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by sunflounder
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Fast-G Glass Tape Finishing
Replies: 16
Views: 3515

Re: Fast-G Glass Tape Finishing

Mark: Just recovering from the very same process myself. I used various mixes of filler to aid in feathering (bought nearly $100 worth of West Systems fillers) found the Glen-L mix as good as any of them and cheaper. Bottom line no easy way :( I guess it's part of the infamous 'character building' a...
by sunflounder
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bull's Eye...mostly
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: Bull's Eye...mostly

Brian: I used to have plastic trailer sailer (Venture 21) back in the day (I'm a retired geezer) that I did indeed weekend and drink beer on San Diego way ... back in the 60's. Not as snappy as the picture but it did have a 150% Genoa. Back to the present... The Fast-G method is basically like putti...
by sunflounder
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bull's Eye...mostly
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: Bull's Eye...mostly

CB; I'm a current Bull's-Eye builder and have contemplated some of your musings myself. As I recall from my recent glue up the dagger board is 3/4" thick 12" wide by about 3' long and depending on how you do the handle. It has a slight width taper and rounded bottom with a sort of foil shape. I have...
by sunflounder
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: another beginner
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: another beginner

Upspirate; Thanks for the suggestion, sawdust I have plenty of just need some steady lifters. I'll try and get my picture collection together real soon now :| You powerboat guys get to do all the heavy lifting :0 Brian; I think I'll try to mark the waterline (somehow) with no crew but with spars, oa...
by sunflounder
Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: another beginner
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

another beginner

Howdy builders; Having progressed on my Bull's Eye from 'beautiful craft work' (inspired by some of the board photos) to 'practice build' (one needs some reason to go on) I am contemplating putting bottom paint and a waterline on her. I guess this is hardly practical on a boat whose crew weight is t...
by sunflounder
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bull's Eye Sailboat--Transom Reinforcement to Seat Side
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Re: Bull's Eye Sailboat--Transom Reinforcement to Seat Side

ferraraj; I'm finishing up (ha ha) my 1yr Bull's eye build and have encountered many such gaps, twists and confidence crushing misalignments. With regard the seat side I found the most important aspect is - will the seat tops be level with each other (the instructions talk of using a stick to set th...

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