Got the Trial kit. What Next...

Ask questions before buying our plans or request a new design. Anybody can post here
Post Reply
Bala
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 56
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:08 am
Location: Long Island, NY

Got the Trial kit. What Next...

Post by Bala » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:55 am

I purchased the trial kit. What is the best thing to make/build to get a handle on this process?

Thanks,


----------------------------------
Regards
Bala

User avatar
tech_support
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 12319
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Contact:

Post by tech_support » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:09 am

Dont drink it :)

Take two pieces of scrap plywood and make angled joint (say 90 degree to keep it simple). Make a fillet, and glass over it, then fair the joint. Do both sides and you will have made a cross section of one our smaller boats.

Then build a boat :!:
Last edited by tech_support on Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:10 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Knottybuoyz
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 2331
Joined: Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:09 pm
Location: Iroquois, ON Canada

Post by Knottybuoyz » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:09 am

I used some of the epoxy & glass in mine to fix the fender on a buddy's 4 Wheeler and some of the epoxy to try a resin infusion. You could use some ply scraps to make a joint and fillet and glass that to see how it works.
Yours Aye! Rick
"It's not the boat "you built" until you've sworn at it, bled on it, sweated over it, cried beside it and then threatened to haul the POS outside and burn it!"

User avatar
Deedaddy
Active Poster
Active Poster
Posts: 414
Joined: Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:51 pm
Location: Wilmington, NC

Post by Deedaddy » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:12 am

A small center console is something you can use on a lot of the boats.

Bayport_Bob
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 520
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm
Location: Tarpon Springs, FL

Post by Bayport_Bob » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:15 am

If you have enough fiberglass I would:

1. Epoxy a piece of glass to a flat surface.

2. Build a small open box or at least a wood joint from 2 scrap boards (stitching the seams would be another good exercise)

a) Spot weld the seams together with epoxy/wood flour. After the spot weld cures, radius an edge and then go back and fill in one seam with epoxy/woodflour

b) laminate some tape over the seam.

c) Build a fillet on an inside seam with wood flour

d) Laminate some fiberglass over the inside joint & fillet. Preferably working "wet on wet"

3. Fair out the taped seams using the epoxy/blended filler.

4. Spray some rattle can primer over your faired surface so you can see how well the fairing job looks.

User avatar
Mad Dog
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 1930
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:49 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Post by Mad Dog » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:29 pm

Its a "trial kit", with just enough supplies to do what Shine recommended. That's it!

Russ5924
Active Poster
Active Poster
Posts: 392
Joined: Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:14 pm
Location: JAX FL.

Post by Russ5924 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:02 am

Or do what I did make up a piece of wood set it in the corner and use the trial kit on the boat :oops: 8O :D
D-5 Done and FL12 Done. GF14 80% done

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Fuzz and 23 guests