SK14 in TX

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Fuzz » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:48 am

Must be about time for a bunch of glassing :D



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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by AggieGirl » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:34 pm

Yes, lots of glass work ahead of me. I have been working on the glassing the seams but noticed today that I have some air bubbles. Pictures below.

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Is this a big deal? How have others dealt with this or can I keep moving forward?

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by BB Sig » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:00 pm

Making progress!

See if you can inject some epoxy into the bubbles. You will need to drill/poke two holes on opposing sides. You inhect the epoxy in one and tge air comes out of the other. If you can't do that, then grind it off and lay a piece over the ground out hole.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Coach » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:05 am

I had the same thing at similar places on my build. I went to WestMarine and purchased a package of empty syringes and followed BB Sigs suggestion below. Used a small drill bit to poke two small holes in the pockets then mixed up a small batch of epoxy, filled the syringes and just plunged in enough epoxy to squeeze out the other side. it will fill up fine. if the pockets look big, filling them is easy.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Dougster » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:41 am

Those seem pretty small to me. The ones I've had like that I just poked at with a box knife, church key, or what ever to see if they were hollow underneath. Then dig 'em out and patch 'em with a little piece of glass or, when really small, fair with epoxy/wood flour.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by AggieGirl » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:06 am

Thanks for the tips, I tried to use a syringe but the bubbles weren't big enough. Ended up following Dougster's advice and got it taken care of.

Worked on the large sheets of fiberglass on the hull yesterday. Tonight we are going to sand the hull and add the last piece of fiberglass to finish it out. We had initially planned to do it all in one go so we wouldn't have to sand between layers but that just didn't work out.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Jeff » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:08 am

Very nice work!! Jeff

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Dougster » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:45 pm

Sure is nice, clean glass work!

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by Fuzz » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:04 pm

Beautiful glass work :D One thing, you might want to chamfer the sharp edges on the bottom of your rub rails.

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Re: SK14 in TX

Post by OrangeQuest » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:19 pm

Very nice!!
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