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by joe2700
Sat May 09, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: removing miss-mixed fill coat w/blended filler
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: removing miss-mixed fill coat w/blended filler

I use the WEST pumps. First batch of the day is ALWAYS measured on a digital scale, WEST is 5:1 by volume 5.4:1 by weight. The first pump of hardener is always a bit light by a gram. If I was using a 2:1 mix I think I'd either use pumps and a scale, or premeasured cups filled to the same level. 2 f...
by joe2700
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 336
Views: 24894

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Thanks! Trying to get at least a tiny piece each day while this work thing is ongoing. I glued the front piece onto the anchor hatch frame. Couldn't do it until I took out the screws from the last glue up as it covers them, which I almost didn't notice yesterday. It's in the kitchen overnight so I d...
by joe2700
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 336
Views: 24894

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I've been waylaid by being put on an urgent COVID related project at work(healthcare software). I'm lucky to have the job and it's nice to work on something that might help some people, but have not had a minute for the boat until today, working 12-16 hour days. Just did some quick work as a break f...
by joe2700
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Plastic Transom Drain
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Plastic Transom Drain

Don't have anything against a plastic drain plug, but preferably I'd want something captive or even that can be closed from the inside too. Maybe buy a second and mount it near the drain on the inside if that's not an option?
by joe2700
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 336
Views: 24894

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I started laying out the hardware on my sidedecks, so I can put the backing plates on before the inwhales are in the way. Played with a ton of layouts but this is what I think I'm going with. Here's the view from the helm: dlWxYB5 Here's the view from outside: xgZH9dZ All the rod holders are also cu...
by joe2700
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 336
Views: 24894

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Not much to show but I got the rest of the tape under the side decks done. Everywhere you see a piece laid out here it's now glassed underneath.
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I can now layout my cleats and rod holders so I know where to put the g10 backing plates underneath.
by joe2700
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 336
Views: 24894

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Beto Ramos wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:00 pm
Congratulations, beautiful work! I bought the FS17 plans and hope to start soon. Your whim is admirable!I'm from Brazil, I don't speak English, I use automatic Google translation. Sorry. :D
Thanks Beto, it's been a long but fun project. Good luck with your build!
by joe2700
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 336
Views: 24894

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Thanks all! Take 2 on laminating the anchor hatch frame, this time out of 4 layers of 3/8" ply, on the same mold. I also laminated 2 straight pieces for the sides of the frame so it would all be the same material. qR0tksG I fit these new frames in. Because they bent so much easier they had no spring...
by joe2700
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 336
Views: 24894

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Next up I laminated the anchor hatch frame pieces out of 2 3/4" layers of douglass fir. vlbCKnD It took a ton of pressure to get the fir to bend this much. I should have used more thinner layers but I didn't have enough fir. I noticed putting enough clamping pressure was pulling up the edges of my m...
by joe2700
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: camber for the deck OB17
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: camber for the deck OB17

If you want a deck to have camber, the frames it sit's on just needs to be curved appropriately, so when you glue it down it takes the curve. It's a little trickier if you have a hatch in the cambered deck, which I'm currently working through for my anchor hatch on a curved bow deck.