Woods Skoota 32DM

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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:40 pm

Pretty sore today. I was slow and watched some tv.

Worked on the pressure test for the tank. It has been a pain. The test components mainly failing.
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Faired a piece of scrap for paint testing with Quikfair.
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Fitted a tape on the transom step cap.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by piperdown » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:09 pm

fallguy1000 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:58 pm
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FG, can you point me in the direction of a website that explains the difference between wet bagging and infusion? I'm not sure I understand the difference :doh:
So, infusion and wet bagging both use vacuum.

But, the layup in infusion is dry. Vac is applied and leak testing done. The setup is done in such a way that resin can flow across the part. No leaks are allowed.

Then, a line or many lines are opened amd resin flows through the dry layup. The wetout is by precise layup and flows. When the resin makes it to the end of the part, the resin side is turned off. Edited

Wet bagging is all hand layup. Then at the end, you cover the part and turn on the vac. Very stressful because the gel times are all critical. On a 33 by 3 or 100 square foot part; when you try to do both sides, it is 200 sqft of laminating and the bag must be closed before gel times. Bag closure includes pleating...it is a vert stressful job.

Why didn't I do infusion? Well, I figured vac easier.

The material selection is different. So, once you buy $12k in wetbag core; you don't go back.

Thanks for that! I guess my confusion was both using vac and thought they were different terms for the same thing. Then when you clarified wet bag versus infusion I was left scratching my head. With your description it makes it clear.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by Bogieman » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:07 am

Very nice, Fallguy!

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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:25 am

We finally did some boat building Thirsday.

Well went out this week. Worn wire at 168 feet down.

Laminated star hull cockpit beam socket.

Pretty sore, woke up achy just now as pain killer wore off.

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Used 36 oz of epoxy with cabosil to fillet enough. This side was off the hull because our bulkead was not quite perfectly fitted. We have about a 1/4" error where the starboard side of BH3 is closer to the bow. With a 16 foot solid beam penetration; this forces the socket forward tht quarter inch. It is a frustrating error. I could have squared to my laser line, but did not realize that then and used a tape measure and other means less precise. In the grand scheme; the error is 1/4" in 4' at the BH or 0.5%. The beam fit error is 1/4" in 16 feet or about 1/10th of a percent.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by Jeff » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:09 am

Just wow FallGuy!! Jeff

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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:00 pm

It was a good day today.

I taped the top of the transom steps.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by OrangeQuest » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:03 pm

Really nice looking transom step!
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by Bogieman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:25 pm

OrangeQuest wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Really nice looking transom step!
Yes! That thiing looks nice-and solid.

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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:49 pm

Ready for fairing back there...
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by Biney777 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:43 am

Looking really good. "$12K in wetbag core" That number makes my wallet hurt! My AR15 plywood w/ shipping was around a grand, so double the length = 12 times the cost. Wow! 8O
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