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Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:42 pm
by silentneko
Thanks, the cooler sets in the top about 1.5" down. I'll use a few cam buckles on the sides to keep her from jumping around.

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:10 pm
by Rtorres2411
Looking real nice 8) .

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:20 pm
by Bogieman
Your work is always so clean it's like you're building furniture. I really like your cooler / leaning post set up.

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:28 pm
by Dan_Smullen
Very nice! The best details are functional and look good. Like the toe kick.

Where you able to seal the end grain of the ply where it meets the deck? Seems like even with fillets all the way around, there’s still be potential for the base to wick moisture.

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:22 pm
by silentneko
Thanks, you guys are to kind. Sealing end grain is not an issue, resin soaks into it readily, and I've never had a failure from it in all these years.

So I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I had a chance to touch the boat. Well not much has changed. I am still working on the cooler stand, I wasn't quite happy with it, and wanted to change it just a little. I did route it just to see what it would look like, and I think it's nice.

On the choice of materials, I did decide to change. I was in lowes, and found they carry 3/4" Luan panels. It's of similar weight and density to the okoume I'm using, and what I built my first boat out of. I think it will do better then the pine panel and it's actually 3/4" instead of 5/8".

I was working on cutting out and matching the parts using the flush bit on my router, when disaster struck again. The bearing seized again and ruined both parts. It's not a huge deal, or expense, but I'll need to get another panel tomorrow to finish. This is the 3rd bit I've burnt up on this build, at $40 each it's starting to hurt, lol.

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:03 pm
by Eric1
The boat looks incredible! Sorry about the burnt brg. Nothing lasts anymore.

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:58 pm
by silentneko
So the saga of the cooler rack/stand, lol.

I first made it out of a project panel and decided I wanted to change it a bit. So I rebuilt it out of luan. Well I had the router bit bearing failure that ruined it, So I bought a new panel. I recut everything, got it all routed and glued together, went to test fit and realized I'm a dumbass! The project panel I originally made it from was 5/8", but the luan is 3/4", so I lost a 1/4". This made it to tight on the edge of the cooler and while it would fit, it would rub and take off any finish I put on. Sooooo I rebuild it a 4th time and made it 3/8" wider.

So now that that's over let me explain how I came to my design. I actually looked at the cooler. So here is a pic of a typical aluminum cooler rack. You'll notice the cooler is only supported by the 2 bars going across the bottom. So for the entire cooler it only has 4 points of contact maybe 1" wide.


Here is the bottom of the cooler, it looks like it's molded so it has reinforcement around the outer edges.


I decided to support the ends and have 3 more 2" wide supports in the middle. The white filled circles towards the bottom are for the bungee cord, just a single one about 1.5" high to keep flippers from sliding out. The end supports have a cutout to feed the strap through to hold the cooler.



Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:41 pm
by silentneko
Slowly plugging away in between holiday stuff. I smoothed out the floor under the cooler stand then got my measurements.

Looking at the pics, it looks tight, but not so. I decided to put the cooler 13.75 inches back from the console, this is more then enough room for my size 15's.


There is also more then 16" of room behind the cooler stand. Plenty to walk around.


It's now bonded and filleted down, I'll tab it in soon.


Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:51 pm
by cape man
Getting there! Looks good.

Re: The Plytanic 2.0 - FS17 Build

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:47 am
by Jeff
Nice work!!! Jeff