JC Smith
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Trailer springs
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I had a trailer frame made at a local shop for my still new Wood River DB. The owner fitted the trailer with 1750 lb leaf springs. Wondering if I should swap those out for 1000 lb  springs. I will…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JC Smith Feb 15.

Graphite for bottom
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Hello all, I have applied my third layer of epoxy and 6 oz cloth to the bottom of my drift boat project. I am looking for information on the amount of graphite powder to add to my epoxy mix as I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jayson Hayes Nov 7, 2018.

Routing anchor line
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I am working on prefinishing frames before assembling the hull of my boat. I plan to use a floor mounted anchor release and route the anchor line though conduit run through the horizontal frame…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregg Maddock Jun 2, 2018.

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 chris towles May 27, 2018.

 

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JC Smith replied to David Witton's discussion Anchor rope
"Isnt that a woven type rope you can eye splice? There are quite a few diy tutorials for splicing woven rope on you tube, marine supply websites and the like."
Apr 19
JC Smith replied to JC Smith's discussion Trailer springs
"Thanks everyone. I got a set of 1000 lb. springs that fit after quite a bit of searching. Looking forward to posting some reports once I get this rig on the road and the boat in the water. "
Feb 15
Phillip Westendorf replied to JC Smith's discussion Trailer springs
"JC, Go with the 1000 # springs. The heavier springs will beat the heck out of your DB. I used 1000# on my trailer an it rides very smooth behind the car. Phil"
Feb 15
Bennett Yarbrough replied to JC Smith's discussion Trailer springs
"Yep, if you can find 750s I’d go with those. But 1000 lbers seem to work well"
Feb 10
JC Smith replied to JC Smith's discussion Trailer springs
"Thanks, and I just found Bennett posted on the same issue many months ago."
Feb 10
Rick Newman replied to JC Smith's discussion Trailer springs
"In my trailer hauling experience the closer the spring rate matches the load the less shock transmitted to the load. Here is a spring rate calculator that might help you modify your springs to work correctly. https://www.suspensionmaxx.com I found…"
Feb 10
Jayson Hayes replied to JC Smith's discussion Graphite for bottom
"Try using the Coat It instead, its a little stronger with kevlar mixed added"
Nov 7, 2018
Phillip Westendorf replied to JC Smith's discussion Graphite for bottom
"JC, Be careful in how much you add to the epoxy, too much will make the epoxy brittle.  I had this problem and had to remove a couple layers of epoxy with graphite and the went back and added several more.  Here's West Systems…"
Nov 6, 2018
Shawn Baker replied to JC Smith's discussion Graphite for bottom
"Also consider that powdered graphite may make it more difficult to adhere a future patch or repair."
Oct 10, 2018
JC Smith replied to JC Smith's discussion Graphite for bottom
"Thanks Bennett. It is very encouraging to know the final result works that well. Realized I had a brain cramp, never thinking to look at my vendor (Raka) for guidance. Their website says a tablespoon per 4 oz of epoxy."
Oct 10, 2018
Bennett Yarbrough replied to JC Smith's discussion Graphite for bottom
"Hey Jc, I ended up having to do something like 8 fill coats on my 20 oz triaxial bottom because I was putting it on way too thin. I can't remember the figure, but I put way more powder in the mix than was recommended simply because it…"
Oct 9, 2018
Gregg Maddock replied to JC Smith's discussion Routing anchor line
"It’s not.  But it is important that you do it before installing the bottom."
Jun 2, 2018
JC Smith replied to JC Smith's discussion Routing anchor line
"Sounds like predrilling is not really critical. "
Jun 2, 2018
Mike Baker replied to JC Smith's discussion Routing anchor line
"JC, If you need help getting a system I can get you one. Mike"
May 30, 2018
Bennett Yarbrough replied to JC Smith's discussion Routing anchor line
"I did mine dead center/maybe a 1/4 inch high.  For reference, I have a Regal pedal mounted on 1/2 thick board.  Everything lines up perfect.  I did wait until the frames were installed to drill my holes though so I could pull a rope…"
May 30, 2018
chris towles replied to JC Smith's discussion Estimating resin qualtities
"This is the best advice. For a hand layup, you want a 1:1 ratio. Weigh the glass you plan to layup.. add the same total weight of mixed resin. You won’t waste resin this way or buy too much or too little"
May 27, 2018

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