FB11 Prometheus

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She loves it wet on wet.

Post by PrometheusNL » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:22 am

After filling up the outside with thickend epoxy i straight proceded to lay the glass tape ontop.

This second build way quicker then the first boat i built because now all the stuff i learend from the first time just doing it now i plan my layups and tasks so that i can work around dry time and still get loads done.

Tape put down like a dream she's nice and wet and easally accepted the glass to confirm to her curves.

Layup was done with 4 inch 6 oz glass tape and a Mohair 4 inch roller wetted out like a dream way quicker then a bristle brush and with the length i needed a welcome timesaver.

double layer on the chine for abration protection.
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Re: FB11 Prometheus

Post by terrulian » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:54 am

Very nice; good and solid progress.
I'm fond of hand tools. They work very well on fiberglass/epoxy. I find they are also very good at cutting flesh. 8O :lol:
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Re: FB11 Prometheus

Post by gonandkarl » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:40 pm

Hi,
Thank you for the idea with the scarfing, I stored it for later use. I just wonder why you tape jointed the backsides of the scarf joints ? Did you not trust the glue between the scarfs of your long panels ? I like your detailed pictures and hope you keep posting a lot more as you go along. I want to follow your build until you splash your nesting dinghy and wish you happy building on the way.
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Re: FB11 Prometheus

Post by PrometheusNL » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:19 am

gonandkarl wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:40 pm
I just wonder why you tape jointed the backsides of the scarf joints ? Did you not trust the glue between the scarfs of your long panels ?
The plans said to tape join both sides of the scarf joint. That's the only reason.

I'll keep the pictures comming yesterday i cut her in half. SHe's now half the boat she used to be ;)

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Re: FB11 Prometheus

Post by Jaysen » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:09 am

PrometheusNL wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:19 am
I'll keep the pictures comming yesterday i cut her in half. SHe's now half the boat she used to be ;)
Isn't it twice half the boat she used to be? But that's confusing for Fuzz.

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Re: FB11 Prometheus

Post by Fuzz » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:39 am

Jaysen wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:09 am
PrometheusNL wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:19 am
I'll keep the pictures comming yesterday i cut her in half. SHe's now half the boat she used to be ;)
Isn't it twice half the boat she used to be? But that's confusing for Fuzz.
:lol:

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Re: FB11 Prometheus

Post by PrometheusNL » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:14 am

Before we cut her in half or twice the half boat she used to be first we need some bulkheads.

I ran into a bit of trouble here as the bulkhead frame would not fit properly so i had to adjust the sizing a bit.

So the first bulkhead was fitted resonably on the line but was Bowed due to the pressure of the boat on the bulkhead on the 6mm ply. You can really bend that okume without problem that's handy when doing the sides but not so nice when you do the straight bulkheads. I din't catch the bow until i went to install the second frame the next day.

I tried to clamp together the frames and take some bend out of it but when i finally put in the stiffeners on the bulkhead you can really see the bow in the wood.

nothing a few clamps can fix i hope some brute force ahh well i guess if i'd do it again i would screw the frames into place both of them with battoning against them to keep them straight. This would be better to force it into place and make sure of a sraight mating service.
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