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by VT_Jeff
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Dillpickles SK14 build.
Replies: 29
Views: 2338

Re: Dillpickles SK14 build.

Awesome, Brayden! Love to see kids get an opportunity to do great stuff and love to see kids like you who appreciate the opportunity.
by VT_Jeff
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS14LS Pre-Planning
Replies: 22
Views: 515

Re: FS14LS Pre-Planning

GuyP wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:36 pm
a 3 quart kit of Quikfair (nice stuff)
Agree, it's great/easy to work with. I really like the gel magic also. May be pricey but for me its worth it. The silvertip has been really good, little to no blush, very different from the west system i used before.
by VT_Jeff
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS14LS Pre-Planning
Replies: 22
Views: 515

Re: FS14LS Pre-Planning

Depends on what system, I went with the silvertip, currently a few quarts over the recommended fairing compound and a few gallons over the epoxy qty. I'm not an expert builder, there are guys who can get it done with the recommended quantities. The cost overages on the epoxy will be a minor line ite...
by VT_Jeff
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS14LS Pre-Planning
Replies: 22
Views: 515

Re: FS14LS Pre-Planning

The plans I purchased last fall, Drawing "A 319/7" shows 10" if that is helpful to anyone.
by VT_Jeff
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS14LS Pre-Planning
Replies: 22
Views: 515

Re: FS14LS Pre-Planning

Welcome Cameron! I'm maybe halfway through my fs14ls+10%, have not started fltting the stringers and frames so you've got me thinking on that possible plan error, though as is often said here, that gap can be filled. I'll let the smart fellas speak to your technical questions, just wanted to say wel...
by VT_Jeff
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: FS17 - July 27, 2020 - Narfi's Build
Replies: 43
Views: 10472

Re: FS17 - July 27, 2020 - Narfi's Build

narfi wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Certainly :)
We went kind of slow so the drone could keep up, but its amazing how well it could follow us and how steady the footage was. My friend owns and operates it and put the video together for us.
Amazing indeed! I kept wondering if some of the shots were from a plane!
by VT_Jeff
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Deck material for whitewater inflatable
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: Deck material for whitewater inflatable

OneWayTraffic wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:52 pm
Metal salts in the wood can play havoc with the galv.
The complexities are endless!
by VT_Jeff
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Deck material for whitewater inflatable
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: Deck material for whitewater inflatable

You aren't epoxying this right? Nothing wrong with pressure treated for quick and cheap as long as you aren't using epoxy. Epoxy can have trouble adhering to pressure treated wood, I think because of the moisture content. Might not apply to plywood? But either way once someone is spending the money...
by VT_Jeff
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Deck material for whitewater inflatable
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: Deck material for whitewater inflatable

Good looking pup :D In the past few years I have become a fan of Nidacore/nidaplast/carboncore. I think it is all the same stuff with different names. Lots of folks around here are using it for their boat decks. Thanks Fuzz. As I mentioned above, that carbon-core looks like really great stuff, may ...
by VT_Jeff
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: Deck material for whitewater inflatable
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: Deck material for whitewater inflatable

Or even PT ply for a cheap and nasty job. It depends how much time and money you want to put into this. I take it that's a big rainbow for inland USA? I really like the plastic honeycomb stuff, watched some videos and it is amazing, but for the work and expense it may be over the top for the simple...