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by AggieGirl
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 88
Views: 17153

Re: SK14 in TX

Fiberglass patch got done last night. The deck and transom got glassed tonight. Pictures below. IMG-4098.jpg 62208084637--311BA63F-B09C-4376-B010-7370ADADD0AC.JPG 62207868340--C54A78B3-A54B-49FD-B777-EB6F4AEDDFBB.JPG Looking ahead, I will be fairing soon. What consistency should I be going for when ...
by AggieGirl
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 88
Views: 17153

Re: SK14 in TX

Fuzz, I like the idea to chamfer the rubrail. I was actually thinking that edge looked really sharp as I was working on the fiberglass! How do you think I should do this? I am thinking I could do it with a plane but I'm not sure how well I would be able to do it by hand...
by AggieGirl
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 88
Views: 17153

Re: SK14 in TX

I have also been using a bubble roller to smooth out the fiberglass as I've been working. The problem is that the epoxy dries on the roller and salvaging them is hard. Do others use a bubble roller? If so, how are y'all cleaning them? IMG-4026.jpg Thanks for all the help and encouragement thus far!!...
by AggieGirl
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 88
Views: 17153

Re: SK14 in TX

Thanks everybody. Looked at the boat during lunch and found a bad spot.... As I was getting towards the end last night, I needed to wet out one last section of fiberglass. I knew my epoxy was getting really hot and that I probably shouldn't use it. But I used it anyways and the fiberglass didn't get...
by AggieGirl
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 88
Views: 17153

Re: SK14 in TX

Thanks for the tips, I tried to use a syringe but the bubbles weren't big enough. Ended up following Dougster's advice and got it taken care of. Worked on the large sheets of fiberglass on the hull yesterday. Tonight we are going to sand the hull and add the last piece of fiberglass to finish it out...
by AggieGirl
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 88
Views: 17153

Re: SK14 in TX

Yes, lots of glass work ahead of me. I have been working on the glassing the seams but noticed today that I have some air bubbles. Pictures below.

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Is this a big deal? How have others dealt with this or can I keep moving forward?
by AggieGirl
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 88
Views: 17153

Re: SK14 in TX

Keeping the momentum going and putting in boat work over this long weekend. Last night, I got some fiberglassing done on the deck. This morning the boat got flipped, the hull was sanded, and the seams have been epoxied. For the epoxy to the seams of the hull, I added the usual wood flour and some mi...
by AggieGirl
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 88
Views: 17153

Re: SK14 in TX

Deck is attached! Letting the fillet dry tonight and fiberglassing tomorrow. I know many builders do the fillet and fiberglass at the same time but I have had good luck doing them separately so I am sticking with it. Here is a photo of the epoxy/wood flour on the stringers and the deck getting weigh...
by AggieGirl
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 88
Views: 17153

Re: SK14 in TX

Thanks everybody for the nice comments. The deck is sanded down and epoxied to seal it. Attaching it tonight with epoxy/wood flour mix to the stringers. Does the deck normally get a layer of fiberglass? Jeff, I adjusted the location of the stringers to make the front hatch area smaller and unfortuna...
by AggieGirl
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in TX
Replies: 88
Views: 17153

Re: SK14 in TX

We also have got the deck fitted into the boat. I brought some plotter paper home from work to make a template, then used the jig saw to cut it down. After that, it was a combination of the planer, sander, and rasp to get the perfect fit. Here are some pictures. IMG-3860.jpg IMG-3862.jpg IMG-3912.jp...