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by Jacky Chan
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 110
Views: 3751

Re: FS18 on the double!

Cheers Mike there’s a lot of very useful tips in there! :D :D I think I read your post correctly but clearly didn’t write my response very well :lol: Great to hear screws do the job - bolts sound like a recipe for leaks eventually. A rock solid boat is also a very welcome prospect! :D just need to l...
by Jacky Chan
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 110
Views: 3751

Re: FS18 on the double!

Sorry to hear about Larry, I couldn’t help noticing that there were no posts from him in recent years. He certainly lives on in this forum though, and in many other places I expect. I had ordered the extra 12oz cloth and literally an hour or so later started reading a bunch of posts saying how 6oz i...
by Jacky Chan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 110
Views: 3751

Re: FS18 on the double!

Just re-read my last post - it’s was supposed to say “seems pretty obvious”, though hopefully the grab rail will look “pretty” too :lol: I see what you mean about the structural frames of C and D that include the rod holders. I guess fillet and taping them in is strong enough as this is what the pla...
by Jacky Chan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 110
Views: 3751

Re: FS18 on the double!

Ay ay AA! Good idea about taking one layer at a time - seems pretty all of a sudden! :roll: :) I am planning on adding the rod holders and gunnels as per the plans, if that’s what you mean? I had a few custom plans but have heeded Jacques’ advice on sticking to the plans, given it’s my first boat. W...
by Jacky Chan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 110
Views: 3751

Re: FS18 on the double!

Wowzer, I had that last post going for so long that I only just saw you guys' posts! Many thanks indeed, and Aripeka Angler where have you been hiding that beauty?? :D I got side-tracked the other day for a good hour by Cracker Larry's GF18 thread, just dipping my toe in as its a mere 291 pages!! 8O...
by Jacky Chan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 110
Views: 3751

Re: FS18 on the double!

Got the sole glue down yesterday!! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :D Butt-blocked the sole overnight, sanded the top f the cleats etc, blew her out with a leaf-blower, re-coated in epoxy anything under the sole, gave the sole underside a nice thick coat, mixed up about 6 pots of glue to make a matrix of hot dogs...
by Jacky Chan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 110
Views: 3751

Re: FS18 on the double!

Piperdown you are my hero!! :D :D I saw Noles's post a while back but lost it in the forum! Looks like he has several layers of FG and CF over some foam pipe insulation. I'm going to try and bend some PVC and if that fails go for the pipe insulation. I feel as though PVC would be stronger and easier...
by Jacky Chan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 110
Views: 3751

Carbon Fibre Grab rail

Looking a little further ahead, does anyone have any tips on how to put together a CF grab rail? I am basically wondering about the lamination schedule - If I manage to bend a PVC pipe successfully, can you just slap on a CF sock or do you have to put on a fibreglass one first, or do you need two FG...
by Jacky Chan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 110
Views: 3751

Re: FS18 on the double!

I've taken the plunge with the transom scupper and put a massive hole below the waterline of my beloved hull!! 8O :lol: Feels all kinds of wrong but I suppose you have to be cruel to be kind sometimes! I over-drilled it so there will be between 1/8 and 5/16 around the brass pipe, with the 1/8 most l...
by Jacky Chan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 on the double!
Replies: 110
Views: 3751

Re: FS18 on the double!

Sweet thanks for the tips Fallguy and Ilker, yes I meant a consistency more like peanut butter - I still get in a muddle between all these technical terms :wink: :lol: When that sole goes down I am going to be a happy man, as I can finally start messing around with the rod holder supports :D been lo...