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Old 08-29-2020, 04:43 PM
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Got 2 layers of 1700 down around the perimeter of the port floor.

just slowed down and put 3 tblspn of cabosil per 16 oz of resin just enough so it wets out fast but is more stickier, just like i was told to do. Another tblspn or 2 per 16 oz maybe would've been better but its all good.


Not a problem but aggravating, to finish the floor im going to tear up and use mat since all the 1700 is needed on other stuff and i cut the material for the starboard side to make the tabbing used today.


so both sides will be tabbed all around with 1700, and mat in the field, not what was planned but gotta own the mistake i made.
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Old 09-08-2020, 06:40 AM
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Old 09-10-2020, 04:25 PM
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have to trim the seatback for elevation and wrap the edges.
Still cant wrap edges consistantly so leaving it hang saves on the grinding
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Old 09-14-2020, 01:04 PM
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Swim platform and rear seat edges done, everythings nice and flat. 1st coat of gel on front seat mold.
Not a real mold, its one of my easybake oven jobs.
gel is waxed, have gray tint for next coat, hopefully that will help for finish sanding and layup.
mixed a qaurt pouerd in on and bulked up edges, looks like its drying.

another couple projects and the shop floor will be all glassed and gelled over

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Old 09-17-2020, 02:01 PM
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hatch cut to fit and dogbox glassed down, 2 layers all around, screwed wood onto hatch to hold dogbox sides straight.
Making those 3 layer 1708 spacers and gluing down the stops on the hull to set the stringers really paid off, from engine mount to hatch to boat centerline everything fell inside an 1/8 inch.
Have enough resin to bond dogbox inside to hatch bottom.

last 5 of resin will wait until seat plug is reasy to go, but taking next week off to spend quality time on other boat

edit in; glassed the port side of the dogbox laying down under the boat trailer, you guys with the big shops just dont know the fun your missing out on.

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Old 09-22-2020, 12:24 PM
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Test fit and mock up pretty sure the ply ski racks are dumb and wont get used

Dumped on some gel w/ gray tint

The tint made all the difference sanding down, see white and stop

Shot on a qaurt of white nice and thick should be last of it except touch up because the love bugs are attracted to the smell or something

Ending up with white gel on accident might pay off, the mold gel will be tinted gray so coverage might be easier to determine, then laying mat over that i'm hoping it'll be easier to see air and or dry spots since mat is white, the parts will be white i guess

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Old 09-23-2020, 07:02 PM
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Seat plug is ready for wax, very little gray gel ghosted thru so theres enough gel left on it that someone who knows what they're doing could really make it nice.




Boarded it down with 600 - 800 & 1000 all at once, saved alot of time
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Old 10-11-2020, 02:17 PM
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No takers on the above post huh ?

another day of 36 & 80 on both the 7 & 4 inch grinder and it'll be ready for tuffcoat and gel.
but i need some time away from it.




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Old 11-05-2020, 10:43 AM
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first seat layup went pretty good, (front buckets) looks like it'll go on to be a plug after adding thigh and torso 'bolsters'

Thinking about spraying gel on seats after last layer of fiberglass tacks up ? The idea would be usable w/o upholstery and less wear on upholstery.

gel on rear seat wraps around the edges about an 1/8th, bare spots on it and swim platform get non skid, still undecided brand and color

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Old 11-05-2020, 12:19 PM
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Lookin' real good ! As far as your balsa cored pieces are concerned , does the finish weight surprise you ?
I still can't get over the weight of a hatch I had made some years back with balsa core. The damn thing must have sucked up 100 gallons of resin , but it is near indestructible though.
To be honest IMO any resin saturated wood cores when glassed well are pretty heavy .
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