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by Dougster
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Marshall's FS17
Replies: 36
Views: 1021

Re: Marshall's FS17

I'd start with a good scraper before sanding, esp with the drips. Works fast. I use a Linbide scraper that has replaceable carbide blades. Gets rid of a drip in a minute. I'd try it on the "thick" areas too.

Dougster
by Dougster
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Scraping and thinning epoxy?
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Scraping and thinning epoxy?

Linbide scraper for me (it's carbide). Fits my hand and gets rid of drips in a minute. I used it all the time on all builds.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Linbide-Scrape ... SwtzJegu22

Dougster
by Dougster
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy fillets ingridients confusion
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: Epoxy fillets ingridients confusion

Yeah, I wouldn't have used an unknown either. West is safe.

Dougster
by Dougster
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy fillets ingridients confusion
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: Epoxy fillets ingridients confusion

Four builds and I never used anything but wood flour for fillets. Didn't know any better and kept it simple. The fillets seem rock solid to me and wood flour cheap.

Dougster
by Dougster
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: DE23 / OP21(3) Questions
Replies: 30
Views: 1125

Re: DE23 / OP21(3) Questions

Nope not just you. I probably use at least double :roll:

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Central FL SK 14
Replies: 13
Views: 1118

Re: Central FL SK 14

No overlap on the stringers--it's just a butt joint with fiberglass on both sides. Called a fiberglass splice maybe? No scarf and very strong. Check the tutorials. You butt them together with epoxy glue and cover one side with glass tape. Let it cure then gently turn it over and tape the other side....
by Dougster
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Central FL SK 14
Replies: 13
Views: 1118

Re: Central FL SK 14

I've struggled with the same thing of taking off too much wood when sanding off epoxy. What solved it for me was getting a good scraper and scraping the epoxy off instead. I sure recommend it.

Dougster
by Dougster
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 1182
Views: 73911

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Very cool Richard. I never played on clay before, but I bet it would help me. I mean, I may be old, but I'm slow :D

Dougster
by Dougster
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"
Replies: 1182
Views: 73911

Re: FS-18 - "Bare Bones"

Who knew...I had the same dream for years. Age has kinda put tennis behind me now, but I'd like to try pickleball :D

Dougster
by Dougster
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF20 Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: XF20 Tunnel

Re the lower the boat to the frame thing: I avoided that by just getting a couple of 8' 2 x 8 planks and setting them up a foot or so on both sides of the boat. I had the planks so it was easier.

Dougster