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by reefie
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 278
Views: 9004

Re: Reefie's LB26

Hi Reefie Wanted to say you got a beautiful build. Cant wait to see the finished project. I would love to build this boat! Thanks Fastlane. And it is a lovely boat for sure. My advice... If it's the boat you would love to build, don't let life pass you by with regrets.... :wink: Fallguy and Ilker.....
by reefie
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 278
Views: 9004

Re: Reefie's LB26

Thanks Eric and OQ.
OrangeQuest wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:39 am
Surprised that 9mm would make such a bend. Good work!
I kerfed the ply at the tight bends.

Cheers,
Reefie
by reefie
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 278
Views: 9004

Re: Reefie's LB26

I constructed a jig and laminated up a "bezel" to go around the swim platform. It is 5 layers of of 9mm marine ply (45mm wide) by 45mm high (essentially 1.75 inches X 1.75 inches). The infill will be 3 layers of 15mm foam (totalling 45mm thick). The bezel will provide great protection for an area li...
by reefie
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 278
Views: 9004

Re: Reefie's LB26

Hi guys, I haven't been able to get a heap done this week due to my work trip, but I managed to cut out and glue in my thruster tube. I will fair in a spoiler on the leading edge and radius the trailing edge. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/90892/20180901_122218.jpg Also thought I would p...
by reefie
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3287
Views: 166781

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Gee GB that is really terrible luck for Mrs GB... But I'm glad to hear that she is OK and on on the mend.
My thoughts are with you both.
Reefie
by reefie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 278
Views: 9004

Re: Reefie's LB26

Thanks gents... just checking, and I will keep the pics flowing.
I will be off farm for the better half of this coming week, so there won't be any boat building action.

Happy building to everyone else.

Cheers Reefie
by reefie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 278
Views: 9004

Re: Reefie's LB26

I know exposed is normal for most of the world. It is cleaner and more efficient plus easier to do. I just worry about running aground, but then most of the world does not have 30 plus feet of tidal range. Hi Fuzz, most of my boating is in deep water - really the only time I get into shallows is at...
by reefie
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 278
Views: 9004

Re: Reefie's LB26

Fuzz wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:57 pm
So the shaft will exit the log and be hung on a strut?
Yes
Fuzz wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Will the prop and rudder be exposed or will there be some form of shoe?
They will be exposed.
by reefie
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 278
Views: 9004

Re: Reefie's LB26

How did you keep air pockets from developing? How close does the shaft run to the log or is there a bearing? I know zilch about inboards. Hi Fallguy, I just rolled the cloth directly from my fabric roll holder (which was on the floor under the mold) up and on to the mold and wet out with a chip bru...
by reefie
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Reefie's LB26
Replies: 278
Views: 9004

Re: Reefie's LB26

I dont know what I was worried about, it came off the mold easily - must have been the prep :lol: I used about 25mm (1 inch) wide strips of mylar film laid lengthways along the length of the mold tube, overlapping by 50% taped at the ends to hold in place. Then over this I laid a sheet of mylar film...