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by OrangeQuest
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4988
Views: 332901

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

glossieblack wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:08 am
Thanks AA and Jeff.

It's a lay day here today, as it's my birthday.

And we're celebrating that as a 73 year old CLOOF I'm still able to hugely enjoy life in toto, including the physicality of Great Sandy cruise- sailing, and Skinnydip building. :D
Happy birthday! Hope you enjoy!
by OrangeQuest
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1282
Views: 98568

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Looks really good!
by OrangeQuest
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: So umm how important is a strong stringer lamination?
Replies: 21
Views: 285

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

Go back and read the directions on the epoxy you bought and see if it is 2:1 or 4:1 mix ratio. Why such small batches? If you are covering an area try to mix enough to do the job in one batch especially when using fast hardener. The time mixing a bunch of small batches allows the first batches to st...
by OrangeQuest
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Eric's C21
Replies: 3129
Views: 151726

Re: Eric's C21

Have you thought about just getting a boat cover? All the epoxy that is exposed to sun light will need protection too till it is painted. I got Academy's cheapest before heading up to Chicago to bring my hull back to Houston. The cheapest one Academy sales made the trip with speeds up to 80mph. A lo...
by OrangeQuest
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4988
Views: 332901

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Nice to hear you guys made it back to home port without to many misadventures.
by OrangeQuest
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 205
Views: 45258

Re: FS18 on the double!

Your boat looks great on the water!!! And your write up is awesome! Need to get the spare tire some place else. From the first picture it looks like it is a few inches from rubbing the ground, one small incline and it will. Can you move it to behind the winch, laying flat? Again, your boat looks at ...
by OrangeQuest
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: When I talk about Plies, this is not what I'm taliking about
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: When we talk PLY.....

I have been using biodegradable wet wipes for years now. They are comfortable, flushable and easy to take camping. I will never go back to plain, rolled paper! :cry:
by OrangeQuest
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS19 (-5%) in GA
Replies: 257
Views: 38626

Re: Underside of sole epoxy resin coated?

I’ve seen it noted on the forum that all components under the sole need to be coated with resin if not already fiberglass covered. How about the underside of the actual sole panels? I could not find it mentioned anywhere in the plans/building notes. Yes, it is to seal them up and so the underside o...
by OrangeQuest
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Handheld GPS
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: Handheld GPS

I bought a handheld GPS a few years back that was a $500.00 unit that was half off. Very hard to use and the screen is to small for me to see without glasses. Way to hard to use and I may have used it a few times. I bought it because it was waterproof and had a camera but just to hard to use. I have...
by OrangeQuest
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 1050
Views: 61203

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

OQ, when are you going to get an assistant? Jeff The date keeps moving. Looks like it will be at the same time I will be trying to hire employees to fill venues positions, get gear ready for the big regatta and trying to train people at 3 different places all at the same time...No worries! :? I tho...