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by joe2700
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 327
Views: 24269

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

No problem Jeff thanks for the quick response. I won't need the 5th roll for a long long time. Are those rolls two different weights? In a kit there might be some 6oz and some 12oz called for. The odd thing is that it looks like there is more of the binder as opposed to more of the glass that's at 4...
by joe2700
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 327
Views: 24269

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Alright, made some more progress. I used a router and some sandpaper to make both side panels and both bulwarks exactly the same shape, and smooth the curves out. I did this for these because the lines will be visible in the final boat. I left the other panels as cut since the seams will be totally ...
by joe2700
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 327
Views: 24269

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Since this is a v bottom boat the 7" you are referencing is the deepest part of the boat right? So instead of measuring 7" up from the chine as shown in that link I'll be measuring 7" from the deepest part of the hull. In the end I won't be worrying about half an inch but I want to at least understa...
by joe2700
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 327
Views: 24269

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Thanks Jacques, Yes, the waterline is parallel to the baseline. See the specs and set the draft accordingly: the plans say that the designed waterline is at a draft of 7". Draw the line at 7". I see that's in the study plans not the pdf plans, I'll check those as well from now on. It looks like the ...
by joe2700
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 327
Views: 24269

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

aruNO I finished tracing the bulwarks from the sides and I'm waiting for the joints in the bulwarks to finish curing. I got my butt joints down to 25ml of mixed epoxy per foot of seam(1 side) using the 6 inch biax tape. Seems about right to me, my earlier joints were definitely epoxy heavy. Might s...
by joe2700
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 327
Views: 24269

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Makes sense browndog, like the strongest epoxy they make has to be post cured at a higher temp, and the gelmagic can be for added strength. I actually plan to post cure my boat a bit since I'm building in and out of the acceptable temp range. I'll try to get it nice and hot at a few stages to be sur...
by joe2700
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 327
Views: 24269

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Jeff, I'm only aware of one hardener as well, it's just interesting that it's called out as slow since the quickfair and ezfillet don't have a speed listed at all. I do wish there was a fast hardener, since it hardens much slower than the other silvertip products.

Why it's called slow I don't know.
by joe2700
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 327
Views: 24269

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I have used a lot of Gel Magic on my build and really like it. I have used the slow hardener but if I were to start over I'd go with the regular. Waiting for the slow to set up has delayed my progress a few times. Enjoy your build! Is there fast and slow gelmagic hardener or are you talking about t...
by joe2700
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 327
Views: 24269

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

An album of some progress from today: 3AafC I have the garage cooking up to about 90 before I leave for dinner, hoping the bottoms are dry enough to flip and do the other sides when I get home. Also maybe that will get the gelmagic from yesterday to finally finish curing, the stuff takes much longer...
by joe2700
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 327
Views: 24269

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

With the 5 gallon jug I plan to just use it to keep refilling the 1 gallon jug I put a pump in. As long as you have 1 of the single gallon bottles I don't think the big one is a problem. If it was just the 5 gallon, it would be unwieldy.