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Old 01-31-2016, 05:16 PM
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Old 02-01-2016, 04:39 AM
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Awesome
I will second that! That boat is going to be solid as a rock.
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:20 PM
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No pictures to update with im just grinding and working on a few high spots we have found. On the other hand Im trying to help sell a 3 axis router table and paint booth filtration system. If anyone interestes the 3 axis router table is 60"x144" has the vacuum table dust collection system , CPU and software.

Paint booth Filter system is 12'x12' filter area includes ducting.

Both items have barely been used.

Router table-$10,000
Paint Filter-$2,500

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Old 02-04-2016, 04:21 PM
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Paint filter system
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Old 02-04-2016, 05:35 PM
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Really cool build. Never have seen the c-flex. Thanks for posting
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Old 02-04-2016, 06:21 PM
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thanks for taking the time to post all of this, It looks great!
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:15 PM
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Sorry for the lack of updates but we are still sanding and just getting the hull as close to fair as we can before actually using the glass bubbles and resin for fairing. We will be flood coating the hull that will be under the water line so I will have updated pictures then. Has anyone else used glass bubbles for fairing? What consistency should i be looking for? I know the more resin the harder it is to sand but not enough resin and its a pain to put on the hull. Any help would be great.
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:16 PM
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I mix it to catsup consistency so it spreads nicely. When it still looks shinny(wet) but almost not.
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:27 PM
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thank you for the reply hopefully i will be able to get back to work on the boat
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:46 AM
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Subscribed. Very cool build.
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Old 02-24-2016, 12:57 PM
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You know I went to the site that you bought the plans from and saw a trick they used and I tried it last weekend. I am fairing the interior of my Bertram project and spread the bubbles/epoxy blend with a notched trowel. Then I leveled it with a straight edge trowel. It worked well. The notches helped get the fairing coat even then just knocked down the peaks. Worked good. Big advantage was getting a thicker fair coat while filling evenly. You might already be doing it that way but thought I would share.

Other thing to consider, they say glass bubbles should not be used below the water line. In that area phenolic bubbles should be used?
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:00 PM
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After talking to a few people I think i will be going with Alexseal fairing compound. I will be painting the hull with alexseal so im going to try to keep everything the same. Has anyone used alexseal if so let me know what you thought about it. I was also considering Adtech.
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:04 PM
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Not much has changed that a picture can show just still trying to get the high spots knocked down and trimmed the excess glass off the bottom.
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:15 PM
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I think your making a great decision getting away from the glass bubbles and resin.
I mixed some glass bubbles with the exact same VE your using on a few things I did and it was a nightmare to sand compared to pre-mixed fairing compounds. If I had to fair that whole boat with it I'd probably loose it.
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:23 PM
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Yeah talking to people they said the fairing compound is the way to go as long as i dont leave it over a few days then it will be easy to sand.
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Definetly some truth to that it all gets pretty hard after a few days.
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:28 PM
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You have reached the hardest part of this build method. Keep after it things will get better.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:12 AM
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Originally Posted by seanhankinson View Post
After talking to a few people I think i will be going with Alexseal fairing compound. I will be painting the hull with alexseal so im going to try to keep everything the same. Has anyone used alexseal if so let me know what you thought about it. I was also considering Adtech.
Good plan, I saw your request for micro balloon recipes but didn't want to write three paragraphs and still not get my point across. I use balloons alot, if I want premade fairing compound I have to order two weeks in advance and pay a 300 pound minimum freight charge.
I'm always done sending my balloons within six hours of putting them on.
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Old 03-12-2016, 04:13 PM
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did a bunch of sanding today on high spots finally think im ready to start doing the flood coats on the bottom of the hull. I also worked the chines and got any rough spots and high spots knocked down. I ended up getting some white pigment for my resin when i do the flood coats. Hope it turns out good. I have talked to a few more people that have swayed me towards using Poly-Fair when it comes time to start fairing the hull. Xcelerator boats have been very helpful with answering questions and giving me ideas for ways to make this a little easier on me.
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Old 03-12-2016, 04:18 PM
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hope these look better
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