Joe Pruiett
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Fiberglass question
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Hey there everyone,For the past couple months iv been picking away at building my third wooden driftboat. This past weekend I applied epoxy and fiberglass to the sides and bottom. The bottom looks…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bennett Yarbrough Mar 5, 2018.

Chine notches and Chine Logs
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I am currently building a mckenzie double ender with a transom from Roger Fletchers book. I cut the chine notches in the following way, and am curious if it will work. The way I cut them slightly…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Feb 2, 2015.


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Bennett Yarbrough replied to Joe Pruiett's discussion Fiberglass question
"Sorry just re read your question about sanding discoloration and bright finish. Yes, you have to sand through to a high grit to get a bright finish. I've never done it but I know that much is true. So it'll get darker before the dawn so to…"
Mar 5, 2018
Bennett Yarbrough replied to Joe Pruiett's discussion Fiberglass question
"I don't know if you used raka but it will turn dusty when you start sanding. I made sure to let it cure well but I used the slow hardener for no less than 65 degrees. I'm talking 2-3 days before sanding. If you did go raka call them up and…"
Mar 5, 2018
Rick Newman replied to Joe Pruiett's discussion Fiberglass question
"What do you think the temperature was during the entire curing time? There is the possibility that it hasn't cured fully. A paint job, whether it is done with a clear finish like varnish or a solid finish like paint will telegraph the condition…"
Mar 5, 2018
Douglas D Rickard replied to Joe Pruiett's discussion Fiberglass question
"Hi Joe, I see nobody has responded to your post, so I'll throw in my 2 cents. I used RAKA epoxy to make a copy of a historic Grand Canyon boat. When I sand with 125 grit paper, it turns white. When I recoat it looks great. I've applied…"
Mar 5, 2018

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Ada, MI
About Me:
I love all sorts of fishing, but fly fishing is by far my favorite and most pursued. I am in school to get my engineering degree, but my dream, of course, is to be a fishing guide.
Boats I own:
Working on a Mckenzie Double Ender with a Transom

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