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by brackish
Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: curing problem
Replies: 1
Views: 347

curing problem

After finishing the outside glass work on my FS14 I discovered I had about 6 little voids on the chine. These void areas were aobut the size of a dime each and some on the side some on the bottom but adjacent to the chine. I mixed up some silvertip resin and injected each void with a hypodermic syri...
by brackish
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FS14 RUB RAIL
Replies: 2
Views: 791

FS14 RUB RAIL

The tutorial on the "boat in the box" build shows installing the rub rail before the boat is turned over. While I imagine this is recommended for strength Is this necessary? Can it be turned over first. Some details: I glassed the sides all the way up rather than the min 6" required. The CNC kit doe...
by brackish
Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FS14 glass schedule
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: FS14 glass schedule

Got it. Thanks
by brackish
Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FS14 glass schedule
Replies: 2
Views: 493

FS14 glass schedule

Weather predictions next week are for a break in the heat and humidity so I should get a long day to glass the outside. let's see if I've got this right. It calls for two layers of tape on the keel offset. That means layer one is offset one inch to one side of the centerline, layer two is offset one...
by brackish
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FS 14 stitch questions
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: FS 14 stitch questions

I beg your pardon, but the stitching or other attachment of the overlap seam of the transom to the sides and bottom panels is neither mentioned nor is it pictured in that particular tutorial. I've gone over it three times as I have most of the other tutorials. The other seams are intuitive. They com...
by brackish
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FS 14 stitch questions
Replies: 3
Views: 684

FS 14 stitch questions

I'm stitching this morning and a few things I've not been able to find in the building notes or tutorials. Do you stitch the entire keel seam to its finished gap before you put the sides on? While the keel seam is going well, as I approach the bow there are short places where the seam binds and does...
by brackish
Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Gelmagic questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: Gelmagic questions

Hey thanks Topwater, lots of good info in that response. I left the question on the System 3 tech support site and they concur that Gelmagic is the correct product for a small gap hull seam. They suggested plastic syringes without the needles, but good to know you can put it in empty caulk cartridge...
by brackish
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Gelmagic questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: Gelmagic questions

Hey thanks, so Topwater, did you use Gelmagic for your stitched seams or did you mix up something else? I did all my butt blocks, transom laminations, and cleats with Gelmagic. Have a lot leftover for rubrails and gluing the seats down, and still should have a lot left over. Just trying to find out ...
by brackish
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Gelmagic questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: Gelmagic questions

Yes it included EZ fillet, Gelmagic, Quickfair, and epoxy. My question was about the Gelmagic which I think is specific to gluing, including the gluing of the intitial seams on the hull.
by brackish
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Gelmagic questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: Gelmagic questions

Hey guys, thanks for the responses but that seems to be completely inconsistent with the reason for going with the Silvertip system. Each component is supposed to be function specific and should require nothing to be done but mix to the proper ratio's. If that is not the case then it is just marketi...