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by joe2700
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Quick fair issues
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Quick fair issues

I have not had that experience, I find it incredibly easy to use, easier than self mixed. I would think either bad mix, bad surface, or bad batch. Bad mix is easy to test by trying again very carefully. I'd suggest trying by weight if you have a small scale, just to change methods. Bad surface, the ...
by joe2700
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Tipping not getting out lines.
Replies: 21
Views: 1078

Re: Tipping not getting out lines.

I'm feeling for fallguy, but this is reinforcing my decision to outsource the painting to a pro. Unlike the epoxy work you can't just sand away your mistakes, and it seems like the only way to learn is a lot of expensive trial and error for the exact environment and weather you are in. Painting is b...
by joe2700
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Between Coats of Fairing
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Between Coats of Fairing

All surfaces should have been saturated with neat epoxy before fairing. Why do you say that? I think it only applies to bare wood, maybe that's what you meant. I don't see any reason to have a layer of neat epoxy between saturated cloth and fairing compound. It won't add strength and saturated clot...
by joe2700
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 332
Views: 24447

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I had a similar issue on a hatch lid. Despite being covered in cloth on both sides and reinforced with biaxial cloth on the underside the joint ended up showing some cracks and had to be removed, reinforced and then re-faired, re-primed and re-painted. Once your seat gets glued in to the console st...
by joe2700
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 332
Views: 24447

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

I have a vertical panel in the middle of my console for a number of reasons. It will seal the fuel area off from the electronics, it will really stiffen the whole console, and it will provide a good place for the neat layout of the electronics I showed in the mock-up in my last post. To access the f...
by joe2700
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 - Raised Sheer
Replies: 332
Views: 24447

Re: FS 17 - Raised Sheer

Alright, got a few months behind on posting updates. Made some alright progress, mainly on the console. I'll try to get caught up over the next few days. I roughed out my side deck panels, oversized for now. v9A6zMN For the console I decided to build it out of 1/2" ply. The 3/8 panels were warping a...
by joe2700
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS19 (-5%) in GA
Replies: 333
Views: 50128

Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

I'm a little behind in posting progress but I put the the fill and vent in the side of my console. Clearly any spills will end up inside the boat, but as a fully sealed sole outboard powered boat that doesn't seem dangerous to me. The fuel can't make it into the bilge, and even if it could there is ...
by joe2700
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Keys FS18 Build
Replies: 47
Views: 2256

Re: Keys FS18 Build

I used the duck bill one way valve scuppers from gemlux on my lm18 and they work perfectly Gemlux makes a transom drain plug that can be opened from the rear or the front. https://www.gemlux.com/88000 I am about to pull the trigger on the gemlux scuppers, drain plug, and some other hardware for my ...
by joe2700
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sorin's DE23
Replies: 108
Views: 3634

Re: Sorin's DE23

If it's small you can also just open it up fully and fill with thickened epoxy, as opposed to injecting liquid.
by joe2700
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Using PIGMENTS to distinguish between hardeners and resins
Replies: 27
Views: 801

Re: Using PIGMENTS to distinguish between hardeners and resins

I find them pretty easy to distinguish already, the hardener is pretty yellow. If you did want to tint them make sure to only add tint to the part(usually the resin) that you are supposed to. The tint is actually resin so if you add it to the hardener you'll get a partial cure going in your hardener...