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.

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
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
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
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

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Hometown:
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.
Website:
http://www.rapidfishing.com
Boats I own:
Working on a Mckenzie Double Ender with a Transom

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