OB17 Build in Oklahoma

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Re: OB17 Build in OKC

Post by Boater45 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:14 pm

Well, I started fairing with Quickfair today......wish I would have bought the 1.5gal kit instead of the 1.5qts. I love this stuff.
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I can offically call this a boat now.....
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Quickfair is great.....
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I wish I had enough to get the bottom completed.....
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OB17 - Will White, Broken Arrow, OK

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Re: OB17 Build in OKC

Post by Steven » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:50 pm

Looking good. Just keep sanding. Sanding, sanding. :)

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Re: OB17 Build in OKC

Post by Lucky_Louis » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:04 pm

Yup - it's great stuff, costs a little more but my time and frustration is worth something too :D

A little tip for the the future - if you do a quick sanding while the epoxy is still green, you can knock down the selvage (the threads binding the biaxial strands together). :idea: That will save a lot of QuickFair. I can tell you didn't because the lines showing in your glass run parallel to the keel instead of 45°. Just take care not to damage the glass. And remember - at this point, you're not sanding, you're fairing. The goal is fair panels and covering all the glass with fairing compound. The only abrasive touching the hull as this stage should be attached to a long board otherwise you'll just end up following the existing contours wasting time and materials. Keep a long straight edge handy, keep laying it against the hull sides and bottom to look for high spots, hollows, rocker and hooks. The most critical surface on your boat is the last 5-6 feet of the bottom to the transom. You should see QuickFair building up on both sides of the original panel splices and beside the corner tapings.

You're doing great. Before you know it, you'll be splashing primer. That's when sanding serious starts. :wink:
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Re: OB17 Build in OKC

Post by Boater45 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:58 pm

Lucky_Louis wrote:Yup - it's great stuff, costs a little more but my time and frustration is worth something too :D

A little tip for the the future - if you do a quick sanding while the epoxy is still green, you can knock down the selvage (the threads binding the biaxial strands together). :idea: That will save a lot of QuickFair. I can tell you didn't because the lines showing in your glass run parallel to the keel instead of 45°. Just take care not to damage the glass. And remember - at this point, you're not sanding, you're fairing. The goal is fair panels and covering all the glass with fairing compound. The only abrasive touching the hull as this stage should be attached to a long board otherwise you'll just end up following the existing contours wasting time and materials. Keep a long straight edge handy, keep laying it against the hull sides and bottom to look for high spots, hollows, rocker and hooks. The most critical surface on your boat is the last 5-6 feet of the bottom to the transom. You should see QuickFair building up on both sides of the original panel splices and beside the corner tapings.

You're doing great. Before you know it, you'll be splashing primer. That's when sanding serious starts. :wink:
So should I sand down the threads binding the biaxial strands together(selvage) before I continue to fair? I want to make this as painless as possible!!!

Thanks,
Will
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Re: OB17 Build in OKC

Post by TomW » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:13 pm

If you can Will where you don't have any QF and havn't put any fairing material. It will go easier for you as you go along. Looking at it you have already filled in between the salvage and it won't be worth your time.

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Re: OB17 Build in OKC

Post by Boater45 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:28 pm

Just wondering if I screwed up..... :doh: So just keep on fairing and sanding....and sanding....and sanding.....
I'm out of town until next Friday and can't wait to get back and get at it again. This is really quite addictive. :help:
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Re: OB17 Build in OKC

Post by TomW » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:15 pm

Nope no screw up you'll just use a little more fairing material. :D

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Re: OB17 Build in OKC

Post by Boater45 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:25 pm

TomW wrote:Nope no screw up you'll just use a little more fairing material. :D

Tom

Good thing I just bought 1.5gal of Quick Fair today. 8O Should be there on Thursday.
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Re: OB17 Build in OKC

Post by sideslippa » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:47 pm

Fairing is torture, but well worth it. I spent more than 120 hours fairing my hull, lost a few pounds and gave my cardio vascular system a real treat :wink: All well worth it. I agree with LL. Use only a long fairing board (torture board) keep filling the lows and wearing down the highs, and your best friend is a good straight edge about four foot long.

Just keep going till it is perfect.


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Re: OB17 Build in OKC

Post by Steven » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:27 pm

Or spend 60 hours doing it and use the other 60 for fishing. :) Course it won't look as purty.

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