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by rjezuit
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: resin question
Replies: 20
Views: 2037

Re: resin question

I would buy the kit,and buy more epoxy when you are close to running out. That way, you can better judge what you will need to finish. A novice wastes a lot of epoxy, I did. Glass the inside and out with 6 oz woven to stop checking of the plywood. Rick
by rjezuit
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: resin question
Replies: 20
Views: 2037

Re: resin question

Much easier to work with, not toxic (unless you drink it) Variable cure times, much stronger. All around vastly superior to polyester resin. The marineexpoxy is forgiving to mix (somewhat) and priced right. I built an FL14 about 6 years back nice boat for the small lakes in this area. Rick
by rjezuit
Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: New FL14 Build, VA
Replies: 95
Views: 10915

Re: New FL14 Build, VA

I built an FL14 about 6 years back. You'll like it. Nice little helper. My youngest daughter is now 18. I remember those days well, and still miss them sometimes. Rick
by rjezuit
Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: which boat would you choose?
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: which boat would you choose?

A flat bottom boat will knock your teeth out in a chop on Lake Erie. The OB17 is better but still a small boat for 4-5' waves in my opinion. Around here we see deep vee's , with plenty of freeboard and a lot of I/O drives. If you have the time. space and money the C19 would be a great boat for Erie....
by rjezuit
Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Who built this beautiful FL14?
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Re: Who built this beautiful FL14?

If memory serves me lakedreamer/seadreamer, something like that From down under. Rick
http://gallery.bateau2.com/displayimage ... 6&uid=2644
Found it. Rick
by rjezuit
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: electronics, amperage, battery question, etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 1389

Re: electronics, amperage, battery question, etc.

Buy a small lawn mower battery at Sam's club/Walmart. About $25-30. Run it until it dies. You can replace 3-4 of these before you can buy 1 decent GR 27 deep cycle. Rick
by rjezuit
Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Questions about plywood durability.
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

Re: Questions about plywood durability.

I used Meranti, it checked after a couple of years. Covered in light FG and no problems since. I had the meranti shipped from BBC and it is beautiful. The only "marine" grade plywood I found around here ( Lancaster) is fir. Heavier, and not near as nice. But with out length of season, should last ma...
by rjezuit
Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: 12V/24V electric trolling motor
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: 12V/24V electric trolling motor

A lot of trolling motors that use power efficiently do so by using a technique called pulse width modulation (PWM) By varying the width of the on pulse many times a second, they are more efficient. At 24VDC the components are smaller (less dissipation) so they cost less. But 24VDC units are more for...
by rjezuit
Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: 12V/24V electric trolling motor
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: 12V/24V electric trolling motor

Power is volts X amps (V*I). Doubling the voltage (12 to 24) halves the amps. Since more power is wasted as heat if the amperage is higher (I^2 * R) a higher voltage unit is more efficient for the power it consumes. The 24 volt units usually have better control circuitry that makes them even more ef...
by rjezuit
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF16 Pictures Bernd
Replies: 213
Views: 24488

Re: GF16 Pictures Bernd

Nice videos. But from one father to another, please put life jackets on the little darlings and a lanyard kill switch on the operator. Rick