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 on: December 08, 2014, 07:58:20 PM 
Started by starbright55 - Last post by starbright55
I'm humbled again - as if the woodworking didn't take me long enough, the glassing will for sure be a learning experience too!  I don't know how people go straight into boatbuilding - I'm rather glad that I have taken this [small] intermediate step.

So, why didn't anyone tell the new guy when you're glassing for the first time don't use 10 oz and try to make compound curves/turns???
-I have (had after today) 2 yards of 10 oz, 2 yards or 6 oz, and 2 yards or 1708.  I crossed using the 1708 off the list to use after reading up on the fact that mat really doesn't have a place in this sort building when you use epoxy (I ordered everything a LONG time ago!).
-Since that left the 6 oz and the 10 oz, I decided to put 10 oz on the bottom of the box and then 10 oz in the bottom inside the anchor locker.
-My logic was that I'd save the 6 oz for the top because it would be easier to fair.

Who knows how it will cure tomorrow, but I'm glad I started on the bottom.  I'll probably have to sand/grind off a bunch of it because even though I used some pretty nice (round/big) fillets, the glass wouldn't stay in the corners.  I started with light epoxy, then I tried more and more (figuring wetting it out more would help it stick down better). It didn't. Angry

I think that I will pick up some more 6 oz and for the inside/outside corners and the high wear areas, I'll just go double.  Hoping it's easier too work with!!!!

The outer edges are 3/8" roundovers - barely wanted to stay down:

I put runners on the bottom so that there was drainage between the locker and the deck. The runners were cut at 1" wide and I used a 1/4" roundover bit to smooth them out (so they ended up narrower up top). No matter what I did, I couldn't get the 10 oz to stay stuck into the fillets on either side.  And, the top of the runner always wanted to bubble/crown a bit.

This is on the bottom and this lip comes up and over the base of the bow sampson post.  These fillets were huge and perfect but the 10 oz just didn't want to sit down there  in the depression. As you can see, I got the scissors out trying to make some cuts to help things out (I cleaned them the best I could and they're back in the kitchen drawer - do you think she'll notice?)

 on: December 08, 2014, 07:55:25 PM 
Started by starbright55 - Last post by starbright55
Thanks everyone. I finished sanding this weekend and considered it "good enough" I took more time sanding the raw wood than I would have expected. I figured the wet glass would drape right over the formula and show every imperfection. Here's the box - radiused, sanded, puttied (some, at least)

 on: December 08, 2014, 07:53:23 PM 
Started by Jimbo - Last post by Jimbo
What is fairing?   

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That's when you stand next to the boat and then slowly back up until it looks nice and fair!


Tequila might work as a variation on that technique...

 on: December 08, 2014, 06:48:16 PM 
Started by Shallow Minded - Last post by Shallow Minded
I'm not building a cabin since I have covered storage next to the house that would be to short. I'm holding off on deciding exactly how I'll lay out the boat until I flip it and can walk around in it a little, but I'm thinking of just going with a simple side console and a Bimini top. 

 on: December 08, 2014, 06:43:18 PM 
Started by Rockyheadlands - Last post by Rockyheadlands
Thru transom fittings for hydraulics, extra long hoses
Model 261919   Setback 26"   VerticalLift 24"   Max HP 250   width needed 19"    New $2,660.00 Fishy Fish Forum $1200
I had this on my Jumbo, the EverIsle for one season Worked great, Pump is mounted inside transom. Used it with a 150 Honda. I'm in Texas and headed to the Everglades via 1-10 and I-75 after Christmas. Going north to Isle Royale in the spring via lower Michigan.

 on: December 08, 2014, 06:36:39 PM 
Started by Shallow Minded - Last post by adam_k
My Widebody is 23' long, I really like it, it goes through the waves and chop really well.  Are you building a cabin? 

 on: December 08, 2014, 06:31:52 PM 
Started by cgrfish - Last post by adam_k
Very nice work, I would be proud to fish in a boat like that.  Jumbo with a Beddoe bow right?

 on: December 08, 2014, 06:31:10 PM 
Started by Shallow Minded - Last post by Shallow Minded
I went with 23.5' since that's the longest I could build in the garage corner to corner with about a foot left to squeeze around the transom corners.


 on: December 08, 2014, 06:23:07 PM 
Started by flatsjunky - Last post by adam_k
Hull liner on the ceiling and sides down to the bunk.  Bunk tops covered with outdoor carpet from home depot (glued down).  Painted from the sides of the bunks down to the floor.

 on: December 08, 2014, 06:19:37 PM 
Started by Shallow Minded - Last post by adam_k
Wow, nice looking skiff.  How long is she?

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