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by wegcagle
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preparing for GT27 build - questions
Replies: 164
Views: 5174

Re: Preparing for GT27 build - questions

I put on 3 coats. Definitely needed two to completely cover the bottom, but the 3rd coat allowed me to make it prettier. Also, you’ll want to pull the tape as soon as each coat is done before it completely dries. I got lazy on one of my coats and spent the better part of a day with a box cutter and ...
by wegcagle
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preparing for GT27 build - questions
Replies: 164
Views: 5174

Re: Preparing for GT27 build - questions

Graphite is really pretty easy. The trick is to make the last coat alittle less percent graphite and it flows really smoothly. It’s really no different than just laying down epoxy. What I did was sift the graphite powder twice (through a standard kitchen flour sift). Then mixed my epoxy as usual in ...
by wegcagle
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Support Needed
Replies: 35
Views: 1237

Re: Support Needed

Love and prayers to Ken and his family 🙏
by wegcagle
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 1045
Views: 33008

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Looks great! I love the moment paint (and Kiwigrip) go on! Nothing better than hearing people say, “wait...you built that?!?” 8)

I’m interested why you put the battery switch in the bow? Are you storing all the batteries up there? Or is that for a trolling motor?

Will
by wegcagle
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 1045
Views: 33008

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

We’ve been great Richard! Just raising 3 kids, amazing wife, and a stable job that pays the bills :). Can’t complain. I agree I sure do miss the Cracker, but appreciate the time we all had together. I certainly won’t ever forget pulling over a 100 mahi from an 18’ homebuilt boat 20+ miles offshore :...
by wegcagle
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Preparing for GT27 build - questions
Replies: 164
Views: 5174

Re: Preparing for GT27 build - questions

Depends on how much you want to spend :lol: Personally at the minimum I would use a 2 part epoxy primer with a 2 part polyurethane top coat. I had a great experience with Interlux perfection, but have also heard equally good things from the Pettit 2 part equivalent. On the expensive end the EMC pain...
by wegcagle
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: FS 14 10/20/2018 Bob Wolf ( FS14 Wolf's build )
Replies: 26
Views: 1458

Re: FS 14 10/20/2018 Bob Wolf ( FS14 Wolf's build )

Congrats! One of the best feelings ever :)

Will
by wegcagle
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 1045
Views: 33008

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Looks awesome Richard!

Will
by wegcagle
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 69
Views: 2231

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Nice work Wes! It's always hard to tell from pictures, but make sure to put a straight edge on the planing surface (last 1/3 of the length of the boat). It almost looks like you may have a small dip in the picture from stern transom forward. If so, better to fix it now than to add a pile of fairing ...
by wegcagle
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 41
Views: 1287

Re: Hurricane Michael

Glad y’all are safe Steve! I took off last Friday to go bring a generator to my parent in SW GA. (Well water with no electricity=no water!). My dad and I took off to go check on their retirement home in Apalachicola and their rental home on st George. I took my chainsaw, tow strap with chain, and a ...