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by Bluesman
Mon May 25, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Ready for glass work

Thanks Bill, I've considered that and we may try to tack it across the bottom, then pull the cloth down and wrap it up inside the hull with tacks first before we do anything. Provided that looks like it might hold it tight to the transom we may just proceed with a dry fit method in that way. We'll s...
by Bluesman
Mon May 25, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Ready for glass work

The starboard side seemed to go a little better with some experience under our belts... The tail of the dragon goes tomorrow.
by Bluesman
Sun May 24, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Ready for glass work

Worked out pretty well but I've got a curtain in the middle that will need to be addressed. Build it up and sand it back later? System Three says don't sand in between coats or you'll end up with white flecks in the finish.
by Bluesman
Sat May 23, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Ready for glass work

Bill Edmundson wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 7:33 pm
Go Ted Go!

Bill
You're making me laugh and I think I owe you a case of "natty light"....... Wouldn't be here without you!
by Bluesman
Sat May 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Ready for glass work

Laying the cloth on for tomorrow.
by Bluesman
Sat May 23, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie boat builder in Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Newbie boat builder in Michigan

Welcome! Should be a fun build for you.
by Bluesman
Fri May 22, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Ready for glass work

Thanks for the tips and the beer is readily cold for the end of any day. I also plan to brew a new batch of Spotted Cow clone some time this weekend.
by Bluesman
Fri May 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Ready for glass work

This is weekend where I glass this hull..... Any last words of wisdom before I begin. The surface is cleaned / ready to go and I have all the materials I think I need. I'm gonna try the dry fit method and wet out the material and the hull in the same go. I'm planning on cutting all the cloth to a ro...
by Bluesman
Thu May 14, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from St. Pete, FL
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: New Member from St. Pete, FL

Welcome! I'm with Roberta on this, African is just fine and nobody will know the difference. Use the resources you have available in your area, which in FL should be pretty darned good... World Panel on the Atlantic side should be your first phone call.
by Bluesman
Sun May 03, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Long time dreamer, first time builder!
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Long time dreamer, first time builder!

Welcome! In the middle of my Tahoe build right now and I think I've looked at Bill's photo album a million times... Enjoy the ride.
by Bluesman
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 16
Views: 2435

Re: Florida Barrelback

Very nice but I suggest some PPE here, wear a mask (if you can't find one make one) or you'll feel all that sanding dust in your lungs.
by Bluesman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Modifying the Tahoe 23 design
Replies: 19
Views: 6357

Re: Modifying the Tahoe 23 design

Being "boatless" isn't all that bad"

Said NOBODY EVER!! :D :D
Yup, I said it. Enjoyed what I had but it was time to move on and start a new chapter.
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by Bluesman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Modifying the Tahoe 23 design
Replies: 19
Views: 6357

Re: Modifying the Tahoe 23 design

This is a good point, one thing you might consider is buying something suitable now so you're on the water this year, then start building what you really want and can take your time. When you're finished with the build, sell the other boat. Of course, I went the other direction. I had a boat and sol...
by Bluesman
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Annapolis barrelback 19
Replies: 11
Views: 4126

Re: Annapolis barrelback 19

If I had to do it again I'd consider buying a decent drum sander to avoid all the planner tear outs. Although, I've read that if you lightly wet the material and take thin passes on the planner it will help.

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