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by Lung Boy
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS 17 Fuel tank
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: FS 17 Fuel tank

aqua, I'm also building a FS17 (slowly). My intent is have about a 15 gallon tank under a front deck just in front of frame B. Similar to what Joel did with his FS17 but more like that of a Maverick flats boat.
by Lung Boy
Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS17 build getting.... SPLASHED!
Replies: 338
Views: 34539

Re: FS17 build getting underway

whosmatt, boat looks great to me. We are almost at the exact same point in our builds. Yours has gone much faster, congrats. I have also noticed some slight imperfections with reguards to levelness and twist in my build. Unless I point out the imperfections no one ever notices. For myself I'm going ...
by Lung Boy
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: fs 17 status
Replies: 17
Views: 1618

Re: fs 17 status

Does Bateau ship to Canada? If so, you could get 6 gallons of Marinepoxy for $312 (308 cdn) plus shipping.
by Lung Boy
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Bow eye placement
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: FS17 Bow eye placement

I believe one of the FS17 plan drawings shows a bow eye location right above the deck level. The deck level is 14 inches above the baseline (sole).
by Lung Boy
Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20745

Re: Lung Boy's FS17

cape man, i'm back. :) Taped in the frames and the motorwell sides. Also added a frame. I didn't even ask anyone if it was a good idea to add the extra frame, I just did it. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/18410/fs17_55.JPG The layout is going to be a center console. A rear deck up to the...
by Lung Boy
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question for FS17 builders - height of strongbacks?
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Question for FS17 builders - height of strongbacks?

Matt, My strongback rested on a horizontal cinder block that rested on two vertical cinder blocks. I'm 5'7" and the height was relatively comfortable. I could reach the keel at all points, but a couple of inches lower and it would have been perfect. The lower you go though the tougher it is get unde...
by Lung Boy
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20745

Re: Lung Boy's FS17

cape man,

I wish I could report some significant progress, but I can't. :cry: There has been a lull in the action. Hopefully, it's the calm before the storm.

Mike
by Lung Boy
Thu May 06, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: fiberglassing prep
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: fiberglassing prep

Texas,

That's what I do. I blow it off then wipe it down with alcohol and then water. I also like to use microfiber towels. They are lint free which is key.

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by Lung Boy
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: cure time
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: cure time

First, I'm assuming your epoxy splices will also include biaxial tape. It has been my experience that at temps in the 70s, the epoxy (I use slow hardener) will be noticably flexible and not totally cured in 24 hours. My guess is that it might be strong enough, but I'll let you do the experimenting. ...
by Lung Boy
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Mixing Marinepoxy
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Mixing Marinepoxy

mixing ratio by weight:
100 resin : 44 hardener