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by Dougster
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy fillets ingridients confusion
Replies: 16
Views: 577

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: 1206

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: 1162

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: 1162

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: 74678

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: 74678

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: 422

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
by Dougster
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: HMD 21 starting - help
Replies: 136
Views: 5585

Re: HMD 21 starting - help

My thoughts are the same as Fallguy's, check for air bubbles. Re the roller, he means use that during the wet out, not now of course. Instead of a screwdriver I poke on places like that with a box cutter and cut them out if they are bubbles. Then you can be sure the surrounding glass is secure or wa...
by Dougster
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Nola OD18
Replies: 120
Views: 7273

Re: Nola OD18

Looks perfect. How is the metal attached? Aluminum?

Dougster
by Dougster
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS 14 Build Malaysia
Replies: 54
Views: 5939

Re: FS 14 Build Malaysia

You might do a search on waterlines. It seems I remember some people angle theirs up a bit at the bow, for looks. Just a little I would think, not sure. Somebody else will chime in I bet.

Dougster