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by Jaysen
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Heat Shield ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: Heat Shield ideas

I would think that an angle would help as it will encourage a minimum of air flow. If you want to be “aggressive” consider a 1/4” longer standoff in the back. Given the low softening point you should probably test the temp of the steel after 30min exposure to “hi” heat at the expected distance (limi...
by Jaysen
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Heat Shield ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: Heat Shield ideas

If it’s just the stove top, that would be excessive. You’re just sinking the heat from the real-time use. I just made breakfast for me and the Mrs. 30min of boiling water. Max temp is 230F. If you’re frying eggs… 350 for 15min (including bacon). 11ga can sink that. More space won’t hurt but 1” is si...
by Jaysen
Sat Jul 30, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Heat Shield ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: Heat Shield ideas

I’d recommend getting standoffs from your local hardware store. I’d get 1/4” and 1/2” and play with the spacing a bit. You might even wind up with the back using longer standoffs than the front. The shield won’t get “hot” unless you are flaming it directly. It will get warm but the air will add the ...
by Jaysen
Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Heat Shield ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: Heat Shield ideas

If you use the SS sheet (20-18g) you can make it look good as well. The 1/4” gap allows solid air flow. The standoffs are available at any hardware store. You can save a couple bucks and use aluminum but I think you’ll need 16ga. Lager gauges won’t hurt either, but it is significantly harder to bend...
by Jaysen
Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Heat Shield ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: Heat Shield ideas

Bent stainless on 1/4” standoffs is the norm. Generally don’t see plastic over the stove though. Normally ply/glass or metal.
by Jaysen
Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: High-build primer - what’s a mil?
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: High-build primer - what’s a mil?

The question that is really important that you need to ask… how much do you want to worry about smashing into things? If you are like me, it’s better to worry about “hard enough to break things” than “hard enough to mess the paint”. With my very work boat finish knock a dock piling, rock wall, beach...
by Jaysen
Fri Jul 29, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: High-build primer - what’s a mil?
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: High-build primer - what’s a mil?

caveat -- I'm an idiot. I refused to sand more than 80g. One coat of primer seemed to hide 80, but 60 was noticeable. some 80 was noticeable in areas that I got lazy in though. 2 coats all 80 was hidden. 4 coats all 60. Nothing bigger than 60 ever really "vanished" after 4 coats. That was ...
by Jaysen
Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 6678
Views: 621112

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Yeah. I’m not jealous. That green tinge is just fluorescent lighting.
by Jaysen
Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 build PittPlanB
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: SK14 build PittPlanB

If the micro ballon mixture is cured, scuff it with 80gr and you should be good. If not cured it should still link. I’d still scuff it with 80 just to be safe. As a general rule you can get chemical linking with the same brand as long as it is green. If you need we differing brands you’ll need to le...
by Jaysen
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Water tank for rain water
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Water tank for rain water

I think you’d be better buying purpose built drums (normally blue) to ensure you don’t get chemical leeching. You can link them to make larger than 55g capacity. Last I checked they were under $70 with no plumbing added. Bleach will kill some things. Not sure how paranoid you are. Consider multi sta...