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Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:18 pm
by mohrscott
It seems very similar to taping drywall; I suppose someone has brought that up before. I am trying to put on as little faring as I can and keeping it as smooth as I can to avoid much sanding. I’d rather do it many easy sanding jobs than a few thick ones. We will see.....dome with my own fairing mix. Sand tomorrow and then Quickfair.

Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:08 am
by pee wee
I agree, many similarities between fiberglass tape/fairing and drywall, also plastering. The pros apply the compound smoothly so there's practically no sanding, the beginners make a lumpy mess and there's no end of dust and labor.

Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:37 am
by mohrscott
I am trying to figure out the best time to place the spray rails and rubrail; Seems that it would be easier to Quickfair, and long board the sides and bottom without these rails. I will need to fill and fair the joint between hull and spray rail however, so if I fair the bottom first, then I will need to dress up the spray rail joint......anyone have advice?

Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:39 am
by Fuzz
If you are able I would fair first. The rubrails sure get in the way.

Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:15 am
by topwater
Put the rub rail on then fair it then do the fillet under the rail at the end. But thats me :wink:

Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:34 am
by Browndog
Rubrails aren’t too much of a problem, but spray rails and strakes do get in the way. The area of the hull under the rubrail doesn’t really need a lot of smoothing because you are adhering the rubrail to it and covering it up. Applying glass over the rubrail or a fillet on the underside further negates the need.

Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:44 am
by mohrscott
Thanks all; I will fair out the bottom then put in spray rail. Seems like any longboarding will be easier without the spray rail on. I think I am going to miss sanding......

Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:39 pm
by mohrscott
Back at it after a lousy bout with the flu. DIY steam box worked great for the spray rails.

Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:38 pm
by mohrscott
No one told about the sanding......

Re: Crabby Patti2 C17

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:52 am
by Fuzz
We like to save the sanding part till guys are too deep in to quit :lol: