Lung Boy's FS17

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Post by Lung Boy » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:56 am

Maybe it hasn't cured completely (20 hours).
The ends did not droop this morning when I picked it up. It is now the same as the first.



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Post by jgroves » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:04 am

Great to hear. What kind of epoxy are you using.... fast, slow, medium cure?

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Post by tech_support » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:12 am

I went with the strakes because I want the very least draft possible. If I were building a more general purpose FS17 for which draft was not a primary concern, I would have installed a skeg.

The strakes will improve tracking and turning

I think mine are about 12 feet long, reaching close to the waterline (but not above it) as it goes up the bottom to the bow. At that level they will separate water while you are running on plane (improves lift/efficiency and makes the boat a little drier). They also will be below the water line while at rest so they do not cause any slapping while fishing

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Post by Lung Boy » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:09 pm

jgroves wrote:Great to hear. What kind of epoxy are you using.... fast, slow, medium cure?
I am using the slow. I don't work fast enough to be confident with the medium or fast. So cure time for the strake was between 20 and 33 hours.
shine wrote:I went with the strakes because I want the very least draft possible. If I were building a more general purpose FS17 for which draft was not a primary concern, I would have installed a skeg.
I was thinking about the draft too. I might still install a small skeg.

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Post by cape man » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:28 am

When in doubt, imitate someone else.
That's why this forum is so active. Between the great plans and being able to see your boat built by someone else, gives me a sense of confidence that otherwise would not be there. I like the strakes as well.

This weather is making it difficult to predict cure times. Painted yesterday as that front swept through and the stuff cured almost as as I finshed. Just a few days before it never got above the minimum required to even mix the stuff :doh:

Are you going to use graphite on the bottom?

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Re: Lung Boy's FS17

Post by Lung Boy » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:37 pm

I apologize for my lack of posts. I didn't realize it has been so long. I know how you guys love your boat porn. I got completely carried away with fairing. Here are some photos of my current progress. If you can call it progress.

Runners glued on.
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Boat is fair?
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Two coats of primer.
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I think the little black specs on the boat are small fruit flys.
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yea.
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Post by TomW » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:58 pm

Very nice LB. Looks like your ready for some bottom coat and a flip.

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Post by wegcagle » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:34 am

I agree. It's looking great. It really pays off when you "go overboard" on fairing. Looking forward to the flip.

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Re: Lung Boy's FS17

Post by BassMunn » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:04 am

Nice fairing job, boats gonna look great once you've done final painting, hell it looks great already

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Re: Lung Boy's FS17

Post by Lung Boy » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:48 am

Thanks for positive comments fellows. :)

I intend to do the bottom in graphite. Here is my plan of attack. Please help me fill in the blanks.
1. wait a few days for primer to cure
2. board sand primer with 80?, 100? or 120? should I do a guide coat? if I do, what spray paint (brand) should I use? the reason I ask is that I tested some spray paint (forgot the brand) on a piece of scrap. it did not sand nicely at all (gummed up sandpaper and mushed onto the surface).
3. mix epoxy with graphite. I don't remember the mix ratio off the top of my head. 25-50% by volume?

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