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by Netpackrat
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: TX-18 Build, Steig
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: TX-18 Build, Steig

Curious what is the purpose of the oven controlled by dual PIDs? It is reminiscent of one I built for curing Gunkote finishes a while back.
by Netpackrat
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Poor Man's Vacuum Bagging By Evan Gatehouse
Replies: 8
Views: 2813

Re: Poor Man's Vacuum Bagging By Evan Gatehouse

When I went to A&P school, in the composites class we did some vacuum bagging, but instead of a regular pump, they had made up some venturi units from pipe fittings that would draw a vacuum when connected to shop air. It was a much more efficient means of allowing a class full of students to all do ...
by Netpackrat
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Stop and Start Project
Replies: 65
Views: 1744

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Thanks for the informative reply. Are you using air or water cooled torch?
by Netpackrat
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Stop and Start Project
Replies: 65
Views: 1744

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Are your chine seams going to just be plain butted corner welds, or are you going to have some additional bracing there? Plain butt welds are difficult to make in thin aluminum especially without a lot of distortion. When I was making fuel tanks out of .050" 5052 for an aircraft project a few years ...
by Netpackrat
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D5 questions
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: D5 questions

Another D5 owner/builder here. I think you would be better off buying an inflatable life raft that is designed and manufactured for that purpose, and then your tender can be optimized for being a tender. The life raft will take up some space, but you won't have to build compromises into the tender t...
by Netpackrat
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Bateau designs Rip off?
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: Bateau designs Rip off?

If it turns out that he IS up to no good, you're not totally without options short of the courts, because Alaska is still a fairly small place population wise, and Wasilla / the Mat-Su valley smaller still. If he's advertising on CL and Alaskaslist, he's probably on some of the local forums too so t...
by Netpackrat
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Bateau designs Rip off?
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: Bateau designs Rip off?

He's got another ad here, with a phone number if you wanted to call him and talk about it:

https://alaskaslist.com/-3/posts/9_Gene ... trial.html

Linkedin profile says he is a satellite technician for his day job.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-coughtry-79016b71
by Netpackrat
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 819
Views: 20468

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

There's a guy I know here in Myrtle Beach that's the same way. He loves fishing, even has a big ole 32' boat w/ a diesel engine, but he doesn't like fish. It's a funny thing. Sorta nice too because his fishing quota gets divided and passed to the fish lovers. That's basically every fishing trip I t...
by Netpackrat
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS13 Lolyboat
Replies: 159
Views: 2988

Re: FS13 Lolyboat

What they said. I made the mistake of switching to an epoxy from the local Fiberlame distributor when I started glassing the exterior of my D5, and I found that although it seemed cured, the 6oz cloth peeled off as though it were peel ply. Same cloth, same prep but with WEST resin had no issues what...
by Netpackrat
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 819
Views: 20468

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

I love sailboats. The only reason for the powercat is I love fishing more. One of my oddities is that I enjoy catching fish, but I don't particularly like eating most of them. So if I had a sea-going powerboat, it would likely only get used once or twice a year to reach the islands in the sound for...