FS17 Build

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Re: FS17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:12 pm

Haven't posted in a while, but I think I'm finally finished sanding. Learned my lesson about using a lot of ez fillet. :roll: I have nice rounded edges. How smooth should it be before I can start laying fiberglass?

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Re: FS17 Build

Post by pee wee » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:08 am

It looks like you're good to go, it doesn't need to be all that smooth.
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Re: FS17 Build

Post by Eric1 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:08 am

Wrap that Rascal! :lol:

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Re: FS17 Build

Post by bateau-webmaster » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:24 pm

I concur, do it up! Pre-fairing never hurts, but you still wind up having more sanding to do at the end.

Edit: by that I mean smoothing everything out ahead of time, never use fairing compound under the glass :P

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Re: FS17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:43 pm

Cool.. I'm going to start wrapping her!

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Re: FS17 Build

Post by willg » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:06 am

Please make sure your chine and transom edges are rounded over well. At the bow your edges look good to me but I wonder if they're too sharp aft and at the transom. Maybe they're fine and I just can't tell from the picture.

On my PH18 I wound up grinding away all the glass from the aftward edges. It was a serious pain to do and the right thing, but I wouldn't want to see anybody have to do what I did. I don't think an edge could be too rounded, as it's going to be built up anyway after the glass is down.

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Re: FS17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:06 am

I get what you're saying and I'll go over it one more time. There are a few spots where I want to add a little ez fillet anyway so I'll need to bust the sander out again.

I guess you really can't go too round. Looks better that way

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Re: FS17 Build

Post by Mikem59 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:10 pm

I agree on making sure your edges/corners are rounded. I had some issues on a section of my chine where the glass just won't make that angle. Here's my result of my error. One good thing about these builds, I haven't had a mistake I couldn't recover from, along with the help of this forum.

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Re: FS17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:45 am

Thanks for the pic Mikem59. I've decided to do some more rounding. Not like I don't have the time. :lol:

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Re: FS17 Build

Post by Parkrat » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:56 pm

I have a couple questions and would like a little advice. I'm ready to fiberglass the outside! Sanding and rounding turned out great. I won't be able to fiberglass all the seams and outside at once. Is it okay to fiberglass the keel and bow first? Offset the 2 layers by an inch or so. Then come back another day and do the other seams? I know at some point the fiberglass will overlap and I'll need to sand it first. I guess it some spots as it overlaps it could be 4 layers thick? Like at the transom and keel. It's warming up there so it's time to fiberglass! Thanks guys. :D

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