XF 20

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Re: XF 20

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Both of you guys would be wise to link up with Richard/AA. Unless I am mistaken Red Alert is normally kept in Hudson. It will show you how well one that is over ten years old can hold up.



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Would love to share what I have done so far. I am planning on working on boat this weekend. Give me a call 706-564-9300

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I have the strong back that I used for my build. I will sell it cheap.

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Aripeka Angler wrote: Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:44 pm Hi buddy, I have built a real, actual, non-fantasy XF20. Not one of the recent ones, more of the old school ones from 15 years ago. It’s still rock solid.
You don’t need 4 stringers but it’s a nice feature.
Not sure what glass schedule you used on the hull, I used two layers of 1708 on the outside and one layer of 1708 on the inside of the hull.
Lighter glass might result in hull oil canning with higher horsepower. In that case, 2 extra stringers will help.
I opted for 4 stringers, I honestly think my boat could handle a 150hp motor with my rebuilt 1-1/2” thick transom and 4 stringers…
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I followed much of your build. I’m putting in 4 stringers raised one inch over the plan. I also installed 3 strakes. Just about ready for paint and flip.
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Re: XF 20

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Very nice work, she is going to be rock solid. :D
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Nice work!!! Jeff

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Re: XF 20

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so the sanding job on that looks good from the pictures, what are the different methods? I used a rotary and went over and over and over but there are still some areas I could have done better on.
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Grind down tape edges with a rotary. I use a scraper a lot to. Research a linbide scrapper.

Then fill with micro ballon thickened epoxy, hit the high spots with 80 grit on the orbital.

Quick fair application and sanding with the long board 3 times.

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Re: XF 20

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Aripeka Angler wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 9:47 pm Very nice work, she is going to be rock solid. :D
Thank you sir.

There are many things I would like to pick your brain on.

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