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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:18 am
by TomW1
narfi wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:44 pm

Is time and blush the only concerns with cooler slower cure times?
If it takes 2-3 days till I can work on it, is there any structural concerns?
No there are no are no structural concerns Narfi as the epoxy will eventually cure, you will have to go with a mechanical bond instead of a chemical bond but that is pretty much what you would have had to do in AK any way. With the blush do not sand it first, wash it off first and then sand it to get a good mechanical bond.

Tom

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:11 am
by bigyellowtractor
narfi wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:23 pm
Cant afford insulation, and cant afford heating without insulation.
You wouldn't need much to keep some heat in Narfi. Something as simple as a tent that you drape or move over your bench/boat when you've done for the day would do it. A couple of hoop or triangle frames made out of 2x2, some long "ridge" poles and then drape with thin polythene. Cover that with some cheap packing blankets, old bed quilts, etc and you'd only need a tiny bit of heat; maybe an electric tube heater https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index ... r_Heaters/ to significantly raise the temperature.

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:54 am
by Netpackrat
Jaysen wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:35 pm
It could be cheaper to move someplace with better weather too..

A hurricane might kill you if you are unlucky... that cold ... I'll take my hurricane thank you very much.
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Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:13 am
by Jaysen
Those are all Florida (and appear to be the SAME HOUSE). Just don't go to Florida and it's safe!

Ok... maybe just safe-er

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:34 am
by cape man
What about an electric blanket? You can cover the boat with a plastic sheet and then the blanket, or 2.

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:23 am
by Jaysen
cape man wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:34 am
What about an electric blanket? You can cover the boat with a plastic sheet and then the blanket, or 2.
Now that's a good idea!

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:27 am
by pee wee
With a small tent over the boat, a lightbulb (or two or three) may generate enough heat to make a big difference- that's what we'd do for concrete pours when it threatened to go below freezing.

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:59 pm
by Fuzz
They have the right idea. Visqueen over the top and a light bulb under will work for a long time. I am sure you have seen a hundred watt bulb keep a well house from freezing all winter. Make sure the bulb is below your work, heat rises you know :D

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:47 pm
by bateau-webmaster
Coming right along! Added to build threads page. 8)

Re: Narfi's FS17 - Build Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:33 pm
by narfi
bateau-webmaster wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:47 pm
Coming right along! Added to build threads page. 8)
Thanks :)
Though my finished HC14 build thread is probably more deserving than this thread at this point.