C-17 Our first Build !

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:02 pm

Just an update.
Let me first say that I hope everyone in Florida remains safe and dry !

Finally got the first half of the hull glassed. looke almost perfect. took 5 hours (I move slow)!
noticed some tiny (pin head sized) bubbles just under the surface. they do not affect adhesion nor do they protrude...
Dont know what they are but i'm not too concerned at this point as most should come out when I sand the threads before filling the weave.
With any luck Ill get side two done tomorrow!!!
Hope everyone is well.
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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by Eric1 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:08 pm

The layup looks great.

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by Jeff » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:37 pm

Really nice work David!! Speed is not a good gauge in boat building, take your time and do it correctly just as you are doing!!! Again, nice work!! Jeff

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:08 pm

Thank you!
The work goes on !
If anyone out there has an idea on how to get that spray spray rail bent at the chine feel free to let me know!

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by blueflood » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:13 pm

Excellent progress David516 8)

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:21 pm

Thank you Marc !

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by pee wee » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:18 am

David516 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:08 pm
Thank you!
The work goes on !
If anyone out there has an idea on how to get that spray spray rail bent at the chine feel free to let me know!
You don't say what material you intend to make the spray rail out of. If it is plywood, the easiest way is to clamp a wider strip around there and trace it, thereby showing the curved line to cut it by. Make it out of at least two layers and offset the seams. If you will be using lumber, you can build it up with thinner strips that will bend more easily, or you could cut kerfs in the area of the sharpest bends, or you could wrap it in plastic and steam it until it bends to shape.

I like the plywood version, and then it could be topped with another strip of metal, rubber or wood.
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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by David516 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:39 pm

Thank you Hank. Yes I was considering plywood or a strip of pine.
I do think I'm going to go with the plywood.

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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by pee wee » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:06 pm

Take a look at how Eric1 is fitting the rubrail on his build, it is a straightforward and accurate method for cutting the strips of ply: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=60357&start=1200
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Re: C-17 Our first Build !

Post by topwater » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:35 am

I built my spray rail out of 1 1/2" cypress and bent it on in one piece . I used long screws and big fender washers to hold
it in place while the epoxy cured. My thread has pic's Topwater NV 23.
Novi 23 finally launched !

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