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by tclark
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scooter build
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

Re: Scooter build

I installed two 750 gallon per hr bilge pumps with automatic control and manual switch. I am more worried about a half inch of water sitting in the area for a few days.
by tclark
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scooter build
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

Scooter build

Very close to completing my Scooter project. I still need to add a cavitation plate to the engine, and attach the grabrail and windshield. Took Jiggy Six out this weekend for the first time. Spent some time breaking in the new Suzuki. also had a marine surveyor inspect the boat so I could get insura...
by tclark
Mon May 07, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Balancing the boat
Replies: 0
Views: 2930

Balancing the boat

Right now my plan is to place a manufactured fiberglass console in approximately the same position as as the plywood console placement as shown in the boat plans. Since this is a flats boat it is really important to be able to plane out quickly, so balancing the boat is going to be important. The mo...
by tclark
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Pour foam versus Polystyrene Blocks
Replies: 11
Views: 2112

Pour foam versus Polystyrene Blocks

I am trying to determine what foam to use in my Scooter boat. I am a bit leary about using the pour foam, it seems messy and can be strong when expanding. I can purchase blocks cut to specific sizes of expanded polystyrene foam. The salesman says it is a closed cell foam, tighter and more water resi...
by tclark
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Transom Edge
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Re: Transom Edge

Thanks for your replies. I think I will leave the transom fairly sharp and leave well enough alone of the chines. I have noticed that I have some bad spots on the hull when it finally hardened, that I didn't notice when I was laying out the fiberglass. There are a couple of air pockets under the fib...
by tclark
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Transom Edge
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Re: Transom Edge

The picture I attached doesn't show the transom with the fillet material I added to sharpen the edge.
by tclark
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Transom Edge
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Transom Edge

I have fiberglassed the hull of my Scooter and I applied EZ flllet along the edge of the transom in order to sharpen the edge. I read somewhere that it is important to have a 90 degree edge on the transom for performance reasons. Will grind that off to a nice edge tonight. Are there any other areas ...
by tclark
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Peel Ply
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

Peel Ply

Is there any information I can read about Peel Ply or some other plastic sheeting product used to help achieve a nice flat finish of the epoxy on a hull. Anything to avoid sanding of epoxy sounds great to me. I have not seen a lot of discussion on the forum about this, maybe I just missed it. Is thi...
by tclark
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scooter build - fiberglass
Replies: 1
Views: 872

Scooter build - fiberglass

I am currently planking the Scooter, so have a lot of work to do. Getting ahead of myself a bit but once I am finished planking and have all surfaces prepared for fiberglassing I am not sure of the proper order of things. For the transom drains, boat eyes, and other penetrating items, do I first fin...
by tclark
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 12514

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Do you drill the hole for the transom drain just above the transom frame? Doesn't seem like a good idea to drill through the frame. Is it ok to make the drain hole through through the frame?
by tclark
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scooter Build - Planking
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: Scooter Build - Planking

Thanks for the tip on the oscillating saw. I picked up the Sears Craftsman version because it was reasonable and convenient and it worked great in fixing the problem. I cut the chine and sheer from the frames, readjusted them and now everything is straight and looks a lot better. Great tool, one I h...
by tclark
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scooter Build - Planking
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: Scooter Build - Planking

Good suggestion. I considered cutting the problem out but couldn't figure out how to get in there with my jig saw and I don't think I can control my sawzall to make an accurate cut. I guess your suggested tool is controllable by hand. I don't have one and have never used one but looks like it could ...
by tclark
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scooter Build - Planking
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: Scooter Build - Planking

Jimmy and Peter,

Yes now I realize I should have adjusted the fit on the frame notches, unfortunately I didn't think of that at the time. Here are some pics of the problem.
by tclark
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scooter Build - Planking
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Scooter Build - Planking

I am building the Scooter and am in the planking stage of the build. I have planked the tunnel and that went smoothly. The sides are troubling me because the line of sight along the chine and sheer appears a little rolly poly - not exactly straight to the eye. I have glued in additional wood( 1/8 pl...
by tclark
Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scooter Plans - Raptor Fasteners
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Scooter Plans - Raptor Fasteners

I am about to begin building the frames for the "Scooter" plans. I purchased an Omer Nail gun/Raptor composite nails and want to know if this method of fastening is acceptable for all applications in the build. Are there some areas I should use nails or screws. I believe in theory, the epoxy glue is...