to be useful if you want it to, but it doesn't release super easy either. If you want tape that epoxy won't stick to, packing tape is the stuff.
by joe2700
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Is my boat falling apart?
Replies: 25
Views: 956

Re: Is my boat falling apart?

I'm not saying there wasn't flex in the joint as others are talking about, I can't tell from the pics. Like cvincent I just want to mention one other possibility. If you had recently done all that glassing and fairing without any post cure, then had the boat out in the hot sun for the first time, th...
by joe2700
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build
Replies: 513
Views: 21464

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Awlgrip is polyester based and very durable, and it can be rolled and tipped. The other main paint form them is awlcraft which acrylic based and is less durable but more repairable(can be sanded/buffed). Awlcraft can only be sprayed.
by joe2700
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Build Planning
Replies: 51
Views: 1242

Re: FS17 Build Planning

From a control standpoint, what am I looking for? I understand there is a throttle and a steering wheel, but that is it. What else is there to it from a technical/mechanical standpoint? Is this just a bunch of cables or is it hydraulic? Can anyone give some recommendations on this section? What is ...
by joe2700
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Build Planning
Replies: 51
Views: 1242

Re: FS17 Build Planning

Welcome to the the forum. You have picked a good boat to build, but just wandering if a larger one would be better in your area. I say this because of the weather there. Another option is the raised sheer which is in the plans. I'm building that option but haven't finished the boat yet. It will giv...