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by joe2700
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fiberglass layup timing
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Fiberglass layup timing

I don't know what epoxy you are using but you can apply a new layer without sanding for a while after the epoxy is dry to the touch. For silvertip epoxy you have 72 hours. If you are talking about the inside bottom I would wait just long enough between layers that the epoxy is not tacky so you can w...
by joe2700
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help with identifying some glass (FS14LS
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Help with identifying some glass (FS14LS

I've never used the SilverTip stuff before, so I'm guessing here on what to use where, corrections/opinions appreciated: 1. pre-coat weld spots with straight epoxy, wait till tacky 2. spot-weld with Gel-magic 3. Allow spot-welds to cure, remove stitches 4. Complete welds with ez-fillet(?) I assume ...
by joe2700
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Towing dinghy questions
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Towing dinghy questions

Any ideas how to set up towing fixation without a bolt eye? How about epoxy potting a loop of aramid fiber rope in a loop? I wouldn't pot the rope because when it wears out it would be a pain to replace. For pointed bows I've seen people put a small but very strong tube through the bow across the b...
by joe2700
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS19 (-5%) in GA
Replies: 290
Views: 43201

Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Nice thing about epoxy is that if it's too cold to finish curing, it will cure once the temp rises again. It can be hard to work with cold epoxy due to the viscosity though. If you work through the winter at the lower end of the temp range, I would recommend a "post cure" before you fair or paint. U...
by joe2700
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer suggestions for FS17
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

joe2700, Sorry, I should have realized you were in MA. I know that Float-On will ship their trailers but have no idea what the cost would be. I would imagine you would be looking in the $500+ range. Reid Could still be worth it. If I wanted to get a quote should I email you or them directly, since ...
by joe2700
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer suggestions for FS17
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

joe2700, I'm not sure where you are located but we (Boat Builder Central) have started working with Float-On Trailers out of Vero Beach, FL. When I went to find a nice aluminum trailer for my FS18 I was having a lot trouble. The stock continental trailers were way too wide for the narrow beam of th...
by joe2700
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer suggestions for FS17
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Trailer suggestions for FS17

EZ loader seems to have a decent galvanized option in that size. I was really hoping to go aluminum for corrosion resistance but their aluminum trailer in that length is much higher capacity(and heavier). Maybe just need to go galvanized.
by joe2700
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trailer suggestions for FS17
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Trailer suggestions for FS17

I'm ready to move my boat from cradle to trailer and having some trouble finding option for a boat this small. The local places don't have any so want to have some trailer models in mind I can call around looking for. What trailer models are people running for an FS17 or similar? I tow with a small ...
by joe2700
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Jeffs FS14 LS
Replies: 81
Views: 4613

Re: Jeffs FS14 LS

Hi Jeff, looking forward to following your build. You’re boat looks great by the way. I don’t know if you have ordered your ply yet but Goosebay Sawmill and Lumber is a marine lumber yard in Concord NH and stocks Meranti and Okoumi. It’s closer to you and you won’t have any Massachusetts sales tax ...
by joe2700
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS
Replies: 171
Views: 29417

Re: Chasing Tail - FS17 LS

So did some more sanding...i have wore out the velcro stuff on the bottom so it launches disks now kinda interesting That happened to me and was especially bad with abranet sandpaper which is less sticky. I replaced the pad like cape man said I started using pad protectors. They are just double sid...