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by joe2700
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 213
Views: 12823

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Fair WX Pilot wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:36 am
Hi, the boat looks great. I found the cleats took much longer to make and install than I first imagined. Yours look great and really helps start defining the sole area.
Just one more thing that seems simple but takes 3-4x how long you expected when you get to actually doing it.
by joe2700
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 213
Views: 12823

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

This weekend I started by dimensioning the douglass fir for cleats. It's hard to get this year so I had a mix of 4x4's and 2x4's to start with. Ended up with a stack of ~1.5" x 1.5" pieces that should make all the sole cleats at least. Rg9arZD While I had the boat out of the garage I also cut the si...
by joe2700
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Why use Silvertip Epoxy?
Replies: 32
Views: 552

Re: Why use Silvertip Epoxy?

Can anyone state, in plain language, what makes the high end epoxies better? I am thinking something like X is 10% stronger than Y. Or X will stand 10% more deflection than Y before failure. Fallguy says Marine Epoxies HDT is too low. I hate abbreviations and needing to remember what they mean. Peo...
by joe2700
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Triangular cleats FS17?
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Triangular cleats FS17?

There must be some confusion here: all parts must be glued with epoxy. You can use hot glue for temporary gluing like spot welds. For the cleats, I prefer them square or rectangular. They have to functions: create a wider gluing surface and act as small T shaped beams. Those beams are stronger with...
by joe2700
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Triangular cleats FS17?
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Triangular cleats FS17?

The plans for the FS17 call for cleats as follows: All stringers and frames fitted with cleats 1.5" square (40 mm) to support sole and deck. For Jacques - Can I use a triangle shaped cleat instead if the glue surfaces are both 1.5"? If that's acceptable it would save a little weight and material(sav...
by joe2700
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 213
Views: 12823

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I know I've seen a great post about how to make waterproof hatches but now I can't find it. Anyone know what I'm talking about and where it is?
by joe2700
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 213
Views: 12823

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Thanks for the encouragement everyone.

Yes Jeff, Santa came late but in full force.
by joe2700
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 213
Views: 12823

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I finished adding the stiffeners to the bottom of the sole. This album shows adding the biax over each one and then after a coat of neat epoxy. I don't normally like putting a coat of epoxy over glass as it feels like extra weight for no strength, but with all the edges the glass was a little too ro...
by joe2700
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Do instant download plans include metric measurements?
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Do instant download plans include metric measurements?

OrangeQuest wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:43 am
My F14 plans came with both. I was able to print them also on 8.5"X17" paper which makes them easier to read for me.
Printing the large sheets full sized at staples cost me $10 or less which was worth it for me. 24"x36"
by joe2700
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 213
Views: 12823

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

After glassing the other side of the sole I added stiffeners across each unsupported span. I've seen some other people report slight flexing with the 3/8 sole and I didn't want to worry about it. Might have not been a problem, but not something you can do anything about once the sole is down, so fig...