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Post by dbldipper1 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:45 am

I am also interested in a graphite bottom for my FL12. How long do you let the straight/neat epoxy cure befor rolling the graphite mixture on? And on a second coat same question.



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Post by tech_support » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:51 am

not long :) just until it has tacked up. If you roll it on too soon you will get a stipple from where your roller is pulling up the tacky first coat. In the summer (warm temps) you could do all the coats in one day no problem

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Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:43 pm

Will she be ready for the skrimp in September?
No, no way. 8O I've got a feeling that the real work commences after the next flipping.

And skrimping season is just getting started now, so I'll be keeping the GF16 busy for the next couple of months. Building will slow down a little.

The GF is probably a better bug boat anyway. I sure am pleased with it 8)
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Post by tech_support » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:57 am

Here is link to this boat being built in "tutorial" format...

http://boatbuildercentral.com/howto/boa ... /index.php


BTW, the boat is now for sale. It has been finished for several months and never been used :( Too many boats, not enough time.

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Post by dborecky » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:32 pm

Joel,

Three questions.

1. How did you support the hatch you put in the middle seat? I would like to do the same thing.

2. When you put in the casting decks, I did not see where you taped them in. Don't you need to tape them in? Especially if you will be standing on them.

3. Did you glue the front casting deck flush with the bulkhead face or does it overhang flush?

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Post by jacquesmm » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:45 am

dborecky wrote:Joel,

Three questions.

1. How did you support the hatch you put in the middle seat? I would like to do the same thing.
Included in the plans, there is a drawing that shows how we frame a hatch.
The hatch you see in the pictures is an after market hatch that was sitting unused in a corner of the shop.


2. When you put in the casting decks, I did not see where you taped them in. Don't you need to tape them in? Especially if you will be standing on them.
It is not required but tape all around if you want a heavy duty boat.


3. Did you glue the front casting deck flush with the bulkhead face or does it overhang flush?

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It's flush. If it extned over the bulkhead, cut it to fit.
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Post by Boomer » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:10 pm

I'd like to see someone sitting in it to get an idea of scale.

Possible?

Thanks.

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Post by ks8 » Mon May 05, 2008 5:50 pm

I suppose it wasn't possible? :|

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Post by tech_support » Tue May 06, 2008 9:46 am

ks8 wrote:I suppose it wasn't possible? :|
Here you go :D ....

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Post by jgroves » Tue May 06, 2008 11:50 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: And I was about to ask for a shot of it being stuffed into a van :lol:

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