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by Browndog
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Plyak12 - A question about glassing
Replies: 8
Views: 3744

Re: Plyak12 - A question about glassing

Spar Varnish comes in both one & two part versions. I’ve found the two part version is more durable than the one part. The Spar Varnish is needed because it provides UV protection for the epoxy. If stored outdoors you will have to revarnish the boat every 2-3 years. If stored out of the sun you won’...
by Browndog
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 in Richmond, VA
Replies: 212
Views: 47915

Re: C19 in Richmond, VA

Looks more better than good Dan!
by Browndog
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Plyak12 - A question about glassing
Replies: 8
Views: 3744

Re: Plyak12 - A question about glassing

For a bright finish, you will need at least two fill coats of epoxy after glassing and then sand with 100-120 grit. After sanding put on another coat of epoxy. Sand again with 200-320 grit. Then three coats minimum of spar varnish. When you are done it will look like this: 4525 4516 4514 For more pi...
by Browndog
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Plyak12 - A question about glassing
Replies: 8
Views: 3744

Re: Plyak12 - A question about glassing

Are you going for a bright finish or will you be painting the boat?

Your answer will help to determine what to do next.
by Browndog
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS-17 Again
Replies: 115
Views: 33457

Re: FS-17 Again

Haven’t seen handicap flags specifically for boats, but you could use the handicap flags for search and rescue or for golf carts.
by Browndog
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS-17 Again
Replies: 115
Views: 33457

Re: FS-17 Again

You will get through this. Then it will go real fast until you get to the sanding, fairing, priming, painting step. At that point you will spend inordinate amounts of time trying to smooth everything out and just about go crazy. So my advice is try to work as clean as possible, be careful on measuri...
by Browndog
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Coach's SC-16 in MA
Replies: 433
Views: 113726

Re: Coach's SC-16 in MA

Definitely raised the bar. That is one beautiful boat! I hope it runs and performs as good as it looks and gives you all the satisfaction on the water that you deserve for such fine work. Eager to see the performance reports from your water tests.

Congratulations and well done!
by Browndog
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Ongoing C19 questions...
Replies: 50
Views: 7285

Re: Ongoing C19 questions...

I too like the look of a motor on a bracket and a clean transom. But, there is a reason why Jacques cautions against them on this style and size boat. Here is what happened to me when I disregarded Jacques advice. Originally on the FS19 that I built for my brother the motor was mounted on a Bob’s ma...
by Browndog
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: PC22/24 questions for Jacques
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Re: PC22/24 questions for Jacques

I assume by top deck that you mean a canopy. Made of PVC pipe finished to look like bamboo for shade and create a “tiki hut” look. Is that correct?
by Browndog
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Fs 15.5 build
Replies: 29
Views: 4640

Re: Fs 15.5 build

It looks to me that what you are referring to as a “gap” is caused by the overlap of the fiberglass layers on the Keel. When you fair the bottom of the hull those highs and lows will be reduced and your “gap” is likely to disappear. Also, when you flip the boat, the weight of the hull panels and the...