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by piperdown
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 in New Zealand.
Replies: 22
Views: 527

Re: C17 in New Zealand.

Piper down; a few of us have these underway. I didn’t fuss over close tolerances too much and mine worked out fine. I did double check constantly to make sure the over all shape stayed true and level. You can fill a lot of gaps with resin mix. It will be fun to watch you progress! Crabby Scott buil...
by piperdown
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: So umm how important is a strong stringer lamination?
Replies: 21
Views: 254

Re: So umm how important is a strong stringer lamination?

Live and learn. I had the same mixing problem but it was with making fairing compound. Not fun to scrap it off! :help: I wouldn't scrap the stringers in a landfill though. Lots of small fiddly bits you can use the stringer wood for, especially if you can get them to separate. Grind off or scrap off ...
by piperdown
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1268
Views: 97932

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Couldn't you just drill and tap a hole at the aft end of the aluminum and then screw a small anode to it?
by piperdown
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 in New Zealand.
Replies: 22
Views: 527

Re: C17 in New Zealand.

Not completely sure on tolerance but I made sure my jig was level and that the boat was "square" by measuring corner to corner. I was probably off by 2mm and couldn't really tweak it anymore that that without causing the fairness to swing out of shape. Of course my GF16 is built different from how o...
by piperdown
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: 23 ft Hartley Cabin boat repair/rebuild and hull extension
Replies: 52
Views: 907

Re: 23 ft Hartley Cabin boat repair/rebuild and hull extension

Wow! That's a whole lot of sopping wet foam! 8O

Looking forward to seeing the repairs. We all love boat porn! :lol:
by piperdown
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 Safety Notice
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: GF16 Safety Notice

JM will chime in but I believe he was talking about someone sitting on the foredeck and going at a high rate of speed. If you search the builders gallery you'll see examples of people building the GF16 with a trolling motor at the front, and either the gas tanks or batteries up front. Not sure about...
by piperdown
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Ughh..fish eyes..
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: Ughh..fish eyes..

Looks pretty good for a first coat. We applied the poly 2 part topcoat with a 7" foam roller and tipped it off with a cut in half foam 9" roller. We unload the 9" foam roller with a tongue depressor after each pass of about 3 feet or it loads up too much. Do you have to sand between coats? Other th...
by piperdown
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Ughh..fish eyes..
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: Ughh..fish eyes..

How's it look today?
by piperdown
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: SOB tool -- new type of hack
Replies: 18
Views: 269

SOB tool -- new type of hack

Would never have thought of doing this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgCam8t3670
by piperdown
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Using PIGMENTS to distinguish between hardeners and resins
Replies: 27
Views: 411

Re: Using PIGMENTS to distinguish between hardeners and resins

Check out this store. They have a wide following on youtube. They color epoxy all the time and use as little as needed to color it. https://www.stonecoatcountertops.com/product-page/alumilite-blue-translucent-dye https://www.stonecoatcountertops.com/color-additives https://www.stonecoatcountertops.c...