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 51 
 on: July 25, 2014, 12:47:55 AM 
Started by TFreeburg - Last post by fjolsen
Tom,
Fiberglass supply in Burlington is a great place to get fabrics and epoxies and are very helpful. They have system3 as well as a "budget" brand called Resin Research, which is priced about the same as Aeromarine. I've been using resin reaserch for my last 5 or so gallons. It's 2:1 and so far I'm very happy with it. It may be a bit more viscous than Aero, but I find it to wet out just fine.

Btw, you should come by for another visit sometime this summer. If I ever decide enough is enough with fairing, I'll be painting the jumbo soon.

Frank

 52 
 on: July 24, 2014, 11:11:50 PM 
Started by TFreeburg - Last post by Dave Wright
By UPS, from California, no sales tax:

http://www.aeromarineproducts.com

 53 
 on: July 24, 2014, 10:47:26 PM 
Started by TFreeburg - Last post by TFreeburg
And your preference for where to purchase?
thx,
tom

 54 
 on: July 24, 2014, 10:22:40 PM 
Started by TFreeburg - Last post by Dave Wright
I used System 3 for years, I still use Quick Fair and System 3 primer, but there is no good price anywhere for Sys 3 epoxy resin. Since I went with Aeromarine I can't imagine going back to Sys 3. Try it, you'll see equivalent properties on the spec sheet, you'll be amazed at the lower viscosity and better wet out, you'll be impressed at how much less nasty the hardener is, you'll love the lower non irritating odor, and best of all you'll love the price. Try just one gallon, you'll like it.

 55 
 on: July 24, 2014, 09:28:05 PM 
Started by Vgager - Last post by larspa
Having chatted up Ray and looked over his Tolman, I have to confess to being more than a bit intimidated.  He has produced a boat that is a fine bit of work, well thought out and carefully detailed.  Wow!  If mine turns out half as good as Ray's, I'll be proud as heck.

te

 56 
 on: July 24, 2014, 09:22:08 PM 
Started by TFreeburg - Last post by TFreeburg
So I may run out of System Three Epoxy on my Pygmy Kayak on the way to my Peeler Skiff, on the way to my Tolman Jumbo.  Any strong sentiments on where and why to purchase?
Tom Freeburg
Snohomish

 57 
 on: July 24, 2014, 07:47:55 PM 
Started by MikeS - Last post by David Nolan
Take ur time mike.     


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 58 
 on: July 24, 2014, 07:32:59 PM 
Started by jerry bark - Last post by penguin
Jerry,

 Sorry for pestering you with 1 more question...ok it might not be the last one  Grin

 The install diagram shows a ground symbol on the busbar (2nd screw) that looks like it goes to the boat. Am I reading that wrong? Where do you put that ground wire on an outboard powered boat?

Thanks

Randy

Connect that to the negative battery terminal.

BTW, I did not see any issues in your latest wiring diagram. I would up size the battery cable, but that is just me. I think for short runs #4 is large enough but if you price out #2 or #1 you will find it does not cost much more. I used #1 the guy who installed my motor thought it was waay overkill.

Another thought on the battery and add-a-battery kit installation: I bought my battery cable and pug ends from a local electrical supply house. they have a very large crimper that is specially made to crimp large lugs, and has custom dies to match each lug. They loan this out and it makes it very easy to make great connections. They also sell adhesive lined heat shrink tubing in many sizes. So my cables are carefully crimped and heat shrink covered. If you can find a local place that sells the same crimps and has a loaner crimper I think its worth the trouble.

I'm with you Jerry on the overkill. I prefer overkill rather than the reverse.  Overkill rarely causes a problem other than maybe costing a bit of time, money or both.  The problem with "underkill" is that if the risk of a problem materializes, it can cost much more than time or money. Of course it depends what we are talking about, but if it's anything where underkill could create a safety risk, it's obviously not worth it in my opinion. That's no place to take a shortcut or try to save some cash. Wiring a boat is one of those situations. I did some overkill when I rewired my (non-Tolman) boat a few years ago and when I build my Tolman/GA I'll do the same. 

Rod

 59 
 on: July 24, 2014, 05:09:39 PM 
Started by jerry bark - Last post by Randy Zimmerman
Thanks Jerry. I'll check our local electric supply house to see what they can offer. I did order the #4 cables from Genuinedealz and had them put the lugs on for me. I was excited to move forward :-)

Like you, I think for my loads it should be fine but I really appreciate the second look. Doing that diagram taught me a lot. I wanted to list all the details of screw sizes and components used.

I'm sure that it will payoff for a long time for trouble shooting and hopefully help other builders as we'll. I'll get the console done this weekend and post.

Thanks again for your help.

Randy


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 60 
 on: July 24, 2014, 04:06:28 PM 
Started by jerry bark - Last post by jerry bark
Jerry,

 Sorry for pestering you with 1 more question...ok it might not be the last one  Grin

 The install diagram shows a ground symbol on the busbar (2nd screw) that looks like it goes to the boat. Am I reading that wrong? Where do you put that ground wire on an outboard powered boat?

Thanks

Randy

Connect that to the negative battery terminal.

BTW, I did not see any issues in your latest wiring diagram. I would up size the battery cable, but that is just me. I think for short runs #4 is large enough but if you price out #2 or #1 you will find it does not cost much more. I used #1 the guy who installed my motor thought it was waay overkill.

Another thought on the battery and add-a-battery kit installation: I bought my battery cable and pug ends from a local electrical supply house. they have a very large crimper that is specially made to crimp large lugs, and has custom dies to match each lug. They loan this out and it makes it very easy to make great connections. They also sell adhesive lined heat shrink tubing in many sizes. So my cables are carefully crimped and heat shrink covered. If you can find a local place that sells the same crimps and has a loaner crimper I think its worth the trouble.

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