FS19 (-5%) in GA

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Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Post by Fuzz » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:04 am

Clamp a 8 foot 2x4 across the joint to keep it from cracking when you flip it.



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Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Post by GuyP » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:59 pm

Will do as well as get my wife involved in these minor flips.

Thanks to all for the advice.

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Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Post by GuyP » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:14 pm

How long should I wait before carefully turning over a long panel fiberglass/epoxy butt joint to glass the flip side of the joint.
75 degree high, 60 low, 70 at mix time. Used medium speed hardener. Found the cure speed chart detailing minutes to gel and recomends 24 hours to sanding.
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Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Post by pee wee » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:21 am

GuyP wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:14 pm
How long should I wait before carefully turning over a long panel fiberglass/epoxy butt joint to glass the flip side of the joint.
75 degree high, 60 low, 70 at mix time. Used medium speed hardener. Found the cure speed chart detailing minutes to gel and recomends 24 hours to sanding.
I'd go by how hard the epoxy has set up- if you can barely make a dent in it with your fingernail, or not at all, be careful and proceed.
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Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Post by piperdown » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:37 am

pee wee wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:21 am
GuyP wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:14 pm
How long should I wait before carefully turning over a long panel fiberglass/epoxy butt joint to glass the flip side of the joint.
75 degree high, 60 low, 70 at mix time. Used medium speed hardener. Found the cure speed chart detailing minutes to gel and recomends 24 hours to sanding.
I'd go by how hard the epoxy has set up- if you can barely make a dent in it with your fingernail, or not at all, be careful and proceed.
Yep, same here. Usually, when it's during summer temps, I was able to flip the next day.
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Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Post by GuyP » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:16 pm

Thanks fellas. Lyn and I got it flipped and side two is curing. Cutting out its mirror image currently.

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Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Post by GuyP » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:07 pm

Next week I’ll be stitching the panels around the molds and transom.

Questions

Should I temporarily screw the panels to the transom until putty has been applied and set?

If the transom is not lining up exactly to the panels should I detach the temporary screws holding it to the motorwell sides as I screw it to the panels?

I think I could adjust the frames holding the stringers and motorwell but believe his way is easier and should result in good alignment as long as port/starboard panels are mirror images.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Post by piperdown » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:47 pm

Based on what I did and what others have done on their builds attach it loosely with a screw to the transom and work forward to the bow.
I used one screw in the top of the side panel to the transom and then used some stitches moving to the bow on each side. Fiddled with it for a bit until I was satisfied both sides were fair and everything lined up.
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Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Post by GuyP » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:33 am

A break from boat building. My largest, released!
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Re: FS19 (-5%) in GA

Post by BB Sig » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:58 pm

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