Dillpickles SK14 build.

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Re: Dillpickles SK14 build.

Post by skobiela13 »

I agree with VT_Jeff! Your humility is a sign of character, and says a lot about you! You're super young, even if it's not perfect (frankly it looks pretty dang good!), you're probably learning a lot, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to make more boats.

Keep up the great work man, giving me motivation to get started on my own boat, and I don't have as much going on as you! :P

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Re: Dillpickles SK14 build.

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The flotation foam is very temperature dependent regarding its expansion. I’ve used it several times now on different projects and in the heat of summer the stuff expands like crazy, but once the ambient temperature starts to drop it doesn’t expand as much or as quickly.

Some people use heaters to try and raise the temperature of their boat hull and work space to get better expansion.

Another trick to get better expansion is to place the unmixed bottles of the two part foam in a warm environment until just prior to mixing. A hot water bath or some type of insulated hot box will work.

The same tips also works well for two part epoxy in the wintertime because epoxy is similarly very temperature dependent regarding viscosity, speed of reaction and cure time.

Your project is coming along nicely and looking good. After a bunch of sanding, fairing, priming and painting everything will look even better.

Keep it up!

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Re: Dillpickles SK14 build.

Post by BB Sig »

Epoxy and wood flour cure a lot of mistakes and gaps! :lol:

This is part of learning to build boats. Great job thus far! Keep it up! :D

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