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by Dougster
Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fiberglass splice of LB22 Panels
Replies: 18
Views: 1798

Whew, I'm beat. Spent the day and last minute run to HD getting things set up for the first bottom panel, which has two splices. Laid it all out, looking good. Gooped up the edges, butted together, and screwed down. Feeling a bit pleased with myself. Picked up the first pre-cut piece of tape and.......
by Dougster
Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fiberglass splice of LB22 Panels
Replies: 18
Views: 1798

Thanks Eric, I'm gonna try and do a splice today, but gotta shuffle things around in the shop first. Sure am glad I put the strongback on castors, that's helped a lot. It's me and the resin, the 'glass and the bottom panel, eight to the bar :) And don't worry about me getting the build done first. Y...
by Dougster
Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fiberglass splice of LB22 Panels
Replies: 18
Views: 1798

Hey thanks a lot UncleRalph. Ole "UncleDougster" needs help from his friends, and your post is so well detailed it may be that even I can follow it. I'm shocked at using the tape. My cloth is biaxial, and the tutorial shows what looks like a foot square or so of cloth, but I'm going your w...
by Dougster
Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fiberglass splice of LB22 Panels
Replies: 18
Views: 1798

Fiberglass splice of LB22 Panels

I've got the jig finished and the panels cut. Now it's time to fiberglass splice the panels together and I am not clear on the details. Unless I'm missing something, there are no specifics in the tutorials I can find. There is this sentence: "Our plans specify the size of the butt block or the ...
by Dougster
Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Dura-jet outboards?
Replies: 20
Views: 3251

Well thanks for that advice. I had not thought of selecting the motor so early, but.... There is a honda dealer 45 minutes from my place, so maybe I'll take the first rainy weekend and make "field trip" for some info and specs. The website doesn't give good enough detail. I'll just take a ...
by Dougster
Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Dura-jet outboards?
Replies: 20
Views: 3251

Yeah I get that. I was looking at the new Honda BF30, which comes with the 20" or 15" lower unit. The boat's designed for 20". I'm a bit timid about it but if I cut the transom down 5" and used the 15" lower unit it seems to me the cone and water pu's would be where designed...
by Dougster
Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Dura-jet outboards?
Replies: 20
Views: 3251

Thanks for the thread Bear. I'm not much leaning toward a jet. In my area shallow is good but this is no flats boat and I'm not going to be silly and try to make it one. I hit every reef in our bays with my SS prop when I fished my 18' bay boat with 90 horse Johnson and never had a problem so I don'...
by Dougster
Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Dura-jet outboards?
Replies: 20
Views: 3251

Since I'm building the LB22 as well, this is of course a topic of great interest to me. Unfortunately I know almost nothing of outboards, other than a long ago 15 hp Sears beast that was miserable, and a 90 hp Johnson 2 stroke that was flawless. Right now I've been looking at the Honda BF30. To me t...
by Dougster
Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LB22 stringer assembly (dougster)
Replies: 22
Views: 2303

Thanks Jacques, as a matter of fact I just walked up from the shop after raising the frame (jigging the jig? :) ). Now it's an almost dead straight line from station B (that's the right most tallest frame in the middle picture) all of the way to the transom. That's lot's more than half the boat thou...
by Dougster
Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LB22 stringer assembly (dougster)
Replies: 22
Views: 2303

Thanks for the feedback. I'm sure there is no hook in the plans but wondered about rocker. Don't think so. So I'm gonna adjust that transom and then post a close up pic. I notice your trick with the origin line on the blog---wish I'd of thought of that :) It's really neat seeing someone with parts t...