Marshall's FS17

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X2 :D



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my fs17 was made from a large blob of wood flour thickened epoxy and sanded down to boat shape.... It seems to float ok :)

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Tom, Fuzz, and Narfi - Thank you! I'm off on some unexpected travel but will resume the build in about a week. I'll post a few pics to show progress - Marshall

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Tom - You mention 2-3 layers of tape. Is that the normal amount or am I increasing to that number because of the issue I described?

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So, take a piece of plastic and tape it across the margin. Shipping or other tapes bond to the epoxy and are a b to remove.

If you make a super thick mix; it might not sag out, but a plastic liner insures it.

The glass tape layers are just to meet the specs in the build notes.
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I've always used what I've called "packing tape", sold in the box stores in 2' width with red red dispenser. Never had epoxy stick to it :doh:

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MarshallTX wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:35 pm Tom - You mention 2-3 layers of tape. Is that the normal amount or am I increasing to that number because of the issue I described?
Marshall,
Make sure to follow the lamination schedule that Jacques has laid out in the plans.
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As others have mentioned, and we have previously discussed, once the panels are stitched together get under the hull and run some tape (I use blue painters tape) on the seams. This will stop any fillet from dripping through the other side thus saving you a lot of time sanding once you flip your hull.

As TomW1 mentioned, don't sweat small gaps (1/4" or less). These can be filled with fillet with no problem. Be concerned with the overall shape of the hull, as we discussed the other day.

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MarshallTX wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:35 pm Tom - You mention 2-3 layers of tape. Is that the normal amount or am I increasing to that number because of the issue I described?
No 2 over lapping layers are normal, maybe 3 on larger boats. See Reid's response above and this should be in your plans.

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