Outrage progress

Designs for inboard or outboard power

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kens
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Re: Outrage progress

Post by kens » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:30 am

I'm in Savannah, Ga.
Where you located?
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Outrage progress

Post by Ga-Steve » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:32 am

Winder. Between Atl and Athens.

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Re: Outrage progress

Post by footer » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:29 am

Yeah he makes it look easy, but he’s got professional tools and has done it a lot. You don’t really have to be that precise.
The one thing you want to be sure of in fairing the bottom is, no dips front to back. A dip causes a low pressure point which will cause drag. So you want the water to pass across your hull smoothly.
Imperfections in the freeboard is pretty much cosmetic, unlike a sailboat where the freeboard is still part of the performing hull.
I painted my hull too using an epoxy paint and I have applied epoxy filler over my fiberglass in a couple of small spots and epoxied over it. Holding good so far.
If you can, get some plastic and wrap your work area and bring in a heater. I did that before and got a whole lot more work done in cold weather.
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