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Re: New member from oregon

Postby mrintense » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:02 pm

joshuab wrote:Carl, I also drilled both motor bracket holes through the transom tonight after quadruple checking that the outboard was positioned precisely where it should be......I damn near cried,......those holes really, really hurt.


This would be a good place to discuss this. I am wondering what would be the best practice for drilling these holes trying to maximize longevity of the hole and transom. In other words, are people just drilling the holes and using sealant to keep water out, or are they going further and doing something to strengthen or seal the holes.One approach I heard was to drill the holes oversize, fill them with epoxy, and then re-drill them to actual size. I would assume this meant adding glass fibers or something similar to the epoxy used to fill the holes.

Question is: Is this really any stronger or better? Are there other alternatives?

Sorry to hijack your thread here Josh, but you might be interested in this as well and it seemed a good place to ask.

We can move this another thread if you want.
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:50 pm

Ask away no biggie, my plan was to coat the inside of the holes with epoxy, let it cure, sand then recoat in epoxy and when doing the final install of the outboard coat my stainless motor bracket bolts with a silicone type substance, i have heard of people overdrilling, filling with epoxy then center drilling the epoxy plug, that seems like a good method, i think with two coats of epoxy in the hole and a sealant on the bolt i should be water tight, with plenty of protection for the wood, of course i am an amateur boat builder and this could be an epic fail :lol: I'll let you know in ten years or so!
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:25 pm

More holes, more cables, more inner tube doughnuts :mrgreen:
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby Hercdrvr » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:04 pm

I sealed the holes through the transom with 3M 5200 and used one of these transom mount bars on the inside. I didn't like the way a washer was cutting into the plywood and exposing the plywood to moisture intrusion.
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:17 pm

Hercdrvr wrote: and used one of these transom mount bars on the inside.
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That is cool! Never seen one before but I want one now! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby Mar123 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:15 am

That looks magical!
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby BayouBengal » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:18 am

Fantastic looking motorwell. You've added some really nice touches with the parquet, doughnut holes, and the stainless banding.

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:11 pm

Well, i have stalled long enough, started encapsulating the floor planks today, if i keep waiting for "good" weather in oregon to do epoxy coats I'll never finish :mrgreen:
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby JaTro » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:49 am

You are making good progress:-)
Hey man, i know you from youtube!
Nice series.

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:28 am

JaTro wrote:You are making good progress:-)
Hey man, i know you from youtube!
Nice series.


It's true, it is me, thanks for watching/following :mrgreen:
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby hoodman » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:45 pm

What "good" weather do you need for epoxy. If it's cold it will eventually cure it just might take an extra day. I worked all through the coldest months of the year. Sometimes using a space heater to help speed up curing.

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:28 pm

hoodman wrote:What "good" weather do you need.


The first two years i epoxied in all weather, cold, raining outside, hot, you name it, no issues at all, This past six months has been a nightmare for epoxy, same relative temps, humidity, brand of epoxy, mix cups, method, timing each batch while mixing and it's a total crap shoot, might cure, might not even after many many days, sometimes it clouds after cure other times not, last week i had two sections of parts i encapsulated, on the same bench in my shop using the same batch of epoxy, one half of the parts cured flawlessly the next day, the other half was gummy five days later??? I'm at a loss for words, tomorrow the weather liar said clear sky and 70 degrees, prime epoxy weather, so i took the day off to cram in as much epoxy work as possible.
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:35 pm

First two coats of epoxy on half of the floor planks, let those cure tonight and i can start the second half tomorrow.
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby Cabron » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:40 am

I would never again epoxy below 60. It spreads like crap below that

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:27 pm

Second half of the floor planks encapsulated in thier first coat of epoxy and sanded, ready for the final coat then i start my clear/uv protection on the interior, i have been dreading this floor plank encapsulation but it has gone surprisingly fast, what i thought would take weeks is almost complete in a few days. After much consideration i have decided to use captains varnish on the interior, it had great reviews, long life, claims to be very durable, good uv filters and the aplication technique is familiar to me, (also compatible over epoxy) i still plan to use auto clear coat on the entire exterior, but varnish seems to be a good method for uv protection inside. Pushing forward every day 8)
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