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by Lung Boy
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS17 low sheer
Replies: 428
Views: 208298

It's the same lamination schedule than the standard FS17. It is not the same as the plans that I have. My plans call for one layer of biaxial tape on the chine seams. Two layers on the keel, bow and transom seams. Also, one layer of wide biaxial fabric on the outside of the transom only. Has there ...
by Lung Boy
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20859

I've been slowly working on the rub rail. I'll try to post some photos soon. I did try to fill the biax weave with Joel's epoxy/silica/woodflour slurry. The transom was my test subject. The slurry mixed up nice and was like really soft butter. It went on great. I pressed it into the weave with a 12"...
by Lung Boy
Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 lamination schedule?
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Thanks Jacques. I'll add more glass to the transom.
by Lung Boy
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 lamination schedule?
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

So it looks like I need to add a layer to the transom. Is that correct?
by Lung Boy
Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS17 lamination schedule?
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

FS17 lamination schedule?

I recently glassed the outer hull of my FS17. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/18410/normal_fs17_25.JPG As I was going over lamination schedule in the building notes, I realized that I may not have done the wide fabric according to the notes. Lamination schedule for the wide fabric: bottom...
by Lung Boy
Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20859

AA, thanks for the info. I checked out Taco marine's site and it looks like the possibilities for rub rails are almost endless. I think Steve292 made his rub rails 45mm wide. The other FS17's out there look similar. Unless anyone else chimes in I going with the 45mm. Which tool do you use to cut the...
by Lung Boy
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20859

rubrail, skeg

I was think about cutting some ply for the rub rails and the skeg. Not sure what dimensions to use. For the rub rails: 3 laminations of 1/4" ply with a width of either 1.5" or 1.75". Any opinions? For the skeg: This is way up in the air. 3 or 4 laminations of 1/4" ply? 5 feet in length? 1" or 1.25" ...
by Lung Boy
Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: S3 painting questions
Replies: 78
Views: 9467

Larry, I was reading the system 3 paint literature. The recommended application temperature is between 55 and 85 degrees F. Also, they say that the higher the humidity the longer the paint stays wet and the better the flow-out. The morning might be the best time to paint. http://www.systemthree.com/...
by Lung Boy
Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20859

Cracker Larry wrote:Great :!: Thanks.

Lung Boy, sorry to borrow your thread, hope it's OK :oops:
No problem. Any time. 8)
by Lung Boy
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Lung Boy's FS17
Replies: 125
Views: 20859

Thanks again for the all the positive comments. I just tried to do what Joel did when he glassed his FS17. Mike, fine work :!: Is that 12 lb. cloth? The cuts look great on the corners. If I didn't have a boat or two this would be on my short list to build. Thought about power yet? AA The cloth is th...