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by ericwensel
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 56
Views: 6415

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

Glassed the inside of the hull and sanded. I had a few small lamination problems where the glass fabric overlapped. Glassing the bottom seemed easier but it was over 30°F warmer when i did the bottom. I was able to grind out the problem areas and fill in with epoxy / chopped glass mixture. I dry fit...
by ericwensel
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 56
Views: 6415

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

Seams taped. Did not have time or energy to fully glass so will have some sanding to do.

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by ericwensel
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 56
Views: 6415

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

Made the flip today. See pictures below. It took three straps to pull the hull into shape with the forms in place. It seems to fit up fairly well. Looking forward to the next stage. Without the bulk heads and forms in place. https://i.imgur.com/CGOBGn5.jpg?1 With the bulkheads and forms in place. ht...
by ericwensel
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 56
Views: 6415

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

i created a rough 3D model in Fusion. This is a really good free program and it his helping me visualize as well as check dimensions. i have not decided whether to go with the conventional console or a helm box type console on post. Either way i like the idea of sitting at a height of 22-23". I...
by ericwensel
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 56
Views: 6415

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

After sanding off most of the primer and fairing the problem areas, i primed again and i am pretty happy with the results. i have a few areas to fix but they are small and should be easy to resolve. I think i am going to flip and install the stringers and bulkheads before flipping again and painting...
by ericwensel
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 56
Views: 6415

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

I used a dry guide coat and located the low spots. The side that had the best light, seems to have been pretty fair. The side with less light was not so good. I guess need more light in my garage. The picture below is the not so good side after sanding, adding fairing compound and then sanding again...
by ericwensel
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 56
Views: 6415

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

I put another two coats of epoxy/graphite on the bottom and then started priming. I am using S3 Yacht Primer which seems really easy to work with. It has been a bit cold in here in Houston but the primer still seems to go on nice. I found the foam roller to work slightly better than the nap roller. ...
by ericwensel
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 56
Views: 6415

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

I decided to coat the bottom with epoxy/graphite. Although I don't think it looks as nice as painting the entire hull, I really like the properties of the graphite/epoxy coating. Given the black will be below the waterline, I think I will be happy I did this. I applied three coats wet on wet. I am u...
by ericwensel
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 56
Views: 6415

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

I have been unable to make progress that last few weeks due travel and other distractions. However, I did get back to it this weekend. I felt I was very close to having a fair hull but I had not installed the skeg, rub rail or sharpened the chines. I should have done this first before doing too much...
by ericwensel
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: LM18 Houston Tx
Replies: 56
Views: 6415

Re: LM18 Houston Tx

Jeff wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:13 am Eric, how did you and your family fair with all of the rain & flooding in and around Houston over the last few days? Jeff
We are OK. thanks for asking. The South and East side of town got hit much harder. I am on the west and got much less rain.