LM18 or "How to eat an elephant"...

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LM18 or "How to eat an elephant"...

Post by furiousgeorge » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:26 pm

Went and picked up some Okoume today...what have I gotten myself into? 8O
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Re: LM18 or "How to eat an elephant"...

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:52 pm

Start building and keep the gas jug close. If you don't have fun with it fires are always fun!!! :lol:

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Re: LM18 or "How to eat an elephant"...

Post by Jeff » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:57 pm

Welcome, we look forward to watching another LM18 being built!! Jeff

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Re: LM18 or "How to eat an elephant"...

Post by cape man » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:24 pm

Build on!
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Re: LM18 or "How to eat an elephant"...

Post by BarraMan » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:27 am

Get to chewing! :lol:

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Re: LM18 or "How to eat an elephant"...

Post by furiousgeorge » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:03 pm

@Barraman, you get it...

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Re: LM18 or "How to eat an elephant"...

Post by furiousgeorge » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:32 am

Let's hear everyone's thoughts on epoxy. I'm thinking of going with the silver tip because it's supposedly amine blush free and user friendly. Can this stuff be used for glue and filleting too, or do I need to buy a different product? :help: :help: :help:

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Re: LM18 or "How to eat an elephant"...

Post by terrulian » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:08 am

Marinepoxy also has no blush. I've not worked with Silver Tip but I used Marinepoxy on my build, which is quite a bit less expensive. I've also used Tap plastics, Smith's, and mostly used West System before before becoming aware of BBC. As I've said before many times, I have never had any problem with any brand of epoxy that wasn't directly caused by the carelessness, foolishness, and idiocy of yours truly.
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Re: LM18 or "How to eat an elephant"...

Post by furiousgeorge » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:46 am

Thanks Tony! Good call, it is a lot cheaper than Silvertip. I can't find any data on it though. I'm working in a hot garage in FL. I see they have a tropical slow cure option...

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Re: LM18 or "How to eat an elephant"...

Post by Jeff » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:14 pm

furiousgeorge, give me a call at the shop today or tomorrow as I am happy to provide you any level of detail you want on our MarinEpoxy Brand!! The formulation of the MarinEpoxy was done by Jacques years ago and is mixed here in Florida. We like our brand of epoxy and yes, the Tropical Slow is about as slow as you are going to get here in Florida!! The blend was really formulated for the summers in the Islands!! You can reach us at the shop at 772.770.1225!! Jeff

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