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by tech_support
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 BERTRAM OUTBOARD CONVERSION
Replies: 660
Views: 157804

Re: 28 BERTRAM OUTBOARD CONVERSION

Are you going to bring the stringer up to meet the new sole, or are you going to go with deck stiffeners ?
by tech_support
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: A Cracker Built GF18- Finished 6/28/15
Replies: 2908
Views: 328394

Re: A Cracker Built GF18- Splashed 2-14-15

Walkers Run wrote:36 here this morning. I had to put socks on.
With the baby being so new, we thought it would be a good idea to turn the heat on for a little while last night.

This winter has been rough... both days of it

sorry to hijack your thread :D
by tech_support
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: CNC Router Access
Replies: 13
Views: 1770

Re: CNC Router Access

HI Jason, Its the wood. Meranti splinters very easily and it is "stringy" so if the bit is not super sharp, cuts against the grain tend to pull up. With a very sharp/new bit we can get smooth cuts on the meranti, but the bit doesn't stay sharp for very long (maybe 12 sheets). You can try a...
by tech_support
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy with medium hardener still not completely hard!
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Re: Epoxy with medium hardener still not completely hard!

It has been brutally cold here and if the mix was off slightly it might take longer to cure???? absolutely, once the temp get below 45 there is not much chemistry happening between the resin and hardener. I would suggest putting a heat gun (not direct heat) on it to warm it up. Keep it worm for a w...
by tech_support
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION
Replies: 461
Views: 90428

Re: 28 BERTRAM EXPRESS CONVERSION

I would suggest epoxy mixed with wood flour. Cheap and very strong. 50 lbs of it on mine so far! That stuff they used is like cabosil. Hard and brittle. A chisel breaks it up pretty well. Beats grinding. The putty they (and all the other manufacturers) used back then was a polyester with silica and...
by tech_support
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Adhering bilge pump base
Replies: 10
Views: 1728

Re: Adhering bilge pump base

5200 or 4200 or lifeseal - the later being my favorite

they will hold plastic very well
by tech_support
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: User Rankings
Replies: 170
Views: 46405

Re: User Rankings

there you go :) ..... sorry I missed it
by tech_support
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Even more power
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Even more power

I checked out the 600 hp motor and even had a chat with one of their engineers. Its a pretty amazing machine, and I think they will be successful. The giant center consoles are not just bigger fishing boats, they are a replacement for sport fishing boats. A 45' CC with 3 or 4 huge outboards will cos...
by tech_support
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: A Cracker Built GF18- Finished 6/28/15
Replies: 2908
Views: 328394

Re: A Cracker Built GF18- Splashed 2-14-15

reading this first thing Monday morning, it has made my day :D Incredible, one of a kind boat :!:
by tech_support
Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Teak Veneer Beer-pong table and cornhole boards. Help?
Replies: 8
Views: 1908

Re: Teak Veneer Beer-pong table and cornhole boards. Help?

if you want to have lines (white or black) between your bright finished teak strips I would recommend using a pigmented epoxy like I did for the runabout deck.... http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/12155/normal_20140213_114027_resized~0.jpg you clear coat over the entire thing to make one su...