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by OneWayTraffic
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Modified GV10 - Aluminum
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Modified GV10 - Aluminum

Elephant trunks are what I'm going with. Going to try gluing some thin rubber sheet. If that doesn't work, I'll get hypalon.
by OneWayTraffic
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Modified GV10 - Aluminum
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Modified GV10 - Aluminum

Most NZ Al boats are welded. Just about the only pressed boats we have left are imports from Aussie. Nobody in country makes riveted boats these days. Typical is 2.5mm for sides, 3mm bottoms even in the smallest boats. About 1/10th" to 1/8th". Typical trailer boats go up to 1/4" max. ...
by OneWayTraffic
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 in New Zealand.
Replies: 249
Views: 22250

Re: C17 in New Zealand.

Hi Dan. Span is about 32" OC, or 30" from the inside points. This is a bit much for 9mm (3/8th) ply to span, even with glass under it seems. I am definitely going to bring that block foam to the sole in the forward sections. That will leave a span of 16". In the meantime glass over wi...
by OneWayTraffic
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 in Richmond, VA
Replies: 395
Views: 62307

Re: C19 in Richmond, VA

That sure looks nice, but plastic hatches are so much easier. If you could let me know why you decided to make them yourself I might see the logic in doing the same.
by OneWayTraffic
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 in New Zealand.
Replies: 249
Views: 22250

Re: C17 in New Zealand.

Feels good to stand on something flat, doesn't it! Congrats on the Milestone OWT, and great description of the process! Thanks you two. I'm not sure if flat is the right word. About 5/32th" of give when I step in the middle. Some of that might be hinging around the glue at the framing. If so i...
by OneWayTraffic
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Aquatek 6566 Glass? Epoxy?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Aquatek 6566 Glass? Epoxy?

For areas where no glass is specified in the plans epoxy alone should be sufficient, but a thin layer of glass adds little cost or weight, provides some abrasion resistance and ensures that you will not ever see checking. It's an option, but it's surely easier to glass at first than repair and repai...
by OneWayTraffic
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Wood flour specs
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Wood flour specs

I'm going to disagree with these guys. Razor blades work, but a pair of fibreglass scissors works better. If you can find it. Having built a D5, I used biaxial glass on all seams then glassed over with 200g cloth. If I were doing it over I'd skip the biaxial and just use 200g cloth. Overlap on chine...
by OneWayTraffic
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C17 Flip
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: C17 Flip

Yes for me it's when it becomes a boat, rather than a hull.
by OneWayTraffic
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 in New Zealand.
Replies: 249
Views: 22250

Re: C17 in New Zealand.

Major milestone last weekend. Glued the rear sole in. Took my time using a Grinder with 100grit disc to take the tops of the stringer and cleats to wood--I'd never epoxy coated these systematically, but a lot of drips and drops. Then a coat of epoxy to prime and another on the underside of the sole,...
by OneWayTraffic
Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: TX18 Foam core stringers, ribs and sole. Strakes.
Replies: 19
Views: 938

Re: TX18 Foam core stringers, ribs and sole. Strakes.

Hi Vundu. If you have a question for the designer to answer try posting it in the 'Power boats' forum above. Either that or quote his reply in this thread while asking. That way he will get a notification.