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Old 11-04-2018, 06:45 PM
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Started getting the cap ready for new core material. I think I am going with 1/2 inch divnycell H60 and a layer of 1708 over it. Just wanted to beef up the cap a little
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A little more progress. Grinding will start soon.
Old 11-24-2018, 06:52 PM
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Some more progress on the hull. Started grinding down the stringers and floor. Lots of resin used in this older construction.
Old 11-25-2018, 05:37 PM
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The grinding continues, finally getting into clean glass

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Old 11-25-2018, 05:51 PM
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Looks like your making good progress. I see the flapper wheel laying in the boat. I switched from using those to a 36 grit grinding disc for fast removal. Definitely made quick work on something like what you are doing. Was up in the Crystal River area this weekend. Saw quite a few of those Prolines up that way. Looking great
Old 11-25-2018, 06:20 PM
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Funny you mentioned that. I just went to lowes and bought a bunch of the gator brand 36 discs and a new 7 inch grinder.
Old 11-25-2018, 08:37 PM
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Not sure if mentioned before but get a dust collar vacuum attachment for any angle grinder use. It's a life saver truly for 50$
Old 11-26-2018, 11:14 AM
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Yah the 7" with coarse disks removes glass at LOL speeds and really helps the process along. Mine is an ancient Black and Decker that is crazy heavy. Kicks my ass to use but the efficiency is well worth the trouble.
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Got the new core for the cap glued in. Once it is set up i plan on cutting the 90 degree angles down to 45 and covering with a layer of 1208.
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Why not cut them before bedding down?
Old 12-03-2018, 01:55 PM
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I dont have the greatest work bench area at the shop that would keep it clean from dirt and grease. It cuts really easily with a razor blade
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Gotcha. How much floor space do you have? My regular work bench is greasy and grimy too so I do all my glass cutting and some core material work on a piece of plywood covered in visqueen sitting on top of a folding table. It chews up a ton of space in my regular 2 car garage but the utility can't be beat.
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So the shop is an Auto Repair that my father owns. I am using it temporarily for the grinding and dirty work. I am going to set up a fold out table at the house for the glass work.
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Have you considered using a router? It will send dust everywhere.....
Nice radiused top edge and fillet the bottom corner and the glass will lay really well.
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Thanks for the suggestion
Old 12-23-2018, 03:47 PM
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Almost ready to start glassing the new transom in. Getting excited

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Old 12-23-2018, 05:57 PM
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Do you like that Ridgid grinder? I've thought about buying one several times.

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Old 12-24-2018, 12:42 PM
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Yep it works well.
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Subscribed. Love watching these rebuilds.

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