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by BillS
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Brightsides application questions
Replies: 7
Views: 5653

Re: Brightsides application questions

I'm in an insulated garage with a window unit AC for temp control but it still must be a bit warm. Running the air seems to cause more dust issues, though so I would rather not use it. I bought conditioner yesterday and tried it. Thanks for the advice vupilot, it made a difference! You have to watch...
by BillS
Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Brightsides application questions
Replies: 7
Views: 5653

Re: Brightsides application questions

Thanks for the reply vupilot. I have seen that video and it illustrates the technique very well. My first coat application a couple days ago went pretty well but you could still see where I stopped one section and began the next. I was using a foam brush to tip and decided to go to a standard bristl...
by BillS
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Brightsides application questions
Replies: 7
Views: 5653

Brightsides application questions

For those of you who have used Brightsides paint, what was your method of sanding in between coats? Did you sand with a power sander or by hand, either on a block or bare handed? Did you tip with a brush or foam applicator ans how much pressure worked best for you? After the final coat, did you leav...
by BillS
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Fold Up Build Continues
Replies: 18
Views: 11890

Re: Fold Up Build Continues

On to the next step, primer and paint! I have 2 coats of the Interlux Pre-Kote primer on several small pieces and the larger floor piece. I followed the directions on the can, sanding with 120 grit after the first coat and 220 after the 2nd. The result was a very smooth feeling surface. Today I trie...
by BillS
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Fold Up Build Continues
Replies: 18
Views: 11890

Re: Fold Up Build Begins

I have finished the epoxy stage, most of the sanding and completed the 2nd dry fit. http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii112/BillZBub68/20160608_184644_zpsbqdmyywj.jpg http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii112/BillZBub68/20160608_184714_zpssos13xvu.jpg The shears had to be cut and attached before the...
by BillS
Mon May 30, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Okhume ply -giant bubble appeared during build HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Okhume ply -giant bubble appeared during build HELP

I am about done applying epoxy on my build. One large piece of 1/4' okhume ply developed a large bubble about as big as my hand in the middle of the plys. It's along an edge and I can see where the plys are separated. The piece is not fiberglassed. Can I somehow inject glue or epoxy in the bubble fr...
by BillS
Mon May 23, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Fold Up Build Continues
Replies: 18
Views: 11890

Re: Fold Up Build Begins

Thanks Roberta! Coming from you that is a real compliment. I have read your build threads and they are quite impressive.

No rain expected today (finally!) and I don't have to go to work until noon. Time to do a little sanding.
by BillS
Sun May 22, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Fold Up Build Continues
Replies: 18
Views: 11890

Re: Fold Up Build Begins

Still at it. Epoxy took much longer than I anticipated. Still a little bit to do. I decided to glass the 4 strips that will run lengthwise at the center and edges down the bottom of the boat. They are used to hold down the seam material that will allow the boat to fold. They also will be the pieces ...
by BillS
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Trolling motor questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5119

Re: Trolling motor questions

That's good info galamb! It is helpful to at least have a rough idea of a conversion between horsepower and thrust.
by BillS
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Trolling motor questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5119

Re: Trolling motor questions

Thanks for the replies. Hoodman, the links are very helpful. $99 is a great price from what I have seen.
by BillS
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: GLUE A COPPER PENNY TO BATTERY
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

Re: GLUE A COPPER PENNY TO BATTERY

My mechanic put a copper washer on my battery terminal and it does the same thing.
by BillS
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Trolling motor questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5119

Trolling motor questions

I want to use a small motor on my 10' Fold Up. Glen-L recommends 2hp or less but since many of my fishing spots outlaw gas motors I want to get a comparable trolling motor. I know nothing about marine motors and am hoping some of you could give me advice. Lots of different brands out there and I don...
by BillS
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Fold Up Build Continues
Replies: 18
Views: 11890

Re: Fold Up Build Begins

I have been steadily working on the boat the past couple of weeks but not much to show. I finished the dry fit and cut out the slats that will hold down the seam material. Today I finished the seal coat of epoxy on all the pieces using Glen-L's product. It is my first time applying epoxy and I felt ...
by BillS
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Fillets before or after encapsulation?
Replies: 1
Views: 2080

Fillets before or after encapsulation?

My Fold Up build doesn't call for fillets but I thought it wouldn't hurt to reinforce some attachment blocking that will be exposed to some abuse when the boat is in fold up mode. Do the fillets go on bare wood or should at least 1 coat be applied first?
by BillS
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Fold Up Build Continues
Replies: 18
Views: 11890

Re: Fold Up Build Begins

I un-clamped the bow cap this morning and it fits very well.

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