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by narfi
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1312
Views: 126416

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Wow! Am I reading it right, missed a lot of updates? My Garmin, VHF and the stereo all link together...someday. I bet they will also need updates. Wonder if the 25hp Suzuki would also link in? Been bad weather here so internet has been flakey. So that's why I did 3 days worth in my last update. Mos...
by narfi
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1312
Views: 126416

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Looking great Narfi, nice work! I really like the clean look of the gunnels like that with no rub rail, is that the final plan? Giving me ideas..... There is a 3 or 4 (need to go back to remember) layer plywood rubrail, I wont be adding any metal/plastic/etc... additional to the outside of it thoug...
by narfi
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 102
Views: 12388

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

looks brand new :)
by narfi
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1312
Views: 126416

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Looks like the edge of the boat is resting on the trailer frame? Or is that the angle of the picture? I went out this morning before work to check. It's close but not hitting. 1/2-3/4" clearance. Also tried something I thought of lying in bed last night. I turned the key on to the motor and then th...
by narfi
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1312
Views: 126416

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Friday, Saturday and today I worked at all the details, wiring, and plumbing. Bolting down all the hardware, etc..... Landon spent most of yesterday under the front deck with brutus listening to The Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour. Alison helped me with hardware when my arms couldn't reach around...
by narfi
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1312
Views: 126416

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Time will tell how the rattling issue goes.... It is something I have considered, but wont worry about until later, its something I can mess with and change after launch.
by narfi
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1312
Views: 126416

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Well my beautiful bride saved the day (again) She buffed out all those spots with 800, 1500, and a little 3000 grit and it all looks OK now. A little "flat" in spots, but for the pannels they will get handled and scratched anyways so it's more than good enough. The spots I thought had rubbed through...
by narfi
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1312
Views: 126416

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Coach wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:41 am
Looking good Narfi! I sent you a PM but it looks like its stuck in my Outbox. Let me know if you don't get it.
got it! Thanks for the info :)
by narfi
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread
Replies: 1312
Views: 126416

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

In my efforts to catalog the good, the bad, the ugly and the Stupid, today I present the stupid..... Finished working around 3:30 and wrapped the panels in paper and lined my 4wheeler trailer with paper and set the consoles in it, loaded up the panels and box of paint supplies. Boss called and proje...
by narfi
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bubbles in 2-part epoxy primer/barrier
Replies: 5
Views: 2495

Re: Bubbles in 2-part epoxy primer/barrier

Just a guess...... There was a pinhole on the surface (possibly open to the wood) You covered it with the primer but there was a little air trapped under there, then as the primer was curing, the air heated up, either because ambient air warmed up, or because of the chemical reaction of the epoxy pr...