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by bjfrater
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: How to drill holes in the transom without wrecking the paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: How to drill holes in the transom without wrecking the paint?

Thanks for the tips.
I dont want water to damage the transom, that would be hard to fix!
I was hoping there might be an easier way but looks like this will be it.
by bjfrater
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Snapless Cockpit Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Snapless Cockpit Cover

Cool! clever idea with the tent poles.
by bjfrater
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: How to drill holes in the transom without wrecking the paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: How to drill holes in the transom without wrecking the paint?

Ok thanks. Amy suggestions about drilling oversize then filling with epoxy and drilling again or are there other options?
How have people ensured the drain tubes dont allow water to penetrate the transom around the outside edges?
by bjfrater
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: How to drill holes in the transom without wrecking the paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 436

How to drill holes in the transom without wrecking the paint?

I am needing to drill some holes in my transom for drain tubes from the motor well. (I will also need to drill some for the motor mount later) As I have already painted the hull and framed in the motor well I am reluctant to drill oversized holes so that I can fill it with epoxy and redrill the actu...
by bjfrater
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 158
Views: 31623

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Oh yeah, I agree Joshua is where you want to go to see the costs. He has done a great job tracking his time and costs.
Its in USD and being in the states has access to alot more suppliers but its a great guide anyway.
by bjfrater
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 158
Views: 31623

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Hi Charles, Yeah I understand your dilemma, I chose the Zip for a couple of reasons, 1) I liked the look of it 2) It seemed like it was achievable to build 3) it is a size that I can manage and fit inside my carport while building it. 4) It has an outboard so I didnt need to worry about mechanics to...
by bjfrater
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from NEW ZELAND. I need some help!
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Hi from NEW ZELAND. I need some help!

Welcome Charles,
Im building a Zip in Auckland. Happy to answer any questions you might have.

Brendon
by bjfrater
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Upholstery for the Beginner
Replies: 37
Views: 2497

Re: Upholstery for the Beginner

Wow I love it. Amazing work. It really finishes the boat off beautifully.
Well done.
by bjfrater
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello to all from Wellington, New Zealand
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: Hello to all from Wellington, New Zealand

I used about three coats of epoxy over the cloth (It did seem like alot) then used an orbital sander and longboard to go over it. I also used a high build primer undercoat and again used the longboard to get it flat.
by bjfrater
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Yet another closet build: Tango Skiff 13
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

Re: Yet another closet build: Tango Skiff 13

Love it, really nice finish. Congrats.
by bjfrater
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cabrons Zip Build
Replies: 246
Views: 38886

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Thanks for the reference Scott.
Im around on this forum as well.

Brendon.
by bjfrater
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 520
Views: 80077

Re: New member from oregon

Looks good! I love working on the parts which give the most visual progress. Always feels more rewarding to see big changes.
by bjfrater
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Confusion about posting photos in forum messages ?
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Confusion about posting photos in forum messages ?

The only problem with that approach is that after time the links to external images often get lost and there is nothing worse than finding a thread talking about an issue you might be having and finding all the images missing.
by bjfrater
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Launch Date
Replies: 25
Views: 1902

Re: Launch Date

Well done, a fantastic achievement!
Beautiful!


Would love to know what approach you used on your deck seams?
by bjfrater
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 158
Views: 31623

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Heres what I went with. just need to repeat for the other sections.

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