FS13 'Lil Stream

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Re: FS13 'Lil Stream

Post by terrulian » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:47 am

Well done. I love the idea of making the mold. The potential for using glass and epoxy is seemingly infinite.


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Re: FS13 'Lil Stream

Post by Fuzz » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:59 pm

Great idea for making round corners but how was the bolt used :doh:

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Re: FS13 'Lil Stream

Post by BB Sig » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:58 pm

The tube wanted to collapse when pressure was applied to the mold. The bolt kept it from collapsing. There has to be some wiggle room to get the tube free from the epoxy. Tape held the mold in position. I'll take a picture when I get the other one going tomorrow. I plan to use medium hardener on the next corner.

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Re: FS13 'Lil Stream

Post by BB Sig » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:29 pm

Wow, it's been a bit since I posted something. I owe you guys a picture of the cooler progress. I've got all four corners fiberglassed. I need to start the inner cooler walls and clean up the inside.

I had a couple of areas that I rushed through and I needed just a little more epoxy so mixed a small batch that must have been bad. I had to scrap and grind them out. That is frustrating! :( It is fixed now. :roll:

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I've got the cloth ready to apply. Two of our regulars for Tuesday night bible study cancelled so I might get to work on it tomorrow night or put it off until Thursday night since the wife will be out of town.

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Re: FS13 'Lil Stream

Post by glossieblack » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:29 am

Just caught upon your build Barry. Your round cornered cooler is going to look the goods. :D
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Re: FS13 'Lil Stream

Post by Eric1 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:50 am

Hey Barry, I hate you had to deal with a bad batch. It's not fun but the boat is looking great! :)

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Re: FS13 'Lil Stream

Post by BB Sig » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:04 pm

Thanks guys! :D

The work continued tonight. I got the outside epoxied and fiberglass laid. I'm hoping that I don't have another mixing issue. I mixed to whole songs. That's normally 3 mins. Scrape the sides a few times during the mixing and then applied as fast as possible. Epoxying the sides stink. :lol:

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Epoxy and fiberglass applied. :)

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And a couple of pics of the cooler/battery box so far. The corners need to be built up and I need to start working on the cooler insert. I'm thinking just simple fillets on the inside of the insert. The rounded corners took too long. 8O

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Re: FS13 'Lil Stream

Post by Eric1 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:55 am

Nice work Barry. The layup looks great!

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Re: FS13 'Lil Stream

Post by BB Sig » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:24 am

Thanks Eric.

I used 4 pumps of resin, 1 pump of medium and 1 pump of slow. Already firm enough this morning to take a razor blade to the glass and trim off the excess. I should be able to start fairing on Thursday. This will not be to Eric's standard. :wink:

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Re: FS13 'Lil Stream

Post by Eric1 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:28 am

BB Sig wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:24 am
Thanks Eric.

I used 4 pumps of resin, 1 pump of medium and 1 pump of slow. Already firm enough this morning to take a razor blade to the glass and trim off the excess. I should be able to start fairing on Thursday. This will not be to Eric's standard. :wink:
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