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by piperdown
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 battery in bow, wire size?
Replies: 2
Views: 72

GF16 battery in bow, wire size?

Hoping other GF16 builders see this. Looking to put the battery in the bow, like others have done. I especially like Seaslug's battery box he built as a sealed box in the front compartment. I think 2/0 AWG might be right but am checking to see what others think. I just picked up a decent running 198...
by piperdown
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 34
Views: 922

Re: FS18 on the double!

Looking great!

Had to laugh at the surform blades, not at you, but thinking back on my own build. I too broke a couple of blades and ended up ordering two 5 packs off of Amazon (Home Depot is 5 mins from my house but only carries 1 blade to a pack).
by piperdown
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Hydra Sport 1800CC Transom Rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: Hydra Sport 1800CC Transom Rebuild

Welcome to the forums!

Be interesting to see how you would tackle that. Just a question, cutting where that red line is...does it give you enough room to work?
by piperdown
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: OD16 Pre Launch
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: OD16 Pre Launch

Very nice and congratulations!!! :D
by piperdown
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Air compressor system for DA sander and other tools
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Air compressor system for DA sander and other tools

I doubt if you will be happy with the performance of any air sander used with a portable compressor. It would probably be better to use an electric sander; air sanders (like most continuous use air tools) require a lot of air. I have a Craftsman Pro 27 gallon vertical air compressor rated at 7.2 cf...
by piperdown
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: A little warm today
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: A little warm today

92F yesterday, and as Tom pointed out, it's been raining hard, areas are flooded and tornadoes have gone through.
So what does 92F and tons of water mean?..... It's fricken humid as H E L L!
Most likely a bumper crop of mosquitoes this year too :x
by piperdown
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Fairing mixture.
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: Fairing mixture.

You guys would be laughing your azzes off if you saw how I mud and tape drywall and then compare that to fairing..... equally horrible at first but the end result looks good. We are remodeling some large spaces at work. I stood and watched the drywall guys (probably just stared!) for a good 20 mins ...
by piperdown
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Build Planning
Replies: 40
Views: 694

Re: FS17 Build Planning

Good Evening All! I am on the verge of ordering and comparing SilverTip vs Marinepoxy. When I translate the instructions over to the silver tip package, It makes sense for the most part but had some clarifying questions. EZ Fillet: making rounded corners prior to putting glass. So my understanding ...
by piperdown
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Fairing mixture.
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: Fairing mixture.

I'm definitely going to try the notched trowel on the port side and bottom.

What I gathered reading this is:

Mix up fairing compound
Put fairing compound on the hull
Spread it around with the smallest sized notched trowel
Immediately take a wide blade flat trowel and smooth it down

Look correct?
by piperdown
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Primer - how much? GF16 How many coats?
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Primer - how much? GF16 How many coats?

I just recently finished the GF16, and I used 1 gallon. If you plan on priming the entire boat inside and out 2 quarts will not be enough. The System 3 is the best and easiest primer I've ever used. I faired the hull, than epoxy graphite on the bottom, then primed after sanding graphite. Mike Piper...