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by Bluefish2
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy and paint question
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Epoxy and paint question

Thanks guys,
Was not planning on buying any material than needed.
by Bluefish2
Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy and paint question
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Epoxy and paint question

I have decided to order the new WE12 plans. I have the following components: 1.5 gals epoxy lots of 6 and 12oz. tape. enough mahogany stock to use for visible battens 4 sheets 6mm plywood Now my concerns: How well will the mahogany take epoxy? Only vaguely remember there may have been issues with ma...
by Bluefish2
Fri May 09, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Inside glassing FL14
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Inside glassing FL14

Alpin, I did this to an FL12 and while the result was good the down side is a heavy boat. Like in the range a 150lb. I can barely move it. If you are willing to, and able to deal with the weight then go ahead. This boat is almost 10 years old and still rock solid. Does need paint though. Use 4 or 5 ...
by Bluefish2
Sat May 03, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Fiberglass Tape for FL 14
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Fiberglass Tape for FL 14

Hi Alpin Yes to the biax cloth cut into strips. It is pretty heavy. I recommend a trip to the local sewing store ask for a rolling fabric cutter and some extra blades. put the cloth on a flat level surface and roll away. I have never worn out one of the cutters but have never cut a lot of fabric eit...
by Bluefish2
Thu May 01, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Another FS14 in NC Buildthread
Replies: 24
Views: 4978

Re: Another FS14 in NC Buildthread

Hi Tim. I won't say this is the best method but it worked for me: If the boat is upside down, glass bottom and wait for it dry precoat the sides lay glass on bottom and wet it out. don't be to picky as much as you can with in a few minutes. pick up wet out glass and lay on the sides. I I actually fo...
by Bluefish2
Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Plyak 12 and foam under the cockpit
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Plyak 12 and foam under the cockpit

Hi Dave,
easiest way to prevent disaster is just tape of or cover anything you do not want foam on.
It's not a beg area so you will probably have to do some trimming of foam top.
Hope that helps.
by Bluefish2
Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Boy Scout Sailing Kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Boy Scout Sailing Kayak

Well much as I hate to do it I am giving this boat away. I had visions of sailing off to the horizon while fishing. Which would be nice if I could pick it up. I thought this might be an issue but did not want it to go to strangers who did not know the owners. I contacted a local Boy Scout troop and ...
by Bluefish2
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Slight Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Re: Slight Problem

HI CBradley,
Put them in a dry shed or basement and wait. Also, heavy plastic and a sunny day.
by Bluefish2
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: UglyBetty
Replies: 10
Views: 1186

Re: UglyBetty

Hi Madfly, It does not look like there are stringers. you frames formed by the seats. Nice size boat for flyfishing. If you are thinking of the transom needing to be replaced drill a couple of holes, maybe a half inch in the lower section of the transom, only through one side. if it is wet you shoul...
by Bluefish2
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FL 14 in Florida Build
Replies: 43
Views: 7603

Re: FL 14 in Florida Build

Hi 94,
Nice pictures. Love the incorporated rod holders. Choice of of colors is nice too.