JC Smith
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Estimating resin qualtities
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Hello back again. The boat I will assemble is a 17x52 but not in a high side configuration. After helping a friend with some glass/epoxy work on his strip built row boat project, I plan to glass the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Witton Apr 3.

Anchor systems
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I have a pre-cut drift boat kit on its way. It probably comes as no surprise I am pouring through alternatives to outfit my boat. This morning is about anchor systems. I like the floor releases and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bennett Yarbrough Mar 29.

Plascore alternatives
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I am working out a materials list before building a stitch and glue boat. Is there any information comparing the various honeycomb panel products... Plascore, Nidacore, Carboncore, or any others?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Witton Feb 12.

 

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David Witton replied to JC Smith's discussion Estimating resin qualtities
"When I was building my boat, I was told that for 10 oz of cloth, I'd need 10 oz of resin. So if the bottom of a 16' boat uses 4 yards of 22 oz cloth - total 88 oz - I'd need 88 oz of resin+hardener. Hope that helps. "
Apr 3
Mike Baker replied to JC Smith's discussion Estimating resin qualtities
"I use 20 oz. triax on the bottom of my boats and it takes a little over 1 gal of West resin using 207 hardener which is 3-1 ratio. 2-1 ratio epoxy will go a bit farther. Can't help you with the sides as I rarely glass the sides of boats with…"
Apr 2
JC Smith replied to JC Smith's discussion Estimating resin qualtities
"Thanks, I thought two layers of 10 oz, one at a 45 degree bias to the other might be easier for me to apply."
Apr 2
Gregg Maddock replied to JC Smith's discussion Estimating resin qualtities
"You may want to re-evaluate the need for 22 oz triax. You will be using a lot of epoxy for just that. It is probably over kill not to mention costly. Consider 2 coats of 6 oz glass. Just a suggestion based on experience."
Apr 2
Rick Newman replied to JC Smith's discussion Estimating resin qualtities
"Then you should be very happy with this. Sometimes when I was pouring small quantities of epoxy, 20 or 30 grams for example it was easy to add a gram or two too much. Then I found it handy to have the corresponding amount of epoxy figured out so I…"
Apr 2
JC Smith replied to JC Smith's discussion Estimating resin qualtities
"Thanks Rick, anything quantitative makes feel much more confident!"
Apr 2
Rick Newman replied to JC Smith's discussion Estimating resin qualtities
"Here is a method from Epoxyworks: https://epoxyworks.com/index.php/estimating-epoxy-amounts/ Basically you need to figure out how many cubic inches of epoxy is required. When you mix up epoxy you can also figure out the cubic inches for that piece…"
Apr 2
Bennett Yarbrough replied to JC Smith's discussion Anchor systems
"yeah its mounted to a bracket that is squeezed between the frames and bolted. Nothing moves but the anchor rope"
Mar 29
JC Smith replied to JC Smith's discussion Anchor systems
"Bennett, I suspect the underside of your bracket is not in contact with the floor of the boat. Is this correct? I would think otherwise there would be movement and wear om the bottom in a critical location."
Mar 28
Bennett Yarbrough replied to JC Smith's discussion Anchor systems
"I bolted the release to a homemade wood bracket then bolted it to the frames.  Just #10 bolts (3/16) I had left over from the gunnels"
Mar 24
Thomas Hood replied to JC Smith's discussion Anchor systems
"Dierks will bend you and mount for the foot release that fits between the frames if you give them the distance.  "
Mar 24
JC Smith replied to JC Smith's discussion Anchor systems
"Thanks Bennett. How is the foot release assembly actually fastened in?"
Mar 24
Bennett Yarbrough replied to JC Smith's discussion Anchor systems
"Hey JC, I've got the new dierks through transom setup and am currently just running a 16 lbs mushroom anchor.  It likes to bang on the transom a good bit even with zero play in the knot.  I'd think the extra distance of the…"
Mar 24
David Witton replied to JC Smith's discussion Plascore alternatives
"Correct, the skin on one side is cut. This allows the product to be used to create curved surfaces. Since the strength of the skin is provided by the glass & epoxy laminated to it, I don't believe there's a drawback. "
Feb 12
JC Smith replied to JC Smith's discussion Plascore alternatives
"Folding implies the skin on one side is cut or otherwise interrupted. Is this correct? Does a folded product have limitations in how you use it?"
Feb 12
David Witton replied to JC Smith's discussion Plascore alternatives
"I settled on Nidacore - since it can be folded, it's much cheaper to ship. "
Feb 12

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