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by joe2700
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 295
Views: 21973

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Thanks all! Back to the nav lights I added a top and bottom panel to each cutout. Glued them on way over sized and cut down with the multitool after the glue cured. DlsMnIj I drilled the 2 drains for the anchor locker in the aft corners. Right before drilling I thought that they might be exactly on ...
by joe2700
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 295
Views: 21973

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I also started on the accommodations for the nav lights and horn. My boat will live on a slip on a river in the city. This means I need to go through a lock on a regular basis, so a horn will be much nicer than using airhorns to signal passage. There's also a fair amount of traffic, and you might ne...
by joe2700
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 295
Views: 21973

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Between other jobs I applied some fairing compound to the tapes along all the frames and a few other rough spots on the inside of the hull. cdnMpOK I wanted to look ahead to rigging. I had a number of parts already that I wanted to confirm the fit of. I was concerned about getting some of the connec...
by joe2700
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 295
Views: 21973

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Next up I started fiberglassing all of the inside seams in the console. For the console I'm using 6oz cloth that comes in a small roll just like the biax tape used for the hull. I had to do this in many operations because I could only get to certain seams with the console in a given position, and it...
by joe2700
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 in New Zealand.
Replies: 61
Views: 2443

Re: C17 in New Zealand.

Anyway time for the second layer. The first layer was barely tacky by then and I was beginning to worry about getting wet on green without sanding. I was about to let you know that you can still recoat without sanding after the surface is no longer tacky, but I looked up the west system documentati...
by joe2700
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C17 Air bubbles between glass layers
Replies: 35
Views: 810

Re: C17 Air bubbles between glass layers

I already freed up the threaded roller with a heat gun. There's cured epoxy stuck in the grooves, not sure how to get that out. A wire wheel on the bench grinder works pretty well for me. It must wear the roller too since it's steel on aluminum, but it will wear the epoxy a lot quicker. You should ...
by joe2700
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: To Foam or Not to foam
Replies: 30
Views: 607

Re: To Foam or Not to foam

No right answer on this one. I've chosen not to foam my FS17. I've never encountered an old boat with foam that wasn't waterlogged or falling apart. It seems water always finds a way. I know the compartments should be waterproof, and the foam should be water proof, but it doesn't seem to work out th...
by joe2700
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 295
Views: 21973

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Thanks Jeff and pee wee! Next up I installed the rear panel with the access hatch into the console. I glued the hatch frame to the panel and the two little side pieces to the console. They just thicken up the visual edge around the leg relief. I secured both with screws and some bonus clamps. While ...
by joe2700
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 295
Views: 21973

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Next up I started marking the hatch into the console onto the back panel of the console. There will be a shelf inside just high enough to clear the batteries. The shelf will be flush with the bottom of the batch opening, so the hatch opening is as big as possible. The sketch looked good other than f...
by joe2700
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 295
Views: 21973

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Nice work! Too bad that front panel top edge doesn't have the correct angle, just awful . . :roll: Seriously, how will the front section anchor to the main console, and will it be sealed so vapors can't migrate? Alright I'll admit it doesn't make the slightest bit of difference. After working on th...