OB17 - good first build for light coastal duties?

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Re: OB17 - good first build for light coastal duties?

Post by TomW » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:08 am

Yepper you always want the best stuff on the hull then the rest of it can support it. :D


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Re: OB17 - good first build for light coastal duties?

Post by Garnett » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:22 am

TomW wrote:Yepper you always want the best stuff on the hull then the rest of it can support it. :D
Makes sense! I just couldn't tell from the study designs which thickness ply went where, and made the assumption the thickest stuff would be on the bottom!

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Re: OB17 - good first build for light coastal duties?

Post by steve292 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:07 pm

Epoxy, total 7.5 gallons (30 liters WEST SYSTEM Epoxy Resin C Pack (30kg)) =£286.20 ($480)
I would double that, if it's your first build or you have no fiberglassing experience.
Where are you in the uk, & where are you going to use the boat?
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Re: OB17 - good first build for light coastal duties?

Post by Garnett » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:57 am

Hi Steve. Thanks for the advice on epoxy. I'll change it in the costings.

I'm based in London, but the In-laws are in Poole and that's where we would build and use the boat - in and around Poole harbour, alongthe coast off Bournemouth and crossing the small sheltered channel across to Brownsea island and Swanage.

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