28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Questions about boat repairs with our resins and fiberglass: hull patches, transoms and stringers, foam, rot etc.
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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by TRC886 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:41 am

Awesome work, Mike :!: I think you should be upgraded to "Expert" :idea: Jeff, are you listening :?:



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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by DAYTRIP » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:25 am

Nice job man. Hardtop looks great!

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by cape_fisherman » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:37 pm

Hardtop going to have any crown to it?

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Mbiggerstaff » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:26 pm

No crown on this one. Did that with last boat. Trying something different

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Mbiggerstaff » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:37 am

Well I have gone and done it again. Found another project. Will create new thread titled Stratos Restoration
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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Fuzz » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:09 pm

You just can't help yourself.......................and I like it :lol:

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by devinfox » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:28 am

“They mix Carbocil with their epoxy and then trowel it on. The glass goes on next. They then use a plastic trowel and scrape any excess paste out from beneath the glass. this is followed by brushing on epoxy followed by another troweling to remove excess. I had some release film that I then applied on top of that on part of it to see how it worked. I used extra slow harder to give myself plenty of time.”

If you don’t mind clarifying, this sounds like a nice way to do it. You spread thickened epoxy with a trowel then lay dry glass in it? Then scrape excess paste out from underneath? I am having a hard time picturing unless you mean cleaning up squeeze out from the edges. Then you wet out cloth with pure epoxy/no filler? Thank you!

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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Mbiggerstaff » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:10 am

Correct on the glass application. The brush on epoxy is not thickened. I have done a lot more since the original post and the more I do the more I like it.

It rained all weekend in Greenville. Forced me to work in the shop all weekend. What a shame.

I think I have all the glass laid and the first round of fairing and sanding done. I have started using Adtech ProSeal EZ-15 as the first step in fairing. I have found it to be great stuff. I have played around with mixing different things with it to thicken it up so it is not so thin and runny. Carbosil and Glass Bubbles both work well and make the adtech easier to sand. This stuff is so nice because it is thin enough to fill without leaving micro holes like standard faring compounds do and it can be applied to unsanded glass if applied within 24 hours. If you look at the pix that is why everything is white. If you give it a try, don't wait too long to sand because it get real hard real fast. I try to sand the next day. Also got the hard top lifted up temporarily


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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by piperdown » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:35 am

What's the lamination schedule for the blue foam or are those just templates?
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Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Post by Mbiggerstaff » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:43 pm

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