Joe's P19 RE-LAUNCH

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Re: Joe's P19

Post by peter-curacao » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:30 pm

Joe H wrote:Thanks Peter, I'll use the 15" just to be on the safe side.

Your boats coming along great, I went back through your thread to see how you built your gunwales, I want mine to look as nice as yours.

Joe H
Thanks Joe , If you go for the 15" put your sole at 16", because the 15" potty's are slightly higher as 15"



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Re: Joe's P19

Post by cape man » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:12 am

Haven't been paying much attention here lately. The boat looks fantastic!
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Re: Joe's P19

Post by Joe H » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:11 am

Thanks Craig,
The natives are getting restless, wife, mother-in-law, daughter and grandson, getting ready for church, I better get out to the garage now before they try sucking me into it! :lol:

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Completed: OD16, P19, FS14, V12 in progress

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Re: Joe's P19

Post by Joe H » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:46 pm

My first attempt with foam didn't work out as I thought it should, the foam was supposed to fill 8-9 cubic ft, the area I show in the picture measures 6.2 cubic ft and it didn't even fill that.
I heated the garage up to 65 degree's but I'm thinking it must have been cooler inside the hull of the boat between the stringers causing the foam not to expand as much as it should have.

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Re: Joe's P19

Post by topwater » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:46 am

Joe try putting the cans in hot water for a while , everybody says it works better the hotter it is .
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Re: Joe's P19

Post by wadestep » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:05 am

Hey Joe -
I also didn't get the expansion I wanted, even in 90 deg weather. However, I discovered (towards the end of the pouring) that pouring large batches into one spot caused significantly better expansion that pouring a large batch and spreading it out over a big area. IE - kinda like epoxy, a bunch of liquid foam in one spot will kick off much faster/better, and the exothermic reaction will really help with the expansion. Then just use the cut-offs in another compartment.
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Re: Joe's P19

Post by Joe H » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:44 am

Hey John, I stored it in the house to keep it warm but I will try heating it up a bit.

Wade, that might have something to do with it too, i poured about 4 plastic cup fulls in each box and spead it around, maybe not the best thing to do.

I'll try both idea's because I'm not thrilled about having to spend $500 more for foam.

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Re: Joe's P19

Post by topwater » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:46 am

Joe let us know how it works out , i'll be right behind you in a month or so . Hope it warms up some
before i have to foam my boat :help:
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Re: Joe's P19

Post by mecreature » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:03 pm

I checked in on your build a few times during your down time.
Glad to see you back at it.

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Re: Joe's P19

Post by Joe H » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Thanks mecreature, feels good getting back into it.

I managed to finish pouring the foam and putting the floor in this past weekend, 4 more gallons of foam and it still wasn't enough, but good enough. The glass guy said that 9 cubic feet of foam expansion is in free state, 6.2 cubic feet between the stringers is about right for 2 gallons, whatever, it's done and covered.

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What do you think, do I need to glass the whole sole?

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Completed: OD16, P19, FS14, V12 in progress

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