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by wegcagle
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Curacao CS 25
Replies: 2449
Views: 204682

Peter, the boat looks INCREDIBLE. You make me drool and daydream over bigger and tougher boats. Are you going to do the cabin version or open model?? I've enjoyed and look forward to more pictures of your build. I can't believe you are doing it all by yourself. You're a braver man than most.

Will
by wegcagle
Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone know anything about Crestliner Boats
Replies: 4
Views: 811

I've got a 1999 1754 0.1 thick aluminum crestliner that was in a previous fire/explosion. NO hull damage. I gutted the boat to the hull, added flotation foam, refinished the deck with Herculiner, camo painted, and put a 50HP Johnson on it which pushes it 28-35mph no problem. 6-8" draft. It's my duck...
by wegcagle
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Sande and SandePlywood?
Replies: 15
Views: 7352

I'm also using Sandyply for my console that I am currently building for my C21. I am in Georgia where the weather is HOT and HUMID, and am building the console outside, no roof due to space. No complaints with the sandyply currently. Easy to use, easy to sand, and after 2 layers of fiberglass it's v...
by wegcagle
Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: epoxy/fiberglass over aluminum
Replies: 6
Views: 3404

Good Point!!! At 2-3000 lbs (owner's estimate of course) it might actually be worth buying/scrapping. That money would certainly help my current C21 fund. Which is of course a much more reasonable and practical boat for my needs. Then again where does one get a trailer to haul a 31' boat with a 10.5...
by wegcagle
Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: epoxy/fiberglass over aluminum
Replies: 6
Views: 3404

I appreciate it Tom. I emailed the System 3 tech support, and will post their answer for future viewers. This method (epoxy over aluminum) kinda makes me nervous, because if it was a good idea for a core material I figure more people would be using it. Also it's a HUGE project to take on. I'm guessi...
by wegcagle
Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: epoxy/fiberglass over aluminum
Replies: 6
Views: 3404

Thanks Tom,

If I decide to do this, will the aluminum/epoxy bond be as strong as epoxy/wood or epoxy/foam?

Will
by wegcagle
Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: epoxy/fiberglass over aluminum
Replies: 6
Views: 3404

epoxy/fiberglass over aluminum

I have an opportunity to buy an old 31 foot aluminum military boat. The guy told me that he has been repairing the hull with vinylester/fiberglass. I'm not as worried about the vinylester because I can alway sand it down and cover with epoxy (since epoxy bonds to vinylester better than vinylester bo...
by wegcagle
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Testament to Marinepoxy
Replies: 0
Views: 682

Testament to Marinepoxy

I was taping and fiberglassing my console yesterday evening. As soon as I was finished a huge storm came through and the bottom dropped out. I was able to get the console under cover, but not before a decent amount of rain got on the fiberglass. Needless to say I did not sleep well last night wonder...
by wegcagle
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sneeka Peeka GULFSTREAM 28?
Replies: 25
Views: 7379

I am going to be building a poling platform and some other pieces from Carbon for the FS17 - We will document the entire thing.

Same materials would work for T-top.
Thanks Joel,


I'll be watching the build anxiously to see how you make the rounded bends and connections.

Will
by wegcagle
Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sneeka Peeka GULFSTREAM 28?
Replies: 25
Views: 7379

That Gulfstream looks incredible. Everytime JM designs a new boat I want it. Just did a thorough search to see if anyone has built a T-top (without having to weld). It sounded like you guys were working on a carbon pole method. Will that be how this tower's built or will it be stainless and welding?