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by reefie
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 2871
Views: 146818

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Hi GB, I had a similar problem with a diesel genset that nearly drove me to insanity. It ended up being a fault with the pick- up tube in the tank. The pick-up tube was connected to a bulkhead fitting passing through the top of the tank, and this is where it was drawing in air. It was a simple fix i...
by reefie
Tue May 08, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS
Replies: 860
Views: 67863

Re: BarraMan's Mangusta 21 barraboat in Townsville, AUS

Jaysen wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 8:28 pm
I think you call them rubbers.
I dont know all the slang in the US - but believe you me... if you made it known that you and your mate were donning "rubbers" to take a joy ride up the Noosa River - you would get some seriously weird looks here 8O
by reefie
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 188
Views: 5811

Re: Reefie's LB26

Hahaha
Inputs at the moment.
Been trying to build up my stocks.
by reefie
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 188
Views: 5811

Re: Reefie's LB26

GB and Fuzz,

Thanks for asking.
All is going well.
I am about 1/3rd of the way through the hull glass laminations.
Just taking it a a sustainable pace and enjoying the journey 8)
Also, been a little distracted with my home brewing too.

Cheers,
Reefie
by reefie
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 188
Views: 5811

Re: Reefie's LB26

I'm with you guys... sanding is not my most favourite part of the build process too - but I have accepted that it is part of the process and will live with it.

Also, with regard to peel ply, many experts state that you still need to sand between layers to achieve adequate bond strength 8O
by reefie
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 188
Views: 5811

Re: Reefie's LB26

Thanks guys. Dan, I keep an electric blanket wrapped around my epoxy drums (one of those with 3 heat settings) and I adjust the level according to the ambient temp. I do have some peelply (which I will use at times throughout the build), but seeing as I will have to sand the whole panel anyway, I ca...
by reefie
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 188
Views: 5811

Re: Reefie's LB26

Thanks GB. It is just 450DB cloth extending up and over the chine flat and onto the bottom plate by 50mm. The lamination schedule calls for one layer of 300DB tape at the chine, but as I could not get 1708 and 1808 from my glass supplier and I am going to lay alternating layers of 450DB +45/-45 and ...
by reefie
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 188
Views: 5811

Re: Reefie's LB26

My wife and I glassed the first panel today :D . We started with the port topside plate and the next in line will be the starboard topside plate. This is so we can then put the scaffolding back into position to do the bottom plates without risk of damaging the foam planks while we work. We have neve...
by reefie
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 188
Views: 5811

Re: Reefie's LB26

Thanks so much fellas for your kind words - I really do appreciate all your feedback, and it certainly inspires me to keep on building and posting pictures. I must say it has been so magical watching this beautiful hull emerge from a pile of wood and foam. Fallguy, the lamination requires epoxy (not...
by reefie
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 188
Views: 5811

Re: Reefie's LB26

Well I have finally finished gluing/filling all the "V" grooves in the foam planks and I have sanded/faired the hull to the point where I am happy to start glassing :D - I just need to round of the keel, chines, and transom edges first. All the thousands of screws have also been removed and the hole...