Woods Skoota 32DM

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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:44 pm

There is no callout on whether they are mat or not; the sizes are spec'd. RW plans are very high level and a vendor told me the stability of the mat backed tapes would be nice for me as I carry tapes in n out of the boat.

They are epoxy hungry. My calc is 72 to 48 for mat v none. I think I will stick with the mat backed tapes for the BH. But I like the advice for cleats. I am using like double the epoxy so far on this job, so some weight and penny savings are good. Thanks.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:47 pm

As for the trimming, right now I am keeping panels on the table 15 hours. Knife cutting works, but it is easier to oscillating tool cut.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:50 pm

Today's work.

BH3 cut n trimmed n in the bag.

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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by Jeff » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:16 pm

This is a great thread and I really enjoy watching this build!!! Jeff

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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:54 am

So, Tungsten....

I am going to take some of your advice, but want to cross the Ts and dot the Is.

Can I just use my scrap 18 oz biax to do some tapes? The stuff stretches like mad! I'm assuming you are cutting it the long way so the stitches are long, but still stretchy.

Or is there a specific tape 18 oz biax no mat that is made less stretchy?

Then got to thinking; maybe 18 oz tapes are even a bit heavy for some things. If I put up a little shelf or two in the bunk area; perhaps even a 12 ounce biax tape would be enough?

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. After I did the calculation of 72 to 48 or 3:2, I realized this was only the resin number; there would be extra tape weight as well; perhaps as much as 2:1 total. So, when I taped on the forward locker, I think I had 189" or tape. Or a total of let's say 16''. For my calculations, I use 1 ounce of resin per foot of tape. In this particular forward locker; I would have added 16 oz of resin and let's say 16 oz tape or 2#. For 18 oz biax; I calculate 16 oz total. So I could have save a pound on the build using your method. Is this right?
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by fallguy1000 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:16 am

Same subject then Tungsten. Do you always tape the cleat from underneath and then tape the locker from above?
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by Jaysen » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:35 am

Isn't the top tape doing multiple jobs? Securing horizontal to vertical, providing additional "seal-able" surface, protecting from separation.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding the question though...
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by pee wee » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:15 am

I'm used to seeing the tape on the top and only the cleat on the underside. The purpose of the cleat is partly to establish the height of the top, but I think mostly to provide an anchor between the two surfaces, same as the tape. In some cases I think you could forget the cleat and just use the tape (if you like taping over your head!). It is difficult, sometimes not possible to tape the underside, while the cleat method is much easier and very strong.
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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by Bogieman » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:55 am

First I've looked at this thread; Wow is all I can say.

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Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Post by Tungsten » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:18 am

All my tapes have a self edge on one side.Not sure if its a machine that cuts these and thats what you get.
Yes the stitching goes the long way and yes it stretches easy,but when rolled up on say a plastic tube say about2" in diameter it unrolls nicely after wet out.I use a scrap of vacuum flow pipe.

I think making your own tape might be a troublesome task.the frayed ends would drive ya nutts.

I have no advice on the tape or no tape question,theres some article's that suggest its not needed and some that say it is.Go figure.

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