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by billy c
Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: speckeled paint
Replies: 2
Views: 2149

speckeled paint

:roll: just got done talking to the answering service for system three. bought their two part linear base polyurethane. chose this paint as i could put it directly over my system three epoxy without primer. well i should have stopped when i took the lid off the can but in the excitement of the momen...
by billy c
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Implications of Shortening the Monaco
Replies: 23
Views: 10035

kens wrote:The down angle tranny will lower the height of the front of the engine, and allow a lower deck, but it wont shorten the overall driveline length.
lowering the angle of the engine is good.... right?.... do you think increasing the driveline angle in combo with this could be a solution.
-Billy
by billy c
Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Implications of Shortening the Monaco
Replies: 23
Views: 10035

oops :oops: not v drive... what i meant to say... was in thinking improving or working with the potential extreme engine angle was a down angle type transmission so the engine could be placed at less of an angle, at a more ideal location without ruining the lines of the boat or changing prop shaft a...
by billy c
Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Implications of Shortening the Monaco
Replies: 23
Views: 10035

Bruce-
i am sure you have thought about this... would a v drive setup give you more choice of engine location?
-Billy
by billy c
Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: oldschool Fiberglass
Replies: 4
Views: 3903

Dave-
did that with my 1970 17' Tanzer sailboat! you are so right about the amount of work involved! looked like new when finished and no paint to maintain. laid sheets of mylar film temporarily over the uncured gel to keep the air bubbles out and give a better initial surface.
-Billy
by billy c
Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Belle Isle Update 7.14
Replies: 3
Views: 2450

hi Flip/Dave- Thanks for the kudos on the build. Flip thanks for noticing the spiling on the planks! From the beginning of the build i wanted to spile the planks. Got the book by Danenberg so i could understand the spiling process. The thing i could not solve was stapling only where i wanted bungs. ...
by billy c
Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Belle Isle Update 7.14
Replies: 3
Views: 2450

Belle Isle Update 7.14

here are a few pictures of the progress of my Belle Isle 23' barrelback build. http://metrocast.net/~bcheckerberry/belle71407/index.html topsides and bottom got faired, stained and cloth/epoxy coating. progress was kept to a crawl over the past two weeks as i had some 6oz cloth (system 3) purchased ...
by billy c
Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: oldschool Fiberglass
Replies: 4
Views: 3903

John-
sounds like a good plan... some uv paint over the epoxy would be needed in any case and if you leave the boat in the drink for the summer a suitable bottom paint below the waterline.
-Billy
by billy c
Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Polyester resin over Epoxy resin
Replies: 1
Views: 7075

hi Marko- from the system 3 epoxy book- Caution must be observed when using epoxy resins along with polyester resins . Observe the general rule that epoxy resins may be applied over cured polyesters that have been dewaxed and well sanded but polyesters should never be used over cured epoxy resins. U...
by billy c
Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help fabricating a metal stem protector for a Crackerbox
Replies: 16
Views: 5404

Dave-
was reading the posts and see you are a decent welder. thought for sure you would be creating a cutwater out of stainless.
-Billy
by billy c
Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: 6oz cloth transparency
Replies: 2
Views: 3280

Dave-
will try to get an angle in daylight that will show the glass the way i see it . failed to capture it tonight with the flash... that photo of makes it look perfect
-Billy
by billy c
Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: 6oz cloth transparency
Replies: 2
Views: 3280

6oz cloth transparency

am testing samples of system 3's 6oz cloth over mahogany (stained fairly dark) primed with silvertip epoxy allowed to dry then cloth applied. can see tiny "flecks" of cloth. hard to believe that it did not wet out so am wondering if they are caused when the 2 strands of fiberglass cross. (the cloth ...
by billy c
Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Planking included in frame patterns?
Replies: 6
Views: 3040

Is the line on the pattern sheet the actual high side profile of the frame?

correct!

-Billy
by billy c
Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:30 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: "4-Quarters" Stock. What is this?
Replies: 20
Views: 6816

Emil-
some of your frame members will need 12" wide stock to produce the piece. looking at your plans will tell you which ones will require this width stock.
-Billy
by billy c
Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: limbers
Replies: 9
Views: 3139

lone duck-
i would try one of the flexible shaft type units and w/ a hole saw or drill bit attached. dremel and a few other similar tools are also useful as they have spiral router like bits that cut well and have quite a bit of control.
-Billy

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