The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:04 pm

I made some progress, but it took a while to get sorted. I tried to just butt join parts as I went along, but it made an odd angle along the curves. The same thing happened when I tried to just kerf cut the areas that needed the most bending. So I ended up splicing 3 sections using 45 degree angles, the forward sections were tapered the last few inches. I shortened them a little from my original plans after some thinking to 140". So it all bent evenly I kerf cut them every 4 inches.

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They are about 5/8" high and 1.5" wide.
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Shaped and filled
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Glassed
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I'm fairly happy with the outcome. In the pics it looks a little uneven because of the shading of the wood and filler, but once it gets faired and painted on color it will look pretty good.


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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:55 pm

I'm pretty much done with glass work now on the outside. I decided to add a second layer of glass to the chines since they are made of wood this will give them plenty of protection. If a strike happens hard enough to damage them they will be easy enough to repair, but they will act as a sacrificial part to keep the damage away from the hull. They will get coated in HBN/Epoxy too.

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Next I turned my attention to the drain plug tube I made earlier. I'm glassing it in now so I can fair it smooth along with that whole area.

I think I marked it straight? LOL, it's kind of hard to tell after applying thickened epoxy to level the hull. It might be 1/16" off which is good enough.

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I am just gluing it in on the top right now, I'll go back later and fill the area around it. This turned out to be the best way to keep it in place. I left it proud by about 1/4" this was I can fair all around it, then grind it level when done.

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:46 pm

Time to itch. Sanded the bottom to get it ready for the first coat of fairing compound.

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:04 pm

I got a bit of fairing compound spread out, just a skim coat to start. I think I'm mixing it to thick, I went through about 1/3 my mix just to do this. I have some left over west systems fairing mix and some glass microspheres I can use once I run out. Hopefully it will be enough, if not I'll order some more soon.

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I think I'm going to roll on a neat coat or two to the sides to get them closer prior to fairing them. I do have a wave on each side toward the stern where I tried to fix some gaps, nothing major, but I need to decide if I will fix it or not.
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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by Jeff » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:12 pm

Nice initial fairing work Silentneko!!! Jeff

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by Bogieman » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:13 pm

Looking good, Silentneko! BTW, always curious about clever"handles". Care to to enlighten on it?? I also wanted to mention that the FS17 is one of my favorite powerboat designs and I actually bought the FS17 plans one year ago. I studied the FS17 plans for several months before making the decision to go with the AD16 sailboat. Anyway, the hull is looking great and I'll be following your build along the way.

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:03 am

Nothing to clever about my handle really. Neko is cat in Japanese. I'm a big guy, but in my youth I walked soft and was fairly quiet. I'm more of a bull in a China shop now, lol. Being around friends who were all into martial arts I got the nickname Neko.

I love the look of the FS series. Even though it may not be the best design for my needs, I still decided to move forward with some mods. Hope it all works how I plan, lol. Thanks.
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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by silentneko » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:26 pm

Fairing is fun....right?

I sanded the bottom with the 5" orbital sander, it really did smooth it out a lot, but I wouldn't call it faired.

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I applied a second, slightly thicker, coat of fairing mix. Here it is applied to the port side.

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I also decided to fix a few spots on the sides. Hopefully it all works out.

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by Bogieman » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:05 pm

silentneko wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:03 am
Nothing to clever about my handle really. Neko is cat in Japanese. I'm a big guy, but in my youth I walked soft and was fairly quiet. I'm more of a bull in a China shop now, lol. Being around friends who were all into martial arts I got the nickname Neko...
:lol:

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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Post by pee wee » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:01 am

silentneko wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Fairing is fun....right?
I sanded the bottom with the 5" orbital sander, it really did smooth it out a lot, but I wouldn't call it faired.
Fairing is even less fun if you use a longboard, but you know it's going to do a better job . . .
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