LM 18 First Time Build

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by willg » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:12 pm

You are really trucking along, and doing an outstanding job!

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by seaslug » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:21 pm

You're doing a great job, I'm jealous, I would love to build this boat, and excited to see one finished. No pressure of course! Build on. Mike

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by TomW1 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:19 am

Nice job, keep it up and keep the pictures coming

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by tcason » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:36 am

Not sure what the experts say But I would aggressive sand the tape before glassing.

Tapering the edges where it meets the wood hopefully will save some fairing. My experience is one hour of sanding now saves two hours of sanding and fairing later in the build.

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by Colemanfire » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:49 am

Thanks everyone for the encouraging words.

tcason: Every thing I've seen on here the tape has been sanded and edges knocked down, so that is my plan. Even thought about maybe fairing the tape a little before I put the glass on, but now I think it would be a waste of time, and product. Maybe the pros can comment on that.

Thanks Again Guys.

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by fishgitr » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:12 pm

I agree. There will little nipples that stick up and it will create air bubbles. That's why it's a big thing to do wet on wet.

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by fishgitr » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:14 pm

Also if it's been over 24 hours you will want to sand to get a good surface to stick to.

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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by Colemanfire » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:28 pm

Does anyone have plans on the LM18? I have an important question. Trying to cut and layout the fiberglass for the boat, but think I have a material issue.
plans call for the over lap of glass on the keel, and on the chine of at least 6". When I layout one side of the boat with the 52" wide cloth, if I were to cut the first sheet from the 6" past the keel to the 6" past the chine the material that I have left would get nowhere close to covering from the side of the boat to 6" past the chine. to get this I would have to roll out a and cut the cloth, and I don't know if the build material in the kit will cover this. The kit came with 18 yards if cloth that is 52" wide.
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Re: LM 18 First Time Build

Post by Colemanfire » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:11 pm

Got it figured out. Had to go grab some more fiberglass form Boat Builder the kit does not include the glass to cover the whole side of the boat.
got to get the boat out of the garage today, and sanded the tape. here are some pictures of the whole boat, so you guys can see how is shaped. I did get the boat glassed tonight, just didn't get pictures yet. will take in the morning.
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