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by Lung Boy
Sun May 03, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20732

Re: Lung Boy's FS17

Thanks for the comments fellows. Didn't get any work done this weekend. I played all weekend at the Suwannee spring bicycle festival in White Springs, FL. Anyone that wants to come help with the flip is welcome to come on out. I have a birthday coming up on the 15th. Maybe a cookout and flipping par...
by Lung Boy
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: jig alignment
Replies: 33
Views: 2206

Re: jig alignment

I believe the baseline should be level. At least it is for the FS17. I'm not sure what you mean by hold the bottoms even . Which boat are building? A picture is worth a thousand words. the 1/4 inch panels don't want to bend over the jig without some pretty hefty persuasion I stitched my FS17 like a ...
by Lung Boy
Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fairing: 1st layer/GV 15
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Fairing: 1st layer/GV 15

Joel used a woodflour/silica/epoxy slurry to fill the biax weave. I do not intended to sand it I only filled the weave with it, you can see it in this picture.... http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/12155/normal_FS17_shine_08.08.08%20002.jpg If the slurry is loose or thin enough, you can spre...
by Lung Boy
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20732

Re: Lung Boy's FS17

Fellows, I went the guide route. I wanted to get money's worth out of the whole boat building experience. Sprayed on some Krylon indoor/outdoor oxford blue. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/18410/normal_fs17_41.JPG Board sanded. Looks pretty good I think. There a few low spots I might fill...
by Lung Boy
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20732

Re: Lung Boy's FS17

Thanks for positive comments fellows. :) I intend to do the bottom in graphite. Here is my plan of attack. Please help me fill in the blanks. 1. wait a few days for primer to cure 2. board sand primer with 80?, 100? or 120? should I do a guide coat? if I do, what spray paint (brand) should I use? th...
by Lung Boy
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20732

Re: Lung Boy's FS17

I apologize for my lack of posts. I didn't realize it has been so long. I know how you guys love your boat porn. I got completely carried away with fairing. Here are some photos of my current progress. If you can call it progress. Runners glued on. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/18410/no...
by Lung Boy
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 Outboars bracket?
Replies: 2
Views: 588

John, there are some plans for an aluminum bracket/manual jack plate at the following: http://www.dillon-racing.com/jackplate/index.htm If I were to make one, I would use 3/8" thick structual aluminum angle 6061-T6. 4" x 4" length of about 6 six feet should do. Materials are going to run about $100....
by Lung Boy
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making your own strakes
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Murry, I recently make a couple runners/strakes using Joel's method. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/18410/normal_fs17_32.JPG I also used a 1"x1" angle coated with some PVA. Used about 18 fl. oz of epoxy per strake. 1. What epoxy filler blend would be reccomended for this? I used milled f...
by Lung Boy
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20732

Great to hear. What kind of epoxy are you using.... fast, slow, medium cure? I am using the slow. I don't work fast enough to be confident with the medium or fast. So cure time for the strake was between 20 and 33 hours. I went with the strakes because I want the very least draft possible. If I wer...
by Lung Boy
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20732

Maybe it hasn't cured completely (20 hours).
The ends did not droop this morning when I picked it up. It is now the same as the first.